Troon Brewing

Discussion in 'Mid-Atlantic' started by Streaky, Jan 22, 2017.

  1. Streaky

    Streaky Initiate (195) Mar 26, 2013 New Jersey
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    In Hopewell, NJ.

    http://www.troonbrewing.com/

    Anyone been? Looks interesting. Definitely a lot of haze in the pics I've seen of their beers.
     
  2. Dreamer57

    Dreamer57 Initiate (194) Apr 13, 2015 New Jersey
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  3. DrStiffington

    DrStiffington Meyvn (1,083) Oct 27, 2010 New Jersey
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    It was getting confusing in that other thread because half he posts were for Troon and the other half were for Referend. As I've stated in the other thread, Troon makes very tasty beer. He's off to a great start. Just wish he had a tasting room, although he bar in the tavern is nice and does flights.
     
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  4. chrisgeb

    chrisgeb Initiate (139) Sep 30, 2010 New Jersey

    Deserves its own thread. Was there yesterday for the first time and the beers were excellent. Excited to drink more from here in the coming months.
     
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  5. beertoro

    beertoro Aspirant (263) Nov 16, 2015 New Jersey

    So how does this work? Do you fill up at Troon but you actually get to try the beer at the Tavern?

    I saw the menu and it had the generic names and I know the Troon owner said he's working on getting that issue fixed... but do they do a flight at the tavern?

    I'm hoping to go within the next few weeks but am really curious.
     
  6. DrStiffington

    DrStiffington Meyvn (1,083) Oct 27, 2010 New Jersey
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    Yes the bar does flights but they don't always have the newest beer . They do let you have very small tastes in the brewery itself just to try before you fill up.
     
  7. digdug1810

    digdug1810 Aspirant (250) Mar 1, 2011 New Jersey
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    Stopped in on Saturday and was very impressed by the beers. The strong ale was the only low point and it wasn't really a low point, just something i didn't care for.

    Got a fill of the sweet stout w/coffee & cinn and plan to consume it tonight. Looking forward to visiting again.

    I enjoy that there is now Troon/Referend/Conclave all within a short little distance as well as a favorite NJ winery of mine, Unionville.

    I encourage anybody reading this who hasn't yet to make a Saturday of the area and get your visit on!
     
  8. Ieatlambfries

    Ieatlambfries Zealot (564) Dec 5, 2003 New Jersey

    When you say strong ale, I assume you mean Migratory Tentshow? Sorry to hear you didn't enjoy that one, I rather liked it. Reminded me of a blended fruit juice. Lots of pineapple, orange, banana, guava, type flavors happening.

    I happened to grab a fill of the Clown Paint 2x coffee and cinnamon yesterday as well. Really excellent. I enjoyed it a lot more than the no cinnamon version I had a week prior.
     
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  9. digdug1810

    digdug1810 Aspirant (250) Mar 1, 2011 New Jersey
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    yeah i guess that was it, with the names not being on the menu at the tavern I can't say for sure but that was probably it.

    yeah my problem wasn't with the flavors just that it was of little to no carb..

    Tavern was cool.. sure i'd rather just be able to enjoy a flight or small 4/6 oz pour at the brewery but the tavern was nice. I can see as though this will be a issue in the future however because come spring/summer if things get busy there just won't be the capacity to have a smooth experience like i did this weekend. That'll be a good problem for them to have but i figure it'll be something we'll read about in the future.

    The IPA's and sweet stout were dialed in though for sure. Very good for having just opened and that will lead me to going back. After all it's the liquid that we are after, the other ancillary stuff is just that and can be adjusted.
     
  10. WheelsPSU

    WheelsPSU Zealot (536) Aug 25, 2013 New Jersey

    I thought Working Retail was real good and Migratory Tentshow was good but not worth driving an hour for. However when I finished my growler of Working Retail I was pining for more. Good stuff, albeit a touch boozy. Really looking forward to trying some of their other offerings
     
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  11. LFC_YNWA

    LFC_YNWA Aspirant (280) May 31, 2014 New Jersey
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    Yea I've been wanting to check this place out for a while but it's a solid 1hr15 ride for me. I'd prefer it being at the brewery too, but if the food is good I guess the tavern isn't the worst thing in the world.
     
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  12. digdug1810

    digdug1810 Aspirant (250) Mar 1, 2011 New Jersey
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    yeah you can also stop at conclave and the referend (they are only open 2 saturdays a month at the moment)... Vault brewing is also pretty close in PA and if they are allowing can reservations now and begin to pump some more releases out then you have a nice lil area with more then 1 thing going on
     
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  13. M-Fox24

    M-Fox24 Crusader (706) Mar 17, 2013 New Jersey
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    James is working towards every Saturday + some growler options. To echo your other point, he is less than 10 minutes away from Vault
     
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  14. WheelsPSU

    WheelsPSU Zealot (536) Aug 25, 2013 New Jersey

    I was going to stop at Conclave when I went to Troon but FYI,Google Maps has it at 25 minutes away. Only 14 miles though. Darn should have done that!
     
  15. DrStiffington

    DrStiffington Meyvn (1,083) Oct 27, 2010 New Jersey
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    I've done it twice now. An easy 20 minutes from one to the other. That's not too bad. Definitely worth it.
     
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  16. digdug1810

    digdug1810 Aspirant (250) Mar 1, 2011 New Jersey
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    yeah they are all within 25 miles and i think around 30 mins in regards to vault/troon/conclave/referend & unionville
     
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  17. LFC_YNWA

    LFC_YNWA Aspirant (280) May 31, 2014 New Jersey
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    And then there's the hour+ drive home...
     
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  18. DrStiffington

    DrStiffington Meyvn (1,083) Oct 27, 2010 New Jersey
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    That's why you either bring someone like a wife who drinks less or like if I do multiple breweries alone I either only do can/ growlers fills and run home or maybe to a flight at one and pick up fills at the others. There's always a way!
     
  19. irycu

    irycu Initiate (128) Oct 7, 2015 New Jersey
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    I went on Saturday to Brick Farm, after I stopped at Conclave, and got a flight. Working Retail was great and I think it was Migratory Tentshow that I thought was the best one but I think either the bartender or myself screwed up the ordering of the flight and I was unsure if that one was Tentshow or the wheat IPA. For that reason, I got a growler of the Working Retail and my only gripe was the amount of foam that remained after he filled it. I forgot that and didnt drink it until yesterday (Tuesday) and the beer was undoubtedly flat and was a shadow of the beer I had at the tavern. I get it, hes small and saves beer that way, and the beer was still great and drinks much lower than 10% but I was disappointed.
     
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  20. Ieatlambfries

    Ieatlambfries Zealot (564) Dec 5, 2003 New Jersey

  21. gardenstatepkwy

    gardenstatepkwy Initiate (155) Jun 1, 2014 New Jersey

    Does Brick Farm Tavern have a bar area/bar menu? Would like to stop by and just enjoy a few pints and snacks without sitting down for a full meal in a dining area. Looked on the website and didn't see this info. Looks like it would make a nice special occasion dinner spot, tho.
     
  22. zeuiax

    zeuiax Aspirant (242) May 1, 2016 New Jersey
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    Yes, you can order food at the bar. If I remember correctly food menu at the bar includes snacks as well as main course.
     
  23. jkearns33168

    jkearns33168 Initiate (128) Feb 10, 2015 New Jersey
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    Yes, they have a small bar area you can eat and drink, then right outside that area there are some tables for bar customers to sit and order. The main dining room is on the other side of the place. It's more upscale than I expected.
     
  24. Ieatlambfries

    Ieatlambfries Zealot (564) Dec 5, 2003 New Jersey

    The bar menu is actually their complete menu. Which does include small plates and appetizers if you're not looking for full entrees.

    Hours as per their site:

    RESTAURANT
    Tue – Sun 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm
    Sat – Sun 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

    BAR
    Tuesday – Friday 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
    Sat – Sun 11:30 am-11:00 pm

    Monday CLOSED
     
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  25. Beers-es

    Beers-es Defender (608) Oct 30, 2015 Virginia
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    I went to Troon the last couple of weekends while I was up visiting family, and really dug the beers. Particularly loved Dog-Eared Novel and Working Retail, just fantastic stuff.
     
  26. Ieatlambfries

    Ieatlambfries Zealot (564) Dec 5, 2003 New Jersey

    So I wonder what Patriarchy is hopped with? Anyone have an idea, or info? I'm going to pop over there this evening for a growler fill and I'll see if Alex will divulge the hop variety, heh.
     
  27. Dreamer57

    Dreamer57 Initiate (194) Apr 13, 2015 New Jersey
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    Not sure but drinking my growler if it now and enjoying it!
     
  28. Ieatlambfries

    Ieatlambfries Zealot (564) Dec 5, 2003 New Jersey

    I grabbed a 32oz of it Friday. It was delicious. But Alex still wouldn't divulge the hop. Lol.. He said, "you tell me..." Doh!
     
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  29. ShemRahBoo

    ShemRahBoo Defender (604) Jan 28, 2010 New Jersey
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    The patriarchy is simcoe hopped. I'm loving the imperial sweet stout Troon makes. Great body and flavor, can't wait to try any of the adjunct ones. Coconut may be in the works from what I hear.
     
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  30. Dreamer57

    Dreamer57 Initiate (194) Apr 13, 2015 New Jersey
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    Had the sweet stout this weekend. Was awesome. The coffee and cinnamon one that was on last week was even better. Kinda hoped it was still there for fills but glad I got to try the base beer as well
     
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  31. Streaky

    Streaky Initiate (195) Mar 26, 2013 New Jersey
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    So if I was coming from South Jersey what would be the order I'd wanna hit these places (Conclave/Troon)(maybe Vault too if there's a reasonable route)...?
     
  32. digdug1810

    digdug1810 Aspirant (250) Mar 1, 2011 New Jersey
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    conclave has that weird 1 pm open which kind of blows starting north and working south for us SJ guys... the other weekend i started at troon around 12:15... went up to conclave.. down to unionville for some wine.. then to the referend... didn't do vault but it's not far from referend

    really you have your option of places to hit.. vault would have the largest operating hours i think so no rush for them.. conclave probably has the smallest window to get to.. i'd start there and work south.. I jumped the gun and got up to that general area too quick so had to start at troon... didn't matter really.. just would have preferred going North to South
     
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  33. SPRichard

    SPRichard Disciple (358) Apr 26, 2008 New Jersey

    1. Conclave
    2. Troon
    3. The Referend Bier Blendery
    4. Vault

    [​IMG]
     
  34. zeuiax

    zeuiax Aspirant (242) May 1, 2016 New Jersey
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    I used to work in Lawrenceville/Princeton from 2011-2015....now that I have moved north these things pop up all over... damn it :angry::angry::angry:
     
  35. Ieatlambfries

    Ieatlambfries Zealot (564) Dec 5, 2003 New Jersey

    I enjoyed the coffee and cinnamon variant best too. I've also had the base beer, as well as the version on coffee and brown sugar, which was surprisingly not my favorite. A tad too cloying for me. All and all though I'd not refuse a pour of any version.
     
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  36. M-Fox24

    M-Fox24 Crusader (706) Mar 17, 2013 New Jersey
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  37. schteve

    schteve Aspirant (209) Sep 10, 2003 New Jersey

    This looks like it is amazing.
    But 6.3% = Session strength?
    Man, times have changed.
     
  38. beertoro

    beertoro Aspirant (263) Nov 16, 2015 New Jersey

    I used to call 6.3% an IPA, but what do I know?
     
  39. Dreamer57

    Dreamer57 Initiate (194) Apr 13, 2015 New Jersey
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    Buried without your funny bone may be my favorite Troon beer I've had yet
     
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  40. DrStiffington

    DrStiffington Meyvn (1,083) Oct 27, 2010 New Jersey
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    What else did he have available? Thinking of stopping by tomorrow.
     
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