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Kane Brewing Company

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Based on:
86 Beers
4,246 Hads
Place Score: 96
Reviews: 18
Visits: 131
Avg: 4.49
pDev: n/a
Taps: 11
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

1750 Bloomsbury Ave
Ocean, New Jersey, 07712
United States
phone: (732) 922-8600

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @kanebrewing

Place added by: michaelckane on 08-22-2011

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Reviews: 18 | Visits: 131
Reviews by MadCat:
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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Atmosphere: The building is a shared use building, with a shared entry way with another business. Once you go through the internal entry way, you are greeted with a nice and inviting tap room. Well lit, nicely finished, and decently open. Beyond the initial tap room is a wide open brewing room, with tables to sit while you have beer, as well as another bar with a couple extra taps. This room is more utilitarian, and much cooler (temp), but they have some nice wood picnic tables, and some upright barrels. The barrels they use for aging beer are near the bar. The brewing equipment is roped off in one section.A really cool place to go, and a fun place to try beer

Quality: All the glassware and tasting trays are good quality, growlers available are quality swing tops, and the beer is top notch

Service: It can get busy, but you can always manage to get more beers at a reasonable pace at either bar.

Selection: 11 different brews on tap between the two bars (one is a nitro tap of a brew thats on regular tap as well). One beer available in bottles at this time, but that apparently varies based on what has been recently bottled. Merchandise available, and 1L and 2L growlers available (though not all taps are available for growler fills)

Food: None available, I suggest eating before you get there

Value: Reasonably priced, most growler fills were $7/$12, with a few being more expensive at $11/$20. I feel it is a good value for the quality you get

Overall: I think this is an excellent place to stop, especially since it is one of the best places to pick up beer from Kane. If you're in the area, I highly recommend checking it out.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Hoptimistic_Pissamesstic
4.71/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Excellent setup, large picnic tables coupled with delicious beer equals socializing with random people and its a blast. Great atmosphere and even better selection of brews. Many different one offs and rarities each time you go. Defnately check this place out!

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Photo of Barracudas
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

I went there on Hurricane Joaquin weekend. I had two sample flights of 4 each four oz. (each for $4) and purchased a special edition Anniversary Ale. l tried the Head High, Overhead, Driftline, Hopline Citra, Single Fin, Deep Rooted, Ripple and Parhelion. Good stuff! Great atmosphere! Worth a trip if you are in NYC!

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Photo of LFC_YNWA
5/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Really great brewery. They put out some of the best IPAs I've had and their Hob Lab series has produced some real gems. The recent "mistake" beer Citra Pale Ale from the series was absolutely outstanding. Even their Morning Bell with Sumatran coffee from a local coffee shop really impressed me. Great place, great people, great vibe. Love Kane. So grateful to have it in NJ

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Photo of schroeder1200
5/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Hop_God
4.43/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Great style to the brewery. Clean and modern in design.Really friendly staff that is passionate about what they do. Easy system, awesome beers and a great selection of quantity and quality with many styles offered. Hope these guys can have much more continued success.

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Photo of EnthusedAboutBeer
4.23/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Kegatron
3.72/5  rDev -17.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Lurkerson
4.2/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of BeerForMuscle
4.11/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Devman171
4.47/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of orcrist_cleaver
4.17/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Great space tucked in a nondescript office park. I arrived a few minutes early and the entryway is like a doctor's office. Unlike the doctors, you couldn't wait to be called in. Basically, the space has two distinct areas. First, an A/C area that serves as a gift shop and growler fill ONLY. Enter thru another door and you go into their production facility/barreling room/tasting room. Reminded me somewhat of capt lawrence being able to sip suds mere feet from the tanks. There are 4 communal tables for seating and as me people trickle in barrels are used for tables. The bar is impressive especially with the rack of barrels holding ANTEAD reaching 30 ft to the ceiling. Prices are reasonable, $6 for a 4-4oz flight. This tasting room has more beers (~10) than the growler fill room. You can also get growler fills in here of stuff that they don't have avail in the other room. Growler fills not more than $20. Bring your own if you don't want to drop $12 for one of those fancier swing top growlers. Tours run hourly thru summer hours with the owner being visible. Family friendly place. Some bbq would be awesome.

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Photo of Yellolab2010
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Zonk
4.43/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

Great vibe but gets a bit hot in summer. Beers are awesome and good selection but could vary more from week to week. Everyone is helpful, friendly, and knowledgeable. As mentioned selection is good but growler fills tend to be a bit more limited. Overall an awesome spot to visit.

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Photo of johnyb
4.44/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of devilfluff
4.56/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of JuglashB
4.2/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Beautiful place inside, surrounded by barrel after barrel. Stellar selection of barrel aged beers every time I've visited, prices fairly priced. Shame they haven't started canning until recently.

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Photo of Jasonp79
4.31/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Toasty
5/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of mpippitt
4.79/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of Mikus
4.3/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Super - friendly crew met us on the way in (with my gaggle of kids) and welcomed us. Totally laid back joint, with an outer bar (seemingly for growler fills and selling merchandise) and large inner area with picnic tables and barrell high tops. Relaxed and full of beer nerds. Inner area is in the actual brew house itself,so I got to geek out on some stainless. Bartenders, host, etc were very knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly. The beers were so good, and a decent variety of about 9 different brews. Tried Head High, Overhead, Solitude, Morning Bell, and BA Silent Nights 2013. Delicious all, and unfortunately not all available for growler fills. Took home 64oz of Overhead. If you are in NJ, don't miss out on Kane. Class act from my experience.

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Photo of Afroman
4.7/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of cgraz51
4.14/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Iamjeff6
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of 2baguy
4.8/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Huge serving area with picnic tables and standing tables. Great view of the brewery and the upcoming casks.

Love their beers

Staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. More then happy to answer questions. Been there for a very crowded St. Patricks Celebration featuring many Port Omna variations and on regular weekends. Very smoothly run.

They have all the regular beets you can find on tap and always a few special releases.

Growlers are available in one and two liters.

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Kane Brewing Company in Ocean, NJ
96 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.