Thursday, April 18, 2013

Beer Guide to Flemington, NJ

This is my first post in what will be a (weekly, monthly, who knows?) series of beer guides to areas around NJ.  They will serve to let you know places where you can definitely go to find some great beer.

So, you've found yourself in Flemington, NJ.  You're more than likely not here by mistake, as Flemington is one of the more out of the way boroughs in NJ.  The economic recession is loud and clear here, with loads of stores for rent/sale, and an outlet mall where half of the stores are empty.  However, there is a silver lining in recessions, and it seems the liquor stores are doing well!  Here are some places in Flemington, NJ you can go and have a wide selection of beer to choose from!

1.  Little Bros Beverage Outlet

67 Church Street, Flemington, NJ

908-788-3775

When I was new to the area, Little Bros is the first shop on this list I was told I had to check out.  They have a huge selection of beer/cider/mead from all over the world.  For six packs, the shelves are divided into regions, and they offer a ton!.  They also have a large selection of larger bottles to peruse through (salivate over) when you don't know quite what you want.  Check out these pictures I snapped in the shop.

Lit up sign outside Little Bros
Lit up sign outside Little Bros
Regional brews at Little Bros
Regional brews at Little Bros
Top shelf is ciders
Top shelf is ciders
Beers from Belgium
Beers from Belgium / Belgian-style
2.  Bourbon Street Wine & Spirits

326 Route 31, Flemington, NJ, 08822

908-237-9463

Depending on where you are coming from or going, Bourbon Street Wine & Spirits can be a little bit off your main path, but is well worth the visit.  I always find something unique when I step into their shop.

Entrance to Bourbon Street
Entrance to Bourbon Street
Some craft spirits
Some craft spirits
Always a nice selection of Allagash beers
Always a nice selection of Allagash beers
Small fridge section for singles
Small fridge section for singles

3.  Central Liquors
8 Reaville Avenue, Flemington, NJ, 08822
908-782-2518

Central Liquors has only recently come under my radar.  I took notice of them because they started advertising their growler station!  This is a great and welcome addition to the Flemington area, and I hope it's doing well for them!  They also have a decent selection of packaged beers.

Growler station at Central Liquors
Growler station at Central Liquors
Brooklyn Brewery tap takeover at the Central Liquors Growler Station
Brooklyn Brewery tap takeover at the Central Liquors Growler Station

4.  If you're in Flemington, there are tons of option within 25 miles.  Jake's (which is also in Flemington) is a restaurant with a great beer selection.  I will likely do a blogpost on them in the future.  Flounder Brewing out of Hillsborough will start selling their beer fairly soon.  Bishop Wine & Spirits in Whitehouse Station and Wegmans in Bridgewater both have great beer selections, and you can mix your own six pack.  Princeton holds Triumph Brewing Company, as well as lots of restaurants that serve top notch beer.  And finally, down by the river is River Horse Brewing, who are currently in Lambertville, but will soon be moving to Ewing.  Across the river from Lambertville is New Hope, PA, where there is another Triumph Brewing Company.

If you feel like I missed anything, feel free to let me know in the comments!


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