North Jersey Beer: A Brewing History from Princeton to Sparta

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North Jersey residents have enjoyed frothy pints since the first brewhouse opened in Hoboken in 1641. Brewing was big in the Garden State prior to Prohibition, and by 1900, more than fifty breweries were in operation. Nearly half of them—like Krueger—were located in Newark. The dry reign of Prohibition and the region's proximity to major cities made it a hub for bootleggers and gangsters like Longy Zwillman and Waxey Gordon. Even after the Eighteenth Amendment was repealed, North Jersey brewing sputtered. Some independent breweries like Ballantine restarted operation, but it wasn't until the 1990s that the region saw a craft brewing renaissance. Today, Jerseyans enjoy premium ales and lagers from breweries like Climax, River Horse and New Jersey Beer Company. Beer writer Chris Morris explores the origins and the new revolution of brewing in North Jersey.
ISBN: 9781626199071
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: New Jersey
Series: American Palate
Images: 76
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Chris Morris holds a BA from the College of New Jersey and an MA from Rutgers University, and works full time on Wall Street. He brewed his first beer at age twenty and was hooked. He made a website, started a blog and registered his brewery, Black Dog Brewing Company. He took his blogging to the next level when he started writing for the Star-Ledger, New Jersey's largest newspaper. He hopes to start his own brewery soon, but until then, he's enjoying exploring the craft beer world.
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