River Horse has definitely come a long way since the present owners purchased it in 2007 from the original owners who started back in 1996. First of all the Lambertville location is no more. As of summer 2013 they are now in a new expanded facility (25,000 sqft on one floor vs the previous 10,000 sqft on two floors) in Ewing, NJ just north of Trenton. They have a tasting room and tours which I took today. They had 6 beers on tap as well as a few more available in bottles. The brewery features a number of very nice wall paintings (think very cool grafitti) as well as stand alone artwork celebrating the brewery themes and all things hippo. They even have an arcade size hungry hungry hippo game in the tasting room! This is a nice brewery to visit...and they are open on Sundays which is convenient.
Really cool rustic building. Only got to try the samples in the tasting room as they weren't doing tours on Father's Day. 4 samplers for a dollar. Was really packed when I was there, but was an overall nice atmosphere with a good group of people behind the counter. Would love to go back and get the brewery tour one day.
Set along the Delaware River in NJ, this place is as good as it gets in New Jersey. They offer 4 beers for a buck which is a great value. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. They have a selection of bottled beer for sale and you can mix and match. The usual T-shirts and other novelties are available as well. A nice place to stop and then go over the river in New Hope for lunch at Triumph.
Nice little brewery. Went with wife, sister and brother in law. Got the guided tour, the tour guide was friendly and informative.
They had 4 beers on tap and a gift shop.
Every beer I sampled was solid.
Only cost $1 per person. Town is nice, if your in the area, go for it.
small brewery in a nice little town on the river. Didn’t do the tour but it appeared to be self-guided. Not much to say other than it’s worth while stopping in, trying out what they have on tap (4 taps) and pick up some goodies to support a small brewer.
Relaxed atmosphere. Small self guided tour set in an old brick building. I had passed this place tons of times but never bothered going in because I was never too thrilled with their beer. I’m glad I wandered in though, my friends and I got a few free samplers and the brewmaster was really cool to hang and talk to. I really enjoyed the big vanilla body of the Tripel Horse. Definitely going back, not a bad place to take a cheap date.
Great place! Just a self-guided tour, but you come here for the tasting anyway. This is my favorite Jersey brewer so far, and they are very friendly to top it off. There may not be very much to taste, but they’ll open bottles of other stuff if you ask. I tried somewhere around 8 of their beers while I was there. Very nice.
Cool place. I came for an open house, every one was friendly, gave me a realy informative tour. Definetly improving sience the new owners bought it in early 08. New beers comin our in the brewers reserve seires are cool. look forward to the next