Krogh's Restaurant And Brewpub
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Ratings: 33 | Reviews: 25 | Display Reviews Only:
4.68/5 rDev +22.5%
Krogh's keeps seven of Dave Cooper's beers on hand at all times, but also Hacker Pschorr, Bud, Coors Light, Amstel Light, O'Douls and Kaliber. Our server Nicole said that Krogh's regular food clientele insisted on retaining those commercial beers (some habits die hard, I suppose), and savvy owner Bob Fuchs believes in satisfying the customer.
Three Sisters is actually quite good as a transitional beer--filtered wheats usually fill that role--and I found it very drinkable. Ditto, Daves Krogh's Gold, a maltier, slightly hoppier, well-balanced beer that will not fail to please those Budmillercoorsmen who are brave enough to sally forth.
Both the Log Cabin Nut Brown and the Brogden Meadow Pale Ale rated high marks. The Brown was smooth, nutty, malty and a solid session beer with a delightful nose. It would complement any game dish, and just as easily assist with spicier fare.
The Pale Ale was wonderful, a pretty beer with a good hop nose and loaded with flavor. This very interesting beer seems to be a hybrid that lies somewhere between a standard pale and an IPA. It was good enough to follow me home in a growler.
Next time at Krogh's, though, I'll bring home some Alpine Glow Red Ale. Krogh's most popular brew, it's deliciously smooth with exceptional hop and malt balance. Alpine Glow is outstanding in that it hints of great things in the nose and delivers them on the palate.
This night's seasonal was a true-to-style Maibock that tasted as good as it looked. A hint of malty sweetness was not overpowered by the hops, and it would have been a perfect beer to drink after my afternoon of rowing on Panther Lake.
The Old Krogh Oatmeal Stout was quite smooth and eminently drinkable, though not as chewy as I like my stouts.
10-17-2002 05:56:24 | More by pubscout
4.65/5 rDev +21.7%
Visited the Establishment on 11-23-10
My buddy and I ordered a sampler of beer which there were seven types. The names are: Old Krogh Oatmeal Stout, Log Cabin Nut Brown, Alpine Glow Red Ale, Brogden Meadow Pale Ale, Krogh's Gold, Krogh's Seasonal Abbey Ale and Three Sisters Golden Wheat. My favorite was the Oatmeal Stout and Alpine Glow Red Ale.
The service was incredible; I dropped my fork and magically another one was handed to me in seconds. The waitress and waiter were both incredibly nice. I did feel a little rushed but understandably so, it was extremely busy! Dinner time is nuts there! That means they must be doing something right.
It was impossible to get to the bar, it was so mobbed. A lady, I believe the manager, she told us that they have a Wing special on Tuesday and that's why the bar is mobbed.
The food was really good. I had grilled chicken with Meunster cheese and sauté mushrooms. It tasted fresh and the wait wasn't too long either to receive our food.
Since the Oatmeal Stout was so good I decided to get a pint of it. It tastes better than the first time. This is a must try stout if anyone comes here!
Overall, I'd recommend this place to anyone in New Jersey. I'm extremely impressed with the service, quality of food the beer is really good. They certainly know how to handle themselves during an extremely busy dinner hour. I would love to try this place when it's not as busy.
11-24-2010 03:50:08 | More by 9InchNails
4.45/5 rDev +16.5%
The ambiance of this historic registered building is quite cozy. With the low ceilings, interior log walls, and old photos and memorabilia, the pub is a very nice place to enjoy a good meal with great beers and the quaintness of a small town. Across the street from Lake Mohawk, the views are exceptional. Out in the middle of nowhere, it is definirtely worth the trip.
06-08-2002 08:27:10 | More by beertravel
4.38/5 rDev +14.7%
I love Krogh's. The beer and food are both phenomenal. It's tough to pick a favorite among their nut brown ale, red ale and oatmeal stout, and their seasonals are always worth a try. A while back I discovered their Cajun Burger, and I don't think I've eaten anything else there since. It is my favorite burger ever, and it is consistently excellent whenever I have it. The staff is friendly and patient. The restaurant itself is nice, clean, and homely. Nearly every surface inside Krogh's is wooden, which I do fancy. They have HD LCDs over the bar for whatever game is on. Prices are decent for the most part. They also fill growlers to go, which is great, although $17 is certainly not cheap.
There a just a few drawbacks. Parking is very limited, and you may have to park around the corner and down the hill (this sucks in winter, when it's below freezing). If a band is scheduled to play, arrive early, have your fill and leave before the headaches start. The bands which play are always loud and always lousy. Third, the bar can get very cramped and you may have to squeeze by the long part of the bar to get to the other side (which is annoying, but the far side of the bar is where it's at, if you know what I mean). Also the bathrooms are tiny. This may be an issue for some people.
Overall this is still a great place. The beer is great (better than Trap Rock and Long Valley Brewpubs, in my opinion) and the food and service are also top notch. If you somehow find yourself in Sparta, NJ (I should hope you know how you got here), definitely stop in.
07-01-2010 18:18:06 | More by nathanlovesipas
4.28/5 rDev +12%
This part of NJ - Lake Mohawk/Sparta is great! And so is Krogh's. Low ceilings, lots of dark wood, friendly bar patrons. Their Oatmeal Stout and Pale Ale were exceptional. Service was great at the bar. And they filled our personal growler! Definitely worth a visit.
04-02-2002 12:55:53 | More by MTMugs
4.18/5 rDev +9.4%
I used to take the trip up here from my Dads place in Butler every couple of months, just for the great feel it offered. I always remembered driving through here as a kid and it just looked like a fairytale kind of place. Once I got older I really got to appreciate what was inside. This was really a cool little place, with their own brand of unique ales. A great cozy, old English vibe inside with great food and a staff that is very eager to please. It has been a while since I have sampled the brew, but I used to love the pale ale, and their seasonals are always great. I never saw a band there, and really cannot picture one as the place is quite small. Overall though it is a must stop if you pass through, you will not find a friendlier place in the area and it is really something that should not be missed.
10-23-2007 23:33:49 | More by mikesgroove
4.15/5 rDev +8.6%
Visited Kroghs on numerous occasions and thought it was high time I got to writing a little review. First off, the atmosphere can't be beat. On a cold winter night, this is a cozy, friendly place to be. Low ceilings, lots of wood, and an old rustic feel make it very comfortable and inviting. Things can get a little cramped though, but if you hit it at the right time, it is a wonderful place to unwind. Parking can be a pain in the neck, but on some nights they have a valet out front that will take care of that for you.
The food selection is diverse and extremely tasty. The pizza is outstanding, and they usually have a couple of pizza specials which are always worth checking out. The rarebit special is one of my favorites. A turkey, bacon, and tomato open face sandwich served with rarebit sauce. Not the healthiest of meals, but one that is quite satisfying and comforting.
Beers are fresh and tasty. Not a tremendous selection, but the beers are solid and reliable. They always seem to be out of whatever seasonal they're offering whenever I'm there though. The oatmeal stout is a fine brew, and the pale ale is a must try.
Staff is somewhat knowledgable. Most of our servers had a basic knowledge of the beers available, some more than others. Service is quick, friendly, and accomodating.
All in all, a definite stop when you're in northwest NJ.
08-08-2006 16:14:05 | More by silks636
4.13/5 rDev +8.1%
The outside of this place looks pretty neat. The downtown area of Sparta looks like a good place to visit and walk around. The Brew Pub is located across the street from the lake. The building was built in 1927 and has log cabin feel to the place. They have 6 year round beers and 1 seasonal, the seasonal was sold out when I went. The quality of the beer was good, not beers stood out as great or bad. I tried the Mexican Pizza, which was good and I think pairs goos with the Pale Ale. If in the area, this is a place worth a trip to go try.
03-12-2008 02:43:25 | More by harpus
Krogh's Restaurant And Brewpub in Sparta, NJ
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