Winter 2022 - Edition

Great tasting beer in a historically

beautiful and scenic county.

Hunterdon County contains great craft breweries that offer a variety of beers that aim to please!! Whether you are simply driving through or planning on making Hunterdon County your destination, be sure to stop in and visit one or several of the great craft breweries!!

Conclave Brewing

11 Minneakoning Rd, Raritan Twp, NJ 08822

Highrail Brewing

20 Main St, High Bridge, NJ 08829

Lone Eagle Brewing

44 Stangl Rd, Flemington, NJ 08822

Odd Bird Brewing

10 Risler St, Stockton, NJ 08559

Readington Brewery & Hop Farm

937 US Highway 202 S, Readington, NJ 08853

Sunken Silo Brew Works

1320 US Hwy 22, Lebanon, NJ 08833

Descendants Brewing Company at the Old Ship Inn

61 Bridge St, Milford, NJ 08848

Passport Program:

Winter - Spring 2022

The Wait is Finally Over!


The launch of the new Passport program kicks off on

February 1st.

Visit each of the seven Hunterdon County breweries on the Hunterdon Beer Trail this Winter/Spring and earn a commemorative glass!

Program details:


  • Winter/Spring 2022 Brewery Passports are now available at participating Hunterdon County craft breweries during regular business hours*.

  • Passports will be given out through the end of May 2022, or while supplies last.

  • To complete the passport and earn a prize, visit each of the seven breweries and get the passport stamped.

  • Redeem passports and pick up your collectible glass at any of the seven participating breweries by June 30, 2022.


*Note: Operating hours vary by brewery.


Live Music, Comedy Shows, Pop-ups, and more!

The Breweries are busy making beer and providing events that keep people coming through the doors!  

Events for the coming month are below. Please visit the events page to find out more about these events and future events!

Events Page

Live Music Every Saturday night!

Open Mic Every Tuesday night!

February 3

7:00 - 9:00 pm

Trivia Revolution Night!

February 14

7:00 - 9:00 pm

Valentine's Day Beer & Cheese Pairings with Live Music!

February 16

6:30-9:30 pm

Paint + Sip

February 5

7:00 - 10:00 pm

Live Music - Allan Wilcockson

February 16

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Trivia Night

February 19

7:00 -10:00pm

Live Music - Anaphylactic Shok

More events listed Here!

February 4

7:00 - 9:00 pm

Opening Ceremony Watch-PARTY to celebrate Home Town Olympian Kimi Goetz!

February 19

Many of our Breweries will be at

The Big Brew Beer Festival at the Morristown Armory.

Make sure you stop by to see them!

Tickets and information can be found here!

Winter Brews

Conclave Brewing

A new collaboration - It’s About Time (6.5%)! An India Pale Ale

collab with our good friends at Twin Elephant Brewing.

Why this name? For years, (seriously over four) we talked about getting a beer in the tank.

Formulated with Golden Promise and Malted Oats, then generously hopped with Citra and HBC 586, we got a silky-smooth lush, crushable beverage. Subtle hints of hay, guava, candied lychee and citrus.

View Tap List Here!

Descendants Brewing Company

The Redcoats are coming! From our Flashback Series, this classic Ship Inn red ale is malty, a bit smoky, with a light hop finish. 5.6%

View Tap List Here!

Highrail Brewing Company

Flow Trails (6.8%),our newest New England-style IPA with notes of tropical fruits, grapefruit and sun ripened peaches. A whirlpool hop addition and dry hopped with 100% Citra. Our town is connected by a network of awesome hiking and biking trails. Shoutout the volunteers who maintain those paths. This beer’s for you.

View Tap List Here!

Lone Eagle Brewing

A new beer - Dark Helmet (5.0%)! An ebony colored but easily drinkable lager beer, brewed in the style of German Schwarzbiers, with robust roasted malt character and subtle herbal/woody notes from the Tettnang hops. May the Schwarz be with you…

View Tap List Here!

Odd Bird Brewing

Oddsbodikins (5.2%)!

Our Amber Lager. An easy drinking, uncomplicated beer. Toasty malty goodness. Finishes dry and clean. Made with local hops from Farm 41, top quality German malts, and lagered for two months, it is a one of our favorites.

View Tap List Here!

Readington Brewery & Hop Farm

A new beer - Hop Bomber (8.0%)!

This Hazy Double IPA is dangerously good, hurry in for a glass or a growler to go!

View Tap List Here!

Sunken Silo

A new beer - Gizmo (6.2%)!

We just tapped a small batch brew of our latest experimental beer called Gizmo. It’s an American pale ale filled with tropical fruit, citrus, orange marmalade and pineapple. We’re very excited about it and can’t wait for you to try it. This will make you wish for summer.

View Tap List Here!

in the news

Draught Diversions: Hunterdon County Beer Trail

The Tap Takeover: A "Craft" Beer Blog

In the summer of 2020, Hunterdon County launched the "579 Trail," aligning agritourism highlights that are within shouting distance of one specific county route.

Nearby wineries and cideries were included on this list of attractions because they either include a farm market or grow their fruits on site.

But that left the county's breweries without their own, unifying promotional mechanism.

Read more here!

Drink here: Readington Brewery and Hop Farm


Craft brewing in Hunterdon County has boomed in the last seven years. After area veterans Conclave and Lone Eagle launched in 2015 and ‘16, respectively, five more breweries have opened in just the last three years in the rural, western NJ county.

The most recent arrival is Readington Brewery and Hop Farm, which opened in late November ’21. We stopped by for a visit this week to sample the brews and learn more about the new operation.

Read more here!

Hunterdon County Beer Trail Points the Way to Seven NJ Breweries

In the summer of 2020, Hunterdon County launched the "579 Trail," aligning agritourism highlights that are within shouting distance of one specific county route.

Nearby wineries and cideries were included on this list of attractions because they either include a farm market or grow their fruits on site.

But that left the county's breweries without their own, unifying promotional mechanism.

Read more here!

Passport program, visitors' guide just the beginning for new Hunterdon Beer Trail

When Lone Eagle Brewing opened in Flemington in 2016, Hunterdon County was thirsty. Only two other breweries could be found throughout the county’s more than two dozen towns.

But in five years, the number of breweries in the county known for its rolling hills and quaint downtowns has more than doubled. Now, seven breweries are tapping kegs in Hunterdon County, which is rapidly becoming known for its farm-to-table and farm-to-glass scene.

In a public-private effort, those seven breweries have partnered with Hunterdon County Economic Development to make sure everyone knows about the beer scene.

Read more here!

Introducing Our Breweries:

Interesting Facts!

Each of the hometown breweries are popular with their local community members and beer enthusiasts alike, yet each has its own unique setting and beer style – making them fun destinations for exploring and sampling over a day or weekend. Stop by and introduce yourself to all of our brewers. We know you will enjoy each one! Find out more about them here! 

Interesting Fact: The spacious taproom and brewery used to be an indoor basketball court.

Interesting Fact: Descendants features an extensive collection of over 200 whiskeys from Scotland, Ireland, and the US. They offer whiskey flights and host a whiskey club and tasting events. 

Interesting Fact: The name Highrail is a combination of “High Bridge” (brewery location) and the railroads that once existed in the town. The Central Railroad High

Bridge Branch (now the Columbia Trail) intersected with the line currently used by NJ Transit’s Raritan Valley Line and a spur that once served the factories in town.

Interesting Fact: Historic Flemington was the site of the infamous 1935 Lindbergh trial. Charles Lindbergh, the first to fly solo, non-stop across the Atlantic Ocean, was known as the Lone Eagle, and hence the name Lone Eagle Brewing is a nod to local history.

Interesting Fact: Spent grain goes to the neighbors at the Gorgeous Goat Creamery and Haxton Homestead to feed the animals.

Interesting Fact: Readington Brewery & Hop Farm is the only farm in the Northeast growing Michigan Cooper™ a new varietal of hop developed by Great Lake Hops. The brewery produces exciting new brews that “embody the uniqueness of this hop and our terroir.

Interesting Fact: The name Sunken Silo is a homage to the farming village that used to exist on the site of the Round Valley reservoir. In the 1960s the state of NJ bought up properties to create reservoirs, and an underwater “ghost town” was created, the remains of which now sit 200 feet below the deepest reservoir in New Jersey. 

Find out more about each Brewery here!

passport program:

2021 Highlights

There is still time to redeem your 2021 Passport!!

Submit your passport for a commemorative pint glass today!!

*(while supplies last)

Look Who Conquered the Trail!

Have you finished your passport yet? The breweries still have a few glasses left!!

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