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Kane Brewing Company

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BEER AVG
4.23/5
BEER STATS
Beers:
79
Reviews:
591
Ratings:
4,758
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
97
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
154
Avg:
4.51
pDev:
2.66%
 
 
Taps:
11
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar

1750 Bloomsbury Ave
Ocean, New Jersey, 07712
United States

(732) 922-8600 | map
www.kanebrewing.com

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Reviews: 21 | Ratings: 154
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4.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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4.47/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

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4.62/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

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4.3/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

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3.66/5  rDev -18.8%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 2.75

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4.6/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

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4.33/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

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4.86/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.72/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Have visited 3 separate times in past 6 months to work up rating.

Brewery located at non-descript office park in Ocean Township, NJ, near the old Seaview Square Mall. Walk in the front and you think you're at a doctors office...and then you smell the beer. There is a small growler-filling area in the front area and the much larger back room holds the brewery equipment, a mountain of yet-to-be-filled Head High cans (June 2016, I am told), and the tasting area. There are a few picnic tables and benches to sit at as well as some barrels. Space fills up quickly. Guided tours of the brewery are on the hour.

V: Very strong, positive. Lots of beer fans of all ages. Brewery usually very crowded.

Q: Just top-notch beer of all varieties. I have never had a substandard one and they do take considerable risks stretching the limits.

Service: Knowledgeable and polite staff; they move you through quickly without being rushed. Growler fill process is quick.

Selection: Highly dependent on what's being brewed, but there's always Head High and Overhead and at least 3 and up to 10 more available for sampling. They will not do growler fills of some popular beers and that's something we have to live with. Sometimes they have bottles, most of which sell out quickly on bottle release days.

What are you waiting for? Go! Go now!

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Photo of zekeman17
4.68/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

I try not to go to Kane during beach season, as traffic can be tough. That leaves me with about 8 months out of the year when I can get to Kane in just about an hour. Well worth the drive.
There are always new/different beers on tap in the tasting room. Long bar and attentive staff makes getting fills easy, even when busy.

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4.32/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

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4.63/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75

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4.93/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

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5/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of antott0523
3.97/5  rDev -12%
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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4.5/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

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4.82/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

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4.94/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

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4.64/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

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4.3/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

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4.61/5  rDev +2.2%
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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4.75/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

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4.72/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

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4.71/5  rDev +4.4%
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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Kane Brewing Company in Ocean, NJ
97 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.