Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
We have our 5 core beers that will be on tap all year-round: The Huntsman - German Style Kolsch; The Falconer - American Pale Ale; The Prospector - Amber Ale; The Blacksmith - Oatmeal Stout; and The Shipwright - India Pale Ale. We also have seasonal offerings that will rotate every two to three months. Finally, we brew specialty one-off beers called "Forge Batches" that change constantly. We make these on our pilot system so there is typically only one keg, meaning there is a very limited amount and can only be sampled by visiting the Tasting Room! We try to put 2-3 different Forge Batch brews on each week.
We do not offer food at the brewery (NJ State Law for Production Breweries), but we encourage you to bring food with you to enjoy with your beer. Feel free to bring something from home or order from one of the amazing restaurants in Hackettstown - some will even deliver straight to you at the brewery!
We have our own parking lot that fits 20 cars. There are also nearby parking lots off of Main Street as well as lots of street parking.
We use the highest quality, traditional ingredients purchased from the most reputable local suppliers. We typically source our malted barley from Brewers Supply Group and Country Malt Group, and our hops from Hop Union and Country Malt Group. Our main supplier of yeast is White Labs.
Of course! We want you to learn the fascinating step-by-step process of how the beer we brew gets into your glass. Our open floor plan allows you to experience the brewing equipment up close and personal. We encourage every visitor to tour our facility, get familiar with brewing, and learn about the styles of beer that we offer on tap. There are tours given every hour on the hour, and we have educational displays throughout the brewery so that you can give yourself a self-guided tour if you wish.
Yes! All of our merchandise is currently available for purchase only at the brewery. We have our classic t-shirts available in crew neck and v-neck styles, as well as our 5 year-round beers featured on their own shirt so you can wear your favorite Czig Meister beer. We also have everything from glassware to zip-up hoodies to dog bandanas. Gift Certificates available at the brewery or by giving us a call. Just swing by the Tasting Room for a view of the full selection!
The Tasting Room is open Thursdays 3pm - 10pm, Fridays 3pm - 10pm, Saturdays 12pm - 10pm, and Sundays 12pm - 6pm.
You bet! You can take home any of our 5 core beers or seasonal offerings in a growler as long as it's CLEAN. If you need glassware, you can purchase a 32 oz growler for $4 or a 64 oz growler for $5. We do not fill growlers with our Forge Batches because there is such a limited amount. We also do not fill growlers with any beer we offer on Nitro because the texture of the beer doesn't hold up to the standards we set when poured directly from the tap - we value quality above all else and want you to enjoy our beer at its best!
Of course! However, all minors MUST be supervised at all times. Children are welcome as long as they are well-behaved and with an adult at all times. We are a working production brewery, not a playground. Your safety is our main concern. Please be aware though, from 8pm until close on Thursday through Saturday all patrons must be 21 and over. Must be 21 and over in order to sample our beer.
Yes please! We welcome your friendly, leashed four-legged friends at the brewery. They are allowed both inside the Tasting Room as well as outside in our Biergarten. Remember to take them for a walk around our lovely town to avoid any unwanted 'accidents'. Is your pup a Czig Meister fan? Pick up one of our cute dog bandanas and let them tell the world! Warning: we might get distracted by your dog and want to cuddle it forever, our apologies in advance. We're not alone though, so we recommend your furry friends stay at home if they do not like being pet by strangers.
At the moment, you can fill growlers at select local liquor stores. Stay posted for when we begin distributing cans... Hint: this will be SOON!
I've noticed a ton of barrels in the back of the brewery, when will this barrel-aged beer be released?
Quietly aging away in these 100+ barrels are our Belgian Quad, Barleywine, Scotch Wee Heavy, Imperial Stout, AND our special anniversary beer. Want to be the first to know when you can get your bottle of these delightful elixirs? Sign up for our email list to be the first to know!
The Tasting Room is available to rent for private events only outside of our normal Tasting Room hours since we do not have any private rooms. Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on cost and availability.
We don't take any reservations, so tables are available only on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Nope! We have a production brewery license which only allows the beer we brew on-site to be consumed.
ABC regulations do not allow production breweries to have TVs, live music, etc. We want you to unplug and actually talk to each other! Get your pint, grab a board game, and get to know one another... you'll like it, promise.
Yup, but we recommend you call ahead to see what we have available. We sell sixtels/pub kegs and half kegs. We can only fill our own kegs.