Sunday, January 26, 2014

NFL Super Bowl XLVIII - Where to Drink Local

Are you ready for some football. As you are aware this is Super Bowl week as game XLVIII kicks off this Sunday February 2nd at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Yes a cold weather venue so attendees should be prepared to stock up on warming wines, brews and spirits. Since the game features two teams whose host cities (Seattle and Denver) are well versed in the local craft wine, beer and spirits movements, here is where these fans can find their equivalent in New Jersey and New York. Better yet, theCompass Alcohol Locator mobile application can navigate you to any of these destinations as the image to the left depicts.

The closest establishments to the stadium in New jersey are the New Jersey Beer Company in North Bergen followed by the Bolero Snort Brewery in Ridgefield Park. I've never tried their beers, but I'm sure there are flavors for everyone.  Furthermore west there are a plethora of breweries plus two distilleries, the Black Prince Distillery and Jersey Artisan Distilling. Distillery tours are now allowed in New Jersey, but contact the distillery before visiting to ensure that they are open and offer tours. 

For those visiting or staying in New York City, there are a host of establishments in almost all of the boroughs - Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx. The most well known would be Brooklyn Brewery and the brewery offers a nice tour and tasting experience. Another well known Brooklyn brewery, Sixpoint Brewery, has put their tours on temporary hiatus while they renovate the distillery.  While in Brooklyn schedule a weekend tour at New York Distilling Company or The Noble Experiment NYC and see why craft distilleries are popping up in the "City of Churches". Across the East River, in Manhattan there are several new brewpubs that have serviced and from previous visits we recommend the Chelsea Brewing Company.

Looking forward to a great Super Bowl and if you plan to visit one of these establishments beforehand, call ahead to verify hours. Cheers yo drinking local and an entertaining Super Bowl.

New Jersey Breweries & Distilleries near East Rutherford

Brewery New Jersey Beer Company North Bergen NJ
Brewery Bolero Snort Brewery Ridgefield Park NJ
Distillery Black Prince Distillery Clifton NJ
Distillery Jersey Artisan Distilling Fairfield NJ
Brewery Cricket Hill Brewery Fairfield NJ
Brewery Gas Light Brewery South Orange NJ
Brewery Climax Brewing Company Roselle Park NJ 
Brewery JJ Bitting Brewing Company Woodbridge NJ
Brewery Trap Rock Restaurant and Brewery Berkeley Heights NJ

New York City Wineries, Breweries & Distilleries

Brewery Singlecut Beersmiths Astoria NY
BreweryThe Bronx Brewery Bronx NY
Distillery Port Morris Distillery Bronx NY
Distillery Tirado Distillery Inc. Bronx NY
Distillery Breuckelen Distilling Brooklyn NY
Brewery Brooklyn Brewery Brooklyn NY
Winery Brooklyn Oenologyy Brooklyn NY
Winery Brooklyn Winery Brooklyn NY
Distillery Cacao Prieto Distillery BrooklynNY
Distillery Industry City Distillery Brooklyn NY
Winery Joseph Zakon Winery Brooklyn NY
Brewery KelSo Beer Company of Brooklyn Brooklyn NY
Distillery Kings County Distillery Brooklyn NY
Distillery New York Distilling Company Brooklyn NY
Distillery The Noble Experiment NYC Brooklyn NY
Brewery Other Half Brewing Company Brooklyn NY
Brewery Shmaltz Brewing Company Brooklyn NY
Brewery Sixpoint Brewery Brooklyn NY
Distillery Van Brunt Stillhouse Brooklyn NY
Brewery 508 Gastrobreweryy New York NY
Brewery Alphabet City Brewing Company New York NY
Brewery Chelsea Brewing Company New York NY
Brewery Paulaner Brauhaus & Restaurant NYC New York NY
Brewery Ruckus Brewing Company New York NY

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