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Rinn Duin Brewing celebrated its first anniversary (see video here) with a limited release, 365 Blackthorn, an 8.1% ABV Irish red spiked with some Belgian candi sugar, making it the Toms River brewery’s biggest beer. But the brewery has also added entering the Philadelphia market and a small part of New York City to the 2015 to-do list.

With traditional English and Irish ales as its signature styles, Rinn Duin opened its doors at the start of 2014. Its 25-barrel brewhouse made it the largest of a half dozen breweries in that first wave of openings after the law change in the fall of 2012. In the audio clip, owner Chip Town talks about the first year and what to look for from Rinn Duin this year.

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Trinity Smoked Scottish 70 is Toms River brewery Rinn Duin’s first beer to go into 12-ounce bottles and six-packs.

Rinn Duin christened its bottling line last week with a run – 235 cases – of Trinity (4.0% ABV, 18 IBU) done over a couple of days. The startup brewery plans to bottle two more flagship brews, St. John’s Irish Red (4.9%, 20 IBU) and Sandpiper English Brown (5.1%, 23 IBU), beginning next week.

Rinn-Duin-Bottling-4“St. John's is in the fermenter now; (it) will be our second set of bottles. Sandpiper will be the last flagship, and our next seasonal, English Half-Wit, will be the first seasonal bottled,” says Jacqui Town, who opened Rinn Duin with her dad, Chip Town, last year.

Half-Wit is a wheat ale made with orange spice tea to give it an English slant. (Rinn Duin brews English and Irish-style ales.) Rinn Duin’s other seasonals are River Toms English IPA (6.8%, 55 IBU) and Pota Caifé (5.1%, 30 IBU), an Irish dry stout with coffee.


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Friday, 24 January 2014 22:55

Rinn Duin opens taproom, brewery for tours

Rinn Duin Tap Pour

ints and growlers
from the tasting room at Rinn Duin Brewing …

The newly licensed brewery did steady business with its brown and Scottish ales Thursday evening, the long-awaited start of public tours and opening of its six-tap tasting room. The evening also marked the release of the English/Irish-style session ales that are the core of Toms River production brewery’s beer lineup.

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Sunday, 01 December 2013 03:41

Rinn Duin brews its first batch

Rinn Duin First Brew
Ocean County start-up brewery Rinn Duin christened its 25-barrel system on Saturday, brewing a brown ale, one of four flagship session beers in the company's planned lineup.

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Tuesday, 24 September 2013 22:04

Rinn Duin gets green light from N.J.

Rinn Duin Brewhouse2

Toms River can claim the title as home to the Garden State's newest craft brewery.

State regulators on Tuesday paid a call on Rinn Duin Brewing, inspecting the brewery along Route 37 West and giving the state's blessing. The Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control is expected to issue a temporary license in a couple of days.

There are still a few more formalities to square away, the brewery's bottling line to install, and some other work, says Chip Town, of Jackson Township, who founded the brewery with his daughter, Jacqui. But the forthcoming permit from state regulators will let Rinn Duin at long last strike a mash and make beer. The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, the federal agency that regulates alcoholic beverage producers, signed off on Rinn Duin over the summer.

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Thursday, 22 August 2013 20:00

Rinn Duin buildout near finish line

Rinn Duin Buildout Weld
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Rinn Duinn Brewing is winding down, with just a few utility details left to take care of before becoming Ocean County's first production craft brewery and first brewery of any kind since the late 1990s.

Founder Chip Town says the hope is to get the electrical work done and gas hooked up so brewing can commence the first week of September at the Route 37 ale-maker. (See Rinn Duin's early days here.)

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Sunday, 14 July 2013 13:17

Rinn Duin has OK from feds

Rinn Duin BrewhouseRinn Duin Brewing cleared a key hurdle last week, with federal regulators signing off on the company's brewer's notice.

That happened on Monday; Rinn Duin's application to the state for a brewing license is still pending.

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