1435 Main St.
Rahway, NJ 07065
Today’s brewery is Wet Ticket in Rahway NJ. “Wet Ticket” refers to the individuals who ran for office during the 1930’s with the intent to repeal Prohibition.
This brewery is a short walk from the NJT Rahway stop. As noted before, breweries in New Jersey are not allowed to sell people food, unlike Departed Soles, Wet Ticket doesn’t have a restaurant right next to it so I had to order from Grub Hub. After a few mix-ups ‘dear GrubHub, I am not in Jersey City!’ I was able to get some take out – which was rather bad. The tap water also tasted bad. Neither of these statements should be taken as a knock on the brewery or the beer, the brewery is roomy, clean, and well lit with a welcoming ambiance, staff was attentive and knowledgeable and the beer was tasty (they must filter their water). They are not dog friendly, but are family oriented, as in the crowd is older and generally well behaved. I had to take a tour before I could be served, and when I got my growler filled, they taped around the cap with what looked like yellow electrical tape. The tour is New Jersey law, I didn’t ask if the tape was NJ law or their policy.
Here are some pictures. Worth the trip from NYC.
Beer I sampled: Flight with: Pecan Porter, Spanktown IPA, Trolly Hopper, Bipartisan Blone. Glass of Dream Ticket, Kick the Bucket.
To go: In a 32 oz Crowler: Trolly Hopper, in a bottle: Imperial Oatmeal Stout aged in Bourbon Barrels