davidhilgen (1) New Jersey | May 7, 2012
94 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 19/20
Some friends and I went here recently to buy a homebrew kit. When we arrived, we learned that they do on-premise brewing, so we decided to book a brewing session for the following weekend. We arrived the following Saturday at 11 a.m. and spent the next 3 hours making a delicious oatmeal stout (Thanks to Joe, the owner, for the recipe.) and enjoying beers and eating pizza. We learned a lot about the brewing process and had fun, too. Joe was there to make sure we didn’t screw it up, but he left us alone long enough to make us feel like we were really making the beer, which I guess we were. We returned after 3 weeks to bottle the beer. Then, two weeks later we had an uncapping party at my house. The final product, Black Rage Stout, was an unqualified sucess. I only wish we’d made more than 2 cases. We are going back soon to brew a double batch. I highly recommend this experience, even if you’re not a big beer fan.