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The Best New Breweries in NJ

As 2019 comes to a close, the number of production breweries in the Garden State has grown to 115. This number includes a large list of taprooms, a variety of brewpubs and a small selection of production-only facilities. Here’s a taste of New Jersey’s newest, best breweries that opened this past year.

Of course, they’re just waiting for beer geeks and casual fans alike to come sample their wares! (As always, please drink responsibly.)

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North Jersey

Four City Brewing Interior


Four City Brewing Company

Where: 55 South Essex Avenue, Orange
Opened: May 2019
What’s Brewing: Shadetree Mechanic Cream Ale, Side Dish Sour, St. Cloud Belgian Style Dubbel, and more
Details: The name Four City represents The Oranges, made up of East Orange, West Orange, South Orange, and Orange. This new brewery is also the dream of three beer-lovers wanting to introduce craft beer to the area. While they don’t serve any food, you can bring your own or order delivery to this kid-friendly, neighborhood brewery.
More Info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.


Ghost Hawk Brewing

Where: 321 River Road, Unit #6, Clifton
Opened: May 2019
What’s Brewing: Apex Predator New England Style IPA, Ghost Hawk Lager, Ravendark Stout, and more
Details: Ghost Hawk happens to be found next to Silk City Distillery and across the street from Rutt’s Hut, recently voted the best hot dog in the country. Of course, that means you can make a day of trying delicious treats, starting with the seasonal Siberian Solace, a Russian Imperial Stout clocking in at a wild 9.6% ABV.
More Info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.


Invertase Brewing Company

Where: 51 N. Broad Street, Phillipsburg
Opened: October 2019
What’s Brewing: 1600 American Pale Ale, 1726 Imperial Stout, 571 Coconut Blonde Ale, and more
Details: Invertase comes from the minds of a family of scientists that honed their skills to produce tasty craft beer. Live music every Friday evening plus fun trivia nights make Invertase a cool place to hang out.
More Info: Visit the website.


Central Jersey

Highrail Brewing Company Interior


Highrail Brewing

Where: 20 Main Street, High Bridge
Opened: July 2019
What’s Brewing: Bitten by a Misfit Hazy IPA, Polka with Nana Kolsch, Triple 6 Brown Ale, and more
Details: This family-owned nano-brewery serves up high quality craft beer in small batches. Nestled on Main Street in High Bridge, it’s a perfect place to stop in and catch up with friends. Meanwhile, you can order a 10 oz. pour of Laced in Icicles, a 9.7% ABV Winter Warmer that pays homage to the icicles along the High Bridge arches, a famous winter sight in town.
More Info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.


Sunken Silo Brew Works

Where: 1320 U.S. 22 West, Lebanon
Opened: November 2019
What’s Brewing: The Tip West Coast IPA, Drye Rye Amber Ale, ‘Merica American Pale Ale, and more
Details: This rustic yet clean space that can seat up to 100 people is meant to appeal to people as a place to hang out and relax. There are between six and twelve beers on tap at all times. In addition, right next door is Metropolitan Seafood; this spot offers a special takeout menu just for patrons of Sunken Silo to enjoy during their visit.
More Info: Visit the website.


Untied Brewing Company

Where: 140 Spring Street Unit C, New Providence
Opened: January 2019
What’s Brewing: High Performer Triple IPA, File This New England Style IPA, and more
Details: Untied prides itself on being experimental and creative in its approach to beers. Score a pint of Climbing the Corporate Ladder, a 10.1% ABV Belgian Style Tripel Ale and bring your own snacks to enjoy. Follow on social media to see when fun events like improv nights are going on.
More Info: Visit the website.


Village Brewing Company

Where: 34 West Main Street, Somerville
Opened: April 2019
What’s Brewing: Jersey Haze IPA, The Pioneer’s Porter, Gingerbread Moochiato Stout, and more
Details: The philosophy at this brewpub is local, local, local! Locally-sourced ingredients are used in both the beer and the food at Village Brewing Company. Oysters, sandwiches, burgers, and ribs are all on the menu, in addition to craft cocktails.
More Info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.


South Jersey

Core3Brewery Interior


Axe and Arrow Brewery

Where: 105 W. High Street, Glassboro
Opened: April 2019
What’s Brewing: IPAs, lagers, sours, and more
Details: With 18 beers on tap, Axe and Arrow has something for all tastes to try. They also win creativity points for their “Meat Sweats” beer, a spicy, pepper-infused brew made as a collaboration with Three 3’s Brewing Company, Cross Keys Brewing Co. and Core3Brewery.
More Info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.


‘Bout The Hops Brewing

Where: 2000 Crawford Place #400, Mt. Laurel
Opened: December 2019
What’s Brewing: Hoptimus Prime (IPA), O’Banion’s Brew (Irish Red Ale), Black Stumble (Imperial stout), and more
Details: Stop in for happy hour specials ($1 off all pours and flights) or Monday Night Football deals to enjoy the 18 beers flowing at this brand-new spot. I like how the website shows you the current tap list as well as exactly how many pints of each beer are left! Very cool.
More Info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.


Core3Brewery

Where: 609 North Delsea Drive, Clayton
Opened: August 2019
What’s Brewing: IPAs, pale ales, stouts, and more
Details: Design your own flight from the dozen or so beers on tap at Core3Brewery or take some to go in a crowler or growler. The brainchild of two friends, this place aims to be a haven for festive fun and tasty drinks. For example, you can try a beer cocktail, like The Barbaros S’mores. You’ll be amazed by this lustrous milk stout in a chocolate drizzled glass; which also comes with a marshmallow fluff rim dusted with graham cracker and cocoa and garnished with toasted marshmallows.
More Info: Visit the website or you can give them a call.


Hero (Top) Photo: © Village Brewing Company / Facebook
Additional Photos (in Order) Courtesy:
Core3Brewery / Facebook
Four City Brewing Company / Facebook
Highrail Brewing / Facebook

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