BELMAR, NJ — As Beach Haus Brewery and Beach Music Studios are proving, a beer collaboration can be much more than the brew itself.

Tune Up — a signature beer created at the landmark Belmar brewery in partnership with Beach Music Studios owner Danny White — is hitting all the right notes not only in terms of taste, but in supporting a worthy cause.

For every pint poured of the swash witbier made with white peach purée, Beach Haus is donating $1 to benefit the BMS annual scholarship fund, and for every case sold, it will make a $12 donation.

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“We are thrilled to support our neighbor and friend, Danny White, and his music scholarship fund,” said Steve Tichenor, taproom and events manager at the landmark brewery. “Danny came to us with the idea, and it just took off from there.”

The fundraising effort was recently announced by Tichenor at Beach Music Studio’s 15th Annual Holiday Party at The Stone Pony, where this year’s scholarship winner — Belmar Elementary School seventh-grader Kimberly Gonzalez — was awarded one year of private voice lessons.

READ MORE: Beach Music Studios 15th Annual Holiday Party Dazzles with Showcase of Talented Young Musicians

“What is important about this collaboration is that it will help area children further their musical education,” White said. “Beach Haus Brewery is always ready to assist the community, and I appreciate their support of Beach Music and the scholarship program by producing a signature beer. They are a great group of individuals, and I am happy to call them friends.”

As for the beer itself, Tune Up is conditioned on an abundance of white peach to mellow the coriander and bring out a subtle sweetness, according to Beach Haus lead brewer Matt Pipkin.

“Danny wanted a beer with a lower alcohol content, a little sweeter and approachable by all,” Pipkin said. “We decided on a peach witbier with the white peach taking the balance of the witbier and bringing it just a little bit to the sweet side, while still being subtle.”

White said he wanted a beer that every beer drinker could enjoy—a “go-to” pint with something special. “I believe that Matt absolutely nailed it. It sits comfortably alongside the finest brews,” he said.

As for the beer’s name and logo design that features a guitar headstock, White came up with both. “As a guitar player, I thought if a musician/guitar player saw a guitar headstock tap in a pub, they would automatically want to try that beer,” he explained. “The name had to do with music, as well as getting ready to go on an adventure — for example, let’s tune up.”

For White, the effort has been all about the kids. “I can’t think of anything better than sitting back or going out with your friends and enjoying a top-shelf beer, while supporting local kids — most likely kids you know — and their love of music,” he said. “I am also proud to have the Beach Music name alongside the Beach Haus logo.”


Beach Haus Brewery: Where There’s a Brew for Everyone

Located at the corner of Main Street and Eighth Avenue, Beach Haus Brewery is a 30-barrel brew house with a 4,000-square-foot upstairs taproom that offers more than 15 beers on tap every day.

In addition, it is widely known for its Test Dept.™ release, where it unveils new brews available exclusively at the brewery for that release period.

With ceiling-to-floor windows, the spacious area opens onto an outside deck with the best views of downtown Belmar and the nearby Belmar marina. All guests age 21 and older are welcome and guests under age 21 are welcome if accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Beach Haus is a BYOF (bring your own food) establishment, and most beers are available in kegs, cans or bottles to-go. Its taproom also can accommodate private events for up to 300 guests any day of the week.

And while you’re at Beach Haus Brewery, don’t forget to take a tour of the brewhouse, where every brew has a story.

For more information and a full list of brews, visit Beach Haus Brewery’s website. Also follow it on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to find out the latest brewing news.

The brewery, located at 801 Main Street, can be reached at 732 202-7782 or by email at

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