United States > New Jersey > Somerdale
rickhall28 (225) Denville, New Jersey | March 1, 2014
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 15/20
I’d been meaning to checkout their new brewery and finally stopped by today. They’ve been in this larger facility just shy of 1 1/2 yrs now. The brewery not only has the equipment from the old one...but several new and larger fermenters have been added...along with some state of the art bottling and kegging equipment. The brewery is very clean with open space to grow further. The tasting room up front is pretty plain...mostly just a warehouse space with picnic tables...although the bar itself is quite attractive along with the backlit flying fish logo. There is also a store with logo gear. They had 9 beers available when I visited...and naturally I tried them all (2 flights of 4 and one full pour). By far my favorites were the RedFish...a hoppy west coast red IPA...leaning more to the IPA style than a red (a plus for me)...and the Exit 16 IPA with the rice in it. The outside of the building is attractively painted in yellow and grey with a large Flying Fish logo. This is a nice brewery visit...even if you are already familiar with their beers.
BeerandBlues2 (585) Hanover, Maryland | November 8, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 15/20
A nice location, very large and open, and it seems like they just moved into this spot. The tap room had a handful of patrons, with a few of us trying to convince the bar maid to tap the cask a few minutes early, to no avail. Nice stop for some beverages, but did not get anything not distributed widely in the area.
Travlr (1374) Washington, Washington DC | October 26, 2013
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
This is a large warehouse brewery with a small bar in a large tasting room, picnic tables, etc. staff is very friendly. The self-guided tour is just on a video screen, so don’t get too excited over that. Large gift store for swag. Beers were OK, samplers of four plus an occasional firkin. Worth a stop.
keanex (51) Atco, New Jersey | December 1, 2011
70 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 15/20
I’m not sure what the picture has to do with the brewery, but there’s no pub inside. The place is small, located in an office park. When you enter you find yourself in a small messy room and you walk through to the small gift shop/tasting room. The tour is nice and informative with nice staff. Unfortunately you won’t see them brewing when you go. When you’re done you can taste 3-4 (I can’t exactly remember) beers on tap and they have no problem opening a bomber of their Exit series, they had the chocolate stout when I went. Great way to kill some time if you’re in the area on a Saturday from 1-4.
Spookgolds (11) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | September 17, 2011
64 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 12/20
Went for a Saturday tour. Finding this place is not quite what you would expect since it is in the middle of an office park. But we found it, and proceeded to the gift shop/sample area, and we were able to sample 2 drafts and the rest from bottles. Took the tour, and purchased some swag and some 6packs to take home. At the time of this review, they are saying that in about 6 months they will be moving to a new location, and I will be back to visit.
rpm56 (7) Alabama | May 14, 2010
58 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 12/20
Local brewer located in an office park. The folks are passionate about their brews, and a good selection of styles. The beer is decent, but not top of the styles presented.
godspunk32 (4) | October 23, 2009
60 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 1/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
The brewery tour is very cool, if you’re into that sort of thing, which I am. The wife and I have been here several times, and I’m always bouncing homebrewing ideas off the guys that work there. They’ve even watched our dog while we were in the back touring the facility! They’re super-nice, and are more than willing to give you a really good rundown of how beer is made; they’ll go as in-depth as you want or understand.
Bungalo22 (22) Bridgeport, Connecticut | September 13, 2008
60 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 11/20
Odd location, buried in an office park and strange when you first walk in as well. I went on a Saturday for the tour. Once into the gift shop area it is pretty cool and they let you sample whatever you want that is on tap. The beers are all solid but few are great. The staff is very nice and cool and they seem to love their beer and talking about it. The tour guide was one of the brewers and he was very much a cool ’dude.’ He really talked casually but informative about every aspect of the operation. A very good tour though it was a Saturday and much of it was shutdown. A good visit for a tour if you can make it.
MrBendo (16) Swedesboro, New Jersey | November 17, 2006| Updated December 3, 2006
48 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 3/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
West to the saturday tour, which was free. 11/11/06. I was looking for some big fish to make a trade, but I should have called ahead. Their web-site said it was on sale only on the tour, but they were out when I got there. Apparently, they’d been out for some months. Their web-site hadn’t been updated in almost a year. Seemed fairly unprofessional.
Besides this inconvience, they were a nice, clean, little brewery. And the samples were plentiful and good.
Immy (109) Virginia Beach, | April 12, 2006
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Small brewer tucked away in a buisness park. Should be moving to larger quarters soon. $0.50 tour was mildly entertaining, and the staff were nice and know their beer. I picked up 7 different beers in their shop, which is well stocked and has lots of trinkets for sale.
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