Twin Elephant Brewing (2019)

Discussion in 'Mid-Atlantic' started by dennis3951, Jan 1, 2019.

  1. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Savant (903) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey

    The original Twin Elephant thread has been locked because of a new board policy. It's seems to be ok to open a new one for a new year.
     
  2. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Savant (903) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey

  3. bryantc3

    bryantc3 Initiate (171) Apr 12, 2017 New Jersey

    I'd update the OP with information about hours, parking, growler availability, etc.
     
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  4. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Savant (903) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey

    LOCATION
    13 Watchung Ave.
    Chatham Borough, NJ 07928

    HOURS
    Thursday: 4pm - 10pm
    Friday: 4pm - 10pm
    Saturday: 12pm - 10pm
    Sunday: 12pm - 6pm

    CONTACT
    info@twinelephantbrewing.com
    973-507-9862

    SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER
     
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  5. hopsputin

    hopsputin Poo-Bah (1,839) Apr 1, 2012 New Jersey
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    Anyone stop by to see what's on this week? Hoping to get there tomorrow.
     
  6. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Savant (903) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey

    They had 11 taps this week including 3 1st time brews. Demonstrate Value an American IPA, Bayonne Bleeder an American Red Ale and Bowcraft a Belgian Inspired Blond Ale had the first 2 both were very good.
     
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  7. hopsputin

    hopsputin Poo-Bah (1,839) Apr 1, 2012 New Jersey
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    oh no, I'd had high hopes for the Blonde I'm a fan of the style
     
  8. bryantc3

    bryantc3 Initiate (171) Apr 12, 2017 New Jersey

    He didn't have it, it can still be good lol
     
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  9. hopsputin

    hopsputin Poo-Bah (1,839) Apr 1, 2012 New Jersey
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    right - completely misread that.
     
  10. njcraftfan

    njcraftfan Initiate (96) Dec 18, 2016 New Jersey

    I may have been there the same time as you... Tho I just missed demonstrate value, it just kicked as I was ordering. Really enjoyed the Bayonne Bleeder. Didn't get to try the Blonde either.
     
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  11. hopsputin

    hopsputin Poo-Bah (1,839) Apr 1, 2012 New Jersey
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    Ok, sipping on the Blonde now it’s really good. The little bit of spice in here adds a nice Belgian twist.
     
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  12. hopsputin

    hopsputin Poo-Bah (1,839) Apr 1, 2012 New Jersey
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    To late to edit the previous post, but they killed it this week. Had the Blonde, Bayonne Bleeder, and Dibs. They were all very good. Nice to see 11 beers on draft as well.
     
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  13. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Savant (903) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey

    If you are still there try the Nosh it's outstanding. I have a growler of it to drink this afternoon.
     
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  14. njcraftfan

    njcraftfan Initiate (96) Dec 18, 2016 New Jersey

    I having the growler of that I bought yesterday right now... really nice. Citrusy, a little bitter, crisp and dry finish... very good.
     
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  15. hopsputin

    hopsputin Poo-Bah (1,839) Apr 1, 2012 New Jersey
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    That hop combo did look good, I opted for another poor of Bowcraft instead though :slight_smile:
     
  16. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Savant (903) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey

    I'm hoping that Bowcraft will still be on next weekend. IMO last week's line up was just about the best one they have ever had.
     
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  17. hopsputin

    hopsputin Poo-Bah (1,839) Apr 1, 2012 New Jersey
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    Agreed. Quality seemed to be above average, had decent variety, and I like 11 on tap
     
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  18. mumbles44

    mumbles44 Aspirant (200) Jan 22, 2016 New Jersey
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    is there ever a time on the weekends when it is not very crowded?

    It was very hard to find a seat & there were large groups that didn't seem interested in moving out of people's way to let them walk through
     
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  19. njcraftfan

    njcraftfan Initiate (96) Dec 18, 2016 New Jersey

    early afternoon usually pretty chill, from open til 3... Sundays, more so.
     
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  20. mumbles44

    mumbles44 Aspirant (200) Jan 22, 2016 New Jersey
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    thx
     
  21. Mrstiffington

    Mrstiffington Initiate (92) Jun 8, 2018 New Jersey
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    I’ve noticed the same thing although I have been able to finagle a spot here and there, especially a little earlier in the day.
     
  22. MacMalt

    MacMalt Poo-Bah (3,450) Jan 28, 2015 New Jersey
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    I had a pint of Bayonne Bleeder tonight and was very impressed! I thought it was very comparable to SN Celebration but with a higher ABV.
     
  23. hopsputin

    hopsputin Poo-Bah (1,839) Apr 1, 2012 New Jersey
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    I would have had a second pour last week If the abv was lower :wink:
     
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  24. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Savant (903) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey

    Had the Blonde (Bowcraft) this afternoon. Top shelf brew IMO.
     
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  25. hopsputin

    hopsputin Poo-Bah (1,839) Apr 1, 2012 New Jersey
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    Agreed! Was debating getting a growler of it this weekend if I can get over
     
  26. njcraftfan

    njcraftfan Initiate (96) Dec 18, 2016 New Jersey

    need to go try the Blonde this weekend...

    PSA - Here There Be Monsters and Vigilante Tantrum added to the taplist...
     
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  27. njcraftfan

    njcraftfan Initiate (96) Dec 18, 2016 New Jersey

    They dropped a Russian Imperial Stout yesterday... Lake Surprise.
     
  28. Mrstiffington

    Mrstiffington Initiate (92) Jun 8, 2018 New Jersey
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    How was it?
     
  29. hopsputin

    hopsputin Poo-Bah (1,839) Apr 1, 2012 New Jersey
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    Drinking it now - very nice. They’re only serving it in 8oz, but definitely let it warm up a bit. Nice and rich - roasty with some nice sweetness. Sipper, for sure.
     
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  30. hopsputin

    hopsputin Poo-Bah (1,839) Apr 1, 2012 New Jersey
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    This variation of Nosh is very nice too. I’m amazed how much Lemon Drop hops actually taste like lemon drop, lol.
     
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  31. Mrstiffington

    Mrstiffington Initiate (92) Jun 8, 2018 New Jersey
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    Gotta get back there soon. TE and Conclave are the only two places I get growler fills with all the canned options everywhere these days.
     
  32. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Savant (903) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey

    Is it plain jane or are there added flavors?
     
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  33. hopsputin

    hopsputin Poo-Bah (1,839) Apr 1, 2012 New Jersey
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    plaine jane - you'd like it
     
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  34. Jflopsu

    Jflopsu Initiate (47) Jan 16, 2018 New Jersey
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    I miss their emails. In the meantime...

     
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  35. hopsputin

    hopsputin Poo-Bah (1,839) Apr 1, 2012 New Jersey
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    On Tap
    Sitting In The Waiting Room - Hoppy Kettle Sour w/ Lactose - 5.0% ABV
    Bayonne Bleeder - American IPA - 8.4% ABV
    Bowcraft - Belgian Blonde - 5.9% ABV
    Nosh: Lemondrop and Vic Secret - American IPA - 6.4% ABV
    Here There Be Monsters - American IPA - 6.9% ABV
    Vigilante Tantrum - American IPA - 7.1% ABV
    Lake Surprise - Milk Stout w/ caco nibs, Homestead Roasters' Bourbon Barrel Aged Coffee, and Madagascar Vanilla - 10.3% ABV
    Slow Flows Remarkable - American DIPA - 7.6% ABV

    Tapping This Weekend
    Nosh: Citra - American IPA - 6.4% ABV
    Worker Drone - Cream Ale w/ local honey - 5.7% ABV
    Diamonds and Pearls Variant - Milk Stout w/ Roasted Cacao Nibs, Ginger and Cinnamon - 7.1% ABV

    The growler fills for this weekend will be:
    Bowcraft - 32 or 64 ounce growler vessel fills available
    Sitting In The Waiting Room - 32 or 64 ounce growler vessel fills available
    Bayonne Bleeder - 32 or 64 ounce growler vessel fills available
    Nosh: Lemondrop and Vic Secret - 32 or 64 ounce growler vessel fills available
    Here There Be Monsters - 32 or 64 ounce growler vessel fills available
    Vigilante Tantrum - 32 or 64 ounce growler vessel fills available
    Slow Flows Remarkable - 32 or 64 ounce growler vessel fills available
    Nosh: Citra - 32 or 64 ounce growler vessel fills available
    Worker Drone - 32 or 64 ounce growler vessel fills available
    Diamonds & Pearls - 32 or 64 ounce growler vessel fills available

    Total Volume limits are 64oz max per person per type of beer.

    In the Secondary (coming up)
    TBD - Milk Stout w/ Roasted Cacao Nibs and Vanilla Beans
    Foggiest Notion - American IPA
    Juicy Busey - Hoppy Saison
    Lil' Shimmy Ye' - American Pale Ale
     
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  36. njcraftfan

    njcraftfan Initiate (96) Dec 18, 2016 New Jersey

    that diamonds and pearls variant sounds interesting
     
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  37. hopsputin

    hopsputin Poo-Bah (1,839) Apr 1, 2012 New Jersey
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    This version of Diamonds and Pearls is interesting. I like the ginger and cinnamon notes; neither overpowers the other, but you can taste them both on top of the base beer
     
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  38. hopsputin

    hopsputin Poo-Bah (1,839) Apr 1, 2012 New Jersey
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    Had the Cream Ale yesterday. Pretty tasty, a touch sweet with no real adjunct-y flavor. a little lager spice for some crispness.
     
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  39. Jacobier10

    Jacobier10 Poo-Bah (2,076) Feb 23, 2004 New Jersey
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    Had one of these on Thursday and really enjoyed it. The honey added a noticeable sweetness to the beer but it totally worked.

    I also had a Bowcraft (Belgian Blond). The flavors were on point but the beer was served to me with zero head on it which was disappointing. Very promising brew though if they get that issue figured out.
     
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  40. RobHB

    RobHB Initiate (91) Aug 20, 2017 New Jersey

    Been waaaaay too long since I visited TEB.

    Questions for folks more in the know...does there seem to be any chance they'll be canning Diamonds and Pearls again in the near future?