An all around great liquor store with a large craft and import section that is ever expanding. I’ve been going there for years and have to say that lately they’ve been getting much better than they ever were before.
I was amazed at the selection the first time I went here. There is a sign outside that says "Rare Beers" and they are not lying. There is a wonderful side area full of exotic imports and micros. I’m going broke trying so many wonderful brews. I buy a lot of Dogfish Head (try the 120 minute) and Plank (highly recommend this German brewer if you can find it), and this is among the only places I’ve ever seen some of these.
Canal’s has lots of rare and hard to find beers. I find myself spending at least 30-45 minutes in there, everytime I go. I love to browse their large selection of rare and import single bottles. The prices are a tad high, but isn’t finding a rare beer priceless anyway? The building itself is a little musty, like it used to be a lumber warehouse or something. Everybody is fairly friendly, and they’re always trying to help you find what you’re looking for. HIGHLY recommended for anyone looking for some good (and hard to find) beer.
Great, great store in South Jersey. The selection is immense and they really push seasonals and a discount section. Bottles are divided into domestic, foreign, seasonal, and chilled. Lots of Stone, Southern Tier, Founders, Weyerbacher, Unibroue, Abbay Du Rocs, Nogne, the list goes on. Also has a great selection of pony kegs. Prices are rock bottom. I’ve seen Pumking here for $7 where anywhere else you can’t find it for under $10. Aside from seasonals, this store doesn’t get a lot of new rotations into their shelves, but there simply so much on the shelves that there is more than enough obscurities and old stand bys to keep you satisfied.
dmac (35) Toms River, New Jersey | October 19, 2008| Updated April 15, 2010
Not sure how this place isn’t in the system already. Wow talk about big, clean and well organized. This pace looks like it used to a bowling alley or perhaps a grocery store with an odd shaped roof. All the imports were in one very long aisle and organized by country and all breweries from a country were very neatly grouped together. A second aisle housed all American craft brews broken down into a large bottle and six pack section. To give you an idea of what beers they carry, Brewdog(first time I have seen this in NJ), Allagash Black(haven’t seen this one around in months), Southern Tier Blackwater series including Pumking(sold out everywhere I have checked yet they had at least four cases), Cantillon(largest selection I have seen in awhile), Stone 12th(sold out everywhere by me), Founders including a sixtel of Breakfast Stout, Atlantic Brewing, Elysian, Eel River, Jolly Pumpkin just to name a few. If your in the area check this place and then you can send me a messa
Huge selection. Two long aisles dedicated to craft brews. One foreign one domestic. Too much to list. Prices are a little high especially for a "discount" shop. Still worth the trip. Nobody really around except for a guy Mike. He has no problem drinking the product and giving his opinion which is helpful.
Been here a couple times with JRedmond and others. This is a gem in the rough of South Jersey. Extensive bottle selection.. tons of domestic and foreign brews. Discount carts, and a newly installed single 12oz bottle section which is great for sampling. Founders, DFH, Southern Tier, Cantillion, etc. Picked up a keg of Golden Monkey here... worse idea ever. haha
This is the best place to buy micro beer in central jersey. They have just about every beer the distributor allows them to buy. They have massive quantities as well. I remember buying Double Bastard almost year round over here. Cool place worth visiting if you are ever in the area. Very organized micro section as well. Much better than any other Canal’s I have been to.
Hit this place up before trying out the High Street Grill ... Typical looking Joe Canal’s, but the beer selection here is a couple of long aisles ... sections of seasonals, belgians, british, german and a nice mikkeller/evil twin/tool danish section rounded out by a long section of US micro’s .... nothing too rare or aged .... they had a good amount of bottles packed with glassware which is always nice ...... definitely a good variety of smaller US microbrews .... the beer manager was available and very helpful with showing all the fresh IPA’s and new arrivals ..... prices were typical jersey nice and cheap .... Would definitely stop in here again if I’m in the neighborhood.