Troon Brewing

Troon only offers to-go beers on can release days for new brews, which you can find on their Instagram page. But their beers are available on draft at the on-site Brick Farm Tavern, which is open for takeout and outdoor dining (reservations suggested, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday for lunch, dinner from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday).

Pro-tip: To get in a little history outdoors, stop at Princeton Battlefield State Park or Washington Crossing State Park, both within about a 20-minute drive from the brewery.

 

130 Hopewell Rocky Hill Rd., Hopewell, 44 miles from Center City, troonbrewing.com

Nick Vidalia

Cape May Brewing Co.

Sure, you can find some Cape May Brewing beers in stores around the region, but why not take a trip down the Shore to the source? Grab a few beers at the brewery’s outdoor beer garden, where 20 beers are on tap (open daily from noon to 7 p.m.), or place an order online for pickup or delivery if you’re in Cape May, Atlantic, or Cumberland County.

Pro-tip: A seaside journey is the obvious choice for this Shore brewery, which is just minutes from several popular area beaches (Cape May Beach, for example, is just seven miles away).

1288 Hornet Rd., Rio Grande, 90 miles from Center City, 609-849-9933, beer@capemaybrewery.com, capemaybrewery.com

Nick Vidalia

Invertase Brewing Company

Where: 51 N. Broad Street, Phillipsburg


Opened: October 2019


What’s Brewing: 1600 American Pale Ale, 1726 Imperial Stout, 571 Coconut Blonde Ale, and more


Details: Invertase comes from the minds of a family of scientists that honed their skills to produce tasty craft beer. Live music every Friday evening plus fun trivia nights make Invertase a cool place to hang out.


More Info: Visit the website.

Lindsay Podolak

Axe and Arrow Brewery

Where: 105 W. High Street, Glassboro
Opened: April 2019


What’s Brewing: IPAs, lagers, sours, and more


Details: With 18 beers on tap, Axe and Arrow has something for all tastes to try. They also win creativity points for their “Meat Sweats” beer, a spicy, pepper-infused brew made as a collaboration with Three 3’s Brewing Company, Cross Keys Brewing Co. and Core3Brewery.


More Info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.

Lindsay Podolak

Brix City Brewing

Established in 2015, Brix City Brewing is Bergen County’s first production craft brewery.

 

Brix City Brewing is known for its New England-style IPAs, though they produce a range of beers including sours, pilsners and more.

 

The craft brewery is open seven days a week for draft pours and to-go orders in its temporary taproom and beer garden. For a limited time, Brix City Brewing is also offering a delivery service.

Seating is first-come, first-serve.

Liana Imparato

902 Brewing Co.

902 Brewing Co. started with three friends and an affinity for home brewing.

 

Named after the apartment where it started, 902 Brewing outgrew its Hoboken roots and transitioned to their current Jersey City facility.

 

The New Jersey brewery crafts locally-inspired beers like the NJIPA and Welcome to Jersey City Imperial Stout. 

 

Events are taking place at 902 Brewing throughout the month of October, and the brewery invites guests to their outdoor seating area daily.

Liana Imparato

Twin Elephant Brewing Company

Twin Elephant Brewing Company is a small-batch brewery founded by three friends with a passion for beer.

 

Twin Elephant’s “mindfully brewed” selection of lagers and ales uses locally-sourced ingredients when possible and prioritizes fresh and diverse flavors.

 

Their beers can be enjoyed in the newly-opened outdoor seating area. Located in the charming town of Chatham, Twin Elephant is one of the top New Jersey breweries to put on your bucket list.

Twin Elephant is open for outdoor dining on Saturdays and Sundays.

Liana Imparato

Devil’s Creek Brewery

There are a dozen beers on tap to enjoy in this Collingswood brewery’s outdoor seating area (open 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday). Or you can order crowlers and growlers online for pickup, plus delivery for Jersey residents.

Pro-tip: If you want to hit a few breweries, there is no shortage of ones nearby to Devil’s Creek — including Tonewood Brewing, Lunacy Brewing, Red White and Brew Beer Co., and King’s Road Brewing Co., all within about a 10-minute drive.

1 Powell Lane, Collingswood, 11 miles from Center City, 856-425-2520, info@devilscreekbrewery.com, devilscreekbrewery.com

Nick Vidalia

Glasstown Brewing Co.

Situated at the Millville Airport, this brewery is offering more than a dozen beers on tap, which you can drink in its outdoor seating area (open 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, noon to 9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday). But if you want your beer to-go, there are also many varieties of four-pack cans available.

Pro-tip: Trying to get in a few laps before your beers? About 3 miles away at New Jersey Motorsports Park, you can race go-karts around a large, outdoor course on weekends (reservations required).

10 Peterson St., Millville, 48 miles from Center City, 856-327-7770, info@glasstownbrewingcompany.com, glasstownbrewery.com

Nick Vidalia

Montclair Brewery

Cans and growlers are available for pickup or delivery to Jersey residents from this brewery, which often takes inspiration from its owners’ West African and Caribbean roots. But if you want to drink on-site, there are up to 20 beers on tap available to try in the brewery’s beer garden (open 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 8 p.m. on Sunday).

Pro-tip: If you’re looking for a little wildlife along with your beer trip, check out the recently reopened Essex County Turtle Back Zoo — located just 20 minutes from the brewery.

101 Walnut St., Montclair, 93 miles from Center City, 973-850-0541, montclairbrewery@gmail.com, montclairbrewery.com

Nick Vidalia

Highrail Brewing

Where: 20 Main Street, High Bridge


Opened: July 2019


What’s Brewing: Bitten by a Misfit Hazy IPA, Polka with Nana Kolsch, Triple 6 Brown Ale, and more


Details: This family-owned nano-brewery serves up high quality craft beer in small batches. Nestled on Main Street in High Bridge, it’s a perfect place to stop in and catch up with friends. Meanwhile, you can order a 10 oz. pour of Laced in Icicles, a 9.7% ABV Winter Warmer that pays homage to the icicles along the High Bridge arches, a famous winter sight in town.
More Info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.

Lindsay Podolak

‘Bout The Hops Brewing

Where: 2000 Crawford Place #400, Mt. Laurel


Opened: December 2019


What’s Brewing: Hoptimus Prime (IPA), O’Banion’s Brew (Irish Red Ale), Black Stumble (Imperial stout), and more


Details: Stop in for happy hour specials ($1 off all pours and flights) or Monday Night Football deals to enjoy the 18 beers flowing at this brand-new spot. I like how the website shows you the current tap list as well as exactly how many pints of each beer are left! Very cool.


More Info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.

Lindsay Podolak

Departed Soles Brewing Company

Established in 2015, Jersey City’s Departed Soles Brewing Company specializes in gluten-free beer (along with #DefinitelyNotGlutenFree options).

 

The craft brewery offers a wide selection of unique beers and prides itself on being “a safe haven for all tastes.” Departed Soles’ flagship beer, GoodbIPA: Four My Homie, is available year-round, while other options rotate in availability. Their Ghost of Pumpkins Passed pumpkin-spiced ale offers a perfect opportunity to celebrate spooky season.

 

Outdoor seating is available at the brewery daily, with no reservations needed in advance. Be sure to check out their Facebook page to keep up with upcoming events and live music hosted at the brewery.

Liana Imparato

High Point Brewing Company

High Point Brewing Company crafts German-style lagers and wheat beers, under the headship of an award-winning brewer, Greg Zaccardi.

 

Adopting the German brewing technique—and scoring some hard-to-come-by Bavarian yeast—Zaccardi created Ramstein Beer, named after the town in Germany.

 

High Point continues to brew signature Ramstein lagers and wheat beers, with a barrel tapping of a new beer every Friday.

High Point Brewing Company is open Wednesday–Sunday.

Liana Imparato

Axe and Arrow

Located in the Glassboro town square, this New Jersey brewery produces a variety of beers for different tastes.

 

With about 20 regularly available on-tap, Axe and Arrow serves classic styles as well as seasonal and experimental brews.

 

The brewery also hosts events and welcomes guests to trivia night on several occasions through the fall season.

Outdoor seating at this NJ brewery is available on a first-come, first-serve basis Wednesday–Sunday.

Liana Imparato

Devil's Creek Brewery

Beer: If you like spice and spices in your beer, this is the place for you. The beers are excellent in that regard however and again, they are all very strong across the broad. Both spice wise and alcohol corntent wise. It does happen to be some of the best of beer around and also, they some incredible chances (They had soe type of candy apple flavored beer one time). 

Venue, Pourers & Staffers/Owners: The place is pretty cool but it does get tight if its a crowded situation. One time I loved they had a dude playing an acoustic guitar but it does take up a bunch of the client space. Overall though, its a gre4at hang with a cool feel. I like the staff too. They seem nice and very into what they make there..

I drink very specific and non hoppy beer which makes it hard for me to sit here for long periods of time. Honestly, if I have two beers during my style, that gets hard for me but the beer is great. Its all very strong and its hard to escape it. But I urge you to know its some of top beer on the planet. They take some unreal chances that work.

Address: 1 Powell Ln, Collingswood, NJ 08108

Don Lichterman

Eight & Sand Beer Co.

There are about 20 beers available to try at this brewery’s first-come, first-served outdoor seating area in their backyard (open 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday). Or, you can order cans and growlers ahead online for pickup.

Pro-tip: Adventure Aquarium is on the way to the brewery from Philly, and is scheduled to reopen to the public on July 17.


1003 N. Evergreen Ave., Woodbury, 12 miles from Center City, 856-537-1339, info@eightandsandbeer.com, eightandsandbeer.com

Nick Vidalia

Kane Brewing Co.

Regarded as one of Jersey’s best breweries, Kane is offering beer delivery to Monmouth County daily, and other areas in the state on a rotating basis. To pick up cans on site (no growlers), just head to the brewery for to-go pickup — no need to order ahead (open daily noon to 5 p.m.).

Pro-tip: For a beach day, head east to the nearby Asbury Park or Ocean Grove Beach, or head south to Belmar to pay your respects to the Boss at a statue of Bruce Springsteen’s guitar.

1750 Bloomsbury Ave., Ocean Township, 75 miles from Center City, 732-922-8600, hello@kanebrewing.com, kanebrewing.com

Nick Vidalia

Brix City Brewing

Brix City’s taproom may be closed, but you can still head to their outdoor beer garden for a dozen draft pours and crowlers and cans to go (open 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, noon to 9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday). If you’re a N.J. resident, you can call the brewery to place an order for home delivery (Bergen, Hudson, Passaic, Essex, Union, and Morris Counties only).

Pro-tip: Want a day at the races? The nearby Meadowlands Racetrack, which features live horse racing, reopened to fans at 25% capacity earlier this month.

4 Alsan Way, Little Ferry, 98 miles from Center City, 201-440-0865, service@brixcitybrewing.com, brixcitybrewing.com

Nick Vidalia

Sunken Silo Brew Works

Where: 1320 U.S. 22 West, Lebanon


Opened: November 2019


What’s Brewing: The Tip West Coast IPA, Drye Rye Amber Ale, ‘Merica American Pale Ale, and more


Details: This rustic yet clean space that can seat up to 100 people is meant to appeal to people as a place to hang out and relax. There are between six and twelve beers on tap at all times. In addition, right next door is Metropolitan Seafood; this spot offers a special takeout menu just for patrons of Sunken Silo to enjoy during their visit.


More Info: Visit the website.

Lindsay Podolak

Core3Brewery

Where: 609 North Delsea Drive, Clayton


Opened: August 2019


What’s Brewing: IPAs, pale ales, stouts, and more


Details: Design your own flight from the dozen or so beers on tap at Core3Brewery or take some to go in a crowler or growler. The brainchild of two friends, this place aims to be a haven for festive fun and tasty drinks. For example, you can try a beer cocktail, like The Barbaros S’mores. You’ll be amazed by this lustrous milk stout in a chocolate drizzled glass; which also comes with a marshmallow fluff rim dusted with graham cracker and cocoa and garnished with toasted marshmallows.


More Info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.

Lindsay Podolak

Ghost Hawk Brewing Co.

Ghost Hawk Brewing Co. boasts the title of Passaic County’s first craft brewery and taproom, opening in 2019 to the public.

 

Among their selection of on-tap beers and to-go cans, Ghost Hawk’s Double IPA, Paradigm Shift, recently debuted. Try out the latest release or another option from their lineup outdoors in their seating area. The brewery also offers 20 percent off for healthcare workers and first responders.

Ghost Hawk Brewing Co. is open daily for outdoor seating and curbside pickup.

Liana Imparato

River Horse Brewing Co.

River Horse Brewing Co. crafts high-quality, balanced beers.

 

From their IPAs, available year-round, to the seasonal Hipp-O-Lantern pumpkin ale, River Horse has a beer for a variety of preferences.

 

The brewery welcomes guests to pack a lunch and visit the outdoor beer garden to enjoy one (or a few) of their array of beers and hard seltzers.

River Horse is open on weekends. Reservations are encouraged.

Liana Imparato

Cape May Brewing Co.

South Jersey’s Cape May Brewing Co. sought to bring more local craft beer to the area, getting its start in 2011 at the Cape May Airport.

 

Since its inception, this New Jersey brewery has grown in notoriety and medaled in many local, state and national competitions.

 

The expansive property—including the beer garden, Brewtanical Garden and indoor seating space—provides ample room for guests to enjoy their array of beer options. 

Cape May Brewing Co. is one of the top New Jersey breweries and is open daily on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Liana Imparato

Mechanical Brewery

Beer: (Coming Soon)

Venue, Pourers & Staffers/Owners: (Coming Soon)

Address: 5 Perina Boulevard, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003, USA

Don Lichterman

Spellbound Brewing

This Mount Holly brewery has seating in two outdoor areas, where you can sip on one (or more) of at least 16 beers on tap, reservations not required (open 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday). For curbside pickup, you can order cans, bottles, growlers, and kegs ahead online.

Pro-tip: If you’re on the hunt for some fresh Jersey produce, the Columbus Farmers Market and flea market is open about 15 minutes away, and includes a special organic pavilion on Thursdays.

10 Lipponcott Lane Ste. #12, Mount Holly, 25 miles from Center City, 609-832-0077, info@spellboundbrewing.com., spellboundbrewing.com

Nick Vidalia

Pinelands Brewing Co.

Water from the Kirkwood-Cohansy Aquifer goes into all the brews at Pineland, 10 of which are currently on tap for drinking in their quaint outdoor seating area (5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, noon to 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday). But if you want to grab your beer and jet, their cans, bottles, growlers, and kegs can be ordered ahead for pickup.

Pro-tip: Not every trip to Jersey needs to revolve around the Shore. Instead, check out Bass River State Forest — about 15 minutes away — for camping, hiking, fishing, and picnicking.

140 7th Ave., Little Egg Harbor, 78 miles from Center City, 609-296-6169, info@pinelandsbrewing.com, pinelandsbrewing.com

Nick Vidalia

Four City Brewing Company

Where: 55 South Essex Avenue, Orange


Opened: May 2019


What’s Brewing: Shadetree Mechanic Cream Ale, Side Dish Sour, St. Cloud Belgian Style Dubbel, and more
Details: The name Four City represents The Oranges, made up of East Orange, West Orange, South Orange, and Orange.

 

This new brewery is also the dream of three beer-lovers wanting to introduce craft beer to the area. While they don’t serve any food, you can bring your own or order delivery to this kid-friendly, neighborhood brewery.


More Info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.

Lindsay Podolak

Untied Brewing Company

Where: 140 Spring Street Unit C, New Providence


Opened: January 2019


What’s Brewing: High Performer Triple IPA, File This New England Style IPA, and more


Details: Untied prides itself on being experimental and creative in its approach to beers. Score a pint of Climbing the Corporate Ladder, a 10.1% ABV Belgian Style Tripel Ale and bring your own snacks to enjoy. Follow on social media to see when fun events like improv nights are going on.


More Info: Visit the website.

Lindsay Podolak

Hackensack Brewing

Hackensack Brewing in Hackensack, NJ
 

A local favorite, Hackensack Brewing has received high praises for their quality beers and unique slushies.

 

The heated outdoor beer garden offers customers the opportunity to enjoy the brewery’s on-tap beers and beer slushies—like their mocha-cappuccino Irish stout slushie—even as the weather cools off. They also host events on Wednesday nights in the beer garden.

Indoor and outdoor seating options are available daily, no reservations needed. Bergen County residents can also call the brewery to take advantage of their delivery service. 

Liana Imparato

New Jersey Beer Co.

New Jersey Beer Co. produces quality beers inspired by their home state. Locals can appreciate their array of Jersey-themed selections like the Hudson Pale Ale, LBIPA, Garden State Stout and Skyway Saison.

 

The brewery hosts trivia and live music events Thursday–Sunday at its outdoor tasting room.

Stay updated on the latest events at New Jersey Beer Co. via Facebook.

Liana Imparato

Flying Fish Brewing Company

Founded in 1996, Flying Fish Brewing Company has grown and evolved into one of the most well-known New Jersey breweries.

 

Flying Fish outgrew its original location and transitioned to a larger, more environmentally-friendly space in Somerdale.

 

This NJ brewery invites guests to sit outdoors and enjoy their selection of beers, like the beloved Hazy Bones, and hard seltzers.

Flying Fish Brewing Company is open daily for outdoor seating and curbside pick-up.

Liana Imparato

Asbury Park Brewery

Beer: (Coming Soon)

Venue, Pourers & Staffers/Owners: (Coming Soon)

Address:
The Original Asbury Park Brewery - 810 Sewall Ave, AsburyPark NJ. 

 

www.asburyparkbrewery.com

Don Lichterman

Referend Bier Blendery

This 2019 Inquirer Brewvitational winner makes some of the best spontaneously fermented sour beers around. The tasting room is currently closed, but you can still order its excellent beer ahead for curbside pickup (pickup hours are 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday)

Pro-tip: Looking for Jersey wines, too? Hopewell Valley Vineyards is open for business — including wine, pizza, and live music — just four miles up the road.

1595 Reed Rd. #2, Pennington, 37 miles from Center City, 609-474-0443, info@thereferend.com, thereferend.com

Nick Vidalia

Carton Brewing Co.

The folks at Carton are offering delivery of their killer IPAs, lagers, sours, and stouts to N.J. residents throughout the week (see Instagram for details). But if you want to make the trip to the Atlantic Highlands, takeout is available (open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.).

Pro-tip: Get out into nature with a trip to Hartshorne Woods Park, which offers nearly 800 acres of scenic views, hiking and biking trails, and World War II-era military bunkers, all about 10 minutes from the brewery.

6 E. Washington Ave., Atlantic Highlands, 88 miles from Center City, 732-654-2337, info@cartonbrewing.com, cartonbrewing.com

Nick Vidalia

Ghost Hawk Brewing

Where: 321 River Road, Unit #6, Clifton


Opened: May 2019


What’s Brewing: Apex Predator New England Style IPA, Ghost Hawk Lager, Ravendark Stout, and more


Details: Ghost Hawk happens to be found next to Silk City Distillery and across the street from Rutt’s Hut, recently voted the best hot dog in the country. Of course, that means you can make a day of trying delicious treats, starting with the seasonal Siberian Solace, a Russian Imperial Stout clocking in at a wild 9.6% ABV.


More Info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.

Lindsay Podolak

Village Brewing Company

Where: 34 West Main Street, Somerville


Opened: April 2019


What’s Brewing: Jersey Haze IPA, The Pioneer’s Porter, Gingerbread Moochiato Stout, and more
Details: The philosophy at this brewpub is local, local, local! Locally-sourced ingredients are used in both the beer and the food at Village Brewing Company. Oysters, sandwiches, burgers, and ribs are all on the menu, in addition to craft cocktails.


More Info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.

Lindsay Podolak

Cricket Hill Brewing Co.

One of the original craft breweries in New Jersey, Cricket Hill Brewing Co. opened its doors in 2001.

 

Cricket Hill boasts an array of brew styles but is well-known for options like the signature East Coast Lager.

 

The selection on tap rotates weekly, and guests can enjoy them in the outdoor beer garden from Thursday–Sunday. 

Indoor seating is also available, but limited. No reservations are needed in advance of your visit.

Liana Imparato

Montclair Brewery

A husband and wife-owned business, Montclair Brewery recently celebrated two years of business in the community. Montclair Brewery offers a range of styles for different tastes, from the Spicy Pineapple Belgian Ale to the Black Mamba Lager.

 

The Black Mamba Lager, one of the brewery’s latest releases, is brewed with dark malts, mimicking the look of a porter or stout but giving it a lighter body.

 

Guests can enjoy their drinks in the beer garden, with live music events through Oct. 18 in honor of the brewery’s anniversary.

Montclair Brewery outdoor seating is first-come, serve. Parties of five or more can make reservations.

Liana Imparato

Climax Brewing Company

A family-owned business, Climax Brewing Company started with a father and son’s home brewing obsession.

 

The two opened Climax Brewing Company in 1996 with the goal of producing “classic styles of fresh beer” that, 25 years later, continue to receive high praises and accolades from the community.

 

The New Jersey brewery welcomes guests for selective trivia nights, so keep up with their Facebook page to see when the next event is coming up.

The brewery is open on Thursday and Friday evenings.

Liana Imparato

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