New Jersey’s craft beer industry has caught the eye of Gov. Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy, who will now serve exclusively local beer at Drumthwacket.
They made the announcement at a craft beer event hosted at the governor’s official residence on Saturday.
“People are recognizing the quality, personality, and great diversity of New Jersey’s craft beers,” said Murphy. “Over the past five years, New Jersey’s craft beer industry has been the fastest-growing in the entire country. We are proud to support the brewers and small businesses who are investing in our communities and growing New Jersey’s economy.”
New Jersey is home to over 100 craft breweries, many of which have won awards.
“New Jersey’s craft breweries are consistently innovating, and consistently delivering a high-quality product to the residents of our state and beyond,” said Alexis Degan, executive director of the New Jersey Brewers Association in a statement. “This fledgling industry has changed the landscape of craft beverage production and consumption in the seven short years since the law changed.”
In 2012, a change in New Jersey’s alcoholic beverage control laws enabled the promotion and growth of the state’s craft beer industry.
“Our breweries are transforming downtowns, creating new tourism destinations, and serving their communities in so many ways. Being able to showcase the offerings of our many breweries at Drumthwacket with the support of the Governor and First Lady is incredibly gratifying,” Degan said. “We look forward to working with the Administration to continue helping this industry grow and thrive.”