Brix City Brewing

Brix City BrewingBrix City Brewing
Brix City BrewingBrix City Brewing
Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

4 Alsan Way
Little Ferry, New Jersey, 07643
United States

(201) 440-0865 | map
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Reviewed by Billolick from New York

4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25
Industrial kinda area, mid sized to larger box of a building. Just off the main road and not far south of the GWB.

Outdoor space up and running during my cover visit, friendly and low key staff, groovin to on the louder side jam bands tunes...gotta love a place rocking Jerry Garcia Band jams on a pleasant and sunny Friday afternoon. Tables and bar area available as well inside.

They are pumping out high quality and quite worthy NEIPA as well as a bunch of other flavors of tasty beer, available for on premises or carry home in tall cans problem getting a nice mix of cans to go and every one was great...hazy/juicy NEIPA seemingly an appreciated focus........worthy spot..high quality brew
Apr 12, 2021
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Reviewed by VoxRationis from New York

4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4
Located in a light industrial area interspersed with residential housing, Brix City was a nice spot to share some well crafted beers. Arriving at the 12 o'clock opening, the place quickly filled up, mostly groups of young couples and families. The service area is long, perhaps 25', and the service staff friendly, knowledgeable, and solicitous. From a dozen offerings, I tried a range of the "flagship" brews, IPA, DIPA, porter, and Belgian pale, which were generally at least very good. The Belgian Pale Ale was the standout, but you have to like them. Oldest brewery in Bergen County, NJ. Will definitely be back.
Mar 08, 2020
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Reviewed by Jacobier10 from New Jersey

4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75
Located in your typical NJ industrial looking area, I snagged one of the few parking spaces out front. The tasting room is large, open, and loud. The bartender was playing great selection of hard rock tunes (Rage Against the Machine, At the Drive-In, A Perfect Circle, Deftones) at a VERY high volume. I loved it but understand others may not. The working area of the brewery is located all the way off to the right, but was noisy enough in its own right. Case in point, not the place to go to enjoy a quiet pint.

Nice selection of brews on tap, about 10-12 different offerings. Many of which were available in cans to go. Growler and crowler fills were available too. I started off with Time Turns Elastic, a Phish song and also their Pilsner. Very fresh tasting with a firm bitterness. I then went with a Porter Authority, their Porter. Again, it was fresh, bitter, and tasty. Both were served in a nonic pint glass.

Bartender was attentive and friendly, chatting it up with a few regulars. It could have used a few stools at the bar, but there were picnic tables available for sitting. I especially enjoyed the map of 1895 Newark with a list of all of the breweries located there at that time. Cool place, I'll be back again.
Dec 06, 2019
Rated: 3.16 by schroeder1200 from New Jersey

May 30, 2019
Rated: 4.44 by Husky-Topper from New Jersey

May 10, 2019
Rated: 4.05 by Griffith from Connecticut

Mar 18, 2019
Rated: 3.96 by Cnssps from New Jersey

Mar 09, 2019
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Reviewed by MacMalt from New Jersey

4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25
Brix City epitomizes the industrial vibe. Located in an industrial area of Little Ferry, the tap room is light and airy with lots of interesting artwork, including an amazing map of Newark, the original "Brick City." The crowd of loyal patrons can be boisterous and at busy times be prepared to wait on line for a pour. That said, the service is friendly and the beer is very good. It's a great brewery experience.
Feb 17, 2019
Rated: 4.05 by Curt3 from Ohio

Jun 14, 2018
Rated: 4 by WheelsPSU from New Jersey

Jan 14, 2018
Rated: 4.47 by Zekenyce from New Jersey

Dec 22, 2017
Rated: 4.03 by InspectorBob from New Jersey

Aug 14, 2017
Rated: 4.26 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey

Aug 02, 2017
Rated: 4.15 by Timtac from New Jersey

Apr 02, 2017
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Reviewed by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4
The vibe is pretty low key here but thought it was a pretty cool spot. The service was really friendly, we talked or a while about brewing and such. The selection was pretty good and was impressed with their "Just Another IPA". It doesn't score very high but I really liked it.
Oct 05, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by hoponit from New York

Aug 07, 2016
Rated: 3.81 by mmoriarty from Rhode Island

Jun 28, 2016
Rated: 4.49 by Njtodd76 from New Jersey

Mar 02, 2016
Rated: 4.55 by Sad_Larry from New Jersey

Feb 27, 2016
Rated: 4.73 by stepherrs09 from Florida

Feb 24, 2016
Rated: 3.67 by metter98 from New York

Sep 20, 2015
Rated: 3.41 by Kegatron from Pennsylvania

Jul 26, 2015
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Reviewed by koopa from New Jersey

3.81/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75
Stopped in yesterday for the first time to check out the brews, the facility, and to have drinks with a few friends. First things first, I wish Joe, Pete, and the crew nothing but the best. It's great to have new craft beer options in North Jersey and these folks are paying a pretty penny to do business in this area.

Tasting room space is very comfortable with high ceilings, plenty of standing room, and roughly 6 indoor picnic tables for seating. The facility is clean (new) and decorated well enough. Lots of diamond plating behind the wood top bar and a very nice hop logo around the top trim of the white walls.

The beers are off flavors and some pretty nice flavor profiles thus far. KTK DIPA was tasty, Chuck Bowman BIPA (drinks more like a CDA imho) had a mellow hop profile that worked with the moderate amount of chocolate / roast flavor that comes through. The Session IPA (Cheap Labor) had a nice Mosaic hop flavor. I saw more Cheap Labor and Brews Willis (IPA) being sold while I was there than anything else. Gotta love the American markets current love of hops. Come to think of it, 6 of 8 beers being offered were hoppy!

Servers (UPDATED 8.1.15) are friendly, are getting more organized each time I return, and hopefully will gain more beer knowledge over time.

Selection was 8 house offerings on draft and available in tiny free sample cups, 4oz tasters, and larger pours. Prices were very reasonable. For example, my full pour of KTK DIPA was only $4

I took a tour of the facility with one of the owners/brewers Joe. Seemed like a very friendly and likeable guy who is passionate about what he is doing. Brewhouse is a psycho brew nano system (5bbl) paired with a handful of 10bbl fermenters and 2x 10bbl brite tanks. Facility also has plenty of space to allow for the operation to grow, which is great.

All in all this is a very welcome addition to the area, they've created a good vibe, and the areas where they can improve shouldn't be too difficult for them to improve. I'll definitely be back and look forward to watching them grow. I also noticed what looked like a nice outdoor seating cafe on the corner next to the brewery. Might be a nice food option for before or after visiting the brewery.
Jul 11, 2015
Rated: 4.72 by tommyguz from Pennsylvania

Jun 29, 2015
Rated: 5 by Tadweezy from New Jersey

Jun 15, 2015
Rated: 3.85 by acurtis from New Jersey

Jun 13, 2015
Rated: 4.29 by clake from Vermont

May 23, 2015
Rated: 3.85 by tobelerone from New Jersey

May 20, 2015
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Reviewed by Boozer from New Jersey

4.62/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5
Was there for the grand opening on Friday, May 15th. There was already a good crowd when I arrived around 6:45. There was plenty of room to hang out - picnic tables, lean against the bar, walk around... The bartenders were quick and more than happy to assist - you did not have to wait long at all for a beer. Their prices are excellent. The beer is really solid. I got their KTK DIPA to go in a growler (with two tulip glasses) and it was a bargain for the quality of their DIPA. I wasn't able to stay long, but will most certainly be back and will certainly be a regular - both growler fills and to hang out and drink. So happy to have a brewery with a neat tasting room right around the corner from me.

If you are in North Jersey, check it out. If you're in Central/South Jersey, Westchester, Philly, etc... It's worth a day trip.
May 19, 2015
Brix City Brewing in Little Ferry, NJ
Brewery rating: 4 out of 5 with 1268 ratings