Has anyone had or been to Heavyweight Brewing (Ocean Township, NJ)? We will be in the vicinity for a wedding and we're wondering if it's worth a side trip. Thanks.
Yup- in fact they brewed the first batch last month, so I imagine it should be hitting the shelves soon (unfortunately, it's to be bottled in 22 oz. bottles, IIRC- I'd much rather see it in 12 oz'ers.) Also, there's some question as to whether it'll be *called* Pekuno's Hammer due to some unspecified conflict over the ownership of the name....
Did not mean to suggest that Heavyweight wasn't a great little brewery that made some real interesting beers- only that as a microbrewery to "visit" (other than during one of their "events"), it wasn't much to look at- no bar, no gift shop, etc.
Tom Baker is supposedly looking for a site for a brewpub (in NY or PA- I guess the lack of a good beer scene in NJ plus restrictive laws re: brewpubs & microbreweries spoiled him on the "Garden" State)- one deal north of NYC fell through already.