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Cricket Hill Brewery

Cricket Hill Brewery Cricket Hill is a microbrewery located in Fairfield, NJ. In 2002, we brewed our first beers East Coast Lager and American Ale. Hopnotic IPA and Colonel Blides were added to the year-round production in the next few years, and starting in 2009, seasonals including Jersey Summer Breakfast Ale, Fall Festivus, and Paymaster’s Porter joined the portfolio. We also brew a series of Reserve Ales and Small Batch Beers throughout the year... Our year-round and seasonal beers are designed as session beers that are as gentle in style as can be enjoyed by all lovers of great beer. They are full bodied beers that deliver classic flavors in the middle of your palate then fade away to nothing with no bitter aftertaste. We are not trying to make a statement, or blow you away with a hop or malt bomb, we are simply showing the world what great beer tastes like!!! We call this the gateway philosophy... Our Reserve Ales and Small Batch Beers are really something special, each recipe is loaded with the right amount of grain, hops, and yeast to produce beers that can be enjoyed by all, even the biggest beer geeks!!! Rick Reed is our Brewermaster and CEO. Colin House is our Lead Brewer and Ed Gangi is the Operations Manager.


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24 Kulick Road, Fairfield, NJ, US, 07004 Email:
Phone: 973-276-9415 Web:
Fax: 973-276-9452
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  American Ale
An easy drinking "amber' ale with a wonderful balance of caramel sweetness and hop flavor. The aroma has light notes of citrus and rock candy. This ESB works well with most foods, but shows its full potential with grilled or roasted meats. Bronze winner at GIBC!
  Colonel Blides Cask Ale
A tasty, moderately hoppy, easy to drink beer with an orange marmalade hue with a frothy, off-white head. An herbal hop aroma with a hint of lemon and pine. This beer is not overly bitter, with orangy citrus and pine hop with slight earthy notes! There is a malty biscuit flavor that balances the hops. Makes me wish I had some Fish & Chips!!!
  Cricket Hill East Coast Lager
An easy drinking golden Bavarian Helles Lager with an excellent balance of crisp malt flavors and flowery hop finish. The aroma is as clean as the taste. With its gentle finish our East Coast Lager shows very well with light fare, but stands alone magnificently!!!
  Cricket Hill Hopnotic IPA
No mere beverage could satisfy the thirst of the gallent soldiers who stood guard over the colonies of the British Empire. Their thirst could only be quenched by a full-bodied, heartyale; an ale balanced with rich flavorful Hops. Cricket Hill proudly offer this old style India Pale Ale for those who long for the time when once your duty was complete, the taste of a fine ale was reward enough for a job well done.
  Paymaster's Porter
A dark brown Ale with major coffee flavors but not burnt aftertaste. The background is slightly chocolate with wonderful candied undertones. It finishes with a marvelous mixture of chocolate and coffee. A non-filtered ale that lives up to the gentle session beer reputation that our brewery has become well known for.


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