Pete Artherholt and Mike Skudera of Tinton Falls and Chris Hanigan of Red Bank are ready to open the doors of Jughandle Brewing Company to the public for tours and tastings. The craft brewery, which is located at 4057 Asbury Avenue in the Tinton Falls Centre Plaza, will be open Saturday June 18th from 12 to 8 p.m. and Sunday June 19th from 12 to 8 p.m.
The opening list of beers include an IPA, RyePA, Saison, Hefeweizen, Imperial Stout and an English Bitter with additional styles in the works and available in the near future.
Visitors to the Asbury Ave brewery in Tinton Falls Centre Plaza can taste the freshly brewed beer while touring the facility and watching the next batch being made. Flights (set of small tasting glasses, each with a different beer) may be purchased and tasted on-site for $6, which includes four, 4 oz samples of beer. Additional samples and regular pints of beer are available. Jughandle also sells and fills Growlers (32 or 64 ounces of beer).
Jughandle Brewing is one of the first in New Jersey to offer a Crowler, which is a 32 oz. can that is filled with craft beer and sealed on-site. It stays fresh for over a month and is great in places that don’t allow glass containers.
New Jersey breweries are not permitted to sell food; however Tinton Falls Centre Plaza features restaurants that sell pizza, sandwiches, Chinese and Mexican foods and even a bakery, so visitors will not go hungry. Instead of BYOB, bring your own food to the brewery.
Located 1/2 mile from Garden State Parkway exit 102 and minutes from the Jersey Shore Premium Outlets Mall, Jughandle Brewing Company will produce 4000 barrells (124,000 gallons) of craft beer annually.