Enough with the sampling; it’s time to reveal the winner of our N.J.’s best craft brewery showdown.
That will happen 7 p.m. Friday, April 7 (National Beer Day!), when I will walk, unannounced, through the door of our winner, N.J.’s best craft brewery. You can watch it live on our Facebook page.
We started last month with a call for nominations; we received 500-plus nominations. All 83 craft breweries and brew pubs were put on a ballot; more than 15,000 people voted.
The top four vote-getters became half of our Elite Eight; I picked the other half. I visited all eight, and picked a Final Four, and re-visited those.
And now it’s time to pick a winner. Here again are our finalists:
Cape May Brewing Co., Lower Township
Demented Brewing, Middlesex
Kane Brewing Co., Ocean Township
Twin Elephant Brewing Co., Chatham
There will be a serious celebration at one of those breweries at 7 p.m. Friday. Check our Facebook page for the live stream.