I recently took photographs for this article on property developers who are undertaking housing renovations in Jersey City and Newark designed to encourage middle-income professionals to move into inner-city areas. (The one at the top of the page is an illustration not of my doing though!)
This beer is from the oldest still operating commercial brewery, the Weihenstephan Abbey in Bavaria, which obtained the brewing rights from the nearby town of Freising in 1040. I sampled it in a German pub in Hoboken, New Jersey. I think I shall be visiting Freising next time I get a chance to go to Munich and sampling it some more.
On American Independence day I found myself on a job in Asbury Park, which I would say is best described as a beautiful ruin of a town. I had plenty of time to stroll around, the people were friendly enough and I had some excellent food in a 3 story colonial style restaurant called 'Moonstruck'. It is a shame the place itself has not been well maintained otherwise it could be a fantastic seaside town.