Saturday, September 25, 2010

Another one in development - update

Looks like the brewing of craft beer is returning to Ocean Township in eastern Monmouth County.

Followers of New Jersey-brewed craft styles will remember Ocean Township as the home base of Heavy Weight Brewing, the Tom Baker enterprise that earned acclaim for artisanal beers like the imperial porter Perkuno's Hammer, Lunacy Belgian golden ale and Cinderbock lager.

Tom shuttered the brewery in 2006, pulling up stakes to cross the Delaware into Philadelphia, opening the brewpub Earth Bread + Brewery in the city's Mount Airy section a couple years later.

But now entrepreneur Michael Kane says he's signed a lease for space in Ocean Township to house Kane Brewing Company.

Back in the spring, Michael had his eye on a site a few miles south in Manasquan, winning some favor among town officials but encountering flak from some ill-informed town residents who stridently opposed the proposed venture.

Hence he opted for another site where he could brew the line of Belgian and American ales envisioned in his business model.

Meantime, Michael's in the process of setting up a Web site and working on licensing and procuring equipment.

1 comment:

John and Lisa Howard-Fusco said...

Pretty cool news. Looking forward to trying their beer. - John