How to Make a Pumpkin Keg

A pumpkin keg is a really cool way to impress your guests.  An even cooler idea is hosting a pumpkin keg making party!  Below I have lined out the simple directions into creating a masterpiece! Here’s what you will need: 1 pumpkin large enough to hold your desired volume of beer knife large metal spoon … Continue reading “How to Make a Pumpkin Keg”

All The Haze–New England IPAS

When The Brewers Association released the 2018 Brewers Association Beer Style Guidelines they introduced three different beer styles: juicy or hazy pale ale, juicy or hazy IPA, and Juice or hazy double IPA. The New England IPA (NEIPA) is the new type of beer that encompasses all three of these styles. When first introduced, this … Continue reading “All The Haze–New England IPAS”

Summertime Sessions

If you consider yourself a Hop Snob like I do, you know that sometimes the summer sun can be a little too much for enjoying a heavy, hoppy beer. That’s when I turn to Session IPAs. History The term “session” refers to the two allowable drinking periods given to shell production workers in England during … Continue reading “Summertime Sessions”

Jersey Drafts and Crafts Festival

On Saturday, September 16th, 2017, iPlay America will be hosting Jersey Drafts and Crafts Festival from 12:00-4:00PM. Everything at the festival ranging from beer to beef jerky will be grown or made locally in the Garden State. Benefits from this festival will be donated to the Garden State Craft Brewers Guild, representing the small breweries … Continue reading “Jersey Drafts and Crafts Festival”

Central Jersey Beer Fest

This Saturday, October 8th, 2016 is the Central Jersey Beer Fest held at the Mercer Country Park Festival Grounds in West Windsor, New Jersey. The festival starts at 12:00 PM where you can enjoy a cash bar and food vendors (an ATM will be available). At 12:30 the 4-hour beer tasting will begin. You will … Continue reading “Central Jersey Beer Fest”

Brewer Interview: Charles Backmann of Cypress Brewing Co.

At Cypress Brewing Company in Edison New Jersey, beer does not fall short of full-bodied flavor.  A 2 BBL brewery that opened July 2nd, 2015 with 3 owners Charles Backmann, William Lutz III, and Jason Kijowski, Cypress, is pushing the envelope with their craft styles of beer and flavors.  They tap several different beers a … Continue reading “Brewer Interview: Charles Backmann of Cypress Brewing Co.”

Poses N’ Pints

Acrobatic yoga, cat yoga, aerial yoga, stand-up paddle yoga, and now…beer yoga!  No need to choose whether you will make it to happy hour, or instead, take the healthy route and go to your favorite yoga studio.  Your new yoga studio is in the brewery! Enjoy a drop-in yoga class at one of these ten … Continue reading “Poses N’ Pints”

Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten

The Festhalle & Biergarten of Asbury Park is a perfect communal gathering to enjoy wursts and bier on the rooftop, or seated in the Festhalle.   “We believe we provide a great gathering place for the community,” said Andy Ivanov, co-owner of the restaurant.  And that is what this restaurant achieved, from the festival hall accommodating … Continue reading “Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten”


Friday June 17th and Saturday June 18th New York City will be hosting their big Craft Beer Festival at the Lexington Avenue Armory. There will be 75 breweries – 150 beers, ciders, and meads! There will be informative seminars and one-on-one meet and greets with Cicerones in the Craft Concierge Center. This is a great … Continue reading “NYC CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL”

Best Summer Brews

The heat of the summer makes it absolutely necessary to find delicious and refreshing beer; and we’re not talking Bud Light Lime or Corona…But instead, a beer that breaks the mass-market and serves us bright, juicy, citrusy, and sometimes hoppy buds. Not sure what to bring to the next barbeque outing? Try any of these … Continue reading “Best Summer Brews”