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Harvest Moon Brewery & Cafe

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Harvest Moon Brewery & CafeHarvest Moon Brewery & Cafe
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3.79/5
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234 Ratings
Harvest Moon Brewery & CafeHarvest Moon Brewery & Cafe
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

392 George St.
New Brunswick, New Jersey, 08901
United States

(732) 249-6666 | map
harvestmoonbrewery.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
37
Reviews:
124
Ratings:
234
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
3.9/5
Reviews:
68
Ratings:
101
pDev:
11.28%
 
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Reviews by Keith238:
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4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

I was told about this place by a co-worker who went to college in the area and stopped in for a few yesterday (6/11/09) at about 4 pm. All but empty at this hour, pre-happy hour crowd, it made it very easy to get a few beers. Decent line up with a pale ale, double IPA, Irish Red, hefeweizen, stout, saison and kolsch. I didn't eat and sorry to report that I didn't even bother to check out the menu for the sake of this post. The chalk board left room for 3 or 4 more beers to be added and I over heard one of the brewers talking about releasing a pilsner next.

I tried the double IPA which was very good. Nice and fresh as I would expect when the brewery was only 15 feet behind me. Very bright and crisp, I'd guess about 70 ibu. Very floral and citrusy like a good DIPA should be.

I also had the saison and thought it was fantastic. Lots of flavor of wet hay and banana. Had 2 pints of that and bought a growler for home. I'll crack that open tonight after work.

They've been in operation for about 13 yrs now according to the bartender, his name escapes me. I just wish I didn't live over 2 hours away. I could very easily make this a regular spot. Ridiculously high ceilings in the bar that wraps around the building, second floor for dining. The only commercial beer that they serve is Coors Light to placate the college crowd but they aren't giving those away. $5 a bottle for Coors Light or $5 a pint of fresh brewed beer, your choice. $4 a pint during happy hour.

Keep up the good work. I hope to get my growler refilled sooner than later!!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of gwventura
4.74/5  rDev +21.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Years ago , my family and I went here and I was REALLY disappointed in the beer selection. In stuck me that they were catering to a younger crowd, possibly even the local college students. So we neverbr eturned. Fast forward may 15-20 Years. My wife and I wnt to go out for a date night. I wanted to do a brewpub. We love Triumph, but that is quite a ride. We decided to give Harvest Moon a second chance. We loved it. We ate upstairs. It was noisy, but not so noiseynthat we could not hear each other. We ordered the Swineherd pie appetizer. It was plenty for two people. Kind of like mini shepherd's pie. We also ordered beer sampler and loved the coffee porter enough to get a shifter and eventually a half growler to take home. My wife had a burger and I had a burrito. We both loved the food and we love that this place is so much better than our first experience. We will definitely go back.

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Photo of AmitC
3.43/5  rDev -12.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4

Photo of Timtac
3.46/5  rDev -11.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of Aoyoc
3.66/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of mikr
3.45/5  rDev -11.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

great beer but real noisy, hard to park
standard bar food

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Photo of Urk1127
3.55/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of TimHitchings
3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of jjboesen
3.9/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.25

Located on Geroge Street, which is chock-full of bars and eateries, Harvest Moon is an attractive and pubby two-story venue that brews their own brews. Offering about six or seven beers of many styles. Unfortunatley they had no IPA available. Those they did have were fresh and tasty. Hearty food and efficient service make for a pleasant evening. Plenty of locals and students, since New Brunswick is home to Rutgers University.

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

Photo of KTCamm
4.01/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Good venue in downtown New Brunswick. Lots of local parking nearby. Creatively used older building with a small bar area, and dining spread around multiple floors. We had seven beers on tap, with a taste them all sampler option. Some pretty good options, including the sour saison and the Kolsch. Good sized menu with variations for lunch and dinner. Service was prompt and friendly. Growlers to go available.

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Photo of jaiden0
4.53/5  rDev +16.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Good food, good beer,will eat again

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Photo of slasich
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of Afroman
4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of jkane101
3.69/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of orangesol
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of TrackcoachLVPA
4.85/5  rDev +24.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Great atmosphere. Waitress was accommodating and very good. Beer was stellar as was the food. Can't wait to go back

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Photo of Knapp85
3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Pretty cool spot, There is a nice lower lever and an upper level to the place. The bar area is pretty big. The parking is a bit shitty but it's just something you'll have to deal with when you go there. The food was good and the selection was pretty good when I was there.

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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.

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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

Photo of JimKochFan
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of spycow
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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