|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...
----this month we go off the tracks to--
Rt 22W Bound Brook NJ
The Office chain of restaurants have always had a pretty good selection of beer to choose
from. We used to frequent this particular Office after playing hockey, in order to
restore our precious storage of carbohydrates spent during the game. Last year there was a
lot of rumors of the closing or sale of the Office chain.
Lucky for us all the new management has so far improved upon the availability of great
craft brews. This particular Office has twenty taps, eighteen of wich are true craft brews.
The first thing I notice when I enter the bar area is how clean everything looks.
I was there on a Monday night and was greeted by bartender Mike Alligier. Mike was
very informative about the numerous choices on tap that night.
On tap were Troegs Mad Elf, Stone Arrogant Bastard, Sam Adams Alpine,
Dogfishhead 90, Flying Fish Abbey Double, Smuttynose Brown, Smuttynose Porter,
Kane Head High IPA, Carton 077XX double IPA, Brooklyn Lager, Office Amber Lager
(Ramstein), Mamas Little Yella Pils, Guinness, Keegans Mothers Milk,
Longtrail Blackberry Wheat, River Horse Belgian Freeze, Yeungling Lager, Sam Adams
Cherry Wheat, and of course Bud Lite and Coors Lite.
They have a Happy Hour Monday – Friday 4:00-7:00 with $2 domestic taps, $4 Craft
taps. There also is a late night happy hour Sun-Thurs 9:00-12:00 with $2 domestic taps and
$4 Craft taps. They also have around forty bottles to choose from. Forselection and
cleanliness, as well as great staff I rate this Office at the high rating of four out of five engines.
I haven’t been able to get out on the rails lately due to
the opening of my new restaurant in the Bradley Gardens section
of Bridgewater NJ. (Shameless plug inserted here).
The name of the place is
Neils All American Grill,
85 Old York Road Bridgewater NJ. 908-300-8658.
Chicken Specialties, Sloppy Joes, Subs, Falafels, Burgers
Cheesesteaks, Salads, Vegetarian Menu, Italian Specialties and
All kinds of crazy stuff. BYOB !
Stop in if you are in the area and mention you read my column!
Here's some good info on planning your own Railes To Ales trip. First step go to www.njtransit.
com 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 !!!!
Five engines= the very best
Four engines= excellent
Two engines= fair
One engine= bad news
Zero engines=stay away
For Off The Rails it's
Barely Sacks instead of Engines
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Hop on board and join Arty at ....
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The Ginger Man, NYC
Rattle 'N' Hum / Copper Mine
Somerset Hills, NJ
Pearl River, NY
South Orange, NJ
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Pony Bar, New York City
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Blind Tiger, New York City