For May we’re headed North, well, North Jersey that is to the Hackettstown/Long Valley area of New Jersey.
May’s Beer Crawl takes you to not 1 but 2 NEW NJ Breweries plus a long standing Brewpub. First stop Jersey Girl Brewing Company this brewery is brand spankin’ new – it just opened April 15th! They currently offer 4 beers on tap and this Gal has heard good things about the brewery and the beers they are brewing. Second stop is another relative newbie to the NJ brewery scene – Man Skirt Brewing opened since October 2015 and serving up their 3 flagship ales plus a seasonal. After visiting the latest additions to the New Jersey Brewing scene take a short ride over to the third and final stop of the May Beer Crawl, Long Valley Pub & Brewery, for some grub and, of course, beer. Hopefully you chose a nice day for you beer crawl so you can enjoy the outside patio at Long Valley. They offer a full food menu and have 5 to 6 of their own award winning beers on tap. Enjoy and let this Gal know what you think of May’s Beer Crawl.
Jersey Girl Brewing Company | 426 Sand Shore Road | Hackettstown, NJ 07840
Man Skirt Brewing | 144 Main Street | Hackettstown, NJ 07840
Long Valley Pub & Brewery | 1 Fairmount Road, Long Valley, NJ 07853
Total Distance 9.7 miles and a mere driving time of 17 from the first to the last stop.
This month’s beer crawl is smaller/shorter than the last couple but guaranteed to be just as much fun and there’s a big bonus – PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION!
That’s right folks for April’s Beer Crawl you can take the Riverline from various points in NJ and not have to drive from one stop to the next. (Please still drink responsibly.) April’s beer crawl takes us to Burlington, NJ with 3 powerhouse stops conveniently located within easy walking distance from to Burlington Town Center Riverline stop. First stop – Geraghty’s Pub where you can enjoy a beer from their extensive bottle list or from one of their many tap selections. If you need to fuel up with an appetizer this is a good place to do so. Second stop – Third State Brewing. I for one am super excited to finally be visiting this brewery. I’ve heard some amazing things about Third State. Kick back and enjoy a variety of fresh brewed beers before heading out to the third and final stop. Final stop – Brickwall Tavern finish up with a beer from their stellar tap list and some lunch or dinner for the appetite you worked up tasting beers.
Not only is it pretty darn cool that public transportation is available but it’s cool that you can easily reverse the order of the crawl and start at Brickwall and end at Geraghty’s or mix it up however you want since the total distance is only .4 miles!
Geraghty’s Pub | 148 West Broad Street | Burlington, NJ 08016
Third State Brewing | 352 High Street | Burlington, NJ 08016
Brickwall Tavern | 19 E Union Street, Burlington, NJ 08016
Total Distance .4 miles – YES just .4!
5 Stops Totaling 18 minutes travel time and covering a mere 6.5 miles.
For March we’re headed to the shore. I’m a Jersey Gal so it’s shore not beach. I love the shore in the Spring before the crowds start swarming so it’s a perfect time to visit for a beer crawl. Stop one is Kane Brewing – Kane happens to be not only one of this Gal’s favorite NJ Breweries but is working it’s way up the list of favorite national breweries. I have yet to have a beer I didn’t like from them.
Next we’re headed to Dark City Brewing followed by a food stop at Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten. I’m curious to see how it stacks up against the beer halls I visited in Germany. No pressure.
Then it’s onto Little Dog Brewing – by now you know how this Gal feels about anything to do with dogs & beer. Gretchen is always brewing up something fabulous and what better way to place to follow up a German beer hall than a brewery that brews great German style beers?! The fifth and finial stop is Beach Haus Brewery which I’ve heard is a fun place to hang out.
Let me know how you enjoy March’s Beer Crawl!
Kane Brewing – 1750 Bloomsbury Ave, Ocean, NJ 07712
Dark City Brewing – 801 2nd Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten – 527 Lake Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Little Dog Brewing – 141 Steiner Ave, Neptune City, NJ 07753
Beach Haus Brewery – 801 Main St, Belmar, NJ 07719
Go back in time and at Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing where you can enjoy some good old fashion boardwalk fun while enjoying some very contemporary brews. Forgotten Boardwalk is located in the old Flying Fish Brewery location so what better place to head next then Flying Fish Brewery. Where the Abbey Dubbel is a long time favorite of this Gal. It may be time for some food at this point so a stop at Keg & Kitchen – the name says it all – would be a good spot to stop. Save some room because PJ’s Pour House is just a hop, skip and jog across the road.
Forgotten Boardwalk | 1940 Olney Ave. Suite 100 | Cherry Hill
Flying Fish Brewery | 900 Kennedy Blvd. | Somerdale
Keg & Kitchen | 90 Haddon Avenue | Westmont
PJ’s Pour House | 124 Haddon Ave | Westmont
Start at Newportville Inn with a bite to eat and some fine German beer, then it’s on too one of this Gal’s favorite spots Broken Goblet Brewing were you can enjoy a variety of brews including this Gal’s favorite Ying Yang Stout, next stop Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company where you can show off your pool playing skills while kicking back with a beer, then it’s on to the final stop Dog and Bull – Brew and Music House for snack, some beer and tunes. Enjoy!
Remember to please drink responsibly and have a designated driver for your day of fun.