"It's been a long, long journey to get to this point," Chip says, "but we're just about at the end of the road. We received TTB approval in July; this week Toms River has given us temporary COs on all inspections, and today the ABC came in for their inspection and have promised to issue a temporary license by Thursday.
"With one additional change to our electric, we will be brewing by the first or second week in October and opening our doors to the public later in the month."
Michael Kane, president of the Garden State Craft Brewers Guild and owner of Kane Brewing, extended a welcome to Rinn Duin.
"We know their team has been working hard at this project for a long time, and we are happy to see them finally (get to) brew their first batch of beer. We wish them the best of luck and success in their first year," Michael says. "Rinn Duin is just the first of several projects … We expect the next few years to be a period of strong growth for the craft industry in New Jersey and an exciting time for craft beer drinkers in the state."
With a 25-barrel brewhouse, Rinn Duin is the largest craft brewer to come online in New Jersey in the past two years. Carton Brewing and Kane launched as production brewers in 2011 at sizes just under Rinn Duin, 15 and 20 barrels, respectively. This past August, the Iron Hill brewpub chain began brewing in Voorhees, its second New Jersey location.
Under their Rinn Duin Brewing brand, Chip, Jacqui and their brewer, Jason Goldstein, will bring to market a quartet of ales: Lawnmower English Blonde, St. John's Irish Red, Sandpiper English Brown and Trinity Smoked Scottish 70. All will be initially available as draft, and eventually in bottles, and for sampling in the brewery's six-tap tasting room that looks out on the brewhouse and row of 50-barrel fermenters.