The 9 Best Breweries in New Jersey!

Breweries have been popping up all across New Jersey over the past decade. It’s a great way to support a local business and try some new brews. Located all over the state, breweries offer tours and tastings for their creations. Take a growler home if you really enjoy a beer. Beers of all types can be ordered from stouts to IPAs. Take a visit to the breweries below and learn how the beer is made and what inspired them! 

River Horse Brewing Company, Ewing Township, NJ

This well-known craft brewery was started by some former finance guys who decided beer was their new calling. Walking tours are available on weekends and private tours are available on request. Their goal is to get as much flavor into their beers as possible.

Flying Fish Brewing Co., Somerdale, NJ

Flying Fish has specialty beers, seasonal beers and more. You can find them on tap at local bars or in bottles at your local store. They were the first microbrewery in New Jersey and brew their beers in an environmentally manner.

Cypress Brewing Co., Edison, NJ

Open from about 2 p.m. until 10 p.m. most nights, Cypress uses a two-barrel brewing system and functions as a nano brewery. Their ever-changing beers include every kind from ales to IPAs and stouts. Current beer selections can be found on their website.

Harvest Moon Brewery & Cafe, New Brunswick, NJ

Harvest Moon is a special two-in-one with their creative menu of food that accompanies their own in-house brews of beer. The casual yet chic location is perfect for weekend dinner and throwing back a couple pints.

J.J. Bitting Brewing Company, Woodbridge, NJ

This microbrewery is a local source of pride started in 1997 with a full bar, tap room, and main dining room. Whether you’re a single adult or have kids, the place is friendly to all. A hearty menu accompanies their many beer options.

Flounder Brewing Co., Hillsborough, NJ

This family-owned nano brewery started in a small apartment in Lyndhurst that finally expanded into a company where it is now. Tours are limited to a few a month and must be reserved. Check their site to see what nearby locations carry their brews.

Trap Rock Restaurant & Brewery, Berkeley Heights, NJ

Trap Rock’s casual, rustic setting perfectly complements its beer selection and menu which are both made with care and quality. The nano brewery pumps out a select handful of beers that can be ordered in-house or taken home in growlers.

Kane Brewing, Ocean Township, NJ

Located on the jersey shore, Kane Brewing creates craft beers that are American and Belgian-inspired ales. Self-guided tours can be scheduled on the weekends.

Belford Brewing Company, Belford, NJ

This intimate brewery in the heart of Belford takes care with their craft beers that only started in 2014. They offer a selection of five core beers and an accompanying rotation of other flavors.

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392 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ
he Harvest Moon Brewery & Cafe we strive to produce high quality, hand-crafted beers to satisfy a wide range of palates. Our beers have numerou... Read More
1 Ilene Court, Building 8, Suite 16, Hillsborough, NJ
We're about keeping it simple...keeping it real. We're about family, relaxing and just letting it all go. It's about hanging out with good friends,... Read More
30 Nixon Lane  Unit 1E, Edison, NJ
Cypress Brewing is a 2 BBL nano brewery located in Edison, NJ.  We take great pride in our brews and have spent nearly a decade honing our craft b... Read More
83 Emleys Hill Road, Cream Ridge, NJ
GROWIN' BEER IN THE GARDEN STATE Screamin' Hill Brewery harkens back to a time in America when life was simple, when farmers brewed with what was a... Read More
33 Main Street, Woodbridge, NJ
Established in 1997, J.J. Bitting Brewing Company was the first brewery to operate in Woodbridge Township, New Jersey, since the repeal of prohibit... Read More
2 Graphics Drive, Ewing, NJ
You don't have to be in a dead end job to feel like you aren't going anywhere. That's the way we felt before River Horse. We were finance geeks liv... Read More
279 Springfield Avenue, Berkeley Heights, NJ
Located in Berkeley Heights, NJ, Trap Rock Restaurant& Brewery opened its doors 1997 and combines seasonal craft brews with seasonal, American ... Read More
112 Valley Road, Roselle Park, NJ
Dave's love of beer, motorcycles, and more beer and Kurt's attraction for making moest (a German hard cider), as well as his love of traveling to O... Read More
15 Minneakoning Road  Suite 202, Flemington, NJ
44 Stangl Road, Flemington, NJ
As two local craft beer enthusiasts, Todd and Bob decided to open a craft brewery close to home in Flemington, NJ. Having selected a new building t... Read More
13 Watchung Avenue, Chatham, NJ
Twin Elephant Brewing Company's vision is to offer an extremely fresh variety of high quality, handcrafted ales and lagers brewed mindfully with lo... Read More
183 Riverside Avenue, Red Bank, NJ
15 South Orange Avenue, South Orange, NJ
We are a family owned and operated Brew-Pub. The only one in Essex County. We make handcrafted Ales and Lagers using traditional brewing techniques... Read More
352 High Street, Burlington, NJ
We are an artisan microbrewery conveniently located in Historic Burlington, New Jersey - just steps away from the High Street Riverline stop. Foun... Read More
4057 Asbury Avenue, Neptune, NJ
Jughandle Brewing Co. is owned by three friends - Pete Artherholt and Mike Skudera of Tinton Falls and Chris Hanigan of Red Bank. Jughandle Brewin... Read More
42 High Street, Mount Holly, NJ
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6 East Washington Avenue, Atlantic Highlands, NJ
Having decided they had something to contribute to the very exciting conversation going on in craft brewing, cousins Chris and Augie Carton teamed ... Read More
10 Lippincott Lane, Suite 12, Mount Holly, NJ
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