Archive for the ‘Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing’ Category

This is another beer from a brewery by the house, although we’re still on our honeymoon. For the first time in a year, I actually ran out of posts, so I’m at least trying to get current. Let’s see how this was.

ABV: 8.5%

Style: American Double/Imperial IPA

Trivia: This beer comes in at 100 IBUs.

Random: I don’t understand why it’s more expensive to buy beer from the brewery than a regular beer store. One would think they would get a discount from going to the source.

This beer poured with a huge, three finger, loose, pure white head. It dissipated quickly, but left lots of spider web lacing on the glass. The body was cloudy and a dark orange color. I only saw a little bit of carbonation through the haziness. The nose was relatively muted. I picked up orange and mango segments, but not much else. After a few sniffs, there was also some grass clippings as well. The taste was much of the same and was more reminiscent of a pale ale than a double IPA. I got some mango, orange and grapefruit, but it quickly transitioned into grain and bread. It wasn’t overwhelmingly bitter and the alcohol came through, but not to the point of being a double IPA. The body was on the thicker side and had just enough carbonation. The finish was relatively quick for the style with grass. A can of this was $2.08, which came to $.17 per ounce. This wasn’t the best example of the style that I’ve ever had, but not the worst either.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0

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Today’s beer is one from a relatively local brewery to us (Cherry Hill, New Jersey). The brewery took over the old Flying Fish space a few years ago and Val and I visit a few times a year. They also have craft festivals in the brewery, which Val likes to go to. They’ve also been popping up in my local Buy-Rite in Pennington, so I can get their beers pretty easily. I also like that they exclusively can their regular beers. This beer is their pilsener, so let’s see hot it was.

ABV: 4.6%

Style: Czech Pilsner

Trivia: This beer comes in at 45 IBUs.

Random: There’s not much of a description about their beer on the website.

This beer poured with a full finger and a half of pure-white head. It took awhile to dissipated and left lots of lacing on the glass. The body was a perfectly clear, straw-yellow with a lot of carbonation visible. The nose had some mineral water, river stones, grass and yeast. The taste started with grain and quickly went into wheat, river stones, barley and then a baking soda note, which took away from the overall flavor. The body was on the medium side for the style with generous amounts of carbonation. The finish was quick with grain and baking soda. A can of this was $1.83, which came to $.15 per ounce, which wasn’t a bad price for the beer and it’s becoming more widely available around the Garden State. This wasn’t my favorite beer of the style, but I wouldn’t refuse one if it was handed to me.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0

Two days in a row, two New Jersey porters. This is another one that I had already (in a flight at the brewery) but haven’t formally reviewed. I know that you shouldn’t judge a beer by its can art, but I love Forgotten Boardwalk’s labels. They are some of the most unusual that I’ve seen in beer. Their can glasses are really cool, which explains why I have two on my bar. Now that I’m done waxing poetic, let’s talk about the beer.

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ABV: 5.7%

Style: American Porter

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Malty backbone with a rising moke finish.”

Random: The brewery says that this can be paired with bratwurst and carne asada.

This beer poured with a one finger, light brown head. It dissipated slowly and left no lacing on the glass. It left a slight crown on top of a dark brown body. Because of the color, there was no visible carbonation. The nose had roasted malts and licorice. Milk chocolate came through as well. It didn’t have as much smoke as I was expecting. The taste had more chocolate than anything. It provided some sweetness, but was balanced with slight bitterness. There wasn’t much smoke to it, or a huge amount of depth. The body was a bit too thin with light carbonation. It had a swift finish with the same milk chocolate. A can of this set me back $1.67, which was $.14 per ounce. This beer wasn’t bad by any means, but after having two porters in a row, this wasn’t my favorite one.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0

On Sunday, the other half and I looked at houses, again. Since the deal fell through on the last house we put an offer on, we’re basically back to the drawing board. After house hunting, we went to the Rocky Hill Inn for dinner and had some tasty food. I got the sausage sampler, which had wild boar, venison and regular pork sausage. The lawyer got the shepherd’s pie, which she enjoyed as well. I had this beer on tap, which is funny since I visited the brewery the day before. Let’s see how it was.

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ABV: 6.9%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “A swell ale from the depths of Hell.”

Random: At some point, I need to take down the Christmas tree. I think I’m going to need to cut off most of the branches.

This beer poured with a one finger, thick, cream-colored head. It was slow to dissipate and left generous lacing on the pint glass. The body was a slight cloudy amber color with moderate carbonation visible. The nose had notes of citrus and light pine, but no malt to back it up. The taste was really clean and crisp. It had bright grapefruit and light pine resin. There was some bready malt at the end of the sip. It had a slightly metallic finish with citrus and pine. The body was medium thickness with lots of carbonation. This was a really drinkable IPA that I would have again, especially since it seems to be popping up at every beer bar in the area. If you see it, it’s definitely worth ordering this local beer.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0

A few weeks ago, the other half and I headed down to Forgotten Boardwalk to try their beers. We got two flights and played a few games of skee ball. I was impressed with my other half’s skee ball skills and it got ridiculously competitive. Anyways, we came home with a growler of their funnel cake beer. Let’s see how it was.

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ABV: 5.5%

Style: Cream Ale

Trivia: According the brewery website, “Unbeknownst to most: The feral cat is the sideshow attraction and mascot to the boardwalk. No one quite knows exactly when the undomesticated felines made their homes under the piers, but most say it happened when the boardwalk was first built back in the 1880s. The reason? Some say it is due to the scraps of food dropped by tourists that slip through the cracks of the planks. These curious creatures have roamed the boardwalks for over a century, spending their days in the shadows largely undetected by human eyes.”

Random: This was a long, tiring week. I’m really happy to be home.

This beer poured with a two finger, relatively thin white head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing on the glass. The body was a dusky yellow color with moderate carbonation. The nose was sweet with some cream and sugar. The taste was sweet as well with generous cream and sugary sweetness. There was a touch of hop bitterness at the end of the sip. The body was creamy and thick with generous carbonation. It had a long finish with bitterness from the hops and the lingering creaminess. I really enjoyed this beer and would definitely have it again.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0