Gaslight Brewery South Orange NJ - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Brewing Events & Local Gatherings > North East Homebrew Forum > Gaslight Brewery South Orange NJ

Thread Tools
Old 05-06-2008, 12:15 PM   #1
AnOldUR's Avatar
Mar 2007
, New Jersey
Posts: 6,888
Liked 848 Times on 612 Posts

Daughter and son in-law went to this place over the weekend. Mixed reviews on PubCrawler, but here’s what they thought. Couldn’t find any other Pub Talk here on HBT. Thinking of giving it a try. Anyone else been to this place?

eh. food was actually pretty decent. they had a big selection, at least.
as for the drinks, jeff and i got their sampler to start... beers were... eh...
they had a light and a dark higher alcohol 9.8 and 8.6 (i think), but both tasted too much like alcohol.
they had a porter and a stout that were ok, nothing stand-out.
their hoppy beer tasted like it came from a can.
one was a cask style served warmish. and there was a nutty brown ale that was pretty week, but tasted ok.
all in all, no real stand-outs... at least i didn't find one that i had to have another of.
not sure how long they've been around, so maybe they're just getting their recipes down.
i wouldn't mind trying them again when they rotate their tanks.

Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2008, 12:23 PM   #2
Soulive's Avatar
Mar 2007
The Middle of NJ
Posts: 4,278
Liked 25 Times on 25 Posts

I've never been there, but here are several more reviews...

Green Lane Brewing

Primary = Evan!'s Special Bitter
On Deck = EdWort's Porter / American Amber

EdWort's Haus Pale Ale Count

Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2008, 01:12 PM   #3
elkdog's Avatar
May 2007
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Posts: 1,086
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts

I give it a "meh." It's better than most bars around here, but not great as microbreweries go. I tried their cask conditioned bitter that was on an English engine, and it tasted overwhelmingly like vinegar- clearly some equipment/turnover issues there, and it led to a really awful pint, the worst I've ever had. Their other house brews don't compare favorably to what I brew at home, but they have a lot of good "guest beers" (especially German beers and American IPA's) that they rotate through, and they are supportive of local brewers and homebrewers. I love the place and it's kind of funky vibe, but wish they made better beer.

The Trap Rock Brewery in Berkeley Heights makes pretty incredible beer, but is in another tax bracket.
Revolving Door Brewery

Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
South Street Brewery in Charlottesville bjzelectric Commercial Brew Discussion 2 11-02-2009 12:57 AM
Opa Opa brewery, South hampton MA. c.n.budz Commercial Brew Discussion 4 04-18-2008 04:51 PM

Forum Jump