Carton Brewing Company

Carton Brewing CompanyCarton Brewing Company
Carton Brewing CompanyCarton Brewing Company
Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

6 East Washington Ave
Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey, 07716
United States

(732) 654-2337 | map

Having decided they had something to contribute to the very exciting conversation going on in craft brewing, cousins Chris and Augie Carton teamed up and started Carton Brewing. In the seashore community where they were born and raised, the Carton boys found a turn-of-the-century red brick warehouse and adapted it to accommodate a state-of-the-art Newlands Systems 15 barrel brew house. 6 E. Washington Avenue was turned into an independent craft brewery and their hats were in the ring. Applying a passion for stimulating flavor to inspiration found all around them, they set about their goal: to make tasty beer in the place their tastes were formed.

Brewery Tours on Wednesdays and Thursdays 5-8PM, Fridays 4-8PM, Saturdays 12-8PM, and Sundays 12-5pm. The entrance to the brewery is 6. E. Washington Ave, street parking is available.
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Rated by misterfun54 from New Jersey

3.74/5  rDev -15.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5
Epitome is my favorite
Feb 10, 2020
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Reviewed by cjgiant from District of Columbia

4.22/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25
A quirky little place that isn’t easy to find. Check out the website before heading there. We didn’t have to do the tour they “require” but we did have to follow the sampler format they utilize. The process itself is a minor annoyance, but the staff was very helpful and nice, and patient in describing it to the customers. It didn’t bother us this trip but does require more time at the service counter.

There were a couple more mundane beers, but mostly solid to truly interesting offerings. The choices included low and high ABV, pale ales and stouts, and a few odds and ends like a lager, a gose, and a wit - 18 overall. We had a relaxed afternoon enjoying the beers and would return again if we are nearby.
Aug 19, 2019
Rated: 4.15 by Griffith from Connecticut

Mar 18, 2019
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Reviewed by jadpsu from Georgia

3.86/5  rDev -12.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75
It's been a few years since we stopped here. A little unrecognizable with no signage to speak of. Was told since it was across the street from a school they could not put up prominent signs.
Did the tour which was run of the mill. The serving room upstairs was a bit crowded. You get a 4 ounce type juice glass and four pours for $5.00.
Could tell there were some regulars at the bar and the bartender gave them all his conversation and attention.
Dec 29, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by Justinprintz from New Jersey

Nov 17, 2018
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Reviewed by Dcucchiara from New Jersey

4.19/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75
Carton is one of the staple breweries of the Jersey Shore, and has certainly done earned to that title. Do they have unbelievable NEIPAs, hoppy Pale Ales or dense Milk Stouts that blow you away consistently? No, but they're by far one of the most consistent all-around breweries I've ever step foot in.
Oct 11, 2018
Rated: 4.94 by chiefz1 from New York

Sep 09, 2018
Rated: 4.03 by DoubleSimcoe from Pennsylvania

Aug 18, 2018
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Reviewed by VoxRationis from New York

4.45/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75
I visited Carton Brewing Company on the first truly warm day of Spring in 2018. The brewery is located only a very short walk away from the Atlantic Ocean (or more correctly, Sandy Hook Bay) in Atlantic Heights, NJ. If you visit, the modest sized, serving area is upstairs and had eight offering on tap with perhaps another half dozen prepackaged available for purchase.

On the Saturday afternoon I visited, six, 4 oz (118 ml) tastes were offered for $5, but note a 4 pack of Sundae went for $20. The vibe is hip and youthful (several dogs and babies), but the room was not big enough and it was quite crowded. The whole servicing space and bar are fairly small for the crowd and one will wait for service a bit, although the mood is convivial, cooperative, and really just looking to have fun.

Definitely worth a look if you are in the area or from nearby, but I might the buy prepackaged beer at a retail store next time.
Apr 15, 2018
Rated: 4.1 by srw from Virginia

Feb 27, 2018
Rated: 4.35 by bunta from New Jersey

Feb 17, 2018
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Reviewed by NotAlcoholicJustAHobby from Vermont

4.32/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25
Located in a residential area across from a school. Why are so many breweries located near schools....What does that say about children? The building is small and old but has a cool vibe. The staff were both super helpful and super friendly. My wife and I had a great time. Add to that the excellent beer and you have a winner if you are looking for a beer destination in New Jersey.
Dec 14, 2017
Rated: 4.92 by abier128 from New Jersey

Oct 02, 2017
Rated: 4.04 by socon67 from New York

Sep 09, 2017
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Reviewed by jgido759 from New Jersey

4.15/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4
A little gem hidden away (literally) in Atlantic Highlands, NJ. Really had to look to find it but once I did. . .

Took the 10 minute, 1 room tour (mandatory) before heading upstairs to the taproom. Small, but quaint, and very crowded for a Sunday evening. My flight was enjoyable, as were the staff. Everyone was very friendly.

Would definitely go back.
Aug 21, 2017
Rated: 4 by BeerOps from Illinois

Jul 13, 2017
Rated: 4.1 by Joenap419 from Rhode Island

May 07, 2017
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Reviewed by Wiffler27 from South Carolina

4.72/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75
have been a few times only to grab cans

first off, i live roughly an hour from Carton and getting there was easy besides finding the final destination. the first time i went i drove by it twice before i realized which building it was. it's right off the main street and has no signs or anything to point out that it's Carton Brewing. good job of hiding in plain sight

cool little place, great beer and super nice people
May 07, 2017
Rated: 4.35 by jtk21351 from California

Apr 25, 2017
Rated: 3.13 by koryyyy from New Jersey

Apr 21, 2017
Rated: 4.32 by Moestavern from New Jersey

Mar 10, 2017
Rated: 3.81 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey

Feb 21, 2017
Rated: 4.23 by ShoreGoodBeer from New Jersey

Feb 01, 2017
Rated: 5 by beertk from New Jersey

Jan 15, 2017
Rated: 3.83 by Timtac from New Jersey

Jan 03, 2017
Rated: 4.84 by ironb from New Jersey

Jan 03, 2017
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Reviewed by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25
Finally managed to get out to Carton to check it out. The tour was short and sweet which was nice. The taproom was pretty rad, They had an old Dead Kennedy's vinyl playing on the turntable. The selection was good, the service was good too. It's a cool spot! Glad I finally made it there.
Nov 13, 2016
Rated: 4.61 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania

Nov 13, 2016
Rated: 1.9 by sallorific from New Jersey

Oct 11, 2016
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Reviewed by jp11801 from Florida

4.84/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Very cool somewhat out of the way location but 100% worth the drive from central PA. Great selection of well crafted beers on draft when I went with 077Nelson being a standout. Boat really surprised me with its flavor. Service is outstanding and super fast. I highly recommend stopping by if you can.
Aug 21, 2016
Rated: 4.66 by ummswimmin from New Jersey

Aug 06, 2016
Rated: 3.17 by Invalidpost from New York

Jun 30, 2016
Rated: 4.36 by captainkrad from New Jersey

Jun 25, 2016
Rated: 4.86 by racerbri from New Jersey

Jun 03, 2016
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Reviewed by Urk1127 from New Jersey

4.45/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4
Upstairs bar/ taproom is well lit, plenty of seating. Randall goes often as well. Newer brew house in back is top of the line. Older brew house up front still houses the experimental small batch cart. Tucked away off the main road is tight parking but overall great place.
Apr 08, 2016
Rated: 4.16 by Soloveitchik from New York

Apr 04, 2016
Rated: 4.03 by ScaryEd from New Hampshire

Mar 31, 2016
Rated: 4.43 by eluvah from New York

Mar 28, 2016
Rated: 4.38 by cw13 from New Jersey

Mar 24, 2016
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Reviewed by MacMalt from New Jersey

4.6/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25
Carton is a fun brewery at which to spend an afternoon. The taproom is lively and the servers attentive. My only wish is that there were more of Carton's excellent beers to sample.
Mar 12, 2016
Carton Brewing Company in Atlantic Highlands, NJ
Brewery rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 9848 ratings