njnut (45) Toms River, New Jersey | December 19, 2013
Went with a group, adults and kids. I liked the open chalet like seating. Wood exposed all over and glass inclosed brewing area. The wait staff was good, something I donít always see with as many young kids we had. Food was better than what the kids would have picked and better than the 4 days of Great Wolf food we would have so it worked well for us. They were out of the beer I wanted but the 3 I tried were not bad, in fact better than the areas Lager.
Huge spot located very close to the outlet mall, so there was a good amount of traffic on the streets. Came here on a holiday afternoon specifically to enjoy the game area (which for some unknown reason was closed until the evening - makes 0 sense to me). We got a table outside and ordered some beers and food instead. Neither were very impressive. Service was mediocre too. This place is probably a skip.
Nice enough place in the Tannersville/Camelback area...and not far from I80. Iíve passed many times but never stopped as I heard it wasnít that great beer-wise. This time I was on a beer tour from Berwick Brewing to ShawneeCraft...and this was right on the way (plus I was hungry...lol!). There were 12 beers when I visited which included a very nice cask conditioned mango saison. I found the pale ale and IPA decent enough but really enjoyed the specialty "Superhop". Note that they have guest taps...9 when I visited...some good ones at that (Brooklyn, Victory, Dogfish). The food is bar food...maybe a step above the TGIF/Applebeeís type. The building is attractive enough...so all in all...nice place to stop if in the area...but definitely not a destination craftbeer place. By the way...the bartender I had was fantastic..."Leah"...sweet...talkative...& very pretty. I gave her a compliment about her beautiful hair...and somehow ended up with a free logo taster glass (thanks Leah!). Donít know if youíll fare as well...but ask for Leah if sitting at the bar.
Stopped here for lunch today. Big and lots of beams, but nothing special about the ambiance. Only about 4 or 5 house beers available (they were out of their house IPA). We tried the Gold Ale and the Breakfast Stout. Both were decent but unremarkable. The guest taps we had were Yards IPA and a stunningly good Stegmeier Summer Pilsner. Food was pretty poor. Wife had a chicken sandwich caprice and only ate about half of it. I had the sesame chicken sandwich and didnít really enjoy it. Part of the problem is their ciabatta rolls - they were a bit stale and very very doughy. All you could taste as you gnawed on the sandwich was the bread. Sweet potato fries seemed like they were frozen and just dumped from bag to fryer. Kids chicken fingers tasted just like KFC. Service was OK, though it did take way to long to bring our first beers over. I guess if you want a beer and this is the only port in a storm, then itís worth a stop in.
Biggest thing going for this place is the ambience. It feels like a chalet and it seems very warm and cozy especially at night. They have a nice square bar area that is conducive for conversations. Unfortunately the beer needs a lot of work and thereís no sense that anyone there has a passion for beer. In addition to the beer they make they also sell bmc product which seems to defeat the purpose of a Brewpub. Many of the beers were served at too cold a temperature. I ordered a beer sampler but got the same brown ale passed off as a seasonal as well. The food was edible but nothing Iíd go out of my way for.
Large lodge style building with a large bar and lots of seating. Although I wasnít skiing, this would be a convenient place to stop after a day on the slopes. The beer is average. When this brewery ventures into more difficult styles, things get dicey. The barleywine was bad and the couple Belgian styles brewed were sub par. They had 3 additional brews on draft aside from their own, 2 macros and sierra nevada pale ale. Nevertheless, this place has a great atmosphere and large menu.
This Brew pub is right at the bottom of Camelback Ski Resort, so If you go at a peak dinner or lucnh hour, you should expect a bit of a wait. The food was decent. Our Waitress was very pleasant but didnít know about the Porter when I asked about it. Overall the dinning wasnít bad but the beer was very average at best.
Went here recently and back a few years ago .... Nice location near the Crossing outlets and camelback ... Food was good had some appetizers menu had a good mix price wise ..... Service was awful our server never asked if I wanted another beer and scoffed when I gave her gift cards to pay with .... The beer was average ... They have a game room and the place is clean a wiffle ball field as well which would be cool to check out in the warmer months .... Iíd go to shawnees brewpub instead which isnít too far off of I-80 from here.
Little did I know, but I had been driving past this place on route 80 every summer for the past 10 years. This year I have a little one, so I needed to stop to feed him on our anual trip to NY. Ambiance wasnít anything special - typical casual family restaurant. Beer wasnít special either - generally watery and uninspiring. Food was pretty good, though a bit overpriced. That said, this place is like an oasis in a big sea of nothing which is the vast majority of PA outside of Philly and Pittsburgh. Worth a stop if passing by.
I visited on a weekend during the winter so of course it was packed with people visiting Camelback and the outlets. Old lodge type interior was nice. Place was also packed souvenirs to buy (shirts and whatnot). Didnít get to eat because it was standing room only but the rushed few pints I had were quite tasty. I would like to go back to get the whole experience- tour, food, and a real beer tasting.