Jersey Shore Breweries: Hidden Sands Brewing Review

Hidden Sands Brewing Review Atlantic CityThis weekend I decided to go further down South and explore more Jersey Shore breweries. On a trip to Atlantic City, I found the Hidden Sands Brewing Co which is indeed kind of hidden in Egg Harbor. However it’s conveniently located right off exit 37 on the Parkway, or a very small detour if you’re heading back on the AC Expressway.

They’re open Wednesday-Sunday, and pride themselves on using mostly locally sourced ingredients, including water from the Sands fresh water aquifer in the area. Hidden Sands has a nice tasting room, cozy and not too big, a friendly bar area with a TV to watch your favorite game. The decorations are very cool and there are some board games to keep the kids busy while you’re sampling their beers. So here’s what I tried, in October 2018:

  • NJ Craft Beer: Hidden Sands Jersey ShoreRed Headed Session Ale: Very light ale at 4.3%.
  • Rose Petal Saison: One of the better saison I’ve tried (even if I’m not a big saison fan in general). It’s a 7% farmouse ale, which has stronger hoppy flavors with hints of coffee and caramel.
  • 107′ IPA: A good West-coast style IPA at 6%, but it feels a bit weird at first. They say it’s brewed with “New Jersey Pine Barrens needles” and indeed it has a piney taste.
  • 608′ DIPA: This double IPA of 7% has balanced mix of hops for a full body flavor, and it’s also a bit piney like the one above.

Hidden Sands South Jersey Brewery Review

There were no cans to take out, only crowlers and growlers fills. But compared to other breweries they make it easy to get 2 flights for a total of 8 beers. I might try that next time since they have quite a wide range of beers, including a wheat ale, pilsner, spiced pale ale, sours, amber lager and more.

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