New Jersey Beer Flight vs. Virginia Beer Flight…who has the better brew?
Let's hear it from the beer crowd, Jersey!
I was on vacation in Virginia with the family last week heading to the beach, visiting some historic sites and hallowed grounds, going to Busch Gardens and hitting the pool to work on my form.
At times, when we wanted to do different things, our group split up and a couple of us went to a trio of breweries in Virginia and the Williamsburg Winery (which was pretty cool as well, great flight of red wine there consisting of a 2019 Wessex Hundred Petit Verdot, 2017 Gabriel Archer Reserve, 2017 Virginia Trianon and a 2017 Adagio).
I tried all different kinds of beers just to try the kinds of drinks I haven't had before or new variations of them.
I even ended one stop by having a Ghost Pepper beer!
That one was smooth on the way down but even the aftertaste where you felt the smoky burn in the throat, wasn't all that bad.
We visited Brass Cannon Brewing in Williamsburg where I had the Ghost Pepper beer but prior to that had a flight that featured 'Passion Project', 'Muzzle Flash', 'Dragon Vigor' and 'Feelin Blue', all pretty good.
The next stop was the Virginia Beer Company where I had 'Elbow Patches Oatmeal Stout', 'Wendy Peffercorn Wit', 'Morning Ritual IPA' and 'All-Star Cream Ale'
Aleworks was the final stop featuring a flight of 'Dark Forest', 'Lover's Greed', 'Troublesome Full Moon' and 'Superb IPA'.
I am in no way a beer expert or anything and rarely drink in general, but I enjoy trying new beers every once in a while, that way I can find out what else I may like.
It did get me thinking though of the beers I sampled in VA and ones I've had here in New Jersey.
We have a bunch of breweries with some Jersey made beer right around the corner.
Do we have a better selection in terms of taste and quality than other states? That's for you to decide.
Here are some of the breweries we have to visit here in New Jersey though, so go out with a Designated Driver, and get a beer flight of your own.
- Battle River Brewing in Toms River.
- Toms River Brewing.
- Icarus Brewing in Lakewood.
- Screamin Hill Brewery in Cream Ridge.
- Frye Brewing Company in Point Pleasant.
- Jughandle Brewing Company in Tinton Falls.
- Heavy Reel Brewing Company in Seaside Heights.
- Backward Flag Brewing Company in Forked River.
- Last Wave Brewing Company in Point Pleasant Beach.
- Kane Brewing Company in Ocean Township.
- Rinn Duin Brewing in Toms River.
- Source Farmhouse Brewery in Colts Neck.
- Oyster Creek Brewing Company in Waretown.
- Artisan's Restaurant and Brewery in Toms River.
- Little Dog Brewing Company in Neptune City.
- Pinelands Brewing Company in Little Egg Harbor.
- Double Nickel Brewing Company in Pennsauken.
- Raritan Bay Brewing in Keansburg.
- Spellbound Brewing in Mount Holly.
- New Jersey Beer Company in North Bergen.
- Lower Forge Brewery in Medford.
- Tindall Road Brewing Company in Bordentown.
- Old Hights Brewing Company in Hightstown.
- Carton Brewing in Atlantic Highlands.
- Cypress Brewing Company in Edison.
- Asbury Park Brewery in Asbury Park.
- Third State Brewing in Burlington.
- Zed's Beer in Marlton.
- Jersey Cyclone Brewing Company in Somerset.
- Garden State Beer Company in Galloway.
- Mechanical Brewery in Cherry Hill.
- Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing Company in Cherry Hill.
- Three 3's Brewing Company in Hammonton.
- Village Idiot Brewing Company in Mount Holly.
- Bout the Hops Brewing in Mount Laurel.
- River Horse Brewing Company in Ewing.
- ManaFirkin Brewing Company in Manahawkin.
- Berlin Brewing Company in Berlin.
- Wet Ticket Brewing in Rahway.
- Eclipse Brewing in Merchantville.
Remember though, always have a Designated Driver and Don't Drink and Drive.