Monday, October 31, 2011

Meet the Brewery: Carton Brewing Co. Launch Party

Join us Thursday, Nov. 3 for our Meet the Brewery event with Carton Brewing Company. Meet the brewers, enjoy special prices on CB drafts, and help support one of New Jersey's local breweries.

Drafts we'll be featuring include:

Boat Beer
Brunch. Dinner. Grub.
Pumpkin Cream Ale Cask

Carton Brewing Company is an independent craft brewery started by cousins Chris and Augie Carton, along with their friend and home brewer Jesse Ferguson. Based out of Atlantic Highlands, NJ, this 15 barrel brew house places an emphasis on creating tasty brews that are inspired by their neighborhood.

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Can't wait to see you there!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Happy Halloween!

We celebrated another great Halloween at the Iron Monkey, with drink specials, giveaways, and an awesome costume contest. 
Our costume party is always one of the best in the city, and this year was no different! This Halloween, we had a tie for first place between a beautiful fairy, and one tough Gladiator. Second place went to a gorgeous Black Swan costume, and Medusa herself took third. Gumby came in fourth…and he deserved it for wearing that costume all night!

Thanks so much to everyone who came out – despite the rain (and snow!), the bar was packed, and we had a great time.
And our Halloween drink specials are still going on through Monday. Enjoy 40% off all Growlers, $3 shots, $4 martinis and $6 Sailor Jerry specialty drinks. Pumpkin beer drafts are also on special for $3, including Elysian Night Owl Pumpkin Ale, Sixpoint Autumnation, Dogfish Head Punkin, Samuel Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale and Defiant Headless Horseman Pumpkin Ale. 

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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Awesome Halloween Specials!

We're celebrating Halloween with great drink specials all weekend long!

Specials include:

- 40% off ALL Beer Growlers
- $3 Pumpkin beer drafts
- $3 shots
- $4 martinis
- $6 Sailor Jerry Halloween drink specials, including Sailor & A Hoe, and Shave & A Haircut

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Win $1,000 This Weekend!

Do you have a great idea for a Halloween costume? Something creative, unique, and original? You might just win $1,000 at the Iron Monkey!

We're throwing the costume party to end all costume parties on Saturday. We'll have Sailor Jerry drink specials, and giveaways throughout the night...and at midnight, we'll be giving away $1,000 to the very best costume.

The fun doesn't end there. We'll have more drink specials and giveaways all weekend long, and on Halloween night, show us your tats, and take part in our Best Tattoo contest! 

Can't wait to see everyone (and your costumes!) this weekend!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A Change of Seasons at the Iron Monkey

Join us on Thursday, Oct. 27 as we celebrate the changing of the season with some amazing fall brews.

Taps we'll have on draft include:

Summit Oktoberfest
Ramstein Oktoberfest
Harpoon Oktoberfest
Cricket Hill Festivus
Sixpoint Autumnation
Defiant Headless Horseman Pumpkin Ale
Dogfish Head Punkin
Elysian Night Owl Pumpkin Ale
Sam Adams Double Pumpkin Ale

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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Halloween Weekend at The Iron Monkey

Do you have a great idea for a Halloween costume this year? Show it off at the Iron Monkey and you could win $1,000!

We're celebrating Halloween all weekend long, with drink specials, contests, and giveaways.

Saturday, Oct. 29 (8:00 p.m. - close) - Costume Party! We're giving away $1,000 to the person who wears the best costume. Winner announced at midnight. And we'll have Sailor Jerry specials and glassware giveaways throughout the night.

Sunday, Oct. 30 - Our Halloween specials continue all day long.

Monday, Oct. 31 - (8:00 p.m. - close) - Best Tattoo Contest! Show off your art, and win some great prizes.

Sailor Jerry drink specials include: Shave & Haircut, and Sailor & A Hoe.

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Friday, October 21, 2011

NJBC/Thanksgiving Fundraiser

What a great night at our Meet the Brewery/Thanksgiving Fundraiser with New Jersey Beer Company.

Thanks to an extremely generous donation, all of the proceeds from every NJBC draft sold yesterday went to our Thanksgiving dinner fund, which helps fund free Thanksgiving meals to anyone in need in the Jersey City community. 

New Jersey Beer Company’s head brewer Brendan O’Neil and VP John McCarthy were on hand to meet guests, and answer questions about NJBC, which operates out of North Bergen.

On tap were NJBC’s Hudson Pale Ale, 1787 Abbey Single and Garden State Stout. We had an awesome crowd out to help us empty those kegs!

 Big thanks to everyone who stopped in to support a great cause, and to New Jersey Beer Company for lending their support, too!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

'Tis the Season...for Seasonal Brews!

It’s the middle of October, and fall is in the air. We’re enjoying cool, crisp weather, the leaves are changing colors, and of course, we have plenty of fall seasonal beers to try.

Almost every craft brewery delivers a special brew to celebrate the changing season, and Brant Schweinsberg, our beer manager and all-around beer expert, is sharing some of his favorite seasonal picks to enjoy while you’re bellied up to the bar this fall. 

“First and foremost, Ramstein’s Oktoberfest is one of the most highly rated Oktoberfest beers around,” Schweinsberg says. “And it’s local – it’s brewed in New Jersey, and we love that.”

With an ABV of 6%, this amber lager is rich and spicy, with a malty aroma and subtle hop finish. But, it’s only available until October 31, so don’t wait too long to try it. 

Although it’s not necessarily a fall beer, Schweinsberg says that Ayinger Celebrator is another great brew to enjoy during the cooler months. The winner of numerous platinum medallions, this malty, hearty beer has been ranked among the best beers in the world – and lucky for us, you can find it year-round. 

At the Iron Monkey, we try to bring in a variety of seasonal beers to our ever-changing draft list, which means that some seasonal drafts are only available for a short time. Schweinsberg recommends that when you see a seasonal brew on the menu, give it a try before it’s gone. 

“Some of the other seasonal beers I always recommend are Summit Oktoberfest, which is just a terrific, solid beer, and Weyerbacher Pumpkin Ale,” he says. “It’s one that’s definitely worth a try.”

Another classic seasonal beer that’s perfect this time of year is Elysian Night Owl Pumpkin Ale.
“It’s brewed with 150 pounds of pumpkin,” Schweinsberg says. “Need I say more?”

Monday, October 17, 2011

Thanksgiving Fundraiser and Meet the Brewery

Join us on Thursday, Oct. 20 for a Meet the Brewer event with New Jersey Beer Company.

For every NJBC draft poured that day, $1 will be donated to the Iron Monkey's 15th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner.

Drafts we'll have on tap include:

NJBC Hudson Pale Ale
NJBC Garden State Stout
NJBC 1787 Abbey Single Ale

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Saturday, October 8, 2011

A Meet the Brewery with Four Brewers!

Join us for a Meet the Brewery event with FOUR brewers: Left Hand, Epic, Yards and New Holland. It's a great way to try new drafts from different brewers, and learn more from brewery reps about their beers. Come prepared with questions!

We'll have drafts from every brewery:

Left Hand:
Black Jack Porter
Milk Stout
Wake Up the Dead Imperial Stout

Rio's Rompin Rye
Hop Syndrome
Capt'n Crompin's Pale

Cape of Good Hope
Firkin of Brawler
Firkin of Triple Wet Hopped Pale Ale

New Holland:
Rye Mad Hatter India Pale Ale
Oak Aged Mad Hatter India Pale Ale
Dragon's Milk

Brewery reps will be arriving around 6:00 p.m.

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Monday, October 3, 2011

Meet the Brewery: Brooklyn Brewery

Join us for our Meet the Brewery event with Brooklyn Brewery on Thursday, October 6, 2011 at 6:00 p.m.

Drafts we'll have on tap:

Brooklyn Companion
Brooklyn Monster
Brooklyn Concoction
Brooklyn Blast
Brooklyn Oktoberfest
Brooklyn Pumpkin
Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout

*Beer selections are subject to change.

We'll have glass giveaways, and enter to win a Brooklyn Brewery poster.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Jersey City Art Studio at the Iron Monkey

As part of Jersey City Artist Studio Tour, the Iron Monkey will feature the work of artist Vera Hawkins all weekend long.

Hawkins is known for her bold, expressive and daring art, which reflects moments of escape from reality.

We're celebrating Hawkins' unique art with drink specials, including:

$4 Three Olives Vodka Shots
$3 Stoli Vodka Drink Specials/Shots
$5 Three Olives Vodka Martinis
$5 House Wine (Red and White)

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