The 3rd state.
Motto: Liberty and Prosperity
Flower: Common blue violet
Bird: American Goldfinch
Better when you get it from the source
Cape May Brewing Company began with one simple question: Where’s all the beer down here?? With that in mind, we decided to provide South Jersey with fresh, delicious, local beer to put New Jersey on the map as a craft beer state.
In July 2011, we found our home at the Cape May Airport, excitedly purchased our forklift, and delivered our first keg of Cape May IPA to Cabanas Beach Bar and Grill. Since then, we’ve proudly brewed all our beers here, crafting balanced and flavorful ales and lagers for thousands of happy locals and visitors.
Throughout the year, hundreds of our beers can be found in New Jersey and Philadelphia. We are proud to distribute our beers to hundreds of bars, restaurants, and liquor stores, ensuring premium freshness and excellent service. While the majority of our beers are only available on draft, we package several of our brews as well as our recent, highly-acclaimed Barrel Aged Series.
Our Tasting Room is one of the largest and most accessible in the state, with a spacious and sunny Beer Garden. You can visit our gift shop, “The Brewtique,” and take our interactive, self-guided tour.
Spellbound is 3 passionate beer geek homebrewer’s that decided it was time to take our recipes to the big leagues. The three of us (pictured below, Mike Oliver, John Companick, Scott Reading) have collectively been brewing for 50 years.
We are all passionate about the craft beer movement and helping the community where we can.
We focus on brewing beers that are bold representations of our favorite styles. From great everyday beers to extreme styles like imperial stouts, barleywines, and barrel aged sours.
Our core year round brands are: IPA, Porter, Porter aged on Palo Santo Wood (GABF Silver and Gold!), Cherry Belgian Tripel, Peach IPA, Major Nelson, and Pale Ale.
We have a 20 barrel brewhouse, 7 – 40 barrel fermenters and 2 – 40 barrel and 1 – 80 barrel brite tanks in our main 7500 sq ft brewery. We also have a 5,000 sq ft connected space for barrel aging and storage.
We can our beer in house on a Cask ACS allowing us to package 36 cans per minute.
Currently we distribute in Burlington, Mercer, Camden, Ocean, Atlantic, Cape May, and Monmouth county. Look for us in quality bars, restaurants, and liquor stores.
We have a 1,000 sq foot tasting room to pick up growlers, bottles, 4 packs, 6 packs, cases, and sample pints of our brews.
Brotherton Brewing Company is a craft beer brewery located in Shamong, New Jersey.
At Brotherton Brewing Company, it started out as a dream for five lifelong friends to someday open a craft brewery. To push the boundaries of craft beer style and flavor. And to create some of the best tasting and most exciting beers for everyone to enjoy. After many years of planning, paperwork construction and just plain jumping through hoops, that dream is now a reality.
When Gene Muller founded his brewery in 1996, he did so as a “virtual” brewery on the world wide web, and he named it “Flying Fish” for the constellation in the Southern Hemisphere that represents “exploration and adventure.” By allowing drinkers to engage with him directly, he soon garnered attention and accolades that led to the funding that made Gene’s dream a reality, and the first production brewery was built in Cherry Hill, NJ.
By 2012, the original brewery had outstripped its capacity, and a new location was secured close by in Somerdale, NJ. The installation of 463 solar panels, solar tube lighting in the warehouse, recaptured steam in the brewing process, and rain gardens on property make it one of the most sustainable breweries in the world. A diverse and adventurous portfolio of brands remains the ongoing dream.
"My favorite thing about Forgotten Boardwalk is the facility itself. My aim when I was building it was to make it into an experience. I wanted people to not only come and visit for the beer but come and visit and enjoy its whimsical setting. I put in skeeball machines, fun house mirrors, spinning wheels, and antiques. It’s an adult playground. I grew up at the shore and I am a huge history buff. My grandmother used to call me an “old soul” as a little girl. As I visited different shorelines and coasts through my adult years, I found myself seeking out the odd history, most the stories people told me were lost stories but not completely forgotten. That is the vision for the company and each brand of beer. Each beer will tell an old forgotten story that took place around the boardwalk. I think it is especially fun to, not only have a great beverage, but to have a consumer learn of an old tale. People should stop by to tour a brewery, learn about the brewing process and its environmental impact, drink a great beer, play some skeeball and to meet new friends." - Jamie Queli (owner)
Conclave Brewery, as part of Raritan Trade Center on Minneakoning Road in Flemington, appears to be just another efficient-but- modest business amid a collection of efficient-but-modest businesses.
Co-owner Carl Alfaro is even a modest tour guide. “Every brewery is almost the same.”
Alfaro, of course, is talking equipment—the fermenters, the bar; the taps. But the fermenters are not the point; the beer is the point. And the beer from Conclave—a brewery ironically with a name chosen to imply an Old World secret society—is already celebrated, renowned, far from secret. All your beer friends know.
When Magnify Brewing offers its limited can release — a sale of a small run of specialty beer, often on Fridays — people travel from as far away as the Poconos, Rochester and Hyde Park, N.Y. They line up around the block. And they wait. And once they get to the front of the line, they are allowed to purchase just one case.
Pretty impressive for a brewery that almost wasn't in business.
Eric Ruta, the owner of Magnify, wanted to open a brewery right out of college, but it was hard to get anyone to take him seriously. He had everything he needed, from a business plan to knowledge of great beer, and the lessons he learned from working in a brewery in Portland, Maine.
Founded in 1996, High Point Brewing Company is America’s premier brewer of German-style Lagers and Wheat Beers. The founder and driving force of Ramstein Beer is Greg Zaccardi, an award-winning brewer who trained and brewed professionally in southern Germany. After immersing himself in German brewing culture and technique, Greg returned to the United States to brew Ramstein Beer. Ramstein Beers are brewed with the same care and precision that Greg learned in Germany. In fact, the malt, hops and yeast used to make Ramstein Beer are imported directly from Bavaria. Greg found a special brewer’s yeast used only by a small brewery in Bavaria and he convinced the brewery to let him use the special yeast for Ramstein Beer. The unique complex character of Ramstein Beer is a result of this private yeast and of course, our careful and proper brewing methods. Our Beer was named after the town of Ramstein in Germany, which has a large American population and is the home of the Ramstein U.S. Air Force Base. Ramstein Beers reflect the marriage of German tradition and American innovation.
Kane Brewing Company is a craft brewery located on the coast of New Jersey. Our focus is on American style and Belgian influenced ales. All of our handcrafted beers are unfiltered and brewed locally in our custom built two-vessel brew house located in Ocean in Monmouth County. Our beers are self-distributed and available on draft at restaurants and bars in coastal and northern New Jersey.
Having decided they had something to contribute to the very exciting conversation going on in craft brewing, cousins Chris and Augie Carton teamed up and started Carton Brewing. In the seashore community where they were born and raised, the Carton boys found a turn-of-the-century red brick warehouse and adapted it to accommodate a state-of-the-art Newlands Systems 15 barrel brew house. 6 E. Washington Avenue was turned into an independent craft brewery and their hats were in the ring. Applying a passion for stimulating flavor to inspiration found all around them, they set about their goal: to make tasty beer in the place their tastes were formed.
Pennsylvania-New Jersey border along the Delaware River
Paddlers slip down the river between low forested mountains; anglers wade the trout streams; hikers scan the valley from the ridge or peer into the 1000-foot-deep Water Gap. The valley has known human hand and voice for 10,000 years. Floodplains nourished the Native farmer; waterfalls drew the Victorian vacationer. Today, a 70,000-acre park welcomes those who seek the outdoors close to home
Cotton and silk fabrics; steam locomotives; continuous rolls of paper; airplane engines. What do these things have in common? They were all manufactured in the same place - Paterson, NJ.
In 1792, Paterson was established, America's first planned industrial city, centered around the Great Falls of the Passaic River. From humble mills rose industries that changed the face of the United States.
The Palisades Interstate Park in New Jersey is about twelve miles long and half a mile wide, containing 2,500 acres of wild Hudson River shorefront, uplands, and cliffs.
Visitors find within this park more than 30 miles of hiking and ski trails, a boat launching ramp, a scenic riverside drive, a cliff-top parkway and overlooks, riverfront picnic areas and playgrounds, a nature sanctuary, two boat basins, historic sites — and mile after mile of rugged woodlands and vistas just minutes from midtown Manhattan.
The Palisades Interstate Park is a National Historic Landmark. The Palisades Cliffs are a National Natural Landmark.
The geologic story of Tripod Rock is simple enough. During the last advance (Wisconsin) of the most recent Pleistocene Epoch ice age, sheets of glacial ice moved down from the north plucking and carrying boulders which then become deposited as glacial erratics as the ice melted around 12,000 years ago. Tripod Rock, along with the New Salem Balanced Rock in northern Westchester, just happened to be deposited on other rocks leaving them nicely balanced for us to admire today.
Shaped by storm and tides, Island Beach State Park is a narrow barrier island stretching for 10 miles between the restless Atlantic Ocean and the historic Barnegat Bay. Island Beach is one of New Jersey's last significant remnants of a barrier island ecosystem that once existed along much of the coast and is also one of the few remaining undeveloped barrier beaches on the north Atlantic coast. Over 3,000 acres and 10 miles of coastal dunes remain almost untouched since Henry Hudson first described New Jersey's coast from the ship, the Half Moon, in 1609.
This trail begins with a climb to the top of Buttermilk Falls, one of the tallest waterfalls in New Jersey. From there, the trail continues to make a steep climb up to the Appalachian National Scenic Trail for spectacular views of the valley below. To extend the hike, hike south on the Appalachian Trail to connect with Crater Lake and Hemlock Pond loop trails.
border of New Jersey and Pennsylvania
This is one of the most popular hikes in New Jersey. You probably won’t have the trail to yourself but the view is worth the crowds.
And you never know what you are going to get when you hit the top…
We’ve been there on beautiful fall days with only a couple people quietly taking in the view… while one time we arrived to find tons of people, a guitar player belting out tunes, and people passing around a box of donuts. Ahhh, Jersey.
The site of Barnegat Lighthouse on the northern tip of Long Beach Island in Ocean County was regarded as one of the most crucial "change of course" points for coastal vessels. Vessels bound to and from New York along the New Jersey coastline depended on Barnegat Lighthouse to avoid the shoals extending from the shoreline. The swift currents, shifting sandbars, and the offshore shoals challenged the skills of even the most experienced sailor. The park is included as a maritime site on the New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail.
LBI, as Long Beach Island is known in the local lingo, is a beach lover’s paradise. Even at the widest point of this 18-mile-long island strewn with small shore towns and long stretches of white sand, you’re never more than half a mile from the other side.
In the north part of the island is Barnegat Light, which encompasses Barnegat Lighthouse State Park and the commercial fishing port of Viking Village.
Also in the north are the relaxed towns of Surf City, Loveladies, North Beach and Harvey Cedar.
Head south to find bustling Ship Bottom, Holgate, Brant Beach and Beach Haven, the island’s main action center.
Enjoy there or take a bottle (or two) home with you.
Cape May Court House
Natali Vineyards is one of the seven Cape May vineyards located within 20 minutes of the Jersey Shore beaches. Contact us for your private parties, corporate and alumni functions, civic gatherings, and all those lifetime milestones and achievements that deserve celebration! Take a New Jersey winery tour on your next vacation! We have tables and chairs on our patio and under the tent (May to October) if you want to bring a picnic lunch; however, we do not permit bringing food into our Tasting Room
Egg Harbor City
elebrating 155 years of vineyard hospitality, Renault Winery Resort & Golf is not only a New Jersey State Historical site, but also one of the oldest continuously operating wineries in the United States. Like a fine varietal, the winery has continued to grow, develop, and improve with age.
Today, Renault is rapidly becoming known as “The East Coast’s Premier Vineyard Wedding Destination” with seven amazing wedding venues, including a bespoke garden tented facility which can accommodate over 500+ guests. Brides and wine enthusiasts alike love the Renault experience, which includes the Château Hotel, House of Renault Restaurant, Renault Winery & Champagne House, and the incredible Vineyard National Golf Course. Coming in 2019 will be the new Château Spa & Wine Club.
William Heritage Winery is a family owned and operated estate vineyard and winery located in Mullica Hill, New Jersey. Mullica Hill is located in the heart of the Outer Coastal Plain American Viticultural Area (AVA), which covers over 2.25 million acres in Southeastern New Jersey. Named New Jersey’s “Winery of the Year” in 2011 and 2014 by the Garden State Wine Growers Association, Heritage has begun cementing it’s self as a benchmark producer in New Jersey’s largest wine growing region.
The oldest of the vines were planted in 2003 and some are as young as 3 years old. Much of the vineyard has been established for 5 years or more and is in the prime of its grape producing life. We have two very good sites that are very different in terms of soil composition and grade. Our climate is among the best in New Jersey as we are within 10 miles of the Delaware River to the west and 50 miles of the Atlantic Ocean to the east. This has a mellowing influence on our weather such that it is rarely exceedingly hot or cold. We are learning about the nuances of each lot and are beginning to understand better what out vineyards are capable of and what varieties grow best and in what locations.
To make great wines you need a few key ingredients. Naturally, things like good soil, healthy vines, sunlight, plentiful grapes and good barrels are all necessary. However, truly great wines require something more, something our family has cultivated alongside our 70 acres of premium varietals since 1933, hard work and passion.
Founded over 80 years ago by our grandfather, we are the third generation of Tomasellos to build upon his great vision. Not only through dedicating our lives to growing and producing excellent wines that are a true expression of the Outer Coastal Plain, a historically celebrated American wine growing region, but by bringing our wines closer to your families with elegant tasting rooms and gift shops throughout the great Garden State.
Welcome to Laurita Winery! The name “Laurita” derives from the first names of owners Randy Johnson’s and Ray Shea’s mothers, Laura and Rita, to whom the winery is dedicated.
Our Philosophy: Local, Authentic, Sustainable
Laurita Winery is a sustainable alternative, linked to the local area through tradition, culture and respect for its natural resources. Our estate grown wines are nature’s purest expression of vineyard, varietal and vintage, reflecting old world traditions and the vision of wine’s place at the table as a complement to food. To sip our wines, which make the case for elegance and finesse over size and power, is to savor the freshness of taste of grapes at their source.
North Cape May
Turdo Vineyards is a family owned and run operation. It all begins with Sal, he is the owner, as well as master wine maker. His vision, commitment, and determination is what turned just over 5 acres of woods he purchased over ten years ago, into a very successful fully operational vineyard and winery. It took a lot work and time, not only from Sal, but from his family to make Turdo Vineyards what it has become. His wife Sara, and son Luca have been behind Sal, helping him from the beginning.
We have created a recognizable style of wine making which borrows from the past, looks to the future, and emulates the finest wineries in the world. It all starts in the vineyard, with our firm belief in minimal-impact, renewable viticulture, and follows through to the store shelf. This commitment breathes life into our work and guides what we do as partners in this exercise in excellence.
Sharrott Winery is a favorite local winery in south Jersey, but our reputation for producing a wide variety of exceptional wines attracts visitors from around the globe. Whether you’re a sommelier searching for the perfect vintage for your menu or you simply want to enjoy a beautiful afternoon and evening in the countryside, a visit to our vineyards will be worth your while
Set amidst some of the oldest vineyards in the Garden State, Old York Cellars offers a full selection of award winning wines and an extraordinary experience both inside and outside of the tasting room. The winery plays host to a variety of special events and exciting programs including seasonal Wine Festivals, Music Under the Stars, Comedy Nights, Specialty Tasting Experiences, and the exclusive Vintner's Club. Open daily at a pleasant drive from Philadelphia and New York , Old York Cellars offers a convenient getaway where guests can leave their stress behind and relax with a glass of wine.