Magnify Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
4.06/5
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PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

1275 Bloomfield Ave
Ste 40C
Fairfield, New Jersey, 07004-2739
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magnifybrewing.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
205
Reviews:
705
Ratings:
2,363
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.24/5
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
73
pDev:
13.68%
 
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User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 24 | Ratings: 73
Photo of edthefireman21
4.47/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Great place in an odd location, but it works. Friendly staff, awesome beers, and so close to home. Highly recommend to visit and take canned beers home.

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Photo of Tony210
4.58/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Small, working brewery with a small bar / tap room attached to it. Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Consistently exceptional, adjunct free IPA’s on tap and in cans, usually has 3 new cans of new beers every week. Amazing. Occasional releases of very good imperial stouts, saison, and barrel aged beers.

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Photo of Mark-g
4.26/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Amazing beer!!! I have only had a couple I don’t like. Fantastic IPAs and Double IPAs. Smooth finish on all of their beers. One of the best in NJ

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Photo of dlos
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Cool little brewery in what looks to be an industrial park off Rt. 46. Quite unassuming in appearance from the outside, it's all brewery inside. There are a few tables, a moderate size bar with huge chalk board showing their offerings. Service has been prompt, friendly and knowledgeable each visit. Gets tight in there when lots of people (30-40) are present. Worth a visit for the awesome brews they're turning out!

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Photo of Knapp85
4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Cool spot within something like an industrial park. It looks like a store front from the outside but once inside you are within their taproom. There are some tables to sit at along with a bar with a decent amount of seating. The brewing area isn't far from the taproom and you can see the workers doing their thing while you enjoy your beers. The service is friendly. The selection was pretty solid the day I stopped in. The only thing was that the place wasn't air conditioned, so it was pretty warm inside. However, it's a great spot to check out.

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Photo of mkh012
4.32/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Magnify is in an industrial complex off of Route 46. It's a small, laid-back spot. Very good hoppy beers, and above average beers across styles. Not quite on Kane's level, but close. A top 5 NJ brewery.

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Photo of Jbats
1/5  rDev -76.4%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 1

Owner is a complete d*ck. Had the displeasure of interacting with him when I was frustrated from not getting a beer for close to 20 minutes and asked to see a manager. Take your business to a place that truly appreciates your patronage. This is definitely not that place.

Update: Beer quality has really taken a nose dive. Meh beer and bad service. Seriously what’s left?

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Photo of jzeilinger
4.36/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Small in size but big in beer stature.

This is a tiny location based in an industrial park area that resembles a strip mall out front. The front portion of this nano brewery is a tasting room with a bar and some tables. They will fill growlers and howlers from other breweries (which is awesome) and have glassware swag available. There were many local craft beer geeks sitting at the bar that knew each other when I was there. The relevance? They obviously are producing some really good beers that keep bringing people back. I tried some of their beers for the first time at the Extreme Beer Fest in Boston this past year and was blown away. I stopped for growler fills this past week while in the area on business - not disappointed. Magnify is producing a quality product and will definitely be going back when in the area again.

If you are ever in the North Central NJ area and are a beer geek, this is a must stop.

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Photo of Mineo
2.11/5  rDev -50.2%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2.75 | service: 1 | selection: 2.5

Solid beer from time to time - Flashbacks Are Forever is exceptional. However, certain bottle prices ($13 for 16oz of Point of Divergence) absolutely aren't worth it.

Also, expect to be treated coldly and unresponsively if you aren't a regular. They have no interest in talking about their product or space apparently; several members of the staff were extremely dismissive the two times I've been. Customer service needs SERIOUS work. Patrons should not feel unwelcome and uncomfortable at a brewery. Bartender was routinely attending to friends and regulars and being outright dismissive of new patrons.

Perhaps they should make it invite-only if exclusivity is so important to management. The beer is what saves this place, though it's not good enough to warrant rudeness.

Now quality control is also an issue, with several releases plagued with diacetyl and carbonation issues. Not really worth visiting at this point with much superior competition around. Check the Magnify thread if you want more elaboration beyond my words.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
4.4/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Cozy little place next door to a distillery, Magnify has a short, sturdy, well-lacquered wooden bar that seats 8-10 people. There were perhaps another 4-6 tables in front of and alongside the bar. Long narrow brewhouse extends into the back beyond the bar. Seven beers on tap - had 5 while I was there (more than originally planned, but was having such a good time I could not pull myself away) and they were excellent. The farmhouse DIPAs were hop-licious, Low Visibility was as crushable as advertised, and the saison was exceptional. The staff were fun, friendly, and informative. Really cool place, already looking forward to a return visit.

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Photo of MacMalt
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Magnify has a great atmosphere, the staff is friendly and loves to talk beer, and in a short period of time it's begun to brew some very fine beers. What is there not to like about this place?

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Photo of tynian16
4.49/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Easily one of the top three breweries in NJ. Well worth a trip and it's a bonus that they don't only focus on IPA's (although they do have them as well).

Try the saison and thank me later.

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Photo of mdfb79
4/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Pretty cool spot with some nice beers and a solid selection. Had 2-3 beers I liked a lot, and looked like they started canning and barrel aging which is cool. Not a huge place and was very crowded when I went to service was ok, but not bad. All beer was served in mason jars...personally I like the ability to get 8 oz. pours and 32 oz. growlers, though I found the pricing in general to be a bit high.

Overall not on the level or Carton or Kane in NJ, but I'd put them in the tier right behind them. Some good beers and given their proximity to my house and favorite beer bar, I'll certainly be visiting them again.

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Photo of BFCarr
3.99/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.5

Small brewery in a light industrial setting. Friendly staff and good beers. Tasting room has a bar for about 10 people and tables for another 25 or so. Recommend a visit.

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Photo of njcraftguy
5/5  rDev +17.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I believe that Magnify is a real up n comer that will help put north Jersey on the craft beer map. They have been around less than a year and have already put out some stellar brews. Search Saison aged in red wine barrels and 30 hours were both superb. Of the 4 yearly offerings I really enjoy both the Saison and Vine Shine IPA. Eric and the entire crew ( mostly Eric's family ) are super friendly and always up to chat craft beer. They try to support local and do things the right way. I couldn't be happier to have them 10 minutes from me. The future is bright at Magnify. It is a definite must stop for any craft beer fan in north Jersey. The crowd and vibe are always upbeat and welcoming.
Cheers

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Photo of apintofknowledge
4.58/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

Comfortable taproom, cool vibe, nice people and most importantly delicious solidly crafted beer. Family operation, within an industrial park, but a far nicer taproom than other NJ breweries I've visited in industrial areas. If this place was around when I lived in the area a few years back, I would totally be a regular.

6-7 taps, with 4 really good flagships and 2-3 rotating taps. No food served, just pretzel rings, but that's fine. Beers served in 8 & 16 oz mason jars. Fair prices, very reasonable growler fills. And nothing like a brewery fresh IPA. Their saison & black wheat are both particularly excellent. Well worth seeking out.

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Photo of Bglinkin
4.36/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5

Nice place. Very warm and friendly environment. Located in the Pio Costa complex in Fairfield. Stopped in today and grabbed a few growlers. Smaller bar and table. Their Search Saison recently won and award and it alone is worth dropping by for a sample.

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Photo of KingPurple
5/5  rDev +17.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Great place that is fairly close to my house. Great vibe in the room, nothing pretentious, nothing uninviting; just a great place to drink great beer. The Search Saison has won awards and is reason enough to go there. The wine barrel aged is even MORE reason to go. Black Wheat and Cherry Weisse are also excellent recommendations. I'm not a true hop-head, but they have great IPA's too. Excellent service! In addition to some places I've had Magnify, they told me other places that I can go and drink it! Overall, this is one of my favorite breweries. Only a short amount of time before they become as sought after as Kane and Carton.

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Photo of SmashAdams
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Went to this place because I tried the Vine Shine IPA at a local bar and loved it. The place is in a weird spot but really cool inside. I tried the Pale Ale and the IPA and both were fantastic. I'll be going back.

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Photo of 2baguy
4.36/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Small brewery in NJ. The son owns the brewery and the dad helps out. Had a great time chatting with both the father and son. The Black Wheat and Search Saison are excellent beers.

EDIT from original post in June 2015......
After a year in the books this place has improved. There is a great selection of their year round beers and seasonals. They have added a canning line and regularly release new canned beers. There is still the family atmosphere with the Mom, Dad and Brother helping out. It can get crowded.

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Photo of KTCamm
4.37/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Tucked away in a Jersey business park, this brand new local brewery is worth seeking out. They've taken the time to set the place up right and use the space really well. Wood tables in the front and a stylish bar for those dropping in for a taste or a growler. 4 beers sit on tap - each of which are really good - a pale, a saison, an IPA, and a clever black wheat. There are impromptu tours and some barrel aging going on. Keep an eye on these guys, I'll be checking out where they go from here.

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Photo of Blackpond
4.36/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Looking like they've done it right. Great tasting room, personal service. Distillery going in next door. Good feeling all around. Oh and great beer did I mention that.

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Photo of starshockey9
4.47/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Awesome new up and coming place. Beers are real nice and this is a place to look out for in the future. Eric has lots of knowledge and has plans to take him to the top. A must visit if you're ever in the area. Top notch now but look out!

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Photo of DrStiffington
4.17/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5

Grand opening. Nice place, pretty small operation. Everyone involved is very friendly. Good luck!

Edit: I've now been back several times and have to say this is my favorite place to visit, brewery-wise. Kane is grander and has a better tap list, Carton has the awesome can selection, but this place has the small, friendly vibe along with the stellar beer selection. Plus, cans!

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Magnify Brewing Company in Fairfield, NJ
Brewery rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 2,363 ratings