by Shawn Clayton
on Tuesday, August 14th, 2018 at 11:52am.
The coastal cities of New Jersey beckon both tourists and locals alike to cool off with a cold beer in their local breweries. And while there are no breweries in the city of Bay Head, NJ, there are plenty of nearby places to explore to find a new favorite drink. Whether a beer-lover prefers IPAs, stouts, or a smooth porter, it's time to expand their options by stopping by one of the following locations. However, these breweries are so inventive that even people who prefer wine (or something a little harder) may find themselves falling for a new twist on what beer can really be.
Last Wave Brewing Company
Craft beer and casual vibes await those who stop by Last Wave Brewing Co. Located in nearby Point Pleasant Beach, NJ, this place is happy to welcome guests plus their children and dogs. While there is no food served here, customers are more than welcome to bring their own. Visitors should certainly drop in to pick up a growler, try a new flavor of beer, and chat up the many locals who frequent this beloved brewery. After a long day of enjoying the beach on your oceanfront property, there's really no better place to be.
From Thursday to Sunday, Frye Brewing brewery serves up fresh flavors and fun conversation. The staff here is passionate about their beer and they're happy to talk to their customers about how they arrived at a new menu item or why they operate the way they do. Those who want to try jalapeno-infused brews or a witbier, this is the best place to stop. Customers who want to get an interesting earful on how the state of New Jersey views breweries, ask a staff member about the state and local laws Frye Brewing needs to follow to stay in business.
Located in Lakewood, Icarus Brewing is made for everyone. Even those who don't consider themselves beer drinkers are likely to find a menu item that makes them think twice about their chosen preferences. Whether a visitor follows every craft beer blog or just wants to try something a tad outside their comfort zone, Lakewood has the variety and the quality to keep all of its customers coming back for more. Icarus stands for perfection and quality in brewing, and its customers are thrilled to be a part of their efforts and triumphs.
Kane Brewing Company
Like the other options on this list, Kane Brewing Company in Ocean NJ scores high marks for its delicious beers. However, one of its more endearing traits is its overall atmosphere. From the cleanliness of the establishment to the careful presentation of flights and glasses, it's clear that Kane Brewing Company cares about the details. And even if there is a certain element of chaos inside, with parents sometimes bringing their children along, there's a certain sense of order that guests appreciate enough to make this brewery a local hot spot.
Beer lovers won't go wrong with any one of the following nearby locations; it all depends on what they want out of their experience. Each one goes out of their way to offer guests a little extra for taking the time to drop in—whether you want a quick pint after a family day at sea or you want to stay and try multiple flights of practically everything on the menu.