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Cape May Brewing Company

Vic's Basement Brewcast Brought to you by the artists of Art Gallery Tattoo of Forked River! Vic and Richard traveled to Cape May Brewing Company and was joined by Innovation Director Brian, Tasting Room GM Chris, Brewer Brad, and Marketing Director Alicia. CMBC has really been putting out some great stuff including today's featured beer Brewberry, a collaboration with Night Shift Brewery. This Imperial Stout uses Night Shift Coffee and Blueberries and comes in at an easy drinking 8.5%. We...


Icarus Brewing and Award Winning Homebrewer Butch Krill

Vic's Basement Brewcast brought to you by the artists of Art Gallery Tattoo of Forked River! Vic & Richard's guest include Cellarman and Artist Josh of Icarus Brewing and Award-Winning Homebrewer Butch Krill! For all of the best in beer news from the bridges to the beaches check out


Manafirkin Brewing Co & Battle River Brewing

Vic and Richard are joined by Todd and Cody from Manafirkin Brewing Co and Head Brewer Ian Barlow of Battle River Brewing opening soon in Toms River. For the best in beer news from the bridges to the beaches visit


Sean Galie of Lower Forge Brewery

Sean Galie of Lower Forge Brewer stops by the basement to talk to Vic and Richard. Sean is also one of the voices of the Independent Craft Brewers of NJ, a group comprised of brewers and industry partners looking to help affect change in the current laws that govern craft beer. Craft Brewers of NJ Visit for all of the latest news, gear, and the best in craft beer from the bridges to the beaches


Mike Kivowitz from New Jersey Craft Beer

Mike Kivowitz of New Jersey Craft Beer joins Richard and Vic in the basement for a really fun episode of Vic's Basement Brewcast. Mike has created one of the best craft beer clubs in all of the US and is one of the best ambassadors for Craft Beer in the region. They drink some beers, talk about the growth of NJ Craft Beer, Ben Folds, The Count Basie Theatre, and have an all around good time with one of our favorite people around. Mike has always been there to help and promote...


South Jersey Beer Scene Presents Vic's Basement Brewcast With Backward Flag Brewing

South Jersey Beer Scene Presents Vic's Basement Brewcast featuring Backward Flag Brewing Company of Forked River, NJ Owner Torie Fisher and Head Brewer Melinda Gulsever stopped by the basement bar and talked to Vic and Richard about all things Backward Flag, a fantastic Veteran and Woman Owned brewery. They share a few beers including Lunch Box from Kane Brewing Company, Tröegs Mad Elf, and Vic once again begs for Torie and Melinda to make Mission Control again! Do not miss Witch-Craft on...


Core3 Brewery with Owner Alexi Skriapas and Head Brewer Nick Mcmillen

We had a blast with Alexi and Nick from Core3 Brewery in Clayton, NJ. John, Tom, Vic, and James visit with Owner Alexi Skriapis and Head Brewer Nick Mcmillen at their beautiful new brewery and Tasting Room. Witch-Craft is coming! Don't miss one of the years best events on 10/19/19-A Mystical Encounter with Broos and Spirits at Lake Lenape Park in Mays Landing. For tickets, visit Witch-Craft on Eventbrite Visit for all of the latest in South Jersey beer news, from Philly to...


Battle of The Brews Live from The Landmark In Glassboro

The Battle of The Brews is on with our host Kyle Veale Executive Director of Landmark Americana and our contenders Tuckahoe Brewing Company, Axe & Arrow Brewery, Three 3's Brewing, and Eight & Sand Beer Company! See who's beer reigns supreme as we talk about the upcoming Glassboro Beer Festival happening on 9/28/19 in Downtown Glassboro featuring 45+ breweries with an emphasis on New Jersey Beer! Get your Tickets to Glassboro Beer Festival Here $50 VIP Tickets (12-5 PM) $40 General...


Talking Beer with Alan of Oliveri & Sons & Foodie John Howard-Fusco

Vic and Richard are joined in the basement by our own Clark Sweeney, author and foodie John Howard Fusco and Alan Gardner of Oliveri and Sons. We talk with Alan about Oliveri’s 100 year old history in the baking business and their new foray into brewery supply. John talks about his book “A Culinary History of Cape May” , the Philly food scene and, of course, there is beer! Listen for the magic word, be the first to respond on social media and win a free copy of John’s book.


Vic's Basement Podcast!

Vic and Richard camp out in the basement with a bunch of A List guests including Steve Wilson and Sean Karge from the Cape May Brewers Guild, Ian Barlet of Battle River Brewing, and Kris Lewis of Oyster Creek Brewing! Make sure to get your tickets to the Summer Swelter Craft Beer Festival in Pitman, NJ featuring 50 great NJ breweries! Tickets and info can be found at Visit for all the latest beer news from Philly to the beaches and bays!


Bonus! Al Gattullo's Craft Beer Cast!

When you think of Craft Beer in our region, one of the first people that comes to mind is Al Gattullo, host of Al Gattullo's Craft Beer Cast taped live in New York City on AM 970 The Answer. Al is also the Newscaster, Sportscaster, and Technical Engineer of the Joe Piscopo Show heard mornings from 6A-10A and one of the biggest supporters of Craft Beer in the area. I have had the pleasure of interviewing Al a few times, both on our podcast and on The What's On Tap show, so he turned the...


Episode 34: Jason and Tadhg Campbell of Slack Tide Brewing Company

Jason and Tadhg Campbell of Slack Tide Brewing Company in join us for this episode taped at the brewery in Clermont, NJ. Coming off the heels of a 2018 GABF Medal, these guys have continued to grow and have become one of the "it" breweries in the region. We get their take on the Dogfish/Sam Adams merger and take a deep dive into all things Slack Tide and talk about winning awards, growing a brewery, Tadhg's brewing style, distribution, and their new can release Counter Current, and their...


Episode 33: Live From Vic's Basement with Manafirkin Brewing Co!

Our pals from Manafirkin Brewing Co stopped by Vic's Basement to record a podcast on the eve of their 2nd Anniversary which is happening on 5/18/19! Donn and Todd are fresh off winning a medal at the AC Beer & Music Festival for Wake The Firk Up and are killing it with their 20 Taps in Manahawkin! They will be having 2 great Laird's Barrel-Aged beers for this occasion and plenty of other shenanigans! Make sure to get your tix for the Summer Swelter Craft Beer Festival happening on 8/17/19...


Episode 32: Live from Gusto Brewing Company!

We stop by Gusto Brewing Company and talk to our Owner Zack Pashley and Head Brewer Dan Petela. Vicki Clark, President of the Cape May County Chamber of Commerce, also stopped by to talk about the economic impact of Craft Beer to the area. Stop by South Jersey Beer Scene on the web at to get all of the latest beer news in the region! The Summer Swelter Beer Festival is coming to Total Turf Experience in Pitman, NJ on August 17th! For Tickets and info visit...


Episode 31: Somers Point Brewing Company

We got to hang out with the SoPo Brew Co guys at the much-anticipated brewery which is opening on 4/11/19! John, Richard, Tom, and new Co-host Joe Molineaux talk the guys and and also have a few special guests talking about Brewing Up South Jersey Business and the positive economic impact of a brewery has on a community. Make sure to stop by for all the best beer news in South Jersey! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and our newly revamped YouTube channel!


Episode 30: Jeff Greco Of Heavy Reel Brewing

Jeff Greco stopped by Vic's Basement to hang out with Vic, Rob, and Richard and talk about Heavy Reel Brewing Company of Seaside Heights, NJ. The boys open by conspiring to kick John off the podcast then spend a raucous hour with Jeff! Take a listen and learn about one of NJ's most buzzed about breweries! Summer Swelter Beer Festival, one of the best received festivals of 2018, returns on 8/17/19 at their new home Total Turf Experience in Pitman! Tickets are now available at...


Episode 29: Live at Breaker's Kitchen & Tap

We packed the equipment up and did a live broadcast at Breaker's Kitchen and Tap in Waretown, NJ for their New Jersey Brewer's Night Celebration! Vic, Tom, Rob, and John interview a bunch of great guests including: Join us for a Gourmet Dinner and Beer Pairing at The Cardinal Bistro on 3/27/19! All proceeds will benefit the Community Food Bank of South Jersey-Southern Division! 6 Great Beers paired with Chef Michael Brennan's Culinary Creations! Tickets and Info Here! Advertise With Us!...


Episode 28: Axe & Arrow Brewing

We went alcohol free for our podcast in Glassboro with Josh, Greg, and Krystle of the soon to be open Axe & Arrow Brewery located on the courtyard of the totally revamped downtown space on Rowan Blvd, or RoBo as it is known to the locals. A&A has a really great space and a truly unique brewing system that will allow them a ton of flexibility in both the brew house and tasting room. We cannot wait until we can sample some of their creations! Join us on 3/27/19 at The Cardinal Bistro in...


Episode 27: Jason Goldstein of Icarus Brewing Company!

Vic, Rob, & Richard sat down with Jason Goldstein, owner and brewer, of Icarus Brewing of Lakewood, NJ. Icarus is going to be celebrating their 2nd Anniversary on Saturday, January 12th with a bunch of cool beers including Barrel-Aged Bottle releases, Three Different Anniversary Can Releases, and Special tappings! Make you plans now to join us as we host Foraged & Fermented, a Dinner at the Cardinal Bistro in Ventnor, NJ as part of Atlantic City Beer Week on 3/27 at 7 PM. This event...


Episode 26: Vic Takes Over! With Mike Geller of Three 3's Brewing, Eric Schmehl of Fermented Home Brew Shop, and Dorian Saunders!

Vic and Rob take the reins of the podcast for this episode and are joined by Eric Schmehl of Fermented Food and Beverage Supply Shop, Mike Geller, Owner and Brewer of Three 3's Brewing Company, and Home Brewer Dorian Saunders!