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61 Bridge Street
PO Box 497
Milford NJ 08848-1264
Telephone: +1 908-995-0188
Toll-Free: +1 800-651-2537
Hours: Monday-Thursday noon-9:00pm, Friday-Saturday noon-9:30pm, Sunday noon-8:00pm.
Brewer: Timothy Hall
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Notes

Visited: January 21, 2003

Opened: 1995

Annual Production: 900 bbl

Contributors: Guy Drouin, Richard R Tinurelli

Ship Inn was founded in 1985. Ten years later, they installed a brewhouse and became New Jersey's first brewpub. They're located on Bridge Street, just on the New Jersey side of the Delaware River bridge. Their 7-bbl Peter Austin system with two open fermenters produces a range of British ales, many of which are cask-conditioned. Twelve-ounce glasses are $2.75; imperial pints are $3.95. The beers are brewed with Munton's malt, hops from Herford, and Ringwood yeast, which is a notorious producer of diacetyl, but they're keeping it in check for the most part. In addition to their own fine beers, they've got some tasty imported selections, such as Gale's HSB and Young's Ram Rod. There are quite a few Scotches on the shelf, including The Original Oldbury Sheep Dip. And there's an impressive array of English and Scottish bottled ales. The food menu abounds with English delicacies, and even a curry or two.

Ship Inn is out in the middle of nowhere and damned difficult to find, but it's well worth the effort.

Updated: February 19, 2013

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Beer List

    • Date: January 21, 2003 (#4609)
      Package: real ale
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 17 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Bright amber, thick dense head. Smells like a freshly opened sack of malt. Light body. Big fresh grainy malt flavor gives way to a mild English hop flavor and bitterness. Hint of diacetyl as it warms.


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    • Date: January 21, 2003 (#4610)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 17 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Bright amber, slightly darker than the Best Bitter, with a moderate head. Fresh malt aroma with hints of caramel and dark fruit. Light body, served very cold. Good caramel malt flavor at first, followed by a mild hop flavor and bitterness. Finishes malty and dry.

  • Strong Ale

  • Light American Wheat Beer with Yeast
    • Date: January 21, 2003 (#4611)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 11 points
      Overall Impression (2)
      Bright golden, good head. Diacetyl aroma. Light body, sweet, lots of butter. Some wheat malt flavor does show up in the finish.

  • Scotch Ale
    6.30% abv.

  • English-Style India Pale Ale

  • Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout

  • English-Style Dark Mild Ale

  • American-Style India Pale Ale

  • English-Style Brown Ale
    • Date: January 21, 2003 (#4613)
      Package: real ale
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 13 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Deep red-brown, moderate head. Spicy, gingerbread aroma. Very light body, rather astringent. Big earthy character. Lots of caramel. Hint of sourness at the end.

  • Robust Porter

  • Ordinary Bitter

  • Robust Porter

  • Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout

  • Welsh Ale
    English-Style Brown Ale