Brewmaster Named for Egg Harbor Township’s Newest Brewery

By Hidden Sands Brewing Company | News

Oct 26

Hidden Sands Brewing Company Welcomes Brewmaster with Impressive Resume

EGG HARBOR TWP. (October 25, 2017) – Hidden Sands Brewing Company is excited to welcome Luke Lindsey; brewmaster, who will oversee production at what will soon be Atlantic County’s newest brewery. Lindsey brings more than a dozen years of brewing experience to the Washington Avenue facility.  He has brewed and served as brewmaster at popular craft breweries such as Victory, Southern Tier, Lagunitas, and most recently North Country.  He also worked for Sam Adams as a brewing supervisor, overseeing a staff of 60 employees.  In addition to having extensive experience with making and producing beer, Lindsey is also a chemist and will also work in a brewery’s lab.  The brewer’s lab is essential in producing quality and consistent beer, and is something not typically found in smaller craft breweries.

Lindsey will focus on the core brands that veteran brewer, Mike LaRosa, established for Hidden Sands Brewing Company, as well as developing some of his own brews from his vast experience. The styles of beers will appeal to a wide-range of palates, the key ingredient in all the beers is the same – pristine water from the “800 Foot Sands” aquifer, which is estimated to be aged 20,000 years.  This is the origin of the name Hidden Sands.

Another key component that will set Hidden Sands apart is its sophisticated brewing system.  The Siemen’s Braumat fully automated, oversized 20 barrel 4 vessel system is very rare and will allow the brewery to consistently produce the same quality beer repeatedly. The initial styles they will produce with this system are as follows:

800-Foot Pils

Style: Keller Pils
ABV: 5.5%

A delightful pilsner brewed with German Pilsner Malt and hopped generously with a blend of Hallertau and Tettnanger hops. Bright, crisp and refreshing, it perfectly highlights the delicate water from the 800-Foot Sands Aquifer.

Sandy Blue Pale Ale

Style: Culinary Pale Ale
ABV: 4.8%

Brewed with pilsner malt, malted and flaked oats, and lactose sugar. Light bitterness but hopped heavy-handedly with Mosaic and conditioned atop New Jersey Blueberries and light cinnamon. Modeled after a freshly baked Blueberry Donut.

Pump Handle

Style: Honey Wheat Ale
ABV: 5.5%

Brewed with pilsner malt, red wheat, and white wheat. Hopped lightly with Geraman hallertau hops, with heaps of New Jersey Honey added to the whirlpool. A crisp golden ale with subtle herbal and floral notes.

First Drop

Style: Breakfast Style Baltic Porter
ABV: 6.0%

Brewed with a blend of German pilsner, dark Munich, chocolate & caramel malts, oats, and dark torrefied wheat. We add a special blend of dark grade maple syrups to the mash, then condition atop coffee beans roasted just across the bay by our friends at Ocean City Coffee Company. Decadent, dark, and roasted!

Unfathomable Depths IPA Series

In an ever-expanding craft beer market, Hidden Sands will be on the cutting edge of diversifying their IPA line up. These three core IPAs will rotate throughout the year in an effort to allow for a diverse draft list at both HSBC and the accounts that carry our beer. These IPAs are named after the depth samples taken during the original drilling of the well for Hidden Sands Brewing Co. Each sample taken showed a different mixture of sand and gravel types. We aim to highlight both our well water and the samples that were taken.

107 Foot IPA

ABV: 7.5%
Style: West Coast IPA
Availability: Year Round Rotating

Brewed with pilsner wheat, spelt, and light caramel malts. Hopped with Citra, Centennial, and Columbus. Seasonally brewed with New Jersey pine barren needles. This IPA will be very pine focused with mild fruitiness. A modern interpretation of a West Coast IPA.

447 Foot IPA

ABV: 6.8%
Style: North Eastern Style IPA
Availability: Year Round Rotating

Brewed with pilsner, carapils, and malted oats. Hopped excessively with Citra, Mosaic, Simcoe, and Amarillo. Modeled after the ever popular “New England” IPA. A hazy juice bomb, filled with a plethora of tropical citrus flavors.

608 Foot DIPA

ABV: 8.5%
Style: Double IPA
Availability: Year Round Rotating

Brewed with pilsner, caramel 50, rye, and flaked oats. Hopped with Amarillo and Centennial. A sturdy double IPA with balanced bitterness, malt sweetness, and piney flavors.

Work is wrapping up at Hidden Sands Brewing Company as they prepare to open to the public in November. Updates on construction progress and fun facts will regularly be featured on their website http://hiddensands.com/.  You can also keep up with what’s happening by “liking” their Facebook page, Hidden Sands Brewing Company and get the most up to minute posts on Instagram by following Hiddensandsbeer.

About Hidden Sands

Set to open in November, Hidden Sands Brewing Company takes locally brewed craft beer to a whole new level. Digging deep to tap the 800’ Sands fresh water aquifer in the area, all Hidden Sands brews are made with quality, locally sourced ingredients.  Focusing on consistent quality, state of the art equipment ensures that great tasting beer you experience at the Egg Harbor Township brewery is the same each time you visit and order a glass at your local pub.  Hidden Sands Brewing Company is located at 6754 Washington Avenue, Unit B, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234.

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