All Tapped Out...

That was us on Saturday at the Central Jersey Beer Fest in Mercer County Park. We filled our firkin with the best fall blend we could imagine: pumpkin, apples, caramel and spices. Basically, head to your favorite "U-Pick" location, grab one of everything and throw it in the kettle.

And yes, it turned out to be a fan favorite on a quintessential fall weekend. A bit of drizzle, a crisp afternoon and a touch of sun. Plus, some of our favorite beer drinkers! Thanks to all who came out to visit us and for all the great feedback we received!

Looking forward to a fall full of great harvests, better brews and lots of love.

You're Welcome ... and Thank You!

Funny how the smallest thing can sometimes turn around an otherwise lousy day.

For us, it was an e-mail we just recently received from an appreciative fan. For that fan, it was, apparently, a taste of Ducks on the Pond. See below:

Station Bar & Grill is across the street from my abysmal job, so we occasionally head in there after work.

After 8 hours of misery, having a beer as perfectly balanced as Ducks on tap turns a person's day around.

You're doing God's work.

Sorry about the work week, but thanks for the compliment! 

So There We Were...

... just minding our own business. Three generations of the Two Ton Brewing family hanging out this past weekend at a football game...  (And no, before you think this gets political, this is about beer and brotherhood!)

... when a couple of beer-loving hipsters (we could recognize our own by the length of the beard) stopped to admire our handsome Two Ton tent - a necessity given the heat on Sunday! We got to talking and learned they hailed from Colorado, but liked to visit other stadiums and this was their turn to head to Jersey. (Sidebar... does it count as a visit to the Jets or the Giants? Do they have to make two trips to the same stadium? We forgot to ask.)

Since we had a small sampling of Ducks on the Pond to enjoy while tailgating, we invited our new hipster friends over to the tent for some samples. And all of a sudden, it felt like a small festival broke out! Probably helped that one of our favorite festival organizers also happened to be a fan - and in the parking lot nearby - at the same game. Nearly a dozen friends, old and new, and family hanging out in the shade of the Two Ton tent, swapping tasty beverages, tossing a football and enjoying a fantastic sense of camaraderie.

Can't ask for much more from a festive fall Sunday afternoon.

There's No Place Like Home...

We're beginning to think Dorothy had it easy, making her way to Oz en route back home.

Here at Two Ton, we're still on the hunt for our forever home - and it's a search that's taken us all over NJ, though admittedly, we'd like to stay in Union County. But finding the right sized space with all the amenities a brewery would need for daily operations... well, that's proving tougher than we originally anticipated. Roll top doors; ample, well-lit parking; adequate ceiling height... OH MY! 

Fortunately, like Dorothy, we've got some good friends helping us out along the way. And far fewer witches and flying monkeys to contend with.

Until we find our space and get the doors open, continue to look for us at festivals and in bars and liquor stores around NJ (ruby shoes and heel clicking not required). Coming up soon is one of our perennial favorites: The Morristown Big Brew Festival on Oct. 7 and at the Central Jersey Beer Fest on Oct 14! See you there!

Get Your Beer Here...

Last weekend, we were hanging out with the crew at Lone Eagle Brewing Co., where we brewed our latest collaboration: Ducks on the Pond. It's a hoppy lager with a rich melon-y taste, thanks to an old-world decoction mash brew and some new-world dry hops, Azacca and Motueka.

This week, we've kept our crew on the road delivering kegs almost as quickly as the Cleveland Indians are amassing wins. So head to your favorite watering hole at game time and grab yourself a pint before it's gone!

EXTRA-Special News!

Sunday morning, and we find ourselves honored and humbled.

An enormous THANK YOU to everyone who came out to the Big Brew Festival yesterday in Morristown. We were delighted to be pouring three of our favorite winter brews on a chilly March afternoon: The Extra-Special Chocolate Vanilla Porter, the winter Wassale and our Brute Squad Barleywine, an anniversary offering in celebration of our upcoming three-year anniversary on March 10!

And then, to find out that we were awarded the People's Choice Award for the Extra-Special Chocolate Vanilla Porter ... WOW! Thank you all for your votes - and we hope you'll continue to enjoy it as long as the cold weather is here to stay!

 

Happy x3: Two Ton owners Doc, Matt and Jim at the Morristown Big Brew Festival 2017