New Jersey Brewpub Named One Of The Best In America
When you think of the perfect brewpub, craft beer, handheld food, and a circle of friends typically come to mind. USA Today‘s 10Best recently named the best brewpubs around the country that exemplify these qualities, and a New Jersey pub was named as one of the best.
A requirement for these establishments was they must “serve their own house beers — often alongside guest taps or cans,” and offer “a menu of tasty food options.”
Before we swing open the doors of this local watering hole, let’s further examine what differentiates a classic brewpub.
Beer and Brewing defines it by saying, “The Brewpub is a modern business model for an ancient practical concept: serving and selling beer on the premises where it is brewed.” Furthermore, a standard brewpub is essentially a hybrid between a restaurant and a brewery. These places have a hometown and local feel. Often they are named after a person or place relevant to the geographical location. Lastly, the menu pairs well with the beers they offer. Whether that’s a juicy burger, salad, or shared appetizer, the theme centers around sharing a good time. Over a pint, of course.
The New Jersey restaurant that is one of the best brewpubs is in a resort area with an epic boardwalk.
MudHen Brewing Company – Wildwood
Open seven days per week, MudHen Brewing Company is located at W. Rio Grande Ave. They even have their own “Brewpub” section on their website. They currently have ten brews on tap (the beer menu changes daily). In addition, MudHen sells five different beers brewed on site. You can buy the cans to go.
The menu at this New Jersey establishment is filled with appetizers. The 25 different options here are a nice mix. There are brewpub classics (soft pretzels), and unique flavors, like pork cornish or mom’s pickles.
Finally, the layout at MudHen Brewing Company covers a lot of ground. The indoor seating and large outdoor patio allows this brewpub to also be a popular wedding and social event venue.