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Celebrate National Beer Day at These Nearby Breweries


There’s no better way to relish the much-anticipated arrival of spring than with a cold beer. When National Beer Day comes along on April 7, you have an excuse to indulge in your favorite brews from breweries making their own beer near our Beacon apartments.

Whether you love a crisp IPA, a hearty porter or a refreshing ale, they have it all at these local breweries. Stop by for a brew – or a few – and get in the National Beer Day spirit! Plus, many of them offer beers to go as well.

Departed Soles Brewing Company, located at 150 Bay St #2a, Jersey City which is eight minutes from your Beacon apartment, is a six-year-old brewery which was the first to open in the city. It’s inspired by owner Brian’s friend, Chris, as well as the friends’ vast collection of sneakers.

Departed Soles produces a wide array of craft beer options, but they are New Jersey’s first and only brewery offering a vast selection brewed with 100% gluten-free ingredients which are fermented in dedicated tanks and canned on a dedicated line. The brewery also goes through a proprietary cleaning process before handling gluten free beer, and gluten-free ingredients never come in to contact with glutenous ones.

902 Brewing Co., located at 101 Pacific Ave, Jersey City which is six minutes from your Beacon apartment, is a rustic-chic microbrewery with a tasting room. It also offers beers for home delivery, private events, and distributes its beers to tons of bars in the area.

Starting with a three-gallon pot and a home brewing kit, the idea of 902 Brewing Company fermented into a business in August of 2012. Brew-stablished by Colby Janisch, Tucker Littleton and Andrew Brown in Hoboken, 902 pays tribute to the apartment where they took it to the next level. 

Departed Soles Brewing Company

150 Bay St #2a, Jersey City, NJ 07302

(201) 479-8578

902 Brewing Co.

101 Pacific Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07304

(201) 430-6208

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