New Jersey has an abundance of craft breweries throughout the state, where you can raise a glass to fall with delicious seasonal beers—from Oktoberfest varieties to pumpkin ales.
Restaurants & Brewpubs
For great food paired with craft beer, stop by one of the many breweries offering a full food menu. Count on Gaslight Brewery & Restaurant in South Orange for an amazing selection of house and guest beers on tap – from crisp, pale ales to smooth, dark lagers – and a menu boasting pizza, pasta, sandwiches, steaks and more.
Tap into history at Tun Tavern Brewery & Restaurant, known as the first brewpub in Atlantic City. Enjoy award-winning casual gourmet cuisine, handcrafted brews, live entertainment, events and brewery tours. Or head over to Triumph Brewing Co. in Red Bank, where you’ll find a wide range of craft beers on tap, live events, great merchandise and tastes that are sure to please.
Tasting Room Roundup
Take a seat at the bar or a table at Fairfield’s Cricket Hill Brewery – still hoppin’ after more than two decades - where beers such as the Fall Festivus IPA serve up serious seasonal flavor. Cape May Brewing Company offers bold, autumn-inspired beers, hard seltzers and more for on-site savoring. Just be aware that their tasting menu changes regularly, so beers available today might not be tomorrow!
For traditional German beers that are made of non-GMO ingredients, stop by High Point Brewing Company in Butler. You’ll find a unique selection of expertly crafted brews under their Ramstein label and great events too. At Flying Fish Brewing Co. in Somerdale, sip seasonal OktoberFish, made with a careful blend of malts and Czech Lager yeast. River Horse Brewing Company also offers your choice of specialty releases and brewery exclusives in their Ewing tasting room. Ask about brewery tours too.
Before you grab a cold one this fall: Be sure to visit the official website or social media channels of your favorite brewery to learn the latest hours of operation and any restrictions on visiting.