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.
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.
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.
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
My home away from home. The beer selection is quite good as previously mentioned. Their liquor selection and prices are very good. Thanks to Canal’s I have expanded into the world of small batch and single barrel bourbon.
Not enough imported beer in my opinion. The imports they do have are unusual and expensive, and seldom worth the price, or the old standbys. But the stock is always moving, a good sign of freshness, so you never know what you may find.
Definitely a place to check out if you’re in the area.
Canal’s is a regional chain and most of their locations carry a pretty good selection but this one’s selections are particularly good. Very wide variety of domestic craft brews from California, Colorado, the Pacific Northwest and the local area. They had Bear Republic on the shelves the day the brewer started distributing to NJ. Good selection of Belgians and English ales as well. They also carry a handful of impressive beers from Norway, Finland and Denmark including Nogne. I haven’t seen those in any of the other Canal’s or Joe Canal’s (formerly the same owner) locations. Small selection of singles, large selection of bombers and large selection of chilled and unchilled 6 packs. They could increase their unchilled inventory a bit. Most of the staff is reasonably knowlegable and very helpful. Definately worth a trip and opt for a full-sized cart.