June 26, 2012

It's On To The Governor Now

Legislation has passed both the Assembly and Senate that would allow Blackthorn Brewing and all craft breweries in New Jersey to sell directly to the public!  If signed by the governor, guests coming in for tours will be able to enjoy a pint of the freshest beer they've ever had in New Jersey (other then brewpubs).  If you really like our brews, you'll be able to purchase as much as you'd like to take home, a 6-pack, a case or two, or even kegs.  Prior to this, you were limited to purchasing 2 6-packs after a tour, not anymore.

So, with this in mind, we're working with our architect, drawing up plans for our tap room that will overlook the brewery.  You'll be able to sit and relax after a tough tour of the brewery, look out thru the glass walls and enjoy a pint of Rinn Duin Irish Red Ale, or any of your favorite Blackthorn beers.  I can't wait!


June 9, 2012

NJ Assembly Panel Passes Bill A-1277

New Jersey is one step closer to allowing microbreweries to sell directly to the public.  Bill A-1277 has now passed both the Senate and Assembly panels and is ready to go on for a full vote.  This bill is a great step forward for the brewing industry in New Jersey, allowing both brewpubs and production breweries the ability to increase their business.  For Blackthorn Brewing, it would allow us to sell to the public directly from the brewery. When you come to the brewery for a tour you could buy a pint of your favorite and not be limited to the small samples that are allowed now.   And if you really love it you can leave with a case or two, having a party, you'll be able to come in and get a keg of beer.  Never before in New Jersey have you been able to get beer this fresh!

June 3, 2012

One Step Closer

Blackthorn Brewing received  its Zoning Permit Application approval this week. This was an important step because Toms River does not have "Microbrewery" as an approved use in the industrial zone where we are located.  The next step will be to finish the layout plans with our architect so we can submit to the ""Permit/Building Dept." for approval.  This is one step closer for us in a long list of items to complete, have approved, obtain and order. . . . .  and we just want to brew beer!