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One of the weirder things about getting married is being the center of attention. It’s something that I’ve never been used to, and is definitely out of my comfort zone. I’m definitely a bit reserved and still pretty introverted, but as long as Val is there with me, everything will be fine.

ABV: 7%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “We are a relatively new craft brewery in New Jersey. We are located in Middlesex, NJ and our production brewery consists of a custom 10 BBL brewing system with 2 10 BBL fermenters, 4 30 BBL fermenters, 1 15 BBL bright beer tank, and 1 30 BBL bright beer tank. Hunterdon distributes our beers to over 600 bars and restaurants throughout the state. We produce a number of core beers, but our focus is on producing a variety of seasonally inspired ‘insanely flavorful ales’ that are on tap mainly in our tasting room. Thanks for checking in and please check back soon.”

Random: I think the New England IPA style is going to go strong for another year and then get left behind by another new style.

The beer poured with a huge, three finger, ecru colored head. It dissipated very slowly and left a lot of lacing on the glass. The body was incredibly cloudy and bright orange and had some visible carbonation. The nose was bright with a lot of tropical fruit and pine along with some grapefruit as well. The taste was also quite bright. The flavor was filled with pine sap, pineapple and mango. It also had passion fruit as well. The body was on the thicker side with high carbonation. The finish was lengthy with sticky pine sap. A pounder can was $4, which came to $.25 per ounce. I thought this was a solid beer and had really nice flavor.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

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One of the more exciting things about living in New Jersey is all of the new breweries that are popping up. I haven’t gotten a chance to visit this one yet, but found a bottle of this sitting on a shelf at Canal’s.

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ABV: 11%

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “We are a relatively new craft brewery in New Jersey. We are located in Middlesex, NJ and our production brewery consists of a custom 10 BBL brewing system with 2 10 BBL fermenters, 3 30 BBL fermenters, and 1 15 BBL bright beer tank. Hunterdon distributes our beers to over 250 bars and restaurants throughout the state. We produce a number of core beers, but our focus is on producing a variety of seasonally inspired ‘insanely flavorful ales’ that are on tap mainly in our tasting room. Thanks for checking in and please check back soon.”

Random: The brewery definitely picked out a cool name for the beer.

The beer poured with a one finger, loose, tan head. It dissipated quickly, but left no lacing on the glass. The body was a dark brown with no visible carbonation due to how dark the beer was. The nose had a lot of booze on it with cocoa powder. It also had notes of fresh roasted coffee. There was some oak and bourbon, but it was in the background. The taste started with the expected milk chocolate and roasted coffee note. Burnt oak and bourbon came through next. The booze was better hidden on the taste, but still there and created some warming on the back of my throat. I wish the oak taste was a bit more prevalent. The body was thin for the style with light carbonation. It had a long and sticky finish with cocoa powder. A bomber of this was not cheap at $18.49 ($.84 per ounce). I’m glad I got to try it, but it needs to be a bit more refined first.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0