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Harvest Moon Brewery & Cafe

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Harvest Moon Brewery & CafeHarvest Moon Brewery & Cafe
BEER AVG
3.78/5
Based on:
60 Beers
300 Ratings
Place Score: 88
Ratings: 85
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: n/a
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[ Brewery, Eatery ]

392 George St.
New Brunswick, New Jersey, 08901
United States
phone: (732) 249-6666

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Ratings: 85 | Reviews: 64 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by donniecuffs:
Photo of donniecuffs
2.98/5  rDev -23.6%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 2.5

This place is right off of Rutgers' campus, so expect the college student crowd. The decor is stereotypical brewpub bricks with brewery equipment in full display, but it's very clean. The food is standard pub grub (think TGIF's), but it's cheap. I wasn't impressed by the hired help's knowledge of beer either, but at least they were courteous. The only beers worthy of mention were the Full Moon Pale Ale (B+), McCord's Scotch Lager (B+), and O'Leary's Irish Stout (A-). I have a tough time believing that this place would still be in business if it wasn't in such a slam dunk location.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Knapp85
3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of markgugs
4.16/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of DaveHack
4.29/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of HopsnMalts_NJ
3/5  rDev -23.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 2 | food: 3

Overall: we were here a Mon. afternoon so we bellied up no problem. Place was clean, our bartender was attentive and knowledgeable about the beers (offered free small samples when we inquired about beers). As for the beers: witbier reminded me (fondly) of Avery White Rascal. Black IPA was good but stood in the shadow of my latest crush (dark penance by Founders). The nose on the sour reminded me of a resiling, decent flavor (passion fruit). My dude drank the Gose but it was too salty for my palate. We would stop in again if we were in the area but wouldn't drive there specifically for the pours or food.

Photo of bcgeiman
3.65/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of wise456
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of jwruhe
4.75/5  rDev +21.8%
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.

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.51/5  rDev -10%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

My second time here and the first time I review this place. About the only thing I remember from the Harvest is how delicious their DIPA is! Lucky me they had it on tap during my second visit...

It is a cool-looking place, with tanks right by entrance and brick and wood aplenty. A zig-zagging copper bar and a cozy, quiet ambience on a lazy Sunday night.

Unfortunately there was a tapping going on for a local theater group and most of the joint was taken. This also affected service.

I was tempted by the barrel-aged beers but was one week too early for the release. Eight house beers on tap, including the Cluster DIPA (had, damn good!) and The Dark Side of the Moon (Black IPA, a tad too hoppy perhaps but good)

Of the food menu, we had a correct miso soup and a rather nice and filling veggie chili.

Service was crappy from a kind-of clueless bartender, but it is true he was busy with the filming crew.

I would come back, but not on purpose and without great expectations.

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Harvest Moon Brewery & Cafe in New Brunswick, NJ
88 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.