30 July 2010
It’s been a lot of fun having guests on the Friday Beerbuzz, especially three weeks in a row. I think it’s important for us to talk to our local brewers and let you hear from the men and women that brew your beers. Stay tuned for more guests (local and not-so-local) in the future AND please feel free to contact us with suggestions for guests.
This week we welcomed Ben Schonfeld from the new Benny Brewing Co in Nanticoke. And not only is Benny Brewing Co new, it is in fact so new that it’s not even officially open yet. We’ve been very lucky to get to taste some pre-release beers on previous shows, and today we were lucky enough to taste two. We sampled Ben’s Wit (a spiced Belgian-style wheat ale) and his Hopenstein IPA, and we really enjoyed both.
It was also fun to hear about the process of opening a brewery. All too often I think people just assume you simply start brewing and selling beer, but there is a lot more to it than that. Months, sometimes years worth of paperwork and approvals with the PLCB and TTB, not to mention the branding, marketing, packaging and sales plans. It’s quite a process, so believe me when I say that anyone brewing and selling beer has gone through a LOT of work to do so.
Benny Brewing Co will be sold exclusively from Marty’s Blue Room in Nanticoke on tap and bottles…and stay tuned for details on further distribution. You can find details on mybeerbuzz as well as the Benny Brewing Co website. There will also be a Beernauguration event on Aug 17th 5-8PM @ Marty’s Blue Room to launch the new beers.
We had a lot of fun visiting and tasting with Ben today.
I want to say t
hank you to Ben, John, Nancy, Joe & Bosco for yet another fun Friday.
The Friday Beerbuzz…bringing good beers and good people together.