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Episode 25: Live from Zed's Beer in Marlton, NJ!

We took the show on the road again this week and stopped by to chat with Geoff and Lori of Zed's Beer in Marlton, NJ. Zed's is known for their unique, approachable craft beer. Zed's brewing philosophy is brewing low IBU an ABV beer without sacrificing big flavors allowing patrons to have a few and still be able to hold a conversation! Creativity abounds at Zed's where you can get an IPA or order a shandy, or even get their take on a White Russian (It is Delicious!). So sit back and enjoy...


Episode 24: Live From Uno's with Rob Zarko of Ship Bottom Brewery and Jersey Beer Guys & A Girl Podcast!!

Live From Uno's with Jersey Beer Guys & A Girl! We go live at Uno's of Maple Shade at a Ship Bottom Brewery Tap Takeover! Owner Rob Zarko joins us to talk about Ship Bottom's new beers, the current beer climate in New Jersey, and his upcoming releases. Check out Ship Bottom's Beers all across New Jersey and Eastern Pa, plus grab a cold one at their Pop Up Brewery at Linvilla Orchards just outside of Media, Pa! We had a great time talking beer at this Mash-Up with JBG&AG! Special guests...


Episode 23: GABF Medals, Can Releases, and Special Rulings with an All-Star Cast

Big Episode This Week! We talk with Jason Campbell of Slack Tide Brewing Company about their GABF Medal and releasing cans on the market, Dan Hoover of Atco Brewing Co is in studio updating us on their new beers and future plans, and then we get into the big news of the week, the NJ ABC Special Ruling with Sean Galie of Lower Forge Brewery, and Jay Rose from the Fear of A Craft Beer Podcast! This ruling has caused quite an uproar in New Jersey and we break it down from both sides and it...


Episode 22: Kyle Veale of Landmark Americana host of the Glassboro Beer Festival

Glassboro Beer Festival, one of South Jersey's oldest and best beer festivals is back for it's 6th year on 9/29/18 and Kyle Veale, Director of Operations for Landmark Americana, stopped by to talk about the festival and how it has grown along with the Glassboro Downtown over the last 6 years. We also recap Eight & Sand Beer Company's 2nd Anniversary and drink a few of the beers that were released for the anniversary. Use code SJBeerScene18 for a $5 discount on Glassboro Beer Fest Tickets!...


Episode 21: While The Boss Is Away...

John left the country so Vic, Rob, Richard, and Kristen got together to record Episode 21! Topics include Summer Festivals, Music, and Vic's beer filled trip to Ireland. On the heels of of two great South Jersey Beer Festivals that we participated in, Summer Swelter and Manahopkin, the gang goes through some numbers and how cool these two well organized and attended festivals went. Make sure to catch all the latest news, including a detailed piece about Vic's trip to the Emerald Isle on...


Episode 20: Building A Beer Festival with Adam and Maureen of Summer Swelter Beer Fest

Adam and Maureen from Summer Swelter Beer Festival joined John, Rob, and co-host Kristen Wilson to talk about how you get a beer festival off of the ground. Summer Swelter has already procured a great lineup of 45+ breweries with many hailing from South Jersey for the inaugural festival that is happening in Pitman, NJ on 8/18/18! Coupled with great food, music, and local vendors, this festival has the foundation to become one of South Jersey's best! In addition to all of this, there is a...


Episode 19: Live at Ship Bottom Brewery!

Join John, Rob, Vic, And Richard for Episode 19, which was taped live at Ship Bottom Brewery with Owner Rob Zarko and Brewer Jake Stablein. The brewery is getting ready to celebrate its 2nd Anniversary so we stopped by to learn about Ship Bottom's Pennsylvania roots, the challenges of a 2nd-floor brewery, can art, collaborations, and their great beer! This episode is brought to you by the Manahopkin Beer and Music Festival which is being held on 8/11/18 at Manahawkin Lake Park. Tickets...


Episode 18: Rob Mullin of Yuengling

Rob Mullin from Yuengling is the guest on this week's episode. Yuengling just released it's first new beer in 17 years, Yuengling Golden Pilsner, and Rob brought some for us to sample along with a few of their great legacy beers, Black & Tan and Lord Chesterfield Ale. Yuengling's story is one of the best in all of the beer industry and is one of the most sought-after brands by both Craft Beer aficionados and everyday beer drinkers.


Episode 17: 2018 South Jersey Beer Half Year in Review!

On this episode, we look back at the first half of 2018 while drinking some of the beer son the Zymurgy Magazine Best Beers in America list including Bell's Two-Hearted Ale, Founders KBS, Founders CBS, and Founders Breakfast Stout. Vic is salty about the list and he tells us why he hates top ten lists and how it is all just a matter of opinion. We also talk about the new breweries that have opened in South Jersey and how many that South Jersey can support. John tells us why there are too...


Episode 16: John Howard-Fusco of The "Eating In South Jersey" Blog and Author of "A Culinary History of Cape May: Salt Oysters, Beach Plums, & Cabernet Franc

John Howard-Fusco of the great blog "Eating In South Jersey", and author of "A Culinary History of Cape May: Salt Oysters, Beach Plums, & Cabernet Franc" (available on Amazon) joined us for this week's podcast. John has seen the rise of the Craft Beer movement in New Jersey and Philadelphia and how restaurants in the region have embraced (or not) it. We talk great beer bars in South Jersey, what does a foodie order when he goes out, and how to tell a chef that you don't like something. We...


Episode 15: Vinyl Brewing Company

Jim and Brooke Sacco of Vinyl Brewing Company of Hammonton, NJ are the guests on Episode 15 of the Podcast taped live at the Towey Studios in Maple Shade. Rob and John also welcome a special guest Co-Host, Richard Rabic of Fear of A Craft Beer Planet who also is our Producer. Jim and Brooke brought some fantastic crowlers of beer from the brewery and gathered around the bar to talk about Vinyl's roots, Jim's passion for music, and how Hammonton has become one of New Jersey's top...


Episode 14: More Brewing With The Presidents!

In Part 2 of Brewing With The Presidents, Vince, Vic, and Eric give Rob and John a primer on how beer is made. From picking the malts to kegging, the guys go through the brewing process and answer non-brewers Rob and John's asinine questions. We also sample some great brews from all three clubs and, in the end, Rob and John decide that they need to keep these guys around as they are way too old and way too important to learn to brew. In all seriousness, this is a really fun and...


Episode 13: Homebrewing With The Presidents

We are joined by the Presidents of 3 of South Jersey's Home Brewing Clubs Vince Feminella of The Monmouth County Homebrewers Association; Vic Sbailo of The Ocean County Homebrewers Association; and Eric Schmehl of Brew Jersey and also owner of Fermented Food and Beverage Supply Shop in Hammonton. The guys share their stories of how they got involved in homebrewing and how you can learn to do it at home! This episode was brought to you by Dock Street Brewery and their refreshing Berliner...


Episode 12: Thunderbolt Distribution

Scott Akins of Thunderbolt Distribution is the guest on Episode 11 of the podcast. Scott's company is changing the way distribution of Craft Beer is being done here in New Jersey by using a new business model that doesn't require a lifelong contract. He is trying to break into this tough business by performing great service with the caveat that if you are not happy you can take your beer and go home. Thunderbolt's brands include Honor Brewing, Funky Bow Brewing, Ship Bottom Brewery, 902...


One On One: Maureen Fitzpatrick, author of "A Guide To New Jersey Breweries, South Jersey Edition"

The premiere episode of One On One features Maureen Fitzpatrick, author of A Guide to New Jersey Breweries, South Jersey Editonand one of the organizers of the Summer Swelter Beer Festival in Pitman, NJ on 8/18/18. I met Maureen at Death of The Fox Brewing Company in Clarksboro, NJ and we talked about the release of the 2nd edition of her book, beer festivals, women in the beer world, and much more. Thanks to Chuck Garrity and the staff of DOTF for being great hosts! For more info on...


One On One-Our New Bi Weekly Podcast!

We are excited to introduce One On One, a new Bi-Weekly show that we are adding to the South Jersey Beer Scene Podcast! First show set to drop on 5/23/18! Want to get more from South Jersey Beer Scene? Consider joining our Patreon Community for exclusive content and rewards! Check us out at


Episode 10: Atco Brewing Company

Dan, Shawn, and Paul from Atco Brewing joined us at the luxurious Towey Studios for this episode. These guys just celebrated their 2nd Anniversary an have started to release cans into the wild! Their first 2 offerings, Swellhead and Kriller, have been out for a few weeks and they just released a 3rd called "The Process" in honor of The Philadelphia 76ers Playoff Run. We touch a little on everything including the recent controversy regarding the formation of a competing brewer's guild, why...


Episode 9: Eight & Sand Beer Co.

This week's guests are Co-Owner Chris Mazzone and Tasting Room Supervisor Kristen Wilson of Eight & Sand Beer Company located in Woodbury, NJ. The brewery has enjoyed great success since opening including winning a Silver Medal at the 2017 Great American Beer Festival for "Bad Hombre" and being in the USA Today's Top Ten for the best new brewery in the US! Kristen and Chris also introduced us to a few of their new releases including "Nevertheless She Brewsisted", a beer that Kristen and...


Episode 8: Atlantic City Beer Fest Part 2

In Part 2 of our Atlantic City Beer & Music Festival Podcast, we continue the fun on Saturday Night with some great guests! Joining us was Jason Campbell of Slack Tide Brewing Co.; Dr. Matt Farber and Marisa Egan from the USciences Brew Science program with guest panelist and noted beer and spirits writer Tara Nurin; Chuck Garrity of Death of The Fox Brewing, Jason Chapman of Pinelands Brewing Co, Kevin Reilly of Philly Beer Trail, and Al Gattullo of 970 AM the Answer's Al Gattullo's Craft...


Episode 7: AC Beerfest Part 1

We had the privilege of being one of the podcasters invited to the 2018 Atlantic City Beer & Music Festival and had a great time! These are the interviews we did on Friday Night with some of the best people in the brewing industry! Joining us was Jimmy Valm of Cape May Brewing Company, Kurt and Karl Hughes of Bucket Brigade Brewing Company, Ed Gledhill from Lunacy Brewing Company, Rob Callaghan from Tuckahoe Brewing Company, Pete Beyda and Mark Demberger from 7 Mile Brewery, John and Ed...