FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: 

What are your hours?

Thursday:  5-8pm

Friday:  5-9pm

Saturday:  1-9pm

Sunday: 1-6pm 

What kind of beers do you brew?

As homebrewers, we have made a wide variety of beer styles ranging from hop-forward IPA, lagers, stout, wheat beer.  Our goal is to make good beer with consistent quality.

How big is your brewing system?

We have a 7-barrel brewhouse with four 7-barrel fermenters. (1 barrel = 31 gallons).

Is there a charge for the guided tours? 

There is no charge for the tour, but you must pay for the beer you sample.

Do I need a Reservation? 

Reservations are not required. 

Why do I have to take a tour?

According to NJ state law, craft breweries can only sell their product for consumption on premises in conjunction with a tour.   We offer a guided tour.  One of the owners is usually around to ask questions. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us stay in good standing with New Jersey’s Alcoholic Beverage Control agency. 

Why don’t you sell food?

Our license expressly prohibits the sale of food.  Raritan Bay Brewing operates under a limited brewery license, which allows us to manufacture up to 300,000 barrels of beer per year. 

Can I bring my own food?

Yes, we allow outside food. Thera are several local options that pair well our beer.   

How much beer can I buy in your taproom?

By law, you may purchase up to 15.5 gallons (a half of barrel) of beer per day.  Please note that beer purchased in growlers, Crowlers, or kegs cannot be consumed on premises.  Our bartenders reserve the right to refuse alcoholic beverage service to anyone who appears intoxicated.

Where can I buy your beer?

You can buy beer to go in Crowlers (32 oz cans),  growlers (64 oz resuable glass jugs) and kegs in our taproom located at 32 Church Street in Keansburg NJ. 

Are children allowed in the brewery?

Minors are welcome but must accompanied by an adult at all times.  Since we are a functioning brewery, children must be supervised due to the presence of sensitive equipment and dangerous cleaning chemicals.  

Do you have Wi-Fi?

Yes.

If I just want to buy beer to go, can I stop in any time?

No, our tasting room is only a small part of what we do.  During the week we are busy with the production and distribution side of the business and do not have the resources to host visitors during any other times but during our designated tour and tasting hours.

 Is the tasting room / brewery available to rent for private events / functions or parties?

Yes, we have a room available for rent for parties up to 45 people.  Please call for more information and availability.

Do you fill other breweries’ growlers?

Yes, we fill growlers from other breweries.

Do you sell kegs at the brewery?

Yes, we sell sixtels and 50-liter kegs in the very near future.  Keg prices vary based on style and ABV.   There is a $40 cash deposit for the keg.