This is a guidebook to 23 breweries and brewpubs across the Garden State, from corporate giants to the newest brewpubs. Each entry contains information on types of beers brewed at the site, available tours, nearby points of interest, and an author's pick for the best beer to try. Also included is a history of brewing in the state, a primer on the brewing process, and a section on favorite regional foods.
Lew Bryson lives in Newtown, Pennsylvania, and writes about spirits and beer as managing editor of Whisky Advocate magazine and as the other of other titles in Stackpole's Brewery series. Mark Haynie is a writer for Ale Street News and Mid-Atlantic Brewing News. He lives in Somers Point, New Jersey.