Straight Outta North Bergen

Paul Silverman knew a lot about real estate development, trucking, warehousing and marketing when he purchased New Jersey Beer Company four years ago. What he didn’t know much about was making beer.

“I had always loved beer, and when I decided to get serious about opening my own brewery, I went to NJ Beer Co. to learn how it all worked,” he recalls. In bad financial shape, the brewery, founded in 2009, offered Silverman the opportunity to invest, but he was still determining if he would start his own operation from scratch. When a Today Show segment several weeks later featured All About Beereditor John Holl recommending NJ Beer Co. Garden State Stout as his top pick for St. Patrick’s Day, he made up his mind....Click below to read more.