Twin Elephant Brewing (2019)

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  1. njcraftfan

    njcraftfan Initiate (123) Dec 18, 2016 New Jersey

    I don't think so - I think they are still just making enough to supply the tap room... told me on Saturday that the weekend before they sold the most beer they've ever sold - after they went to 11 taps, they haven't been able to have more than 8 on since that weekend... they pulled lil shimmy off this past weekend because it was selling so fast, they wanted to make sure there would be some left for this coming weekend...

    but their e-mail a few weeks back seemed to hint at expansion this year....
     
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  2. jmerizio

    jmerizio Initiate (115) Apr 17, 2008 New Jersey
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    I heard a similar story when I was in there on Sunday that there were no current plans for any canning but that they have acquired an additional space for brewing.
     
  3. hopsputin

    hopsputin Poo-Bah (2,221) Apr 1, 2012 New Jersey
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    I overheard them talking with a patron about something that sounded like expansion on Saturday as well
     
  4. hopsputin

    hopsputin Poo-Bah (2,221) Apr 1, 2012 New Jersey
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    On Tap
    Worker Drone - Cream Ale w/ local honey - 5.7% ABV
    Slow Flows Remarkable - American IPA - 7.6% ABV
    Diamonds and Pearls Variant - Milk Stout w/ Roasted Cacao Nibs, Ginger and Cinnamon - 7.1% ABV
    Lil' Shimmy Ye - American Pale Ale - 6.0% ABV
    Juicy Busey Variant - Hoppy Saison w/ Galaxy and Motueka - 8.3% ABV
    Foggiest Notion - American Pale Ale - 7.2% ABV
    The 5 Galileos - Belgian Tripel - 9.4% ABV

    Tapping This Weekend
    Weepel (Friday) - American IPA - 7.3% ABV
    Nosh: Strata - American IPA - 7.5% ABV

    The growler fills for this weekend will be:
    Worker Drone - 32 or 64 ounce growler vessel fills available
    Diamonds & Pearls - 32 or 64 ounce growler vessel fills available
    Lil' Shimmy Ye - 32 or 64 ounce growler vessel fills available
    Juicy Busey Variant - 32 or 64 ounce growler vessel fills available
    Foggiest Notion - 32 or 64 ounce growler vessel fills available
    The 5 Galileos - 32 or 64 ounce growler vessel fills available
    Weepel (Friday) - 32 or 64 ounce growler vessel fills available
    Nosh: Strata (Saturday) - 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)
    Zen Fountain - Kettle Sour w/ Mango and Boysenberry
    Crush It And Kill It - American IPA
    Clincher - American IPA
     
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  5. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Meyvn (1,011) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey

    At Twin Elephant now. Drinking The 5 Galileos another winner looks like I have found my Super Bowl beer, at least one of them!
     
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  6. njcraftfan

    njcraftfan Initiate (123) Dec 18, 2016 New Jersey

    happy they are adding more variety lately. I need to get in for a growler of Shimmy
     
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  7. hopsputin

    hopsputin Poo-Bah (2,221) Apr 1, 2012 New Jersey
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    On Tap
    Worker Drone - Cream Ale w/ local honey - 5.7% ABV
    Wepeel - American IPA - 7.3% ABV
    Diamonds and Pearls Variant - Milk Stout w/ Roasted Cacao Nibs, Ginger and Cinnamon - 7.1% ABV
    Feel The Realness - American Pale Ale - 5.9% ABV
    Juicy Busey Variant - Hoppy Saison w/ Galaxy and Motueka - 8.3% ABV
    Nosh: Strata - American IPA - 7.5% ABV
    Zen Fountain - Kettle Sour Saison - 7.1% ABV
    The 5 Galileos - Belgian Tripel - 9.4% ABV

    Tapping This Weekend
    Crush It & Kill It (Saturday) - American IPA - 7.3% ABV
    Feel The Realness - American IPA - 6.7% ABV

    The growler fills for this weekend will be:
    Worker Drone - 32 or 64 ounce growler vessel fills available
    Diamonds & Pearls - 32 or 64 ounce growler vessel fills available
    Feel The Realness - 32 or 64 ounce growler vessel fills available
    Juicy Busey Variant - 32 or 64 ounce growler vessel fills available
    Wepeel - 32 or 64 ounce growler vessel fills available
    Nosh: Strata - 32 or 64 ounce growler vessel fills available
    The 5 Galileos - 32 or 64 ounce growler vessel fills available
    Zen Fountain - 32 or 64 ounce growler vessel fills available
    Crush It & Kill It (Saturday) - 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)
    Gathering Clouds - American IPA
    Name TBD - American Brown Ale
    Chuck's Garage - American Light Ale
    Clincher - American Pale Ale
     
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  8. njcraftfan

    njcraftfan Initiate (123) Dec 18, 2016 New Jersey

    Realness sounds good...
     
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  9. Mrstiffington

    Mrstiffington Initiate (120) Jun 8, 2018 New Jersey
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    Is there a description I missed? Also, it looks like two different beers both called Feel the Realness - one an IPA and one a pale ale with different ABVs. That’s weird.
     
  10. njcraftfan

    njcraftfan Initiate (123) Dec 18, 2016 New Jersey

    Sup fam, we got two fresh suds drops this weekend and one of them is a first-time brew. Starting tonight, Thursday, we will have on tap a new APA called "Feel The Realness" that is 5.9% ABV and showcases Galaxy, Citra & Enigma hops creating a big ole obfuscated & thicc fruit bomb. Later in the weekend, most likely Saturday, we will be dropping a fresh batch of another one of our IPAs called "Crush It & Kill It". This beer is furnished with Azacca, Mosaic, Citra & Galaxy hops and comes in at 7.6% ABV. All that papaya and mango, pulpy & pithy fluff folded onto pilsner, British pale, oats and chit. Do work son. Finally, we would be remiss if we didn't bring up the new beer that slipped out last Sunday for the Superbowl. This old thing was lathered with boysenberry and mango purée. Sweet and dry. A group hug of fresh blackberry, raspberry syrup and mango sherbet. BraZen swagger of Belgian yeast; earth, pepper and spice twist in the wind of the finish.
     
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  11. Mrstiffington

    Mrstiffington Initiate (120) Jun 8, 2018 New Jersey
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    Ah, thanks. That DOES sound good and refreshingly low ABV. But the post above ours does show two seemingly different beers with the sameness name.
     
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  12. IPAPolice

    IPAPolice Initiate (79) Aug 30, 2016 New York

    They're getting some equipment that'll help facilitate easier double batching and a couple of fermenters that can handle holding double batches.
     
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  13. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Meyvn (1,011) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey

    It is good I had a pint yesterday.
     
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  14. MacMalt

    MacMalt Poo-Bah (4,206) Jan 28, 2015 New Jersey
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    The Juicy Busey Variant with Galaxy and Motueka is terrific! I know that brewing Saisons with Motueka is trendy but TE did a great job! The Motueka adds soft, plush, tropical fruit notes to what is a good base Saison. It's creamier and less carbonated than many Saisons. And it punches hard at 8.3%
     
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  15. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Meyvn (1,011) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey

    Have you tried the 5 Galileos yet?
     
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  16. Mrstiffington

    Mrstiffington Initiate (120) Jun 8, 2018 New Jersey
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    I know you weren’t asking me but...I was going to get some when I was there last week based on your earlier recommendation on here but then it didn’t make the cut for my flight. TE has so many tasty looking options!
     
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  17. MacMalt

    MacMalt Poo-Bah (4,206) Jan 28, 2015 New Jersey
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    Yes, I thought it was a very nice Tripel - more bitter than most I've had. TE is really good at hopping up Belgians. I really liked the way they used Motueka in Juicy Busey.
     
  18. hopsputin

    hopsputin Poo-Bah (2,221) Apr 1, 2012 New Jersey
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    Agreed. The always kill it with the Belgians.

    I think Set the Vector is my favorite from them
     
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  19. hopsputin

    hopsputin Poo-Bah (2,221) Apr 1, 2012 New Jersey
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    Feel the Realnesss is pretty solid. A little burn, but super easy to drink.

    I think I prefer this version of Crush It And Kill It to the last one. This is a little juicier and more fruity than the last, to me. I got a little onion/garlic last time, not picking it up in this version.
     
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  20. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Meyvn (1,011) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey

    At the brewery drinking Juick Busey now. Good Stuff
     
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  21. TheGent

    TheGent Poo-Bah (2,430) Jun 29, 2010 New Jersey
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    Agreed on the Feel the Realness. Picked up a growler earlier today. Fantastic nose, and really nice flavor as well. I was asking myself if there was some burn to it and I told myself “no.” Really subtle.

    Saved half the growler for tonight and we’ll see how it drinks.
     
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  22. hopsputin

    hopsputin Poo-Bah (2,221) Apr 1, 2012 New Jersey
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    Ah, lucky! As I walked in they were marking it for 'no growler fills'
     
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  23. TheGent

    TheGent Poo-Bah (2,430) Jun 29, 2010 New Jersey
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    Interesting that you said that.

    I got there when they opened.

    When I ordered the growler there was some inaudible discussion between the two fellows behind the bar and I thought they were going to tell me “no.”

    It wasn’t marked for no growlers so I guess they honored it and then changed the board.

    Glad I got it!
     
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  24. njcraftfan

    njcraftfan Initiate (123) Dec 18, 2016 New Jersey

    Also had Feel the Realness yesterday - agree it is really aromatic, big punch of aggressive hops, my only quibble is its a bit green (which is often true of any of their fresh releases), but it will be even better in a week or so.

    Really like the Nosh Strata quite a bit (maybe more than the Realness), and Crush it and Kill it was quite crushable for a bigger beer.
     
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  25. I_can_smell_the_hops

    I_can_smell_the_hops Initiate (64) Apr 2, 2017 New Jersey
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    Had Feel The Realness yesterday (Sunday) - really really good. No burn whatsoever.

    Nosh: Strata was good as well.
     
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  26. hopsputin

    hopsputin Poo-Bah (2,221) Apr 1, 2012 New Jersey
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    We hope you all celebrate the day with a loved one, or two :wink:, and on the strength, let's all consciously love each other unconditionally everyday cause the world could always use more of that. We got a few fresh batches of returning beers coming at ya this weekend. Starting tonight, Thursday, we will have the resurgence of our American Brown Ale "Jersey Squirrel". A 6% ABV winter pounder brewed with American caramel malts and some English chocolate, there’s a wink-and-a-nod to English browns in the complex, yet balanced taste. Finishes dry and assertive. Notes of caramels and chocolate swirl, coffee and raisin bread. On Friday, after we kick some kegs, we got the "Chuck's Garage" & "Clincher" coming back around. "Chuck's Garage", everyone's favorite sipper, is a 4.7% ABV American Light Ale. In honor of the spot where it all started. No thrills, easy drinking, dry and crisp, touch of steamed corn, light and fizzy. "Clincher" is a 6.3% ABV American Pale Ale that highlights a heavy hand of Mosiac & Cashmere hops. Sweet like a bag full of smashed strawberries, shaped by biscuits, this hoppy cake is drenched to the bone with that dank diggity. On Saturday coming back around again is "Crooked Spoke Adjacent". This is a 7.2% ABV American IPA with gobs of Citra, El Dorado & Mosaic that is creamy & fruity rife with fleshy nectarine, pomelo, and a needling of pleasant earth. Finally, we are running a little V-Day inspired raffle for charity this weekend. We just got a new batch of beanies in so for a $1 you will get entered into a raffle to win that and the cute bear that is in the pic at the bottom of the newsletter. All funds will be donated to the American Heart Society and it's cash only.


    On Tap
    Worker Drone - Cream Ale w/ local honey - 5.7% ABV
    Wepeel - American IPA - 7.3% ABV
    Diamonds and Pearls Variant - Milk Stout w/ Roasted Cacao Nibs, Ginger and Cinnamon - 7.1% ABV
    Feel The Realness - American Pale Ale - 5.9% ABV
    Juicy Busey Variant - Hoppy Saison w/ Galaxy and Motueka - 8.3% ABV
    Nosh: Strata - American IPA - 7.5% ABV
    Zen Fountain - Kettle Sour Saison - 7.1% ABV
    Jersey Squirrel - American Pale Ale - 6% ABV
    Crush It & Kill It - American IPA - 7.3% ABV
    The 5 Galileos - Belgian Tripel - 9.4% ABV

    Tapping This Weekend
    Clincher (Tapping Friday) - American Pale Ale - 6.3% ABV
    Chuck's Garage (Tapping Friday) - American Light Ale - 4.7% ABV
    Crooked Spoke Adjacent (Tapping Saturday) - American IPA - 6.7% ABV

    The growler fills for this weekend will be:
    Worker Drone - 32 or 64 ounce growler vessel fills available
    Diamonds & Pearls - 32 or 64 ounce growler vessel fills available
    Feel The Realness - 32 or 64 ounce growler vessel fills available
    Juicy Busey Variant - 32 or 64 ounce growler vessel fills available
    Wepeel - 32 or 64 ounce growler vessel fills available
    Nosh: Strata - 32 or 64 ounce growler vessel fills available
    The 5 Galileos - 32 or 64 ounce growler vessel fills available
    Zen Fountain - 32 or 64 ounce growler vessel fills available
    Crush It & Kill It - 32 or 64 ounce growler vessel fills available
    Jersey Squirrel - 32 or 64 ounce growler vessel fills available
    Clincher (Friday) - 32 or 64 ounce growler vessel fills available
    Chuck's Garage (Friday) - 32 or 64 ounce growler vessel fills available
    Crooked Spoke Adjacent (Saturday) - 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)
    Gathering Clouds - American IPA
    Name TBD - American Brown Ale
    Chuck's Garage - American Light Ale
    Clincher - American Pale Ale
     
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  27. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Meyvn (1,011) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey

    At Twin Elephant this place is packed SRO but no line for beer!
     
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  28. hopsputin

    hopsputin Poo-Bah (2,221) Apr 1, 2012 New Jersey
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    Doesn't look like I'll be able to make it over this week :slight_frown: Anyone have the Jersey Squirrel?
     
  29. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Meyvn (1,011) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey

    It's good. TE does a nice job on Brown Ales.
     
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  30. hopsputin

    hopsputin Poo-Bah (2,221) Apr 1, 2012 New Jersey
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    Glad to hear. Lowes really threw a wrench into my plans today :wink:. Looking forward to some next week.
     
  31. Mrstiffington

    Mrstiffington Initiate (120) Jun 8, 2018 New Jersey
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    What, no Home Depot or Bed, Bath & Beyond?
     
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  32. hopsputin

    hopsputin Poo-Bah (2,221) Apr 1, 2012 New Jersey
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    I didn't know if there'd be enough time!
     
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  33. njcraftfan

    njcraftfan Initiate (123) Dec 18, 2016 New Jersey

    Nice, looks like Chingas (Black IPA) is back!
     
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  34. mumbles44

    mumbles44 Aspirant (238) Jan 22, 2016 New Jersey
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    where do they post a tap list?
    or am i missing it on the website?

    also, any recommendations close by?
     
  35. njcraftfan

    njcraftfan Initiate (123) Dec 18, 2016 New Jersey

    They put their taplist on Untappd, also on Beermenus and their own website... just added Chingas and Stay True as on deck to be tapped during the weekend. Not sure how well they keep all three sources in sync an up to date throughout the weekend though

    Recommendations nearby for food? Other Breweries?

    Closest food - River Grille around the corner on River Road (also a couple crafts on tap), for good Italian deli, Pascarella's up the street on Watchung, across from Bottle King (can get hot or cold sandwiches to bring to TEB If you wanted). Bit further is Marie's Italian Specialties on Shunpike, BYO, good Italian food and also sandwiches - been on Diners, Drive ins and Dives... One of my favorites, but closer to a 15 min drive is Stirling Hotel - great food and beers.

    Untied Brewery is 8 mins away in New Providence - still only a few weeks old. Beers are OK if you're looking to hit another place, but not worth going out of the way for. Has some promise though...
     
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  36. mumbles44

    mumbles44 Aspirant (238) Jan 22, 2016 New Jersey
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    Perfect thanks. Sterling hotel is one of my favorites and i appreciate the deli listings. come from morristown but figured id see if anything else close by.

    last time i went on a saturday and it was a mad house. Is sunday just as busy?
     
  37. njcraftfan

    njcraftfan Initiate (123) Dec 18, 2016 New Jersey

    Yes, I'd say Sunday is less busy. I find between 12-3 tends to be less crowded.
     
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  38. mumbles44

    mumbles44 Aspirant (238) Jan 22, 2016 New Jersey
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    much appreciated!!!!!
     
  39. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Meyvn (1,011) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey

    If you have never been there Trap Rock Brewery Restaurant is less than 10 mins away. Fine beer if you like traditional styles brewed to style. Excellent but expensive food.
     
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  40. hopsputin

    hopsputin Poo-Bah (2,221) Apr 1, 2012 New Jersey
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    hell yea, that's what I'm talking about. Hope it stays on until next week!
     
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