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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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