Harvest Moon Brewery & Cafe
Active Beers: 52
Beer Ratings: 266
Beer Avg: 3.76
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Reviews by Keith238:
4.03/5 rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
I was told about this place by a co-worker who went to college in the area and stopped in for a few yesterday (6/11/09) at about 4 pm. All but empty at this hour, pre-happy hour crowd, it made it very easy to get a few beers. Decent line up with a pale ale, double IPA, Irish Red, hefeweizen, stout, saison and kolsch. I didn't eat and sorry to report that I didn't even bother to check out the menu for the sake of this post. The chalk board left room for 3 or 4 more beers to be added and I over heard one of the brewers talking about releasing a pilsner next.
I tried the double IPA which was very good. Nice and fresh as I would expect when the brewery was only 15 feet behind me. Very bright and crisp, I'd guess about 70 ibu. Very floral and citrusy like a good DIPA should be.
I also had the saison and thought it was fantastic. Lots of flavor of wet hay and banana. Had 2 pints of that and bought a growler for home. I'll crack that open tonight after work.
They've been in operation for about 13 yrs now according to the bartender, his name escapes me. I just wish I didn't live over 2 hours away. I could very easily make this a regular spot. Ridiculously high ceilings in the bar that wraps around the building, second floor for dining. The only commercial beer that they serve is Coors Light to placate the college crowd but they aren't giving those away. $5 a bottle for Coors Light or $5 a pint of fresh brewed beer, your choice. $4 a pint during happy hour.
Keep up the good work. I hope to get my growler refilled sooner than later!!
06-12-2009 10:28:47 | More by Keith238
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4.75/5 rDev +21.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5 | $$
Very good food. Very good beer. The Simcoe Double IPA, outstanding. Not quit Maharaja, but well on the road there. Come here! The afternoon delight is a relatively mild IPA, but very nice. The American Joe Schwarzbier is really good. A lager yeast, but not at all thin.
07-12-2013 18:58:13 | More by jwruhe
Harvest Moon Brewery & Cafe in New Brunswick, NJ
88 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.