Reviews: Beer Advocate
A+ / 4.72 rDev +4.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
This is by far my favorite place to shop for beer in NJ.
Atmosphere: The store is laid out very nicely and neatly with new stock showcased.
Quality: The manager is always trying to get new stock in. He tries to keep the freshest stuff for sale. He is more than willing not only to give samples from the growler station but has even opened a bottle for me in that past when I questioned if it was still good or not (right after the best by date).
Service: As mentioned in quality the manager is great. However the rest of the staff there is incredible. They are always asking if I need any help or making suggestions for other beers I may like. I bring my homebrews in from time to time and they all give me feedback and also ask when I will be bringing my next batch in. They all care about their customers and are always willing to help them out as much as possible. I cant say enough about the service.
Selection: Okay here is a little bit lower as there are a few stores with a bigger selection, but dont be fooled you can get a great amount of beers here and they are always trying to get in new stuff and have the occassional rarity. Growler station is great and the prices are more than reasonable, comparable to the price per oz in the bottle. The growlers are not properly filled (they leave out about 4 or 5 oz), but you can get a lot in growlers that I would not expect to find anywhere else.
Reviewed on: 05-04-2011 23:37:18
The season for BBQ’ing is upon us! No matter what you’re planning on throwing on the grill, we have some great recommendations here to keep your taste buds singing all summer long!
Burgers & Steaks – a match made in heaven with Pale Ales and IPAs. Try Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale, Lagunitas IPA, Bear Republic Racer 5 or Yards Philly Pale. Or for an oddball recommendation try Dogfish Head Raison d’Etre!
Ribs – Dry-rubbed ribs would be terrific with Founders Centennial IPA or an Imperial version like Weyerbacher Double Simcoe. Or go for a hoppy red ale like Rogue Dry-Hopped Red or Summit Horizon Red. For sweet tangy ribs grab a Chimay Red!
Bratwurst – Opt for a classic German Pilsner like Jever or a domestic version such as Oskar Blues Mama’s Little Yella Pils, Troegs Sunshine Pils, Sixpoint Crisp or Left Hand Polestar Pils.
Lobster Clambake – Got a big ol’ pot of shellfish steaming on the grill? Try a wheat beer! We have plenty to choose from: Smuttynose Summer Weizen, Sly Fox Royal Weisse, Boulder Sweaty Betty or Flying Dog In Heat Wheat.
Steamed Mussels – When in Rome….do like the Belgian’s do! Saison Dupont is a classic pairing here or try a domestic version like Great Divide Colette. Avery Karma Belgian Pale Ale would be stellar!
Grilled Fish – The hints of orange and lemon in Allagash White and Abita Satsuma Harvest Wit would go very nicely with some grilled white fish with herbs. Or try a blonde ale like River Horse Summer Blonde and Ipswich Summer Ale.
BBQ Chicken – A nice kolsch or lager would be just the ticket. In-stock now: Reissdorf Kolsch, New Holland Full Circle, Lancaster Kolsch and Full Sail Session Lager. Or with its hint of smoke, Schlenkerla Helles Lager makes a knock-out pairing!