Tinton Falls- Jughandle Brewing Company introduced two new craft beers this weekend that are brewed with ingredients grown on Monmouth County farms. Freeholders Lillian Burry and Tom Arnone, the owners of The Fir Farm in Colts Neck and Jason Carty, Executive Director of the Garden State Craft Brewers Guild were on hand to mark the occasion with bended elbows.
Wet Hop Harvest Ale is brewed with hops grown at The Fir Farm, Colt Neck. Curves Ahead Peach Pale Ale was brewed and aged with peaches grown at Eastmont Orchards, also of Colts Neck. Both farms are participants in the Grown in Monmouth marketing program spearheaded by Burry and Arnone to support Monmouth County agribusinesses.
Opened just over one year, Jughandle Brewing Co beers are already served in 150 New Jersey establishments. The brewery and tasting room is located on Asbury Ave in the Tinton Falls Centre shopping plaza. The tasting room in open Weds through Sunday.
The Fir Farm, a Christmas Tree grower for over 30 years, started growing hops in 2015. The farm grows its crops organically without the use of pesticides. Located at 166 Hillsdale Rd, The Fir Farm participates in the annual Trees for Troops program which delivers thousands of trees to military families every December.
Eastmont Orchards, located at 181 County Road 537, is open seven days per week July through October. You can pick your own fruit, weather permitting. Peaches are harvested in July, August and September. Apples are harvested in September and October.