Days after Beer Connoisseur said New Jersey makes the best beer in the country, the Garden State has added another brewery to its already impressive roster.
Friday marked the grand opening of Hidden Sands Brewing Company in Egg Harbor Township, a brewery which went to great lengths (and depths) to get the best New Jersey ingredients, including the water.
The brewery drilled 800 feet, through two aquifers, to create a well at the Atlantic City Sands Aquifer, which, according to the company’s website, is estimated to be 30,000 years old and gives their brews the purest possible starting point.
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Hidden Sands launches with a diverse lineup of beers, featuring 800-Foot Pils, Sandy Blue Pale Ale, Pump Handle (a pale ale), First Drop (a breakfast-style Baltic porter) and their Unfathomable Depths IPA Series, which includes 107 Foot IPA, 447 Foot IPA, and 608 Foot double IPA.
Luke Lindsey was named the company’s brewmaster back in October, having spent more than 12 years in the industry, including serving as brewmaster at Victory, Southern Tier and Lagunitas. He was also a brewing supervisor at Samuel Adams.
Hidden Sands held a soft opening last Thursday, but this weekend’s grand opening festivities will include food trucks, tastings and tours.
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