Cricket Hill Brewing Company | Fairfield, New Jersey
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Cricket Hill Brewing Company
Exceptional based on 11 ratings
Type: Brewery (see listing)

24 Kulick Rd.
Fairfield, New Jersey United States 07004 [ print map ]
973 276 9415

crickethillbrewery.com

Hours: Fridays 5:00 - 7:00 PM


Mayor: ryanscourt (2) | Taps: 4 | Bottles: 0


Cricket Hill Brewing Company

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Beer Available At Cricket Hill Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
Cricket Hill Small Batch Jersey Devil , Cricket Hill Jersey Summer Breakfast Ale 43, Cricket Hill Hopnotic IPA 38, Cricket Hill American Ale 49, Cricket Hill Nocturne Chocolate Ale 45, Cricket Hill Small Batch Smoked Rye 74, Cricket Hill Colonel Blides Cask Ale 65, Cricket Hill Brewmasterís Reserve #03 Barleywine 62
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11 reviews for Cricket Hill Brewing Company
 Ambiance  62%
 Service  94%
 Selection  64%
 Food  30%
 Value  83%
 Overall  82%
 Rating  82%
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76
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork  (162) , New Jersey | February 19, 2014
Nice little NJ brewery. More geared towards those just transitioning to craft beer. They sometimes have some of their small batch stuff available which tends to be better than most of their regular offerings. They started barrel aging and their barleywine came out well. Worth a stop if you are in the area.
78
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 16/20
rickhall28  (248) Denville, New Jersey | April 1, 2013
Great little brewery in north Jersey...definitely worth a visit. Especially fun during their open house on Friday nights. Rick Reed is a nice guy and all the staff are fun and approachable. Although I admired what Rick did when he first opened...make crossover beers for those either new to micros or hesitant to come over to the "dark side"...I was not a fan of his initial more mild styles...donít get me wrong...they were and are good beers and obviously Rick knew what he was doing as the Cricket Hill brand grew...but I like stronger and bolder beers. The really good news is that for several years now Cricket Hill has been making much bigger beers and they just keep getting better at it.
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
hbmason  (24) Shoreline, Washington | April 22, 2012
Cool place and cool people.
92
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
coldbrewky  (67) Hippetown East, New York | December 16, 2007
After o ne attempt at making it here with a few co-workers I finally made it this past Friday night. Trust me, any of you intrepid hunters out there who may think you are great with a map in the dark. Try doing that in New Jersey. Get there early so you donít have to walk far since it is in a business complex. If you complain that you just cant get close to the heart of the brewery after coming here there is something fundamentally wrong with you. Free samples and very economial growler refils are just a smidgen of the hospitality you will recieve at this comfortable hometown feeling brewery. The Paymasterís Porter was on draft and flowing freely. The passionate rant of a Go Cricket Hill and the general state of things speech makes you smile and be thankful that in this day and there are still folks that have a passion for what they do. We were able to smoke cigars and talk with all of the knowlegeable brewing staff like we were old buddies. One of most enjoyable times I have had at a brewery. Get there!
82
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
HoppityHop  (57) New Jersey | January 30, 2007
When you come to Cricket Hill, you meet the owner and the employees that actually brew the beer. No tour guides here, and Rick and crew are nice guys. Youíre allowed to roam around to see how things work, how their beers are made, taste whatever you want, ask questions, etc. Always free beer mags and plenty of munchies out for the taking. In the warmer weather, thereíll often be GIANT $2 hot dogs or a cookout in the parking lot. Catering more towards session than snob, this is a great brewery making great, well made, quality beers. Stop by and support the little guy...buy a case, shirt, or pint glass!
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
retailgiant  (3) | January 10, 2007
Must check out Friday night open house. Bring a friend. Free Cricket Hill beer and commradery.
66
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
stegosaurus  (34) Levittown, Pennsylvania | September 6, 2006
This place is small, the selection isnít big but they are new and not many different styles of brew have been released yet. I cant rate many categories here, due to the fact that i was there when they were closed with a share holder related to Rick let us in. I could tell Rick is a nice guy, as he left a message for us welcoming us to his brewery, and left cups out for, and just the fact he allowed us there during off hours. worth a visit, and will be even more worthy as they continue to produce more styles of brews.
86
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
hophead75  (83) Largo, Florida | May 31, 2006
If you are from the Northern NJ area and into craft beer, you must go to Cricket on either a thursday (bottling night) or friday, open house. While their beers tend to be more session oriented, Rick is a great host and Iíve never had a bad time there and have met a handful of enthusiasts. Additionally, youíll be able to try their Colonel Blideís bitter, which is not sold in bottles and is only availabe at a handful of bars in the metro area...also their best beer in my opinion. If you go on friday, make sure to buy a case or bring in your growler.
78
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
Probiere  (46) Iowa | July 7, 2005
Nice place and Rick is the Man. Beers are flawless but not very aggressive. The IPA is mild and fruity and a quaffer. Stop by.
78
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
Lou18  (23) West Paterson, New Jersey | January 5, 2005
Rick is a great brewery, He is so welcoming andopen, as are "newby", and brian and dave. This is a great starting point. There beer is very well made and they love homebrews there. Give it up for ceicket hill!

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