Spellbound Brewing, Mt. Holly, NJ
Twitter – @Spellboundbrew
Right away I knew I was going to like this place. The entrance, even though in a warehouse facility, is inviting and makes you feel like you are entering someplace special that has an ethereal/mystical feel to it. Once inside you notice all the fabulous wood including bottle shaped flight trays carved from wood, fairy lights and very cool tap handles.
The tasting room is a nice size with a long bar, several high top tables and railings along the wall for gathering at. Only down side is the lack of seating. Two stools at the bar for the entire tasting room? If there had been seating I feel confident in saying people would stay longer.
Of course this Gal went for a Taster Round. Now I love porters but even I was a bit surprised that 4 out of the six beers on tap were porters. My companion and I were hoping to have a bit more variation in styles to try.
Session Porter 4.5%
Lighter body but still full of flavor. Makes for a nice easy drinking porter.
Full body with just the right balance bitter chocolate with roasted coffee..
Palo Santo Wood Aged Porter 6.9%
Good mix of chocolate, vanilla and anise with hints of a few other herbs.
Coconut Palo Santo Porter 6.9%
Coconut + chocolate = liquid mounds bar without being overly sweet. Very well done and quite yummy.
Also, had a sip of my friends:
Peach 2X IPA 7.5%
Well, I have a thing about peach flavored beverages so this didn’t go over well with me. It’s all I tasted so that was that.
Piney hops mixed with malts make for a pleasant drinking experience.
I look forward to revisiting Spellbound Brewing and watching them grow into their full potential. After all they are off to a great start.
Note they are located just 2 miles from Village Idiot Brewing which makes for a fun little beer tasting excursion.