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International Beer Day | Friday 08.01.14

Welcome to the official future Maloney’s International Beer Day celebration, and the continuation of summer! Mark your calendar with the date to celebrate great Craft, IPA’s & Imports Join us on Friday August 1st, and enjoy All Day!

August 7th is Founders Night

meet the brewery…
featuring Founders Devil Dancer, Founders Double Trouble,
All Day IPA, Centennial, and Red’s Rye.



Carton Brewing… Jersey Style

Thursday 07.10 | 6:00pm | no reservations or tix required

If you’re a Jersey boy or girl, and you’ve been in a recent (heated) discussion about fashion, reality TV shows, pizza, diners, tomatoes or corn, cars, bridges, highways, houses, taxes, beaches (we call it the shore), nightlife, big hair, fake nails and of course beer – you know, all things ‘Joisey’ – everything and anything you claimed is correct, we have the ‘Boss’ and Wawa too – we do have the best! You see, Jersey style infiltrated the American conversation years ago. Maybe you can credit The Sopranos, which was great, or the more recent Boardwalk Empire, which is also great. The rest of the country has been lusting for that Jersey grit, the Jersey Strong we can take it mettle!

One important aspect of both male and female Jersey style, whether born here or you have made this your home is that, somehow, everyone in Jersey gets an extra helping of hubris, which equates to bigger, bolder brass!

Beer is also a big part of NJ history, and our Jersey style thing too! Join us tonight and celebrate original style with our friends at Carton Brewing. They’ve made a greatcontribution to the quality, and style of craft brewing in NJ, and in the U.S. Cousins Chris and Augie Carton, and brewer Jesse Ferguson bring a passion to all they do. They set their goal daily: to make the greatest beer in the greatest place – New Jersey.

Carton Brewing Night | Thursday 07.10.14

Meet the brewery on Thursday the 10th, and enjoy the release of the Summer Beer,‘Panzanella.’ We’ll be pouring the best of Carton, actually everything is great, and offering a fun and delicious ‘Jersey Style’ menu featuring great seafood, and of course, a Panzanella salad…

14 Great Contributions to Jersey Style…

Panzanella  |  Sandy  |  077XX  |  Swisher
Reg Coffee  |  Shipwreck Porter  |  077-07
Carton Canyon  |  Wit Whale  |  Wiscova
Monkey Chased The Weasel
Boat | BDG  |  Carton of Milk

featured beers 07.10.14

Carton Brewing Panzanella
A salted, bready Ale made with NJ tomatoes & cukes


Dogfish Head Brewery Rosabi…
American Imperial Pale Ale brewed with wasabi
IQhilika Coffee Mead…

In the southern most corner of the Wild Coast in South Africa, there is a small coffee estate started in the early 1900′s called Transkei Gold. This rarest of African coffees, grown entirely organic is sold only to exclusive outlets, and the profits are returned to the community to support education, health care, and clean water projects. This coffee is blended with Makana Meadery‚ Äôs Sweet Mead to produce a delicious drink.




The British Are Not Coming
- it’s about American beer…

It’s always been “American craft” – around 1587 Virginia colonists brew Ale using corn – American ‘Help Wanted’ ads appear in London looking for brewers to join the colonies – Adrian Block and Hans Christiansen establish the first known brewery in the New World on the southern tip of New Amsterdam (Manhattan) – born in Block & Christiansen’s brewhouse, Jean Vigne grows up to become the first brewer born in the American New World – George Schneider starts a brewery in St. Louis, Missouri, what would become the seed of Anheuser-Busch. The history of American craft goes on, and on… more

Featured Beers 06.27.14

Victoria Ale was inspired by a visit to Victoria Mansion in Portland, Maine and the visual references to Bacchus, the god of wine. The brewer’s decided to fuse the worlds of beer and wine. Over two hundred pounds of Chardonnay grapes were brought in, crushed on site and added directly to the mash. Victoria Ale’s aroma is subtle fruit and spice, and the taste presents subtle notes of green banana, black pepper, and fresh-crushed mint. 

Victor Ale was inspired by its feminine-named predecessor, the Victoria Ale. With chardonnay grapes to make the Victoria Ale unique, our brewers decided to use red grapes for the Victor. Over one hundred pounds of Cabernet Franc grapes were crushed on site and added directly to the mash. In addition to a generous portion of Pilsner malt, Victor is hopped with Fuggles and Hallertau and fermented with a wine yeast strain. With a focus on the subtle wine-like character of the fruit.


A great example of American Craft is the Allagash Brewing Company. Started in 1995, on the outskirts of Portland, Maine – founder Rob Tod recognized something missing within the craft brewing movement. While both German and British styles had become prevalent throughout the U.S., the ever-creative Belgian-styles were very difficult to find. Through his travels, Tod had sampled many unique beers and felt that the flavors and traditions of Belgium needed to be shared with Americans. He designed a small 15-barrel brewhouse, gathered the finest array of authentic raw materials and began his quest towards the production of traditional Belgian style Ales. Rob sold his first batch of beer in the summer of 1995… and here we are, enjoying some of the most harmoniously styled beers in the world!


All American…

“The 18th Amendment” prohibited the production, sale, transport, import or export of alcoholic beverages and it nearly brought a complete end to one of the world’s most diverse, interesting and aggressive brewing cultures. President Franklin D. Roosevelt on March 22, 1933, authorized the sale of 3.2 percent beer and wine, which allowed the first legal beer sales since the beginning of Prohibition. In 1933 the Twenty-first Amendment became law, and it repealed the 18th, and Prohibition.

A “craft beer” renaissance started to take shape more than 30 years ago, when in 1978 President Jimmy Carter made home brewing legal again. Soon after, a network of adventurous American artisans began to emerge; they operated at a small scale and used very traditional brewing technique, but placed great emphasis on experimentation and innovation. From select barrel aging beer to sourcing intensely bitter hops, these are some of the latest trends in American craft brewing that are starting to influence beer styles around the world.




The start of Summer is a big deal…

it’s what we all wished for while we shoveled snow, dug our cars and driveways out, and dealt with almost unbearable freezing temperatures. There’s so much to do, and celebrate this Summer – so do it any way you want, but stay safe. It’s the perfect opportunity to share hot summer days, and hotter nights enjoying good food, and great beer with friends and family. We believe Maloney’s is an easy and comfortable place to eat and drink. Share your summer with us. We plan to tap the coolest kegs, offer some fun menus, share some laughs, and make
some terrific memories…

The First Day of Summer 2014

featured 06.20.14 weekend taps…

With its slightly sweet, malty, creamy and clean weight, Anderson Valley Brewing Company’s Summer Solstice is the ultimate refreshment for the first day, and everyday of Summer. A touch of spice, and a little caramel combine to create a unique beer; affectionately called “cream soda for adults”, this is an extremely drinkable and enjoyable beer. Think of drinking lots of AVBC Summer Solstice with fries, chicken, everything beef and burgers, desserts and just about everything – wings too!

Iqhilika Chili Mead Zymatore is an African mead aged in wine barrels that is immediately delicious and inviting – after one sip of it – you’ll know that you just can’t get enough of it. This is a very limited, small project. After aging the Mead over roasted, indigenous African chili peppers that lend a spicy tickle to the palate, and for more complexity the Zymatore Chili Mead is then kept, for 9 to 18 months, in different red and white wine barrels sourced from the acclaimed Thelema Mountain Vineyards of South Africa.

National IPA Day


Welcome to the official future Maloney’s National IPA Day celebration, and the continuation of summer! Mark your calendar with the date to celebrate great Beer… join us on Friday August 1st, and celebrate National IPA Day!  

Hopefully warm, beautiful days, and hot nights will rule! On Friday August 1st, we’ll tap fabulous Founders’ IPA’s – Founders Brewing is known for some of the most consistent, delicious tasting brews in craft. Hang with us, and enjoy Devil Dancer, Double Trouble, All Day IPA, Centennial and Reds Rye… these well-made brews are perfect for drinking all day! So, plan with your friends, your neighbors, your better half – go ahead mark your calendars – and get ready to get your hop on.




Do it the way your dad would
Saturday June 14th & Sunday 15th
Father’s Day is an occasion to mark and celebrate fatherhood, and paternal bonds. The day’s a relatively modern holiday so there’s a range of traditions; a simple phone call, a card or maybe even a huge party for all of the ‘father’ figures in an extended family.
Our tradition is to share great beer, delicious food and good times. To celebrate Father’s Day weekend we’ll serve a special ‘Dad’s Menu’ and on Saturday at noon we’ll tap Founders KBS, and on Sunday at noon we’ll tap both Goose Island Bourbon County Stout, and Goose Island Ogden. Do it the way your dad would – join us in saying, ‘You’re the bestest, bestest in the whole wide world…
thanks for everything!’





It’s Your Party…
Summer events, and parties should be easy, stress-free affairs, leaving you with plenty of time to enjoy yourself, and your guests. One way to make sure that happens is to let us host, and create a menu that suits your event.
Golf outings, birthdays, anniversaries or any special celebration requires planning, and work. Let us do it for you. Our staff will create a successful event for you that will guarantee you spend all your time enjoying yourself, your
family and your guests.

Our private dining room can accommodate 55 people.  For larger parties, arrangements can be made to rent the entire restaurant.  Our party planning  staff works with each customer individually to create a menu that suits the client’s tastes and budget.  Please contact Meghan [maloneyspubnj@gmail.com] or the restaurant for more information.


Carton Night | Thursday July 10th
They’re  releasing their newest Summer Beer…
It’s a beer with tomatoes & cucumbers (crazy!) and to
go with it, and other beers too, we’ll be offering a special
‘Jersey’ themed dinner menu.
Panzanella or panmolle is a Tuscan salad of bread and tomatoes popular in the summer. It includes chunks of soaked stale bread and tomatoes, sometimes onions and basil, dressed with olive oil and vinegar… yum!





We Love Allagash Too (and it’s all weekend) 

We have an exciting, and delicious plan! Come by tonight, and enjoy really great beer. Yes, (you know it, you love it!) Allagash in the house!  In addition to Red Howes, Interlude, Session Brett and Ginger White – we’ll have the fabulous James Bean. James Bean is their bourbon barrel aged Tripel (Curieux), with cold pressed coffee added. We’ll also pour Odyssey, and of course more… The Allagash selections are available the entire Memorial Day weekend
Allagash Brewing Company started in 1995, as a one-man operation in a small space in Portland, Maine. Founder Rob Tod had worked in a brewery setting before and recognized something was missing in the craft brewing movement. While both German and British styles had become popular throughout the U.S., the Belgian-styles were difficult to find. Through his travels, Tod sampled tons of beer, and felt that the flavors and traditions of Belgium needed to be shared with American beer lovers. He designed a small 15-barrel brewhouse, gathered the finest array of authentic raw materials and began his quest to produce traditional Belgian style ales… thanks!
We All Love A Parade…
Sunday May 25th | 2:00 pm
Memorial Day Parade
The parade steps off from the St. Clement Church parking lot at 1:45 pm and marches along route 79 to Main Street Matawan, right by Maloney’s (you’ll have ringside seats) ending at Memorial Park where there will be a brief ceremony. Please access our rear parking lot as main street will be closed for the parade. You are welcome to call us for more specific directions if you have any difficulty.
The borough invites all Matawan residents and residents of surrounding towns to line the parade route to honor those men and women who have made the supreme sacrifice for our glorious Nation.

On Memorial Day we take a moment to remember, and honor American men and women who have fought and died while in service to our country. For many of us  the main event is attending a hometown parade. Memorial Day is also a time of celebration, as it marks the unofficial start to summer! Make a day of it with the whole family.





A State Of Firsts…
Celebrate New Jersey’s 350th Anniversary!

Thursday May 15th is Flying Fish Brewing Night

Brewery representative Rick Stype will be on hand to give us the story of this NJ brewery’s portfolio. Flying Fish is the
largest brewery built in the state since Prohibition, and it produces a wide range of beers year-round, along with a
variety of seasonal specialties. Of course we’ll be pouring the Exit Series, Hop Fish, Red Fish, and Farmhouse Summer.
The highlight of the night will be NJ 350.

The commemorative beer named NJ 350 is an English stock ale, brewed with blackstrap molasses and an array of traditional English malts and barley, then finished with American hops, including Simcoe, Centennial and Cluster, which was the first variety of hop grown in the United States.  NJ 350 will have a light brown color and fragrant pine aroma, as a tribute to the New Jersey Pine Barrens. The recipe is the result of months spent experimenting with ingredients and listening to suggestions from New Jersey fans on styles and flavors.




Top Ten Firsts In
New Jersey…

10)  first drive-in movie theater was built on a 10 acre plot in
Camden County in 1933.

9)  first Miss America was chosen in Atlantic City in 1921. 

8)  first airplane passenger flight flew from New York to Atlantic City

on May 3, 1919.

7)  first incandescent lamp (light bulb) was made by Thomas A. Edison in

Menlo Park in 1879.

6)  first submarine was built in 1878 by John Holland of Passaic County.

5)  first boardwalk in the world was built in 1870 at Atlantic City.

4)  first organized baseball game was played in Hoboken in 1846.

3)  first steam locomotive to actually pull a train on a track was built by

John Stevens of Hoboken in 1824.

2)  first balloon flight in America was made by Jean-Pierre Blanchard on January 9,1793 – he landed at Deptford carrying

a letter from George Washington.

AND the number ONE first, (drum roll please) the first BREWERY in America
opened in Hoboken in 1642.




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