July 3, 2014

Long Branch Trolley Pub Crawl - July 17

You're Invited to the Inaugural

Rinn Duin-Long Branch Trolley Pub Crawl

Thursday July 17 at 6:00 PM @ Celtic Cottage

4 Beers | 1 Brewery | 3 Bars
Aboard an Old-Fashion Trolley

Rinn Duin Brewing (Est. 2014, Toms River), Celtic Cottage, and Long Branch Trolley invite you to a uniquely fun pub crawl throughout Long Branch, New Jersey. Leave your walking shoes at home; a Trolley car provides transportation to 3 bars, each with a different Rinn Duin beer on tap.

The evening begins at 6:00 PM at Celtic Cottage. You'll travel to Nip-n-Tuck, Jack's Goal Line Stand, then back to Celtic Cottage, all in the comfort of a trolley car. Make sure to hold on to your ticket; Get it punched at each bar while drinking a pint of Rinn Duin, then trade it in for a t-shirt at the end of the night.

TICKETS: $10 in advance, $15 at the door
Includes the trolley ride to each bar and a t-shirt
Purchase at Celtic Cottage, Nip-n-Tuck, Jack's Goal Line Stand & Rinn Duin Brewing or online

Celtic Cottage
608 Second Ave
Long Branch, NJ

Rinn Duin Brewing
1540 Route 37 W
Toms River, NJ

May 22, 2014

New Seasonal - River Toms, English IPA

River Toms, English IPA

Spring/Summer Seasonal 2014

6.8% ABV • 55 IBU

We are excited for the release of our second seasonal brew, River Toms.  Since the day we opened (four months ago, tomorrow) the question was asked, "When are you going to make an IPA?"  "Ummm not for a while," was our initial response, an IPA didn't fit our UK and Irish-style portfolio.  The inquiries became more frequent and our fan's disappointment was extremely apparent.

The origin of India Pale Ales can be traced back to the British Navy and tradesmen of the 1700's.  The style was created out of necessity, not preference, and has an incredible history. Learn more with these two articles from BeerAdvocate and MoreBeer.

"River Toms" is a play on the River Thames (pronounced temz), which begins at the English Channel and flows directly through London; much like the Toms River begins at the Barnegat Bay and flows through Toms River Twp.

Unlike most American IPAs, this English-style IPA is a complex, full bodied amber ale with a rich malt backbone. It is brewed only with English hops (East Kent Golding, Challenger, and Sovereign), then dry-hopped with both East Kent Golding and Fuggles for their distinctive floral, citrus, and spicy aromas.

Weighing in at 55 IBU and 6.8% ABV, River Toms is by far Rinn Duin’s hoppiest ale and first brewed north of session-style (5% ABV or less).

April 25, 2014

"Big Brew" in Celebration of Nat'l Homebrew Day - May 3

The Ocean County Homebrewers Club invite you to join them as part of the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) BIG BREW - in celebration of National Homebrew Day.

No experience is needed to participate; the Big Brew is about companionship, friendship, and the shared love of flavorful beer.  Each year, the Big Brew brings together thousands of homebrewers from around the world, all brewing the same beers simultaneously. More than 7,000 homebrewers worldwide are expected to participate in 2014.

This is the OC Homebrewers 1st annual Big Brew. The first hour is dedicated to Q&A with Rinn Duin's brewers, followed by mash in (the start of the brewing process) around 1:00.

Of the three official recipes, the OC Homebrewers chose Regal Royal Pale Ale. Staying true to Rinn Duin's style, the recipe will be modified to create an English-American Hybrid Pale Ale.

Attendees are encouraged to bring snacks or lunch, the brewing process lasts about 5 hours.

What:    Big Brew
Where:  Rinn Duin Brewing - 1540 Rt 37 W, Toms River, NJ 08755
When:   Saturday, May 3, 2014
Time:    Q&A begins at 12:00 pm, the brew starts at 1:00

RSVP to the Big Brew Facebook event or email or call Rinn Duin with any questions
cheers @ rinnduin.com - (732)569-3261

For more information on Big Brew, visit the AHA.

Towards the end of May, Royal Pale Ale will be served in The Pub at Rinn Duin, and the profits will be donated to the New Jersey Children's Specialized Hospital.

March 6, 2014

St. Patrick's Day Weekend Extended Hours

For many, St. Patrick's Day is not just a day to celebrate Irish heritage and culture, but a month-long event that includes parades, friends & family, kilts, bagpipes, and everything green.

Along the shore, March 2 was Belmar's Parade, and this Saturday is Ocean County's Parade in Seaside.  Klee's Bar & Grill, Bum Roger's Tavern, and Chef Mike's Atlantic Bar & Grill will have St. John's Irish Red on draft

For St. Patrick's Day weekend, Rinn Duin Brewing will have extended hours in The Pub:

Members of the Shamrock & Thistle Pipes & Drums band will treat us to Irish music on Friday evening.

Pota Caifé will debut next weekend and will be available for pints and growlers fills, and at bars/restaurants throughout Ocean County, Sláinte!

February 27, 2014

Unnamed Chocolate Rye Porter

On Wednesday, February 26 we brewed the first pilot batch of Unnamed Chocolate Rye Porter.  Porters are an English style similar to Stouts, but use dark malts instead of Roasted Malt for color and flavor.  Much like a classic Porter, we used dark Chocolate Malt to craft the flavors you'd expect with one unique difference; the addition of Rye Malts as well as Barley.  The Chocolate Rye is kilned much like it's Chocolate Barley counterpart, which creates familiar notes of toffee, caramel, and roasted; in addition to Rye's characteristic spice.

Rye (left) and Chocolate Rye (right)

Unnamed Chocolate Rye Porter was hopped with both Fuggles and Sovereign, which will provide a soft, fresh, and fruity aroma; accentuated through the English Yeast.  This beer should be ready for tasting toward the end of March.

Have a great idea for its name?  Let us know!

February 20, 2014

Our Newest Brew: Pota Caifé, Dry Irish Coffee Stout

For months, people asked the question, "If you're an Irish brewery, why don't you have a stout?" and our answer was, "Soon."  Just three weeks ago we brewed a pilot batch of a Dry Irish Stout and visited Grover's Mill Coffee Roasters in West Windsor, NJ

L-R: Dark Tanzanian, Darker Tanzanian (custom) & Espresso beans

At Grover's Mill, the morning began with a sampling of half a dozen coffee varieties.  The roasts started light and got subsequently darker until we found the perfect bean for our stout; Dark Tanzanian.  But it wasn't dark enough for our liking, so they made a custom roast called Darker Tanzanian.  Grover's Mill description of Dark Tanzanian is:
100% Organically shade grown coffee from Southern Tanzania is said to be some of the finest Arabica coffee in East Africa.  This smooth, yet flavorful coffee is a house favorite. 

Pota Caifé (pot of coffee, in Gaelic) will be available, in limited quantity, this weekend at the brewery only.  Our plan is to release Pota Caifé St. Patrick's Day weekend, beginning March 14.

Tasting room hours this weekend are: Thurs & Fri 4:00-8:00 pm, Saturday 1:00-7:00 pm

February 12, 2014

St. John's Irish Red debuts on February 14

Spend Valentine's Day with Rinn Duin, as St. John's Irish Red debuts in The Pub.  

In anticipation of tomorrow's snow storm, The Pub will not open on Thursday, February 13.  Hours for Valentine's weekend are:

Friday, 14th        4:00-8:00 pm
Saturday, 15th    2:00-8:00 pm * NEW Saturday Hours * 

February 3, 2014

Where's Rinn Duin Beer?

42 Draft/Packaged Goods locations (alphabetically by town) as of August 8, 2014

* Packaged Goods available
+ Draft & Bottles available

Newly Added
  • Brickwall Tavern & The Annex - 522 Cookman Ave, Asbury Park
  • CB Huntington's - 140 US 9, Bayville (Next to Blackbeard's Cave)
  • Black Whale Bar & Fish House - N 100 Pennsylvania Ave, Beach Haven (LBI)
  • Buckalew's Tavern - 101 N Bay Ave, Beach Haven (LBI)
  • Terrace Tavern - Maryland Ave & Long Beach Blvd, Beach Haven (LBI)
  • Famous Dave's BBQ - 950 Cedar Bridge Ave, Brick
  • Court Jester - 16 E Main St, Freehold (downtown)
  • The Irish Mile - 350 Haddon Ave, Haddon Twp
  • Uno Pizzeria & Grill - 225 Sloan Ave, Hamilton (Exit 65A on 295, next to AMC Loews)
  • * Blend Bar & Bistro - 911 Hwy 33, Hamilton
  • Claddagh Pub - 297 Bay Ave, Highlands
  • Tavern on the Lake - 101 N Main St, Hightstown
  • + Howell Lanes - 1002 US 9 S, Howell
  • 21 South Bar & Grill - 21 S. Hope Chapel Rd, Jackson
  • Surf Taco - 21 S. Hope Chapel Rd, Jackson
  • Hearthstone Grill - 306 Gatzmer Ave, Jamesburg
  • McDonagh's Pub - 2 W Front St, Keyport
  • Tipperary Pub - 2313 Rt 547, Lakehurst
  • McGillacuddy's Tap House - 601 Main St, Loch Arbour
  • Celtic Cottage - 608 Second Ave, Long Branch
  • Jack's Goal Line Stand - 149 Brighton Ave, Long Branch
  • Nip-N-Tuck - 23 Norwood Ave, Long Branch
  • Maloney's Pub & Grill - 119 Main St, Matawan
  • MJ's Pizza Bar & Pub - 845 Rt 34 N, Matawan
  • Famous Dave's BBQ - 4215 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing
  • The Watering Hole - 6494 Weymouth Rd, Mays Landing
  • Hailey's Harp & Pub - 400 Main St, Metuchen
  • East Coast Cookery - 3548 NJ 66, Neptune (Home Depot Plaza, behind McDonald's)
  • Famous Dave's BBQ - 23 US 1, New Brunswick (just past AMC Loews Theater)
  • George Street Ale House - 378 George St, New Brunswick
  • Old Bay Restaurant - 61 Church St, New Brunswick
  • World of Beer - 335 George St, New Brunswick
  • The Ark Pub - 401 Rt 35, Pt Pleasant Bch
  • The Spot Pizza Grill - 1506 Richmond Ave, Pt Pleasant Bch (Rt 35 & 88 circle)
  • Molly Maguire's Black Point Inn - 132 E River Rd, Rumson
  • Klee's Bar & Grill - 101 Boulevard, Seaside Heights
  • Chef Mike's ABG - 24th & Central Ave, South Seaside Park
  • St. Stephen's Green - 2810 Hwy 71, Spring Lake
  • MJ's Pizza Bar & Grill - 1213 Sycamore Ave, Tinton Falls
  • * McIntyre's Pub - 213 Rt 37 E, Toms River (Kmart plaza)
  • * Miracle Pub - 201 Rt 37 W, Toms River
  • + The Office Lounge - 820 Main St, Toms River (Intersection of Rt 37 & 166/Main St)

18 Growler Fill/Bottle locations (alphabetically by town) as of August 6, 2014

* Growler Fills available
  • Barnegat Wine & Spirits - 912 W Bay Ave, Barnegat Twp
  • Spirits Unlimited - 54 Atlantic City Blvd (US 9), Bayville
  • *Spirits Unlimited - 439A Atlantic City Blvd (US 9), Bayville
  • Brick Liquors - 465 NJ 70, Brick NJ (Costco plaza)
  • *Spirits Unlimited - 30 Brick Blvd, Brick (Pavilion at Brick)
  • Wine Academy Superstores - 1900 NJ 70, Brick (Home Depot plaza)
  • Wine Shoppe - 2746 Hooper Ave, Brick (behind Harbor Freight, Outback Steakhouse)
  • Lavallette Liquors - 66 Grand Central Ave, Lavallette
  • Spirits Unlimited - 3 Lacey Rd (Lacey Rd & US 9), Forked River, NJ
  • Max's Beer, Wine & Liquor - 28 Village Center Dr, Freehold
  • Max's Beer, Wine & Liquor - 3275 US 9, Freehold Twp (ACME shopping center)
  • *Spirits Unlimited - 495 Rt 72, Manahawkin (just past the Walmart entrance)
  • Wine Centers, Ridgeway Liquors - 3875 Ridgeway Rd, Manchester Twp
  • Max's Beer, Wine & Liquor - 116 3rd Ave, Neptune, NJ
  • *Spirits Unlimited - 1506 Richmond Ave, Pt Pleasant Bch (Rt 35 & 88 circle)
  • Spirits Unlimited - 3200 Lakewood Rd (Rt 88 & Bridge Ave), Pt Pleasant Boro
  • Monaghan's Liquors - 1617 NJ 37, Toms River
  • *Spirits Unlimited - 2 Rt NJ E, Toms River (ShopRite plaza)

January 18, 2014

Rinn Duin Will Open Next Weekend

If we had a dollar for every time someone asked "Are you open yet?", all our debt would be paid off.  We are elated to announce that Rinn Duin will open for tours, sampling, pints, and growler fills on Thursday, January 23.  Weekend hours are:

     Thursday & Friday    4:00 - 8:00 pm
     Saturday                      12:00 - 6:00 pm

We look forward to meeting you and serving your first of many pints of Rinn Duin ale.


  - Chip, Jacqui, and Jason

January 8, 2014

Trinity and Lawnmower One-Off's

When we brewed Trinity Smoked Scottish 70 and Lawnmower English Blonde back in December, 15 gallons of each was reserved to make a one-off.  According to RateBeer.com:

"One-off beers are typically created specifically for a single festival or limited-attendance event, and these are beers which the brewer does not intend to brew ever again and which are no longer available after the event is over."

The Trinity one-off was fermented with bourbon soaked oak chips and the Lawnmower one-off was dry hopped with Australian Galaxy (giving it citrus and passion fruit aromas).  Both will served exclusively in The Pub when we open this month.

L-R: Trinity one-off, Trinity, Lawnmower one-off, Lawnmower