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The Princeton Region’s 10 Favorite Local Breweries

The Princeton Region’s 10 Favorite Local Breweries
River Horse is a local brewery handcrafting unique beers offering weekend tours with tastings. Their Clear Skies IPA is a crisp, filtered IPA dry-hopped with Falconer's Flight® and Simcoe® hops.

The Princeton Region’s 10 Favorite Local Breweries

Many local breweries that feature handcrafted IPAs, Saisons, Stouts, Porters, Lagers and Ales has received fanfare on social media sites and a cult following. We’ve rounded up the top 10 local spots — according to you.

The Breweries:

River Horse Brewing

    2 Graphics Drive, Ewing Township

    Open Friday-Sunday

River Horse Brewing Company touts itself as a local brewery handcrafting unique beers with weekend tours. All year round they highlight their beers including: Clear Skies IPA, Da Nile, Hippotizing IPA, Triel Horse, River Horse IPA and Roly Poly Pils. Seasonal batches list a variety of summer blondes, Hipp-O Lantern, Belgian Freeze and more.

You can make reservations on their website for weekend tours — and can also book private tours where you can BYO food.

Save the date: River Horse is hosting Science-by-the-Cup event at their location with Princeton University’s Molecular Biology Department on Saturday, September 14. The event includes several stations. You can find more info on their Facebook page.


Tindall Road Brewery

    102 Farnsworth Avenue, Suite 110, Bordentown

    Opened Friday-Sunday


This small-scale brewery features rotating craft beers that feature fresh seasonal grown ingredients homegrown in our very own state of New Jersey. The company is dedicated to bringing “affordable luxury” to a local neighborhood, where family and friends can simply relax and unwind. Dan Pogorzelski, the head brewer, has been brewing for 20+ years. Year-round beers include a Sit Your Pale Ass Down Pale Ale, Nut Brown Ale, Dead Trojan Double IPA, Copper Feel Ale and Mango IPA to name a few. Seasonal brews include Johnny Chimpo’s Big Banana Wheat, a Rumblin’ Pumpkin Spice Ale and Santa’s Special Sauce.

Facebook reviewers rave about the beer and the friendly and knowledge staff.


Conclave Brewing

    15 Minneakonging Road, #202, Flemington

    Open Thursday-Saturday

Creating great beers with local ingredients and old-world techniques is how this 4-year old Raritan Township brewery describes itself. Although the space is in an industrial park and small, they are planning to expand to a new facility in the near future. However, Google Reviewers don’t seem to mind the lack of elbow room and rave about the constant great beer on tap.

You can find their tap list on their website and can follow them on Facebook or Instagram to be in the know about new beers coming out.


Flounder Brewing

    1 Ilene Court, Ste. 16, Building 8, Hillsborough Township

    Open Thursday-Sunday

Flounder Brewing Company is a nano brewery in Hillsborough started by Jeremy Lees, as a home brewing hobby — which soon turned into so much more. Opened to the public in 2013, the brewery produces about 50 barrels per year.

Besides the brewery, you can find Flounder Brewing Co. on tap at restaurants including The Landing, Chimney Rock, Tapastre, Big Heads and the Fox & House to name a few.


Troon Brewing

    130 Hopewell Rocky Hill Road #5, Hopewell

    Not open to the public except for releases - Visit Brick Farm Tavern for pours

While Troon does not have a taproom on site, 100% of their draught beer is served at Brick Farm Tavern — you can get any of your pours and flights at the restaurant alongside of the Tavern’s delicious menu. The tavern is open 5-10PM Tuesday through Thursday and 11:30AM-10:30PM on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

What can you get at Troons Brewery? 32oz. cans of their latest beer release they’ve announced (along with the date/time) via Instagram.


The Referend Bier Blendery

    1595 Reed Road #2, Pennington

    Open Thursday-Sunday

Described as a speciality beer producer of spontaneously fermented wild and sour ales, the Blendery’s wort has been brewed exclusively with state-grown grain. They practice the “art of waiting”  without technological shortcuts or chemicals. The beer is 100% spontaneously fermented and matured in oak barrels and are also unfiltered, unpasteurized and unsweetened.

You can check their website for their current offerings. Currently there is a variety of draft, cask and bier to go.


Third State Brewing

    352 High Street, Burlington

Third State opened in June 2015 and is a 7 barrel brewery conveniently located in Historic Burlington and offers a wide variety of high quality craft beers including a number of award winning recipes.

Third State features a pour list on their website, which currently showcases Stout Hearted, Ryetannosaurus Rex, Helles Bound, London Tenth, Wood Street bloon, Chris Farley Wine, It’s Raining Chocolate and Irish Tenth to name a few. You can also view beers that are coming soon.


Triumph Brewing Company Princeton

    138 Nassau Street, Princeton

Around in Princeton since 1995, Triump is a regional brewpub operation with locations in Princeton, Red Bank, and New Hope. The local Princeton location offers upscale tavern fare, housemade beer & music in their rustic, industrial space. You can rent the space for weddings and rehearsal dinners, business meetings and private parties.


Lone Eagle Brewing

    44 Stangl Road, Flemington

    Open 7 days a week

Lone Eagle opened in July 2016 and is Flemington’s first craft brewery, offering over 5,000 square feet of tasting room space, that features an 1800-square foot loft room. Charmingly, the bars at Lone Eagle were handcrafted by the owners and the tables and benches were made by students at Hunterdon County Polytech. Woodwork from reclaimed wood from Hunterdon County make the room warm and unique.

As for the brews, Lone Eagle offers 12-14 beers on tap with IPAs, Saisons, Stouts, Porters, Lagers and Ales.They also feature 32oz. and 64oz. growlers, 16oz. cans in 4-packs and specialty bottles.

This past summer the brewery introduced a Mango Milk Shake IPA and Summer Blonde Ale made with local honey. Although sold out very quickly, we hear that they might be back by end of summer. The Mango Milk Shake was so well recieved it will be canned mid-September. Lone Eagle is soon releasing fall classics like Oktoberfest Marzen and a bouron barrel aged Dopplebock.

Vault Brewery

    10 S. Main Street, Yardley PA

    Open 7 days a week

Across the river in Pennsylvania, Vault Brewing Company touts that they’re like no brewery or brewpub you’ve ever experienced. Located in the quaint town of Yardley in Bucks County, their feel is more of an atmosphere akin to the speakeasies of Philadelphia. You can check their website for what is currently on tap. Right now the list includes 8 beers including: All Boats Rise (a double IPA with Citra and El Dorado), Bear Hug (an oatmeal stout), Best Endeavors (unfiltered American lawnmower ale), Face Vale Hefeweizen (a German-style Hefeweizen), to name a few.

Almost every item on their menu is created in their wood fired oven. Vault works with farmers in Bucks County and local regions to source fresh, seasonal ingredients for the rotating menu. The brewery also hosts private events.


So tell us, where is your favorite local brew you’ve had in and around town?

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The Princeton Region’s 10 Favorite Local Breweries

The Princeton Region’s 10 Favorite Local Breweries
River Horse is a local brewery handcrafting unique beers offering weekend tours with tastings. Their Clear Skies IPA is a crisp, filtered IPA dry-hopped with Falconer's Flight® and Simcoe® hops.

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