Originally Posted by mvdilts
Hey folks, I figure if anyone would know where to get quality brews around Randolph NJ it would be y'all.
Work is sending me out there again next week and I need some suggestions on where I can find craft beers (either in restaurants or in stores). Last time I was out there I was very disappointed with what I found and unfortunately my colleagues out there haven't been enlightened on beer. I'm willing to drive up to 20 mins to find quality beer & eats.
I'm from about 40 mins east of there, closer to NYC but I have friends that live up that way. There's a spot in Landing, NJ that's not to big but always have a decent stock of cold micro brews. This place is like 15 20 mins away from Randolph. It's just a store, no food or bar.
Liquor Factory Store
175 Lakeside Blvd # 9
Landing, NJ 07850-1109
Also if you feel like driving 20 mins away there is a micro brewery located in Fairfield, NJ called Cricket Hill Brewery. From what I hear they love having people stop in to check it out and always offer samples. I haven't been there myself though, but I did like the beer I picked up from them at my last trip to the liquor store.
Cricket Hill Brewing Co., Inc
24 Kulick Rd
Fairfield, New Jersey 07004
I'm not sure what they have in craft brews but this place is well known for music. It's said some of the most famous blues musicians have been to this spot. They have a dinner menu but I don't know how good it is.
I believe they have Stella Artos on tap which I like, but did you know in the UK Stella is like a Bud? That's what they stock on the tour buses when bands are in town on tour. The crap beer of the UK. But yet we pay $8.00 a 6pack for it.
If you are driving from Newark Liberty airport you should stop at one of this places locations as they have a few craft brews from local brewery's. They have a large selection of craft beers in 4, 6, 8 and singles. Some cold some on the shelf. This one would be (some what) on your way to Randolph.
360 Bloomfield Avenue
Verona, NJ 07044-2428
If I can think or learn of other places from my friends up that way I'll let you know. When is your trip?