Red Bank’s first microbrewery opened in mid-October 2018, and we had the pleasure of visiting it on the very first day. Located on Monmouth St next to Jamian’s, Red Tank Brewing could become both a social spot and a must-go destination for beer connoisseurs. It has a big bar and plenty of table seating for almost 100 people. It also has the advantage of being with a few minutes of lots of take-out eateries, so beer drinkers can bring some food (knowing that New Jersey breweries are barred from serving food).
Red Bank RiverCenter in conjunction with the Red Bank restaurant community is excited to announce RiverCenter Restaurant Week, a town-wide celebration of flavorful fall fare. Visitors, residents and patrons alike are invited to tempt their taste buds from Monday, October 8 through Thursday, October 18 (excluding Fri., Oct. 12 and Sat., Oct. 13) with a delectable array of prix-fixe selections at a variety of Red Bank eateries, including Bistro of Red Bank, Bombay River, Buona Sera, Danny’s Steakhouse & Sushi, The Downtown, Dublin House, Front St. Trattoria, La Pastaria, Neapoli Restaurant, Patrizia’s of Red Bank, Siam Garden, Teak, Temple Gourmet Chinese, and via45.
UPDATE: ABC suspended its restrictive “special ruling”! As some of you may already know, on September 24 the NJ Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Director Dave Rible issued a “Special Ruling Authorizing Certain Activities By Holders of Limited Brewery Licenses”. This put a lot of restrictions on events conducted by microbreweries.
A look at the young Romanian craft beer scene. We review some of the best local beers with a focus on IPA’s and also mention a few of the cool places where you can get them. Just a short introduction to Romanian craft beers.
This fall Oktoberfest takes over Morey’s Piers in Wildwood with three consecutive weekends of German-themed revelry, live entertainment, a kids “Rootbier Garten” activity area and much more. On Friday, September 21, 2018 at 5:00pm the annual festivities kick-off with a ceremonial keg tapping of Warsteiner beer, live entertainment from Late Last Night, and the Morey family clad in lederhosen. Special guest Helmut Fricker, a German yodeler and alphorn player, will also be joining the opening weekend festivities.
A review of the new Raritan Bay Brewing in Keansburg NJ, Bayshore’s latest brewery. Nice location with an outdoor patio, good selection of beers including outstanding Belgian ales.
A review of Asbury Park’s first brewery – Dark City Brewing. A wide selection of good beers for tasting, in a quirky Asbury-style atmosphere. Worth the detour! And don’t miss the Gateway and Double Yellow IPAs.