njnut (49) Toms River, New Jersey | November 6, 2016
In an industrial park just outside a residential neighborhood. I had been to old location before i started on Ratebeer. Small parking lot that for some reason the GPS sent me past so be forewarned. Taproom fairly large with a separate merch and bottle shop. I went to purchase bottles of a limited release so I only looked at the taproom menu before entering the shop. Being NJ’s largest craft brewer with wide local distribution I have had all of the beers they had on tap except the bottles I bought in the shop. Taproom had stools at beer, stools and long tables, barrels to stand around and plenty on free standing space or wall leaning space. It was not crowded at all but I went during Eagles Giants game so I’m not surprised about that. If your a local you may not find much here that you can’t get in a store but if your a Out of towner or a local looking for a hat or shirt with what I think is the best logo in Brewing hit it up.
Had been drinking from these guys when they were still in Cherry Hill but hadn’t managed a visit until today, a busy Father’s Day. I didn’t take a tour, so this is something of an incomplete review at this point. Basically one huge open room with a few picnic tables and a small area for outside seating, can seemingly get noisy but a pretty comfortable and attractive setting on the whole. They’re relatively free with information and very free with their passion. Friendly and extroverted, and some nice little touches here and there; saw some hardcore cyclists who’d stopped in for a break, saw some classic Trivial Pursuit (from my favorite genus, too!), and evidence of catering to dogs (not just the brewery dog, but bowls for visitors) and their owners. Parking is limited but shouldn’t be a problem, and if it gets too tight, there’s a large shopping center with a Walmart, Applebees, and movie theater; really, what’s better than downing a few and enjoying a summer action flick?
There are flights (which I didn’t try) and singles; $4.50 for a glass of the regular and seasonal stuff, and $6 for barrel-aged beers, but we’re not talking pints, probably more like 10 oz by the unmeasured look of them. Satisfied with the freshness and quality of their stuff, and there’s generally something interesting/limited-release to buy from the gift shop, which is quite well done, if a tad pricey for me.
Probably not worth the visit if you’re from out of town, but for someone who lives in the area, a welcome and somewhat different addition to the rotation.
Stopped at the brewery to check out the tasting room. Open factory type atmosphere, which I liked. Was a little disappointed that all the beers on tap are what’s available in stores, with the exception of one barrel aged beer. Overall nice place and definitely worth a stop if your in the area.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.