COLTS NECK, NJ – The Monmouth County Historical Commission has announced the recipients of the 2021 Historic Preservation Awards, and one renovated farmhouse in Colts Neck tops the list.
The Source Farmhouse Brewery in Colts Neck on Route 34 was honored for owner Philip Petracca’s restoration of the historic Schanck barn. In a news release, the county called it “an excellent example of historic adaptive re-use.”
The original structure was built by Lafeyette Schank in 1800. The property passed down from generation to generation before being purchased by Petracca and converted into a brewery in 2017. The Source Farmhouse Brewery is known for its signature and unique craft beers, including a stout coconut mocha brew, “ambrosia milkshakes” and original hard seltzers.
Most recently, the local hub has debuted a limited-edition Grateful Dead-themed brew.
The annual preservation awards are presented to individuals or organizations who have taken on restoration and preservation projects for historic buildings in Monmouth County. Other recipients of the annual award include The Church of the Holy Trinity in Spring Lake, the Arthur Wilson House in Tinton Falls and American Foursquare house in Spring Lake.
“Preserving historical sites takes a lot of time, dedication, patience and resources,” said Commissioner Lillian G. Burry, liaison to the Monmouth County Historical Commission. “These projects show a sincere commitment to preserving our cultural heritage in Monmouth County and making sure it is preserved for years to come. They deserve our gratitude and praise for their hard work.”