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The style of beer could be any Colonial, British Ale or a Hop Bomb. After you read you will understand why. If you want more information on the Battle of the Kegs Google search Battle of the Kegs Bordentown. I learned about this from my 3rd grade teacher many years ago. This description comes from http://www.livingplaces.com/NJ/Burlington_County/Bordentown_City/Bordentown_Historic_District.html
One of the most interesting episodes of the Revolution along the Delaware originated in Bordentown. This was the Battle of the Kegs. Eager to dislodge the British from Philadelphia, several Bordentonians designed mines to float down the river. These mines, launched at Bordentown, were actually kegs made at a local cooper shop, and loaded with gunpowder. A Bordentown gunsmith devised and installed a contact trigger mechanism on the mines.
Militarily, the Battle of the Kegs was an American failure. Because of heavy ice in the river, most of the British ships were tied up at the docks rather than lying at anchor in the flow. Consequently, the mines floated harmlessly by.
Nonetheless, the Battle of the Kegs buoyed American spirits at a time when they were low. As the kegs drifted toward Philadelphia a British barge crew tried to fish one out of the water. The keg exploded, killing four members of the crew. The jittery British commander in Philadelphia feared that the kegs were a prelude to an American assault on Philadelphia. He ordered his men to fire at anything moving on the river. And there they were, in the dark, ridiculously firing away at not only the kegs, but also logs and chunks of ice. Francis Hopkinson wrote a satirical poem about the "Battle." This poem was widely circulated. Feel free to contact me if you want any more information
submitted for Exit 7 (Bordentown Twp) by JcslocumOctober 24th, 2014 7:25 PM
I met one of your promoters at The Station here in Carteret - great guy and great beers!
As straightforward as it may be, some kind of lager would best represent Exit 12 and Carteret I think - we love our lagers here. Our good mayor Dan Reiman suggested a "Copperworks Lager," after some of the factories that once resided here...
submitted for Exit 12 (Boro of Carteret) by McPheeRApril 1st, 2014 3:04 PM
Exit 10, Originally opened November 30, 1951 to connect with the Garden State Parkway may take one of several approaches. Having went to medical school in the area and lived in Edison, taking an Indian style beer approach wouldn't be out of the question. That being said, this also served as a seqeway to allow increased traffic and tourism that has developed what is now the Jersey Shore. For the purists, I would say a thick, malty beer with coriander notes would be best; but for sales, a slighly hoppy lighter beer with citrus notes to be enjoyed along the show may be a better financial approach.
submitted for Exit 10 (Edison Township) by Beer DocDecember 20th, 2012 5:12 AM
The development of exit 3 was a defining moment in NJ. It created an ideal passageway between Philadelphia and Atlantic City via the AC Expressway. However, it doesn't tell you about the amazing farmland traversed along the way. NJ is the "Garden State" because of this region and Hammonton NJ boasts to be the "blueberry capital of the world" making a wheat based blueberry beer an option. This is painful to admit coming from someone with disdain for fruity beers, but this would definititely be more than appropriate. For flavor profiles, the local small farms in the region such as the local honey from the pine barrens offered at Fruitwood Orchards or fresh produce at The McCann's Farm are helpful places to start gathering ideas.
submitted for Exit 3 (Boro of Runnemede) by Beer DocDecember 20th, 2012 5:01 AM
Edison? Little India?
DEFINITELY an IPA - big, citrusy, floral notes and flavors. Bright, Bitter, refreshing!
submitted for Exit 10 (Edison Township) by lancelot323August 23rd, 2012 11:44 PM
Here’s suggestion #2. Should have thought of this earlier, D’oh!!!!!
Here at Exit 5 we have a lot of the spirits still roaming the streets & stopping by their favorite & not so favorite places. We love our little town Mount Holly in Burlington County. Take a tour of The Old Burlington County Prison. Maybe you will run into Joel Clough. A love struck man who was repeatedly turned down by the woman of his dreams for marriage. So he decided to stab her to death instead of ask for her hand again. Said to still be heard moaning from his cell. Hopefully you won’t run into Albert DeSalvo,,,,,,,,,,,, aka, The Boston Strangler…….. Take a walk down High Street & partake in a beverage in any of the number of establishments & here the stories of the ghostly encounter we have. You can always stroll over The Relief Fire Company, maybe you will hear the barking of Jake or Molly. Our four legged friends long gone….. But still wagging their tails and always ready to fight fires. Soldiers are said to still roam the streets, children at play or maybe you will find yourself in the path of an escaped prisoner.
So on a cold winter’s night. Sit in your favorite chair, under a warm blanket with a good book. The Ghost of Mount Holly, A History of Haunting Happens & sip on a nice, say, Smokey Porter or a Pumpkin Ale. A little something spicy to warm your soul as you read about our dearly departed with whom may not have departed just yet. Mookie Wotypka-Ligthart
submitted for Exit 5 (Westampton Township) by Mookie WotypkaOctober 25th, 2011 4:34 PM
I think a nice "bright,light" beer will do the trick!
submitted for Exit 10 (Edison Township) by judi1054October 12th, 2011 3:46 PM
This idea is for 15X - the Secaucus Junction. A nice, light beer. Why? It's like 15X - not exactly a full exit, but it does its job fine. And a light beer might not be much, but it does the job on a hot day or a Friday night.
submitted for Exit 15 (Newark, Kearny, Secaucus) by andersonbrianlOctober 9th, 2011 11:44 PM
To commemorate the assembly and operation of America’s 1st steam locomotive – the John Bull by Isaac Dripps in Bordentown 1831, I propose Exit 7 be a Dampfbier.
Literally translated it is Steam Beer. Named so because the over abundance of foam and bubbles during fermentation give the appearance of boiling.
Revive a little known historical fact by introducing a century’s old beer style for Exit 7.
submitted for Exit 7 (Bordentown Twp) by HansOctober 7th, 2011 12:40 PM
I proposed a dam good hoppy IPA beer. Maybe the use some Revolutions Hops would be in order.
Independence and Prosperity for All (IPA)
The Battle of Iron Works Hill (Battle of Mount Holly)
A lot has happened at Exit 5. Every December the reenactment is played out on High Street, Mount Holly down to the field. I have several good photos taken over the years.
The Battle of Iron Works Hill is a must see. Complete with a canon firing in the middle of High Street, changing of the front lines and soldiers fighting to the finish. The hand stitched uniforms and period clothing are done perfectly down to the littlest detail. The actors stay in character and the smell of gun powder floats forever in the air.
The Americans numbering 600 lost their hold, however, not allowing the British to reach their destination in Bordentown. Therefore allowing George Washington to cross the Delaware & defeat the British in Trenton. (We whooped some butt!!!)
We may have lost the battle but won the war.
submitted for Exit 5 (Westampton Township) by Mookie WotypkaSeptember 13th, 2011 3:24 PM
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