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Kane Brewing Company

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Based on:
81 Beers
4,329 Hads
Place Score: 96
Reviews: 19
Visits: 144
Avg: 4.5
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 | map

Place added by: michaelckane on 08-22-2011

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Reviews: 19 | Visits: 144
Reviews by MadCat:
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4.5/5  rDev 0%
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 NJNYC732
4.63/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Nicolette10895
4.93/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of bkwhoppa66
5/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of antott0523
3.97/5  rDev -11.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Visiting Kane two weeks ago was part of a three brewery trip along the Jersey Shore. We started at Carton, Kane, then Little Dog. All three have entirely different atmospheres and feels.

Kane is a relatively large facility. You first walk through a small bar area where they sell merchandise, which leads into a larger warehouse setting with barrels abound on some walls from floor to ceilong, brewing vessels and a larger bar where they pour beers, fill growlers and offer flights. There's a fridge as well behind the bar for large format bottles they're selling that day. Picnic table style seating in the larger room is conducive to sharing a beer with friends or making new friends on the spot. Lines moved quickly, and I think it was even a little more crowded than usual this day due to the ANTEAD lottery pick up that was going on. Atmosphere is more industrial / warehouse type feel. If you're looking for a smaller, cozy setting this is not the place for you.

Perhaps it's a function of the size of the facility and the number of visitors but I felt the staff was a little disconnected from the audience. They were very busy this day and of course I would not expect someone behind the bar trying to serve 100 people to sit there and chit chat with me about the beer, but my impression was a slight disconnect from the customer.

Overall, good service, cool hang out spot, good beer, and good price for flights.

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Photo of intobenme
4.36/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Davelucas88
4.82/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of jbaker67
4.94/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Norexyet
4.64/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of dljames10
4.3/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of knicks19947
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of RJQ3
4.61/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

I love this brewery! In an office building so your not expecting a brewery but once inside it such a cool laid back atmosphere!

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Photo of ncelauro
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of tvghost
4.72/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Hoptimistic_Pissamesstic
4.71/5  rDev +4.7%
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 +5.6%
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 +11.1%
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 +11.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Hop_God
4.43/5  rDev -1.6%
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 -6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Kegatron
3.72/5  rDev -17.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Lurkerson
4.2/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of BeerForMuscle
4.11/5  rDev -8.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Devman171
4.47/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of orcrist_cleaver
4.17/5  rDev -7.3%
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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Kane Brewing Company in Ocean, NJ
96 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.