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Tips for a family trip to the Jersey Shore
« on: July 22, 2012, 09:57:41 PM »
So, from experience, I know very well that I'm going to a craft beer wasteland:  Ocean City, New Jersey.  I know there aren't any breweries around (1 in Atlantic city, and I've been there once), but are there any good beer/liquor stores that I can find some good east coast beer?  I'm from Colorado, so I'd like to try some sixpoint, Southern Tier, Troegs, etc... Any ideas are welcome,
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Re: Tips for a family trip to the Jersey Shore
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2012, 10:02:33 PM »
Where are you flying in to, and how much control do you have over getting to OC?  It might be best to stock up on the way.
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Re: Tips for a family trip to the Jersey Shore
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2012, 10:21:31 PM »
Good call.  We're flying into Philadelphia.  However, I will have my almost-2 year-old daughter, so that will determine if we get to stop or not :)
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Re: Tips for a family trip to the Jersey Shore
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2012, 10:31:45 PM »
I actually spent a lot of time in OCNJ when I was in college. I really like the beach and it is definitely family-oriented. In fact the town is "dry". Your last chance is the store before crossing the bridge. But I doubt their selection, and high prices, have changed much since then. I would find a shop in the Philly area.
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Re: Tips for a family trip to the Jersey Shore
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2012, 10:35:10 PM »
Good call.  We're flying into Philadelphia.  However, I will have my almost-2 year-old daughter, so that will determine if we get to stop or not :)
If I know 2 year olds, you'll be stopping.  Maybe not at a beer store, but stopping nonetheless.  ;)
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Re: Tips for a family trip to the Jersey Shore
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2012, 06:15:16 AM »
I would wait until you get to NJ to stop (if you get to stop).  In PA, you have buy beer by the case, or pay $$ at a bottle shop.
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Tips for a family trip to the Jersey Shore
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2012, 06:40:01 AM »
I'd stop PA and buy a couple cases of Troeggs and then you will be all set for the beach. :) Their Dream Weaver HefeWeizen is extremely delicious as is their Sunshine pils. And, of course, make sure you pick up a case of Troeggenator too.

Then, instead of hading to Jersey, fly south to the Gulf. I grew up going to the beach on the Atlantic, but the Gulf is soooo much nicer. Sugar sands, less crowded, cotton candy sunsets.
« Last Edit: July 24, 2012, 07:43:45 AM by majorvices »
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Re: Tips for a family trip to the Jersey Shore
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2012, 10:27:03 PM »
I appreciate the recommendations.  I want to try some good east coast beers.  On my list are:  Sixpoint, smuttynose, southhampton, Cigar City, Captain Lawrence and Southern Tier... Am I missing any must have's?
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Re: Tips for a family trip to the Jersey Shore
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2012, 07:18:24 AM »
Like rbclay said, Oc is dry so I would definitely stock up on the way.  I was in OC last year and there was a store outside that had some craft beer but it was overpriced.  I dont remember the selections but it was the closest place to get beer and I was glad that they had something not BMC.  You should be able to find a Joe Canals liquor store on the way. They usually have a decent selection.  Or a Buy-Rite, but I don’t know if they are in Southern New Jersey. I know the Buy-Rites by me have a good selection and will fill up growlers.  If you have a two year old, I'm sure you will be stopping. and if your 2 year old is like mine, he/she will need to use one of the dirtiest bathroom. I would imagine a liqour store one would count.

Here are some that I can think of off the top of my head, not necessarily must have, but some good beer. I'm sure I forgot some and you may have had them already. I dont really know distribution.
Riverhorse
Stoudts
Flying Fish
Ramstein
Boaks
You probably have had.
Troegs
Victory
Weyerbacher

There also have been some newer breweries that have popped up recently, but I haven’t gotten to try them yet so I can't vouch for their beer but who doesn't like brewery tours.
Tuckahoe brewery and Cape May brewery are probably about .5 hour from OC

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Re: Tips for a family trip to the Jersey Shore
« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2012, 10:52:55 AM »
stay away from the "Jersey Shore" type douchbags...

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Re: Tips for a family trip to the Jersey Shore
« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2012, 09:13:33 PM »
@Delo- Great post, you were right on with the beers I've had and haven't!
@Ehall- Yeah, I always look there first, and it was pretty bleak... Hence my post :)  There is a Joe Canals fairly close.

My brother-in-law is a homebrewer in the Philadelphia area who is going to load up his trunk, and he asked me what I wanted... Score!  That's why I'm now asking what east coast beers are good...
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