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Hoboken Homebrew & Chili Contest! March 11th!

For all you homebrewers out there wanting to show off your beer, come out and show us your talent! The 8th Annual Chili Cook Off and Homebrew Contest is on March 11th from 2-6pm at Our Lady of Grace (411 Willow Street, Hoboken NJ). Entry to the competition is free. The registration deadline is January 31, 2017. Contestants may enter multiple homebrews. Brewers must be present to pour beer the day of the event. Event set-up begins at 1pm. Beer tasting begins at 2pm.

Contestants that want to compete in the Judge's Competition, must drop off samples of his/her beer 2 weeks prior to the competition at Finnegan's Pub in Hoboken or The Thirsty Quaker in Jersey City. Judging will be done the Saturday before the event. To be considered for the Judge's contest, participants must drop off two bottles beer no later than March 5th, 2017. Entries should have contact information and beer information taped, tagged, or rubber banded to the bottles.

Click here to register

The Chili & Homebrew contest is FREE to enter. The competitions are judged separately; each category a separate judges panel. The categories this year are:

  • Judges' Choice
  • Fan Favorite
  • Brewer's Choice

The judges panel will award 1st and 2nd place prizes to the top chili & beer entries. The Brewer's Choice Award Winner have their beer brewed and on tap at Departed Soles for a month! Each winner takes home a trophy. Judges' Choice & Fan Favorite Award Winners will receive gift certificates from local Hoboken businesses, and of course the glory of winning the 2017 Battle in the Boken.

Last year the contest had over $4K in prizes and raised $10,000 for the children of Hoboken! Mentors Matter. Support a great cause and make this year our best fundraiser yet!

Email for more information.


2016 Gift Guide

If you need gift ideas, we've got you covered! We of course have gift cards, but if you need something a little personal, check out these ideas.

Craft Beer Flight Kits
Sample a new, unique or rare beer each day from these curated collections of craft beer. It’s like an advent calendar of beer! Read our tasting notes, and make your own notes and rate them online.

Everything Kit - 52.00
Belgian Style Kit - 66.00
Premium Kit - 90.00



One Gallon Beer Batches
Want to make beer but have a small apartment? Thinking of joining the hobby but don’t want to commit to lots of equipment? Need a fun gift for a friend? One gallon beer-making is easy  and compact. Makes 10 bottles.

Beer equipment kit - 39.99
Beer recipe packs - 15.99 - 19.99


One Gallon Wine Batches
Making your own wine is fast and easy. With only an hour of work and two months waiting, you’ll have delicious wine for less than $6 per bottle. Six varietals available in small batches, and dozens more available when you step up to larger batches.

Wine equipment kit - 39.99
Wine ingredient packs - 28.99


Winemaking Classes for Two
Learn how to make your own wine! During the class we’ll teach you the history and science of wine-making, and taste commercial and homemade wine. At the end of the class, take home an equipment kit and one gallon of ready-to-ferment grape must in your favorite style!

Class for Two - 75.00
Class Dates - Jan 11, Feb 1, March 1, March 29
Classes are Wednesdays, 6:30 - 8:30 at Mana Contemporary
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Local Honey
Great for mead-makers, bakers, or those with a sweet tooth. Our honey is sourced from a South Jersey apiary. And try some ultra-local honey from the Hamilton Park neighborhood, the hives are two blocks from our shop!

2 lb South Jersey honey - 13.99
5 lb South Jersey honey - 31.99
8 oz Hamilton Park honey - 12.00


Serious Brew Kettles
For the serious brewer, there’s nothing better than a heavy duty brew kettle with all the bells and whistles. These reinforced stainless steel kettles come with spigots and thermometers, and the 6-piece come with false bottoms and mesh screen tubes.

10 Gallon 4-piece - 196.99
10 Gallon 6-piece - 299.99
16 Gallon 4-piece - 229.99
16 Gallon 6-piece - 339.99


Propane Burners
Take 10 gallons of wort to boiling temperature in just a few minutes - also great for big batches of chili or frying a turkey. These propane burners mean serious business!

SP1 Jet burner (185,000 BTU) - 54.99
SP10 burner (55,000 BTU) – 59.99
KAB6 burner (210,000 BTU) – 124.99


Limited Release Beers and Small Batch Whiskey
Looking for Stout from Iceland, Lingonberry beer from Sweden, or Double IPAs from New Jersey? We’ve got it all! The Thirsty Quaker has close to 900 different beers in stock to choose from.

Our craft spirit selection includes dozens of great bourbons, vodkas, gins, and more from small batch distilleries across the US. Try New Holland’s Beer Barrel Bourbon, or be adventurous with whiskey from around the world like Brenne, a French whiskey aged in Cognac barrels, or the Mackmyra Swedish whiskey.









Wine-Making Classes for Two!

Click Here to Reserve Your Spot Now!

Dates Available:

  • Wednesday, January 11, 6:30 PM
  • Wednesday, February 1, 6:30 PM
  • Wednesday, March 1, 6:30 PM
  • Wednesday, March 29, 6:30 PM

In this hands-on class we will discuss the history and science of wine-making, as well as tips and techniques for making quality wine at home. And of course, we'll sample some great commercial and homemade wine during the class. Good wine is surprisingly easy to make at home, and you can have quality wine of any style ready to drink in only 2-3 months. In fact, at the end of this class you will take home a gallon of grape must that is ready to ferment!

The class will be held in the cafe at Mana Contemporary - an arts center in the Journal Square neighborhood.

Space in each class is limited.

Each admission is for up to two students, and includes:

  • Equipment Kit for making one gallon batches of wine (6 bottles)
  • Ingredients to make one gallon of wine (your choice of varietal)
  • Wine tasting during the class

Northern New Jersey Brewery Bus Tour! Sunday, November 20th

We're teaming up with Jersey City Day Trippers to bring you to some local breweries this weekend!

Brix City
New Jersey Beer Co.
...and we'll end up back in Jersey City at Departed Soles

We'll depart at 12 pm from Jersey City at Grove and Columbus, right across from the Grove Street PATH Station.

We'll toast with some craft beer on the bus!

Our beer manager will be on hand to quiz you on beer.