Middlesex recs

Discussion in 'US - Northeast' started by GameFreac, Sep 26, 2020.

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  1. GameFreac

    GameFreac Disciple (345) Apr 8, 2011 Georgia

    My friend is flying up to NJ from Georgia and asked me for recs on beers to try or buy at stores. I think he is mainly looking for easy to find stuff at grocery stores or a bottle shop. Any local or non-GA distro stuff he could find?
     
  2. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (2,543) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    FY(well, "his") I - Very few grocery stores in NJ are licensed to sell beer - he's going to want to shop in liquor stores, of which there are many good ones. Is he going to Middlesex County or the town of Middlesex (within the county)?
     
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  3. GameFreac

    GameFreac Disciple (345) Apr 8, 2011 Georgia

    Good to know

    Not sure I'll ask
     
  4. GameFreac

    GameFreac Disciple (345) Apr 8, 2011 Georgia

    He is going to the town of Middlesex
     
  5. dennisthreeninefiveone

    dennisthreeninefiveone Initiate (164) Aug 11, 2020 New Jersey
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    The town of Middlesex is in Somerset County
     
  6. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (2,543) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    That ain't what the official map on Middlesex County's website says (northwest corner):
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    Or Middlesex Borough's official map. :grin: (Unless there's another Middlesex Borough? Not unheard of in NJ to have 2 towns with the same name - see Washington, Millstone, Monroe, etc.)

    But I agree that if you're staying in the area, you're more likely to do your beer shopping in Somerset or Union counties. I'm not up that way much anymore - ~20 years ago I'd have recommended Oak Tree in South Plainfield and Super Saver, Rt. 22 in Somerville - but the OP would be better off with some more recent reviews.
     
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  7. TheGent

    TheGent Poo-Bah (2,502) Jun 29, 2010 New Jersey
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  8. KingforaDay

    KingforaDay Crusader (761) Aug 5, 2010 New Jersey
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    He is probably 15 minutes from Super Buy Rite in NP as @TheGent mentioned or a 20 minute drive to Joe Canals in Woodbridge. Both have great selections.
     
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  9. tzieser

    tzieser Meyvn (1,211) Nov 21, 2006 New Jersey
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    Not to mention Red Bank and then the historic Battle of Red Bank, which was nowhere near the town of Red Bank (it took place in near what is now National Park, NJ which ironically doesn’t have a national park nor has any association with one).

    I always get a kick out of @jesskidden ’s second love: Geography (I’m a big fan too :grin:)
     
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  10. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (2,543) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    How far is that from Jersey Shore?
     
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  11. tzieser

    tzieser Meyvn (1,211) Nov 21, 2006 New Jersey
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    I’m trying my best to resist making an Intercourse/Blue Ball joke
     
  12. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (2,543) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    I think it's pretty much obligatory (I was gonna add "...and if you don't someone else will..." but, now it's kinda taken care of. Phew.)
     
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  13. Speedy1985

    Speedy1985 Initiate (34) May 1, 2017 New Jersey

    Bottle Republic on Easton Ave in Somerset has a nice craft selection. He can also try out Ashton Brewing which is on Lincoln Blvd in Middlesex in the old Demented Brewing space.
     
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