Tuesday, May 24, 2011


PUBLIC NOTICE Take notice that Tuckahoe Brewing Company, LLC trading as has applied to the Director of the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control for a limited brewery license for the premises situated at 369 Woodbine - Oceanview Rd. Unit 1, Ocean View NJ 08230-1324 and salesroom situated at N/A. Objections, if any should be made immediately in writing to the Director of the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control, P.O. 087, Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0087. TUCKAHOE BREWING COMPANY, LLC 6 Prosit Lane, Seaville NJ 08230 MEMBERS: Timothy J. Hanna, Matthew N. McDevitt, Christopher S. Konicki , James E. McAfee Pub Dates: May 20 & 27, 2011
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Friday, May 20, 2011

Check out our write up on Beer-Stained Letter


Cape May licensed; another nano emerges

Just as Cape May Brewing scores its state license to begin making beer, another Cape May County nanobrewery is emerging, hoping to fire up a kettle in the fall and launch with an American pale ale in New Jersey's southern shore draft beer market.

Tuckahoe Brewing Company is a foursome of homebrewers from Atlantic and Cape May counties who have been brewing together since 2006. They established their company back in January and earlier this month leased a 1,000-square-foot building at 369 Woodbine-Oceanview Road in Dennis Township, about a 20-mile ride up Route 9 from Cape May Brewing, which just became New Jersey's newest brewery and the state's second nanobrewery (behind Great Blue Brewing in Somerset County).

State regulators gave Cape May the green light to strike a mash following an inspection of their facility on Thursday. (Federal regulators signed off on the brewery in early April.) Ryan Krill, one of the three owners, says they expect to begin brewing sometime next week.

Matt McDevitt, one of the guys behind Tuckahoe Brewing, says he and his partners – Tim Hanna, Chris Konicki and Jim McAfee – have filed paperwork for a brewers notice with the federal government and for a limited brewery license with the state.

"Our goal is to get started around October/November, depending on how that gets processed," says McDevitt, whose day job is teaching at Mainlaind Regional High School in Linwood. Hanna and Konicki are also teachers at Mainland Regional; McAfee is an architect in Cape May County.

Ahead of them now is the task of getting a floor plan together and turning that into brewing space.

"We all get out of school in mid-June, and at that point we'll do some work on it, make it brewery-ready," McDevitt says. "We looked around for about two months for different places down in Cape May County and found a place that has pretty much everything we need, as far as a new-enough building that we don't have to do that much work to it."

The four plan to brew two to three times a week on a 3-barrel set-up to feed an inventory of sixtels and possibly half kegs. If all their recent outreach to Cape May County bars and restaurants to generate interest leads fortune to smile upon them, they'll look to boost their brewing capacity.

"Once things start to move in the right direction, the next step will be a 10-barrel system," McDevitt says.

The partners have been looking at brewing systems from a couple of fabricators who have become central to the burgeoning nano sector of craft brewing.

"Psycho (Brew) is one of the systems we're looking at. Obviously money is a factor, and that's one of the more affordable systems," McDevitt says. "The other is, we've looked at a system from Premier Stainless, which makes another 3-barrel model and will custom-fabricate a system."

Long-time followers of New Jersey's craft beer scene may remember the planned Tuckahoe Malt Brewing Company, which failed to get off the ground back in the mid-1990s. McDevitt says he and his partners approached the owners of that name about opening a brewpub under that banner, but opted for a nanobrewery instead and formed their business as Tuckahoe Brewing Company.

On their blog site, the four say they intend to launch with four styles: pale ale, wit, porter and another ale or pilsner made exclusively with agricultural products grown in New Jersey.

The pale ale, hopped with Cascade, possibly Centennial, and finished with Mount Hood, will likely be the company's flagship brew, McDevitt says.

"That will be what we start with. It's going to be high production with that," he says. "The plan is, right now, to make two seasonals, like a Belgian wit in the spring-summer and a smoked porter for the fall-winter.

Locally made, locally served is a guiding light for Tuckahoe Brewing's business model. McDevitt believes that's something the buying public is keen on these days.

"This area for the longest time hasn't had any local beers besides Flying Fish (from Cherry Hill), but even that is, a little bit, a ways away," he says. "So hopefully, we can do some good for the Cape May and Atlantic County areas, hopefully get some people excited about drinking some locally made beer."

Friday, May 6, 2011

Who we are

Tuckahoe Brewing Company was established in January of 2011 by four friends who had been brewing beer for fun for several years.  We were brewing five and ten gallon batches while we barbequed and enjoyed drinking beer with family and friends.  Going to the next level and brewing commercially was a thought that was always in the back of each our minds, but after we heard enough of our friends say the same thing, we decided to take the idea seriously.  We've rented a building in Dennis Township in the northern part of Cape May County, our applications with the state and federal governments are pending, and we hope to be licensed and fully operational by November of 2011.
We expect to begin with four recipes, a Belgian Wit, an English Style Porter, a Pale Ale, and a traditional ale or pilsner that will be brewed using only agricultural products grown in New Jersey.  Cape May County is a beautiful place, and brewing a beer that captures that beauty in both its ingredients and the finished product is one of our goals.  We want to provide the people of Cape May County beers that will always remind them of home.
There is an untapped market in our area, beer lovers who are waiting to see more and more quality beers that are brewed in this part of New Jersey and are available commercially.  Please look for our beers on tap in bars and restaurants around Cape May County, and bottled for take home as well.  Also, please stop by and see us this fall at 369 Woodbine-Oceanview Road in Dennis Township.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

We are signing a lease...

After months of searching and seeking for the ideal location that will be best suited for our nano-brewing needs, we seem to have found the right space.  Pictures will be forth coming!