Touring 2 NJ breweries at a time

Discussion in 'Mid-Atlantic' started by cid71, Mar 21, 2017.

  1. cid71

    cid71 Initiate (133) Mar 2, 2009 New Jersey

    I live in Morris county and plan on doing some brewery tours but would like to hit more than one each trip geography permitting. Some naturals I have thought of are Kane/Carton, Troon/Conclave , Brix city/Alementary, Czig/Jersey girl/Man skirt. Are there other good combos that someone can recommend? Thanks in advance
     
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  2. kthoag

    kthoag Aspirant (271) May 21, 2012 New Jersey
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    Referend suits your Conclave / Troon run. I know there are several near Forgotten Boardwalk but I haven't done that route so I'll let others speak to it. Kane and Carton aren't very close, and I'd be remiss if I didnt shout out Little Dog and Jughadle during that Kane run. Perfectly executed traditional styles & a new up and coming brewer, respectively.
     
  3. SB31

    SB31 Initiate (111) Mar 18, 2017 Pennsylvania

    Troon is very very small not much to tour but Alex is a really good dude and he'll answer any questions you have and fill your growlers with some incredible beer
     
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  4. cid71

    cid71 Initiate (133) Mar 2, 2009 New Jersey

    Yeah I see carton and kane about 15 miles apart but their about 60 miles from me so trying them both at once seemed practical. Maybe not.
     
  5. kthoag

    kthoag Aspirant (271) May 21, 2012 New Jersey
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    Not trying to dissuade - Carton is my favorite brewery and easily my favorite taproom experience.
     
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  6. Jacobob10

    Jacobob10 Meyvn (1,453) Feb 23, 2004 New Jersey
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    Cricket Hill/Magnify
     
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  7. DrStiffington

    DrStiffington Meyvn (1,064) Oct 27, 2010 New Jersey
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    I've done both of them several times. It's a pretty scenic drive from Carton to Kane if you're not in a rush. About 25 minutes.
     
  8. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poo-Bah (1,711) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
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    I will second (or third) that Carton Lane is not a bad drive.

    Or, head north on 287 And do Industrial Arts and Rushing Duck.
     
  9. devilfluff

    devilfluff Defender (603) Apr 1, 2014 New Jersey
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    If you are headed south: Spellbound/Village Idiot, Tonewood/Devil's Creek, Kelly Green/Human Village, Forgotten Boardwalk/Lunacy, Tuckahoe/Ludlam Island
     
  10. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Champion (801) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey
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    If you are including brew pubs, Twin Elephant and Trap Rock are about 5 miles apart.
     
  11. SB31

    SB31 Initiate (111) Mar 18, 2017 Pennsylvania

    I second tuckahoe, their new stuff and sours are really nice.
     
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  12. jkearns33168

    jkearns33168 Initiate (124) Feb 10, 2015 New Jersey
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    Carton and Belford are 5 minutes apart. Then you can drive to Kane and do Jughandle. I wouldn't miss out on Jughandle. Very cool space and good beers with plenty of styles.
     
  13. state08

    state08 Initiate (129) Feb 4, 2016 New Jersey
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    I live in Hoboken and any time I make a run to Carton or Kane I stop at both. Its pretty easy.
     
  14. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Champion (801) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey
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    There are 3 breweries in eastern Union county now. Climax in Roselle Park, Wet Ticket in Rahway and Two Ton in Linden. There not far apart but it could be time consuming to drive between them.
     
  15. SRBush1974

    SRBush1974 Disciple (356) Apr 18, 2015 New Jersey
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    Alementary (Hackensack) and Brix City (Little Ferry?) could be easily knocked off together.

    OOPS! Saw that you had it!
     
  16. beertoro

    beertoro Aspirant (233) Nov 16, 2015 New Jersey

    Oooooooooooh - my time to shine?

    Obviously, Monmouth County has quite the plethora of places. And I'm local, so, that one is easy.

    I have done or will do the following trips:
    1. Spellbound/Village Idiot/Third State
    2. Cricket Hill/Magnify/Twin Elephant
    3. Alementary/Brix City/Departed Soles
    4. Ship Bottom/Pinelands/Backwards Flag
    5. Cape May/Slack Tide/Ludlam/Cold Spring
    6. Glasstown/Three 3's/Tomfoolery
    7. Tonewood/Double Nickel/Devil's Creek
    8. Forgotten Boardwalk/Lunacy/Flying Fish
    9. Hackettstown Trio
    10. Flounders/Demented/Cypress
    11. Conclave/Troon/Empanadas
     
  17. kthoag

    kthoag Aspirant (271) May 21, 2012 New Jersey
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    Does Two Ton have a taproom?
     
  18. mumbles44

    mumbles44 Initiate (158) Jan 22, 2016 New Jersey
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    the 1 & 8 group are so close to each other that could be one trip as well.
     
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  19. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Champion (801) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey
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    That's a good question. I've been to the other 2 but never to Two Ton, just know it's close.
     
  20. beertoro

    beertoro Aspirant (233) Nov 16, 2015 New Jersey

    To my knowledge, Two Ton has only been on tap and bottles in stores.
     
  21. Brian_Lynch

    Brian_Lynch Initiate (155) Nov 18, 2014 New York
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    May I suggest a different format? 2 breweries and cute shoe store.
     
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  22. Urk1127

    Urk1127 Champion (832) Jul 2, 2014 New Jersey
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    I live in Manahawkin, formerly Tuckerton (pinelands brewery town) and I can tell you because I've lived in Holgate on LBI and worked for Backwards Flag..... pinelands is an hour to ship bottom because you need to drive up to manahawkin to get to the causeway bridge and drive back down south of the island because the brewery is actually in beach haven not the town of ship bottom amd good luck after memorial day. It'll take you hours because of traffic tourists for LBI. And Ship Bottom to backward flag is an hour plus. Ive done the commute.

    Not trying to burst a bubble here but you're better off doing this........

    Tuckahoe/ Pinelands. (30 min parkway) or
    Pinelands/ Ship Bottom. ( hour)
    Backwards Flag/Rinn Duin/Icarus (20 min)

    Manaferkin is opening in Manahawkin very very soon on Bay Ave which you can hit pinelands in a 25 min drive on Rte 9 or hit the lbi bridge to ship bottom brewery and get there in like 45 min in the summer.
     
  23. beertoro

    beertoro Aspirant (233) Nov 16, 2015 New Jersey

    Ah, gotcha! Usually when I do these things... I use an entire weekend afternoon. So I'll usually be at my first brewery by opening and casually work my way. But I realize that's not realistic for everyone. Might be an indication that I have a problem :D
     
  24. emandrisdad

    emandrisdad Initiate (124) Sep 30, 2002 New Jersey

    How do you consider Twin Elephant to be a brew pub?
     
  25. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Champion (801) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey
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    I don't, Trap Rock is a brew pub. I can't see any good reason not to include brew pubs on lists of breweries to visit.
     
  26. beertrip

    beertrip Initiate (134) Feb 6, 2015 New Jersey
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    This may be a bit premature, but Last Wave Brewing and Frye Brewing will be opening I think in the next month or two in Point Pleasant.
     
  27. emandrisdad

    emandrisdad Initiate (124) Sep 30, 2002 New Jersey

    Ok now I follow what you meant. I agree .
     
  28. Crom45

    Crom45 Initiate (105) Jan 9, 2017 New Jersey

    If he is in Morris, so is Twin Elephant, thats not a tour, thats something he can hit up on an afternoon without too much of a drive (though depending on where in morris county it could still be 40 mins)
     
  29. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Champion (801) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey
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    In Morris the Op could very well be closer to Cricket Hill and Magnify than to Twin Elephant.
     
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