Baker Street Brewery's founder and head brewer Art Hannemann takes you
on a journey to find the ales.  Catch the train for Arty's ride to the New Jersey
suburbs in search of, what else, great beer!

It's going to be a fun trip as Arty reviews and rates a new stop each month
as he takes the rails to the ales.....and beyond!
Take The Rails to The Ales to...

Madison, NJ
             Along the Morristown Line of NJ Transit lies the town of
Madison  NJ. From Summit it is a 12 minute ride at $2.25 each
way, and from Denville, where I started, it is about a 20 minute ride at $3.25
each way. Use the rail map at to plan your trip.

Poor Herbie's
13 Waverly Place, Madison, NJ

    When you exit your train go down the stairs and cross
Waverly Place. Turn right toward Main Street and
#13 Poor Herbie's will be on your left.

 Owned by Judy and Dennis Mullins, Poor Herbie's is a
great example of a good old Irish Pub, with a lot of great
food to choose from, and a neat small bar area with a good
atmosphere  for Sunday football  games.

Choose from  Guinness, Sam Adams seasonal, Brooklyn
Pennant Ale, Harp, Smithwicks or maybe a bottle of Dogfish 60 Minute.

Try Poor Herbie's for some food and fun so close to the
train station, I rate it a solid three out of five engines !



54 Main Bar and Grille
54 Main Street, Madison NJ

Continue up Waverly place to Main Street. Cross Main St
and turn left until you reach #54, 54 Main Bar and Grille.
With anewly expanded draft system you can find everything from a
Liefmans Ode Bruin to a Pabst Blue Ribbon.

  With 24 drafts to choose from other choices included Stone IPA, Long Trail Ale
and Triple Bag, Weyeracher AutumnFest, Troegs Hop Back Ale,
Chimay Cing Cents, Allagash White,Dogfish 60 minute, 90 minute and My Antonia,
Left Hand MilkStout, Rogue Dead Guy, Yards Thomas Jefferson Ale, Anchor
Chritmas Ale, River Horse Lager, Green Flash Hop Head Red,
Sly Fox Rt 113 IPA and Stone Arrogant Bastard. And according
to management there are more taps coming!
It's got a ways to go but keep your eye on this place - it just might
become THE craft beer stop in Morris County.

 54 Main is also a great bar for sports and good food,  (but small portions).
When it's crowded it does get noisy but it has great service a friendly staff.

Based on it's expanding selection of great craft beer I rate
54 Main Bar and Grille four out of five engines !



Here's some good info on planning your own Railes To Ales trip. First step go to
web site. Then click on train schedules. Next click on "use our map to plan
your trip." Now select your train station on the map. And next select your destination on the
map. A new page appears and you want to select weekday, holiday or weekend accordingly. A
new page appears with your schedule of departing times and length of travel time. Print this up
and then go to the bottom of the schedule and it will say click here for return schedule--click
away. Now print this page up as well and you have all the info you need to plan your trip.
Remember to allow walking and drinking time.        

     Gotta catch my train back-- see you at my next stop!

Remember to leave the car at home and.
.....Take The Rails To The Ales !!!!

Arty Hannemann
Rails to Ales........and beyond ////////////////////////////////
by Arty Hannemann
Arty's  Ratings
Five engines= the very best
Four engines= excellent
Three engines=good
Two engines= fair
One engine= bad news
Zero engines=stay away

Off The Rails it's
Barely Sacks instead of Engine
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