The Brewing Process for India Pale Ale (IPA)

India Pale Ale, commonly known as IPA, is a popular style of beer known for its distinct hoppy flavor and high bitterness. The brewing process for IPA involves several stages, starting from selecting the right ingredients to packaging the final product.

Malting: This is the first stage of brewing where the barley is germinated and then dried to release the sugars needed for fermentation. This process also activates the enzymes that convert the starches into fermentable sugars.

Mashing: The malt is crushed and mixed with hot water in a mash tun to create a sugary liquid called wort. This process activates enzymes that convert the malt sugars into simple sugars that will be fermented by yeast.

Boiling: The wort is then boiled for about 60-90 minutes with hops added at various intervals. The hops contribute to the beer’s flavor and bitterness, as well as acting as a natural preservative.

Fermentation: The wort is cooled and yeast is added, which ferments the sugars and produces alcohol and carbon dioxide. This process takes about one to two weeks, depending on the yeast and the conditions.

Conditioning: After fermentation is complete, the beer is conditioned for several days to a few weeks. This allows the yeast to settle and the flavors to mature.

Filtering: The beer is then filtered to remove any remaining yeast and particles, and is ready to be packaged.

Packaging: The beer can be packaged in bottles, cans, or kegs, and is then ready for distribution and consumption.

In conclusion, the brewing process for IPA involves several stages that require careful attention to detail and a deep understanding of the ingredients and techniques involved. The end result is a flavorful, hoppy, and bitter beer that has become a favorite among beer lovers worldwide.

New Breweries added to our tour list

Summer 2021 Updates

Wow the masks are coming off!!!

The wheels on the bus are going round and round and we’re hitting every new brewery around. 2020 was a tough year for BBBT and many of our small business partners so many small businesses were forced to shut their doors to never open again.

We are fortunate to be able to operate and thanks to the help of our family, friends and small business partners we are coming out of COVID 19 with great momentum.

We are excited to offer private group tours to breweries, wineries and distilleries all over the South Jersey area. We have lots of options available and we customize tours to suit the booking party. We also provide transportation for weddings.

There are a lot of new breweries and distilleries on the scene so let us take you and you’re friends there on a safe and memorable tour.

Bars vs. Breweries round 1

A couple South Jersey bars attempt to take on new ordinances that would relax brewery regulations, stating that it would hurt beer and food sales. What’s your take?

From NJ Monthly:

A small number of South and Central Jersey bar owners have unleashed a boycott against New Jersey-brewed craft beer, citing pending state legislation that they say would allow the brewers to compete more effectively with their bars.

To date, only a handful of taverns have joined the boycott. They say the proposed rules would devalue their pricey liquor licenses. Meanwhile, at least one association for craft-beer drinkers is calling on members to amp up their patronage of bars that carry Jersey brews.

Read More at NJ Monthly.

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18 Fall Beers by some of NJ’s best breweries

So happy to have these guys and this great beer on a few of our tours. Join us on 10/30 for our next visit there.

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Now Booking Tours

We are excited to officially launch our South Jersey brewery tour website. We’ll be adding new breweries to our list while also discussing the types of beer each brewery offers. Be sure to check out our tour calendar to find an open tour. For custom tours, contact us and we’ll do our best to accommodate your party needs!

We look forward to good fun and great brew!

NJ Craft Beer Scene Grows


Couple of the breweries we tour are on this list! NJ craft breweries are growing strong.