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Lazy Lanigans Publick House in Sewell, NJ is selling Long Island’s Blue Point Brewery‘s Toasted Lager for $2 a bottle while supplies last. I was able to enjoy this special this past Tuesday night and it was a great tasting deal.
I have a secret I want to talk about and share with you. Some of you may already know this and some may not. The blog brewjersey was conceived for a class at Rowan University called Online Journalism I. As the semester has now come to a close I wanted to let you know of my future plans for brewjersey. I will be continuing with the blog and with my searches for craft beer and good bars all over South Jersey, Philly and wherever I may be.
I may take a small break from blogging and use a bit of time to figure out exactly where I want to bring brewjersey in the future. Here are a few posts to keep you interested and hold you over until I begin again. These are some of my greatest hits for the blog so far. Until my next post please explore and enjoy all brewjersey has to offer local craft beer fans. Thank you for taking the time to read brewjersey! ~Lance
As I’ve chronicled over the last few months the brewjersey blog has always been in search of the best craft beer in South Jersey and Philly. I want to concentrate just on South Jersey for this post. To narrow it down even more, the area of South Jersey between Philadelphia, Wilmington and Glassboro. There are a few great craft beer bars in the area and I am including an interactive map to showcase some of these great bars. A few of these bars have been mentioned in previous posts and some will be mentioned here for the first time.
Brett Mullin, 27, of Haddon Township, NJ is the owner of Brew Your Own Bottle in Westmont, NJ. He told us to check a few of his favorite craft beer bars. “I really like The Pour House in Westmont, Blue Monkey Tavern in Merchantville, NJ and a new one which has replaced Cork in Westmont called Keg and Kitchen. It has now opened earlier this spring and is a great craft beer bar.”
Mary Thompson, 32, of Pennsville, NJ is a mom of two and enjoys craft beer as well. “One of my favorite places to unwind when we get a sitter is The Village Pub in Swedesboro, NJ. They have an awesome craft beer selection, which you don’t see much in this part of the state. Before the Village opened we’d have to travel to Wilmington, DE to get a proper selection of good craft beer.”
There are many great places in Philadelphia, Wilmington, Trenton/Princeton, New Brunswick and Atlantic City to find craft beer. With the explosion of craft beer over the past few years our corner of South Jersey is starting to finally catch up. I have shared with you some of these places since the beginning of my blog. With this post I created a guide to help you find some of them for yourselves.
I have included a map of some really good craft beer bars in the South Western part of South Jersey. Many have great specials and good craft beer selections on drafts and bottles. Each glass within the map has a link to that bars website. To find out more just click on it. Here is a direct link to the map. The bars mentioned on the map are The Village Pub, Landmark Americana, The Pour House, Blue Monkey Tavern, Keg and Kitchen, Mt. Royal Inn, Telford Inn, Barnsboro Inn, Carolina Blue, Charlie Brown’s, Lazy Lanigans Publick House and PJ’s Pubs.
This winter I have been staying in a lot, but over the past two weeks I’ve been checking out some craft beer bars in South Jersey and Philly. In South Jersey, I visited Dublin Square in Sewell (Washington Twp.) and Treno in Westmont. I spent some time in Center City this past week as well and hit two craft beer bars while in town. First, I stopped in to happy hour at The Bards on Walnut then went to Tria on 18th & Sansom.
At Dublin Square, I was pleased to find they had Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat on tap and I also tried one of their Tasman Red IPA‘s. I really like the Tasman, it has a nice taste. It’s a new beer by Sam’s for this time of year. There are many very good choices on Dublin’s taps to be had. They also have a great bottle selection.
Treno is a different type of bar. They call it a pizza bar. I really love their food plus the atmosphere is great. It’s mostly a wine bar for drinks, but their craft beer selections include Flying Fish and Yards in bottles plus Sam Adams and Brooklyn on tap.
In Philly, I went to a good happy hour at The Bards. Their specials on Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. includes $3 Yards and $3 craft beers. Nice selection on taps and a good bottle selection as well. I enjoyed a Yards Philadelphia Pale Ale and a Belgium beer, which was given to me by a rep, but I can’t recall what it was. It was very tasty though. I have yet to eat there, but the menu looks promising.
Once I left The Bards I decide to stop in Tria. This is a great craft beer bar in Center City. Nice atmosphere inside and also outside when the weather is nice. They have a super craft beer menu which always includes a great tap selections that switches around frequently. I hadn’t had an Allagash White in a while so I decided to treat myself to one and I was not disappointed.
Here are a few pics I took of my journey in Philly.
The beers on Facebook
Every Saturday, The Pour House in Westmont, NJ, which is one of the best craft beer bars in South Jersey, serves two local brewery beer specials. The Saturday specials are for Cherry Hill’s Flying Fish drafts for $2.50 and Philly’s Yards bottles and drafts for $3. You can follow their Facebook page and Twitter feed to find out more about their great specials and to get the latest news. PJ’s Pour House is owned by the same folks who brought us PJ Whelihan’s Pub’s. The Pour House has a better beer selection and is definitely more geared for the craft beer lover than Whelihan’s.
Their beer menu is updated with different drafts constantly. Bottles remain fairly standard, but amazingly varied. They have several events and specials per month with a three year anniversary party coming on March 15th. They always have games on and there are plenty of places to sit with the family to have a meal. I prefer the bar, but get there early because it fills up fast. Read more on what people are saying about The Pour House on Yelp.