Everyone loves beer. And if you don't love beer, then you are just drinking the wrong beer. There is a lot of great beer being brewed close to Jersey City and that can only mean one thing. Brewery tours! If you have never toured a brewery before, it is definitely something you need to check out. It gives you a chance to see where all the magic happens, they tell you some cool facts about their beer and most of the time there is a free beer or two involved. With that being said, here are a few breweries worth visiting near Jersey City:
Departed Soles Brewing Co.
Where: 150 Bay St., Jersey City
Travel Time: Barely anything, you can probably walk there! Or a $5 Uber.
Why You Should Visit: Because they are right here in Jersey City! Departed Soles brews delicious, gluten free beer and has one of only two tasting rooms in Hudson County. It's a great change of pace from the bar scene.
NJ Beer Co.
Where: 4201 Tonnelle Ave, North Bergen
Travel Time: About 15 minutes via car or about 45 minutes via the 88 bus
Why You Should Visit: NJ Beer Co. has some incredible beers that need to be tasted. A trip to their tasting room will never end in disappointment. Plus they brew one of my favorite beers, the LBIPA. So if you are going, make sure you give me a call so I can tag along.
Where: 79 N 11th St., Brooklyn
Travel Time: 45 minutes via PATH and L Train (go soon before the L train closes for construction!)
Why You Should Visit: All of Brooklyn Brewery's beers are delicious. Their most popular and recognizable beer is the Brooklyn Lager but they have so many other varieties that many people don't know about, and a brewery tour is the perfect opportunity to broaden your horizons and try some more of them.
Where: Pottsville, PA
Travel Time: 2 Hours via car
Why You Should Visit: It's the oldest continuously operating brewery in America. The tour is really cool and they are still brewing in the same building they started from in the 1800's.