Beach Haus Brewery, Belmar, New Jersey

Before we left Belmar, Bhavna reminded me that Beach Haus Brewery is located on Main Street. I could not resist. I had to visit.

It took us longer than we expected to get to the brewery. Bhavna thought that we should drive down the length of Ocean Avenue but I wanted to use Apple Maps. The mapping software took us on what felt like a circuitous route. However, we arrived at the correct spot. Apple Maps had taken us along a more scenic route along Shark River.

From the outside, we could see the inside. The brewery is all glass. The inside is decorated in an understated industrial style with stained picnic tables along one side.

Beach Haus Brewery—FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ 24.9 mm, f/3.2 , ISO 200
Beach Haus Brewery—FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ 22.7 mm, f/3.2 , ISO 200

Our friendly greeter explained some details about the brewery and told us to head upstairs to the tap room.

Beach Haus Brewery—FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ 29.2 mm, f/3.2 , ISO 500

The retail area offered some brewery swag for sale.

Beach Haus Brewery—FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ 16.5 mm, f/3.2 , ISO 200

A group of men were off to one side finishing up what appeared to be a craft ale tasting party.

Beach Haus Brewery—FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ 55 mm, f/3.2 , ISO 640

Our friendly tap room attendant, Nick, greeted us and showed us the names and the style of ales available to drink.

Beach Haus Brewery—FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ 28.3 mm, f/3.2 , ISO 200

I continued to explore the brewery with my camera. The second floor was decorated similarly to the first floor. More bench style seating. We could see the outdoor rooftop patio but did not go outside. Something to explore on our next trip in late summer or early fall.

Beach Haus Brewery—FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ 28.3 mm, f/3.2 , ISO 200

I had a flight of the following:
* Test Dept.™ New England IPA (Mosaic and Citra)
* Test Dept.™ New England IPA Featuring Huell Melon And Mandarina Bavaria Hops
* Test Dept.™ New England IPA (Merkur & El Dorado Hops)
* American Pale Ale (unfiltered With Mosaic And Citra Hops)

I also tried a sip of the Test Dept.™ – Grapefruit Radler that Bhavna had in her flight. I loved the radler and the mosaic and citra New England IPA. We got a six pack and four pack to take home.

Beach Haus Brewery—FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ 55 mm, f/4.5 , ISO 200

Troon Brewing’s Reusable Bags

I am in Skillman, NJ, drinking Reusable Bags by Troon Brewing. Troon Brewing is a Micro Brewery in Hopewell, NJ. Reusable Bags beer style is IPA – Imperial / Double, with an ABV of 8% and IBU of 0. I gave Reusable Bags a 4 on Untappd’s 5 point rating system.

Brewer’s notes

Named after our decision to stop using paper bags at the brewery and instead going with a reusable bag solution. Imperial IPA hopped at 8 pound per barrel with Azacca and El Dorado.

WE DO NOT HAVE A TAPROOM AT THE BREWERY BUT 100% OF OUR DRAUGHT BEER GOES TO BRICK FARM TAVERN WHICH IS ON THE SAME PROPERTY. POURS AND FLIGHTS ARE AVAILABLE WHENEVER THEY ARE OPEN, EVEN WHEN WE ARE CLOSED. WE DO NOT SERVE ANY POURS OR TASTINGS AT THE BREWERY ITSELF. WE DO NOT HAVE TAPS AT THE BREWERY, WE DO NOT FILL GROWLERS, WE DO NOT OPEN UNLESS WE HAVE PRE-FILLED, 32OZ CANS OF OUR LATEST BEER. WE RARELY RELEASE MORE THAN ONE BEER PER WEEK, WHICH MEANS THE ACTUAL BREWERY IS RARELY OPEN MORE THAN ONE DAY A WEEK.

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