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Bill to require division of travel and tourism to advertise, promote tours of breweries in New Jersey passes committee

NEW JERSEY – New Jersey’s craft beer industry is a mosaic of 123 breweries. A bill sponsored by Assemblyman Hal Wirths (R-24) would establish at least three brewery trails to help enthusiasts hop from one establishment to the next.

“New Jersey has some of the best craft beer in the nation,” Wirths said. “Independently, the breweries are doing really well because of the high quality of the product. Giving them more exposure by creating beer trails will add to the good reputation while helping other businesses in the area.”

The Division of Travel and Tourism would establish the new trails based on the proximity of breweries together with nearby art, historical, cultural, and entertainment destinations.  A new website by the division would provide information on the trails and the included breweries, as well as itineraries for visitors.

The bill (A1091) unanimously passed the Assembly Oversight, Reform, and Federal Relations Committee Thursday.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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