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'We can build something beautiful': Icarus Brewing to make Brick its new home

APP.com (Asbury Park, NJ) logo APP.com (Asbury Park, NJ) 8/26/2021 Amanda Oglesby and Alex Biese, Asbury Park Press
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BRICK - A well-known New Jersey craft brewery is preparing to expand its operations and build its new home in Brick.

Icarus Brewing will be leaving its current location in the Lakewood industrial park and moving to 2045 Route 88 in Brick. On Wednesday night, the Brick Planning Board granted unanimous approval to the brewery's owner to transform a former restaurant supply store into the brewery's future location.

"A brewery is a fun place for people to go to," said attorney John Jackson, who represents Jason Goldstein, owner of Icarus Brewing. "It's a great family-type destination."

The new building would include a tasting room, open air beer garden and mezzanine with a view of the production room. The new brewery, once renovations to the building are complete, would occupy just over 16,000 square feet of a 22,000-square-foot building. Goldstein hopes to rent the rest of the space to as many as three complimentary businesses.

a sign on the side of a building: A rendering of the planned new home of Icarus Brewing on Route 88 in Brick, provided by the brewery © Courtesy of Jim Butler of Sonnenfeld + Trocchia Architects A rendering of the planned new home of Icarus Brewing on Route 88 in Brick, provided by the brewery

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"The fist time I saw this location, I immediately fell in love with it," Goldstein told the Planning Board. "We've been looking to move from where we are in Lakewood for a long time. … This (property in Brick) is where we can build something beautiful."

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At four times the size of the Lakewood site, the brewery would have combined indoor and outdoor seating for as many as 252 people.

The space would also enable Icarus Brewing to triple its current 5,000-barrel-per-year production rate. Icarus beer is currently distributed in at least 17 counties in New Jersey and a few other states, Goldstein said.

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Production crews would work between 5 a.m. and 10 p.m., while tastings, tours and sales would be available between noon to 10 p.m. The New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control prohibits breweries from selling food, wine or mead.

a glass of wine on a table: Mr. Oktoberfest, left, pictured at Icarus Brewing in Lakewood. © Brian Johnston, staff photo Mr. Oktoberfest, left, pictured at Icarus Brewing in Lakewood.

Once the Brick location is open, Icarus Brewing plans to leave its Lakewood site.

"Maybe when someone from Bricktown goes up to Bergen County or down to Cape May … and you see Icarus in the bar, you say, 'That beer is brewed in Bricktown,' '' said Jackson, Goldstein's attorney. "Maybe it'll give a little sense of civic pride."

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Amanda Oglesby is an Ocean County native who covers Brick, Barnegat and Lacey townships as well as the environment. She has worked for the Press for more than a decade. Reach her at @OglesbyAPP, aoglesby@gannettnj.com or 732-557-5701.

This article originally appeared on Asbury Park Press: 'We can build something beautiful': Icarus Brewing to make Brick its new home

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