Monday, June 8, 2009

J.J. Bitting Brewery Company

While in Jersey, I stopped by J.J. Bitting Brewing Company in Woodbridge. According to, this is the #2 rated beer pub in the United States, and #1 in New Jersey.

The first beer I had was the Raspberry Wheat Ale. The aroma of the beer is filled with raspberry, but the raspberry flavor is subtle and complimentary, not overpowering. The Raspberry Wheat Ale is very clean and refreshing. Overall, it was an enjoyable beer, especially during the summer time. The alcohol runs at 4.2%.

I also tried the Avenel Amber. When the beer was delivered, the caramel aroma was very noticable. The caramel malt was also very noticable in the flavor of the beer. A soft hop after taste rounded out the flavor the beer. All in all, this beer had a beautiful color and was very smooth to drink. I think this beer could go over very well with the general public. The alcohol content is 4.7% ABV.

I highly recommend checking out J.J. Bitting Brewing Company when you are in New Jersey. There were so many other beers on their brewing list that I would like to try. I expect to make a return trip soon.


  1. How far a drive was that? Worth the day trip on a Sat you think?

  2. It took about a half-hour from Matt's. It is definitely worth the day trip. Great food and good brews. Check the trains too...there is a station right outside.