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Artisan's Brewery & Italian Grill
Bar/Tasting RoomRestaurantRetail ItemsBeer To Go (Off-License)
1171 Hooper Avenue
Toms River NJ 08753-8305
Telephone: +1 732-244-7566
Hours: Open daily 11:30am-1:00am.
Brewer: Dave Hoffman
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Notes

Visited: January 20, 2003

Opened: 2010

Contributors: Guy Drouin, Kimber Gregorakis, Mark Haynie, Ralph Wells, Richard R Tinurelli

The Basil T's in Toms River is not related to the one in Red Bank, but they serve the same beers for the most part. (At least they did during my visit in 2003.) This one is located on the southeast corner of Hooper Avenue and Route 571 (Bey Lea), just down the road from Joshua Huddy's. It's a nice Italian restaurant with a 15-bbl Pub Brewing system right out in the open. They’ve got drink specials most days, and there's a "private cigar lounge" in the back. Five-ounce tasters are $1.50 each, or $4.25 for a set of six. In place of the standard growlers, they sell two-liter German-style jugs for $19, with refills for $9. A pint costs $3; a 23-ounce mug $4. One complaint: the blue-tinted sample glasses make the beers look a little greenish.Artisan's was known as Basil T's Brew Pub and Italian Grill until 2010.

Updated: February 19, 2013

Beer List

    • Date: January 20, 2003 (#4602)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 14 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Deep golden, thin head. Rich apple aroma. Medium-light body, fizzy. Mild apple flavor lingers after the maltiness is gone. Long sticky sweet finish. I need to be more diligent about waving off the fruit "beers".

    • Date: January 20, 2003 (#4600)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 14 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Bright amber, thin head. Smells like cinnamon and pumpkin. Thin body. Big pumpkin flavor with the usual spices, but nowhere near enough body to pull it off.

  • American-Style Amber/Red Ale
    • Date: January 20, 2003 (#4599)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 12½ points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Bright red, thick head. Clean aroma. Medium body, drying. Lots of diacetyl on top of lots of caramel malt.

  • Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout
    5.00% abv.
    Awards:
    • Date: January 20, 2003 (#4601)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 13 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Black, thick tan head. Mildly roasty, malty aroma. Medium-light body. Buttery, roasty, with some acetaldehyde. Very Very drying. "Basil T's coffee added."

  • Light American Wheat Beer with Yeast
    4.50% abv.

  • Rosie's Tail Waggin' Pale Ale
    American-Style Pale Ale
    5.25% abv.