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We brewed up a weekend of fun, food and beer for our guests at the 3rd Annual New Jersey Beer and Food Festival July 15th – 16th.
The weekend’s events kicked off on Friday with a Sam Adams ‘Meet the Brewer’ tasting seminar at Black Bear. Guests sampled four new styles of Sam Adams beer paired with assorted hors d’oeuvres. Sam Adams brewer, Bert Boyce, was onsite for a Q&A session. The Sam Adams Beer Dinner followed with a four course gourmet menu with beer pairings. At the end of the evening, one lucky guest took home a unique bottle of Sam Adams Utopias.
Saturday morning was a picture-perfect day for the ‘Brews and Birdies’ golf tournament, which combined two favorite universal past times – beer and golf. Golfers enjoyed 18-holes at Ballyowen or Wild Turkey and sampled a variety of craft beers along the golf course.
The Beer and Food Festival continued Saturday afternoon with a Beer Seminar and Tasting in The Chef’s Garden. Executive Chef Michael Weisshaupt and Top Chef Season 7 winner Kevin Sbraga prepared a delicious menu featuring Grilled Lamb Kabob, Smoked Turkey Reuben, Carmelized Onion Flatbread with Savory Peach Confit, Andouille Sliders with Garden Cucumbers and Cilantro, BLT “Chef’s Garden” and Wood Oven Roasted Apricots with Pomegranate Glaze. Beer pairings included Shiner Ruby Redbird, Sierra Nevada Summerfest, Blue Moon Honey Moon, Sam Adams Summer Ale, Beach Haus American Pilsner and Cricket Hill Jersey Summer Breakfast Ale.
Our signature Beer Festival took place on the 9th hole of Cascades Golf Course at Grand Cascades Lodge. The event featured over 100 varieties of beer from over 40 breweries. Guests received souvenir pint glasses and enjoyed unlimited beer sampling, delicious BBQ food and live music by North Jersey-based rock cover band, Likely Story.
For more photos of the 3rd Annual NJ Beer and Food Festival, visit our gallery on Facebook.
Save the date! Next year’s 4th Annual NJ Beer and Food Festival will take place June 22-23, 2012.
We had an amazing time at the 25th Annual Oktoberfest at Minerals Resort. Hundreds of people joined us to take advantage of authentic German cuisine prepared by our very own Chef Peter Case and staff. The weather was beautiful offering a picturesque setting on Minerals Field. It truly was the perfect day to spend with friends and family.
Thank you to everyone that spent the day with us. We can’t wait until next year! Until next time, enjoy two short montages from this year’s Oktoberfest below and don’t forget to find us on Facebook for more photos from the event. (Tag yourself in the photos if you’re in them!)
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Happy almost Summer! I hope you have all been enjoying the gorgeous weather as much as we have here at the Resort. It has been a crazy month with the Food & Wine Festival, NY Jets visiting for the FORE! Jack & Jill Foundation Golf Outing, Memorial Day, the opening of the Chef’s Garden as a dining venue to the public and our recent purchase of Mountain Creek Resort (view full press release)!! We are extremely excited for all of the new changes and events going on. I have posted some pics below for everyone to check out. We are finalizing all the details for the 2nd Annual Beer Festival at Grand Cascades Lodge and it looks like we will be holding it August 13-15, 2010 with the big Beer Festival event happening on Saturday, August 14th. We are also thrilled to unveil our new website! We are still working on some kinks to get it just right but so far everyone seems to love it. Feel free to share any comments or feedback below!
Enjoy the photos and thanks for checking in! We will be posting the beer festival details very soon!
Have a good night!
I hope you have all thawed out from the brutal end of winter! Thankfully it looks like Spring weather is here to stay and you know what that means GOLF SEASON! Black Bear will officially open this Friday, March 19th!
In other news… tickets are now on sale for the New Jersey Food & Wine Festival! We are very excited for the schedule of events, great chefs & wineries participating and our Charity Partner – Share Our Strength! Check out the schedule of events and book your ticket today! Don’t forget tickets are only $95 until Friday March 19th and afterwards they go back to their regular price – $125. We will keep you updated as we receive additional information regarding Chef’s, wineries, etc!
Lastly – tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day! Don’t forget to swing by Crystal Tavern or Kites to celebrate and beat the crowds while enjoying traditional Irish fare, great drink specials and AWESOME entertainment!! http://crystalgolfresort.com/DiningWine/StPatricksDay.aspx
Happy Spring All!
We hope you are all enjoying this wintry surprise this morning as much as us! We are especially psyched to hit the slopes this weekend!!
We have been super busy getting ready for Valentine’s Day at the Resort and lots of new photo shoots too! We recently shot our IT Director in our 72,000 bottle Wine Cellar for an upcoming editorial in Biz Tech Magazine which should be an awesome article! We also just took some great new food shots from Chef Michael Weisshaupt of Restaurant Latour! Check em out below – but don’t blame us if you get hungry!