The City of Elizabeth was founded in 1665 and became the first capital of the State of New Jersey.
- Originally called Elizabethtown, the city is named not after Queen Elizabeth but after Elizabeth, the wife of Sir George Carteret, who was the original proprietor of East Jersey.
- In 1746 Elizabeth was the original home of Princeton University.
For our sixth stop on our journey to celebrate New Jersey, we travel to Exit 13. This exit is probably best known for it’s view of the Newark airport, but it is also home to the Port of Newark-Elizabeth Marine Terminal, one of the busiest in the world. Elizabeth was also New Jersey’s original capitol. Many food products come through the port, including the Belgian chocolate we’re using for what we’re calling an import/ export stout.
This fuller “export style” stout gives a sturdy base for the rich chocolate flavor. More than 600 pounds of Belcolade chocolate went into this brew. A mix of imported and domestic malts are highlighted by roastiness from dark wheat. An Irish ale yeast and Pacific Northwest hops combine to create an excellent dessert beer as well as one to share in the cool weather with friends.
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