beer in a box - good glass water bottle
In a new way to deal with the way freshly brewed beer takes home, a brewery in Hunterton County decided to take a route used by wine and recent coffee and soda suppliers.
The Ship Inn Brew bar in Milford now offers customers the opportunity to buy beer in the box.
"There's really not much learning curve," says winemaker Tim Hall . ".
"There are not many people doing this.
"Since the opening of the brewery in 1995, customers have been able to accept brewed beer --on-
A half gallon beer can is called a growl can be refilled multiple times, but Hall says many of the decisions to switch to cubes are economic and environmental.
These boxes are cheap and biodegradable and are a good alternative to glass bottles.
Hall, who spent a long time abroad as a student and tourist, said he did not know what a shame the boxed adult drink had in the United States.
"It's really good in Europe," said the lobby, standing behind the black wood bar, on a cold morning.
"At first, I got a strange expression from the customer.
However, the side view did not last long.
In the fall of 2006, the Ship Inn began testing 5 and 10 quart boxes, and by last summer they had become staple food in the bar.
The idea has become popular, and they now sell about 100 gallons of beer a week.
Brew pub is defined as a restaurant where small quantities of beer are brewed in the hotel.
State law prohibits bars from selling suds through dealers.
Traditionally, microbreweries are defined as breweries that produce 15,000 barrels a year.
About 31 gallons a barrel.
At present, the Ship Inn has three homemade beers to choose from.
There is a British bitter wine, a conditional wine bucket.
Unfiltered and low-carbon acid beer supplied from hand pumps-
Beer and golden wheat beer, which Hall calls a "Mower" beer, are designed for those who are still skeptical about craft beer.
According to the state Beer Association, of the nearly 24 beer bars and microbreweries in Garden State, Ship Inn is currently the only one pouring into a box.
Hall said he studied the idea for several years and had to reconfigure the tap of the bar to adapt to the new system.
In the spirit of fresh beer, it will only be filled when ordering.
"You won't find them sitting on a shelf or a cooler," he said . ".
There are beer bars all over the country that are also packing their beer, including Rubicon Brewing in Sacramento, California, which has been offering gallon cases for the past few years.
But in general, boxing beer is a new concept.
Julia Hertz, a spokeswoman for the Winemakers Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to professional winemakers, said that while "alternative packaging" has become a trend in craft brewing, neither she nor the rest of the association have heard of cardboard installations.
"From a cost perspective, it could be a useful decision," she said in a telephone interview in Colorado . ".
Many craft brewers are also returning to the concept of cans, she noted.
Containers that can also carry negative images-
In 2007, at least 25,000 barrels of suds were piled up in aluminum cylinders.
Micro brewers using cans of cans say it's cheaper than bottles, it's better to help keep the taste and help their products stand out from the shelves that are getting more and more packed with craft beer. Dan Soboti Jr.
He brewed beer at Gaslight breweries and restaurants in South Orange, and he said that they might stick to the use of glass growlers in the foreseeable future.
"We talked about it, but we decided it didn't work for us," he said . ".
Hall says he sells 30 to 40 boxes and growlers a week, and the beer sodas 2-once it's filled with a cube-3 weeks.
The box sold for $18 and $28 for $10.
Each faucet comes with a reusable plastic faucet that can be screwed to the faucet for repeated use by visitors.
The box itself is not built for more than one use, although the winemaker says it is possible to get a second round from the box.
When the box is emptied, the drinker can break it down and throw it in with recycling.
Customers of Ship Inn like Richard cross in Milford like the box because they are longer than the Growler.
There is a young child at home and he can't go to the bar as often as he wants.
"It's really easy," he said . "
Looking to the future, Hall said he hopes to add some new beers with "strong flavor but low alcohol content" to the rotation.
"In doing so, he wanted to bring the new drinkers to the craft beer bar and see them leave with a box under their arms.
You can contact John Holl at jholl @ starledger. com or (908)782-8326.