This 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, but it’s right off exit 37 on the Parkway or a very small detour if you’re heading back on the AC Expressway. Hidden Sands has a nice tasting room, cozy and not too big, a friendly bar area with a TV to watch your favorite game.
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).
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.
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.
Reviewing Jughandle Brewing in Tinton Falls. Open in 2016, the brewery offers now a wide variety of beers, including several IPAs, double IPAs, Belgians and more. Convenient location close to Asbury Park and Ocean Grove.