It wasn't long ago that we began offering our Brew Tours as a new service through our parent company, Black Rock Limousine. Since their introduction, the response has been nothing short of phenomenal. Is it any surprise that people love visiting incredible craft breweries with their friends and family in the comfort and safety of luxury Mercedes Sprinter Limousine vans? We weren't exactly shocked.
The tours have now grown so popular, that we've decided to branch off from our Limousine service into an entirely new company! We're calling it, Jersey Shore Brew Tours!
So grab your friends, family, co-workers or anyone that loves trying new beer and book a private craft brew tour! We'll see you on the next Jersey Shore Brew Tour!
- brent abruzese, owner - jersey shore brew tours
M-F 8a - 8p
brew of the month (August)
Circuit - 4.2% abv
From their website - "Our smooth, well-balanced, session American cream ale hopped untraditionally with Jarrylo & Pekko to provide refreshing notes of apple/pear."
I personally like session beers during the Summer time. This is a unique and easy drinking brew. Dark City is featured on our Hoppy Trails Tour - check it out!
The "Three Hour" Tour
This is our basic tour that consists of a visit to Raritan Bay Brewing, Belford Brewery and Carton Brewing. This is the perfect tour for a Thursday or Friday evening!
The "Hoppy Trails" Tour
Fancy yourself a true "Brew Connoisseur"? Try our Hoppy Trails tour! On this tour we visit all the breweries from the Three Hour Tour, plus Jughandle, Asbury Park Brewery and Dark City Brewery! Please note that this tour is only available on weekends, due to brewery hours of operation.
Let's make a day of it! Our Brewcathalon is only for those who can handle themselves. On this tour we will visit all the breweries from the Three Hour and Hoppy Trails tours plus: Beach Haus, Frye and Last Wave, for a total of NINE breweries! Please note that this tour is only available on weekends, due to brewery hours of operation.
10 Passenger Mercedes Sprinter Limousine
Our most popular Sprinter van is outfitted with a wet bar, (2) built in flat panel TVs, an insane sound system, double stitched Bentley style leather seating and a privacy divider. Stock up the built in coolers with your favorite offerings from the tour and enjoy them in transit or bring a cooler and we'll store it in the massive rear luggage area for your convenience.
As Low As $53* per passenger.
(*Hoppy Trails @ Capacity, includes gratuity)
14 Passenger Ford Transit Shuttle Van
Our most economical option, our Ford Transit Shuttle is ideal for groups of all the way up to 14. This heavy duty high top vehicle offers extended height which makes getting in and out a breeze. Bucket seating all around, this van is a perfect way to visit our breweries.
As Low As $34* per passenger.
(*Hoppy Trails @ Capacity, includes gratuity)
6 Passenger Lincoln Navigator SUV
Have a smaller group? Try our 6 passenger luxury Lincoln Navigator. Boasting unparalleled third row leg room and cushy captains chairs, the Navigator is perfect for a double (or triple) date out to the Breweries on our tour.
As Low As $63* per passenger.
(*Hoppy Trails @ Capacity, includes gratuity)
Located in Keansburg, New Jersey, Raritan Bay Brewing Company is the newest addition to our Brewery Listing. Opened in March of 2018, this Brewery is located in a brick front historic 125 year old building. They offer a wide range on tap from Stouts to Saisons. We're looking forward to stopping in ourselves!
Established in 2014 and located in Belford, New Jersey, the Belford Brewery offers a variety of beers that include a Rye Ale called "Red Hill Rye" to a "Choffee" Stout called "Crowweed"! Their full menu is listed online at their website www.belfordbrewing.com.
One of our personal favorites, Carton Brewing Company is a well known brewery out of the Atlantic Highlands that boasts an immense selection of unique and creative stouts, ales, IPAs and more. Their cans have become iconic and their team of friendly brewmasters are amongst some of the best in the business!
Another brewery born in the year 2014, Jughandle rounds out our "Northern Monmouth" roster of breweries! A seven barrel brewery that boasts a solid selection featuring a double IPA called "4057" amongst a variety of others! Give them a look see at www.jughandlebrewing.com
Have you tried one of their core four? If not, you may be familiar with their iconic seahorse logo featured on their cans. These guys have some amazingly delicious beers - we personally love their extremely sessionable "4/4" IPA. They can be found online at www.asburyparkbrewery.com
Another awesome brewery out of Asbury Park, Dark City features an outdoor patio seating area which is perfect for hot summer days down the shore where you can sample their incredibly unique and awesome American Cream ale "Circuit", which is hopped with Jarrylo and Pekko providing it with notes of apple and pear.
You've got Q's we've got A's. Well folks, the first one is obvious - Yes. You must be 21 years of age or older to participate in a Jersey Shore Brew Tour. We ID prior to boarding and every member of the group, whether they will be drinking or not, must be 21 years of age, otherwise we do not start the tour, nor will we refund the balance. We take underage drinking very seriously and we have far too much respect for the breweries and venues we visit.
Q: I don't see the brewery I'd like to visit here - can we go there?
A: We can, as long as it works into your itinerary! Unfortunately, some of the breweries are not open to group visits. While this limits where we can go on tours, the good news is that the majority of breweries are group friendly!
Q: What breweries do you go to?
A: Our standard tours visit Raritan Bay Brewing, Carton Brewing, Belford Brewing Company, Jughandle Brewing Company, Dark City Brewing Company, Beach Haus, Frye and Last Wave. Breweries can be added or subtracted from your itinerary - pricing of the tour will be affected depending on how many additional breweries your group wants to visit.
Q: What days are the tours held?
A: Tours are held Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Our Three Hour Tour is available on T, F, Sat and Sun while our Hoppy Trails and Brewcathalon are WEEKEND only (due to brewery operating times).
Q: What do the tours cost?
A: That is largely dependent on a variety of factors, such as tour type, vehicle type, actual length of tour time, etc. Pricing can be found on our reservations page. All of the rates are all inclusive - this means gratuity is already included for your driver!
Q: Why is the SUV more expensive then the other options?
A: We break pricing down per person since the majority of the time you will be splitting the tour evenly amongst your group. In that case, per ticket, it's actually more affordable to take advantage of our nicer (larger) vehicles! It's all about getting as many friends together as possible!
Q: Do you come pick us up or do we come to you?
A: We come to you with all of our tours. We do not currently offer public tours with public pickup points. All of our tours are private.
Q: Can my group bring beer into the vehicle?
A: Our Sprinter Limousines are equipped with wet bars that you can stock with you favorite beverages. There are also cups stocked and we supply ice on all tours. You may bring beer into any of the vehicles, but we do have pretty stiff policies on clean up and damage so be gentle and neat if you're going to drink en route!
Q: Can we drink in the vehicle?
A: You are permitted to drink in our Sprinter Limousine or Ford Transit vans. Drinking is not permitted in our Lincoln Navigator
Q: Is there a cancellation penalty?
A: Only if you cancel within 72 hours of the tour. There is a $100.00 non-refundable deposit required at the time of booking that we would keep. We do this because we block time out for your tour and once that time is spoken for, it would be impossible to rebook a tour on that short of notice.
Q: We're having so much fun! When the tour is over can we go somewhere else?
A: Schedule permitting, we can continue along with your group to destinations outside of the scheduled tour. We do offer special beer pairing dinner packages at the Biergarten in Asbury Park.
Q: Can I bring beer from other breweries into the brewery we are currently heading to?
A: Absolutely not. We ask that you leave all your open beer in the vehicle when going into each brewery. It will be there when you get back.
Q: I'd like to take the tour, but my date is showing as unavailable. What do I do?
A: As our tours are growing in popularity, we are definitely backlogged a bit - we will do the best we can to work with you to accommodate on another date if possible.
Q: It's snowing like crazy!! Is the tour still on?
A: We do reserve the right to cancel any tours due to inclement weather. Your safety, our driver's safety and the safety of our vehicles are our TOP priority. If we feel the weather is just too much, we will cancel a tour and any deposit will be refunded.
Q: Do I HAVE to take the tour of the brewery?
A: YES, you DO! It's required by State Law and all breweries have this policy in place. You cannot sample a single beverage without doing the tour. Most of the tours are 30 seconds long unless you opt to see more or ask additional questions of the brewmaster.
Q: How long does the entire Brew Tour take from start to finish?
A: Typically, you will spend only a few minutes touring the facility and then some time trying the brews. We try to allow for one hour at each brewery, so you can spend less time at some and more at others if you'd like. Either way, we don't want you to feel rushed! Fortunately our brew tours are performed in our gorgeous luxury SUVs and vans, which makes getting to them MUCH more enjoyable!
Q: We partied too hard and things got really messy/broken inside - is there a clean up/damage fee?
A: We understand that groups may make a mess and we are fully prepared on our end to clean up the usual chips, crumbs, bags etc. We do draw a line however when it comes to blatant abuse/carelessness or destruction of our beautiful vehicles. In the event that there is damage to any equipment in the vehicle (TV's, Audio, Flooring, Seating) that we deem to be beyond reasonable cleaning, we will repair at the cardholders on files expense. Human bodily fluid clean up falls into this category and will be subject to an additional $250.00 detail fee.