Come in this weekend for our special Crowweed Stout and Irish Ale to celebrate St. Patrick's Day!

All Year Round Beers

We try to make our core beers available all year round.  These are the offerings we have built our reputation upon.  Like a good friend these are the beers you can always count on being at the brewery.  Grow to know and love these names and styles of beer, because you will see them the most.  Each of our beers has good little story behind it.

Crowweed Stout - Choffee Stout (5.8% ABV) 24 IBU

Running around in Belford when we were young we would ride our bikes on bridges over creeks and in the marsh stood reeds of grass that looks like Wheat at the top. We started referring to it as "Crowweed" and the name stuck. The creamy head of the stout reminded us of the tops of reeds, light golden brown with a touch of younger days and good times

Wares Creek Ale - American Pale Ale (5.5% ABV) 43 IBU

Growing up in Belford we are surrounded by tributaries starting in the bay and slowly making their way inland.  Ware creek is one of the several creeks and it divides the towns of Belford and Leonardo. Growing up we were affectionately called "Crickers" and proud to be one. So raise a glass to our hometown of Belford.  Yes, we know it's Ware Creek but we call it Wares Creek.

Lobster Pot Ale - Nutbrown Style Ale (6.0% ABV) 31 IBU

Years ago when we first started brewing beer at home, we wanted to make as big a batch that we could possibly could. That called for finding the largest pot you had in your house. What other pot then a "Lobster Pot" would do the trick.  The recipe is old as is the name.  Hope you like the smooth nut-brown taste of this brew from Belford Brewing Company.

Pro Multis - Belgian Style Tripel (9.4% ABV) 34 IBU

Over the years we have tried a good deal of different kinds of beers and during that time we were introduced to Belgian Tripels, like Tripel Karmeliet, Westmalle, Rochefort and Chimay.  That caramel flavor that packs a punch.  Hope this beer does justice to the best of the style. At 9.4%, drink it slow and enjoy the caramel sweetness inside the beer.

Waackaack India Pale Ale (6.3% ABV) 75 IBU

Named after a local creek that flows thru the “Burg”, Waackaack is an IPA that leaves a great lingering hop taste.  Simcoe hops top this beer out in its strong aroma and taste while the ABV will give you a nice warm feeling.  Enjoy a sample of the craft beer hop revolution that has swept the country in recent years without surrendering drinkability.

Honey Hudson Ale - Ale (6.0% ABV) 55 IBU

Growing up on the path way back when, the trains would ride right by our house in Belford only feet away.  And as kids do, we use to put pennies on the tracks and wait for the train to run over them and take them to school the next day to show our friends.  In the Spring and Summer the sweet smell of honeysuckle could be found up and down on the path now known as the "Henry Hudson Trail".   Drinking the beer reminds us of the fun, carefree days of our youth.

Spring/Summer

The following beers are brewed during Spring into Summer and sometimes even more if the masses request them.  They are refreshing and sometimes fruity which comes when the blossoms on some our first fruits come to market.

Striper - Belgium Wit (4.8% ABV) 16 IBU

Named after the fish that frequents the Jersey Shore leaving the Bays and Rivers in the Spring to cooler waters more to their liking and returning to the Fall to warmer confines. .Striper is a beer that can be enjoyed not unlike the duration of the fish's seasonal migration.

Lost P(b)each - Peach Wit (5.5% ABV)  14 IBU

The beer was initially named after Belford's Lost Beach. A place many of us would venture to by going thru the woods, then thru the crowweed, then past the airport and finally next to the source of Wares Creek, the bay. On this beach we would light a campfire and listen to tunes among other things.  Enjoy the slightly sour peach skin taste in this brew.

Leonardville Lager - American Lager (~5.0 ABV) 30 IBU

Leonardville Road cuts right thru the heart of Northern Middletown Twp. from historic Middletown thru New Monmouth, Belford's Campbell's Junction, Leonardo and ending in Atlantic Highlands.  A main road that is the host to several churches, schools, shopping areas and historic houses and sights.  The beer is in honor of a great sample of American life here in New Jersey, USA.

Hund - Altbier (5.0% ABV) 25 IBU

In the old German style of beer, this is a favorite of the inhabitants of Dusseldorf. This beer is a dark copper color with a slightly hoppy, crisp taste.  The beer was made for a friend of Kevin who was having a fundraiser at his local firehouse and wanted something German to serve during Oktoberfest, but had limited lead time.  So Hund, German for Hound was born.

Juicy Shore  - New England Style IPA (4.6% ABV) 60 IBU

Well it was bound to happen, Belford Brewing Company made a New England style IPA, imagine that!  But we like to say it is a "NJ Juice Bomb" with an attitude.  With multiple hop additions that bring out a somewhat grapefruit scent and taste I think we did the style proud.  With the flavor that is refreshing and light just in time for warmer weather.  Here's to our customers that convinced us to give it a try.  Now you give it a try.

Cherry Tree Farm - Belgian Style Wheat Ale brewed with cherries (6% ABV) 15 IBU

Belgian style ales are some of our favorite recipes we love to brew at Belford Brewing Company.  The drinkability of these beers with all different kinds of flavors really satisfy the craving of beer lovers for something new and different.  Dark sweet organic cherries were added to this Belgian Wit to give it a hint of that cherry flavor we love.  We hope you enjoy it as well.

Horseshoe Maibock - German Style Maibock Lager (6% ABV) 37 IBU

With more than a few trips to Monmouth Park Racetrack to see the Haskell, amoung other races, a day at the track is something special.  Trying to catch exactas, triples and other longshots is always a great thrill.   this beer is brewed for the sport of kings and for our local crustacean that shares the same name., but in particular the first Saturday in May.  This beer is definitely a Jersey Bred.

Earle Riser - Pale Ale (5% ABV) 44 IBU

Anyone who is in earshot of the naval pier knows what time it is every morning.  At 8AM the lower Sandy Hook Bay is flooded with the sound of our country's National Anthem.  Played loud and proud by some of the locals that protect our freedom.

Belftoberfest - Mazen Lager (~6.0 ABV) 20 IBU

A golden copper Märzen/Oktoberfest lager, Belftoberfest is brewed to be smooth and drinkable beer for our celebration.  With toffee undertones this beer does not disappoint but get it fast as it won't be around for long.

Irish Red - Irish Red Ale (6.0% ABV) 25 IBU

This time of year when St. Patrick's Day rolls around I have fond memories of lifting a glass or two with good friends at local watering holes like the Dublin House were we would have a couple of traditional Irish Red Ales.  We wanted to bring that same flavor to our brewery.  Try this malty and a little roasty ale which makes me think of good times with mates from years past.  Sláinte!

Meadowview - Cream Ale (5.9% ABV) 24  IBU

Down at the Belford Docks as you look out you can see the view of the reeds in the Meadow.  As kids we use to go down there for fishing and crabbing excursions with my dad, brothers and friends.  Just around the corner from there was a very old establishment that most locals remember as "The View".  He's to that wonderful memory of growing up and having your first beer.   Try this creamy ale with a smooth finish as the days of fishing and crabbing draw near.

West Side Pilsner - (~5.7 ABV ) 28 IBU

There are two sides of Belford - the wet side and the dry side.  Rt. 36 is like the Mason-Dixon line.  Growing up on the wet side of Belford meant not getting a lot of respect.  Not to worry, we created our own. Enjoy this light SMASH lager with a little bit of hops to give it an edge.

Summer/Fall

The following beers are brewed during Spring into Summer and sometimes even more if the masses request them.  They are refreshing and sometimes fruity which comes when the blossoms on some our first fruits come to market.

Whipporwill - Saison (8.0% ABV) 16 IBU

Named after the "Haunted" road in Middletown, as declared by Weird NJ, Old Whippoorwill Valley Road in Middletown is perhaps the single most famous road in New Jersey.  Many locals claim while driving down the road on a dark night they can almost feel the presents of others, even though nobody is there.  This Saison is nowhere as scary as the road, and is an interesting combination of Raspberry, Strawberries and candy sugar fermented with saison yeast.

Honey Hudson Ale - Ale (6.0% ABV) 55 IBU

Growing up on the path way back when, the trains would ride right by our house in Belford only feet away.  And as kids do, we use to put pennies on the tracks and wait for the train to run over them and take them to school the next day to show our friends.  In the Spring and Summer the sweet smell of honeysuckle could be found up and down on the path now known as the "Henry Hudson Trail".   Drinking the beer reminds us of the fun, carefree days of our youth.

Dunkel - Dark Munich Lager (5.0% ABV) 20 IBU

On a recent yearly baseball trip we wound up in a German Beer hall drinking half liters and subsequently full liters at a time of the dark brown lager. The beer was paired with German food while an accordion player in lederhosen played German music and a World Cup qualifying match between Greece and Germany was on the big screen. We felt as if we had been transported to somewhere in Bavaria. We hope you get some of that out of our Dunkel as well.

Flannel - Winter Ale (6.2% ABV) IBU 24

Well it is that time once again, a chance to offer up a winter brew to warm the bellies of our customers.  We have mixed up some cinnamon and nutmeg to produce a sweet aroma, "nutmeggy" grog for you to enjoy.  It reminds me of a time past when we use to lace up our skates and go to Bennett's and Compton's ponds for a hockey game.  In those days it was hot cocoa, but you're an adult now and can try something a little more mature.

Spy House - Cranberry Wit (5.25% ABV) 24 IBU

With the holidays upon us, why not make a beer from a fruit that New Jersey is known for, cranberries.   This beer is a Belgian Wit style with plenty of cranberry color and taste. As for the name, once again we turned to a special place in the area, "The Spy House" located right up the road in Port Monmouth for inspiration.  This house like "Whipporwill Valley Road" has a special place in the historical and haunted hearts of many of the local residents.  If you look closely on an autumn evening you may even see the figure of an American Patriot guarding the beaches awaiting the British troops arrival!

Red Hill Rye - Rye Ale (6.0% ABV) 35 IBU

Our friends at the Keansburg Fire Department came by one day and said that they were having a big event on News Year Day and asked if we could supply them with some beer.  The wanted the "Hund" (our Alt Beer) but we did not have enough time, so they suggested a Rye beer instead.  So here you have it, a dry, honey malt flavored rye beer for the brave fireman of the “Burg”.

NPC Smoke Eater - Cherry Malt Smoked Ale (~5.25% ABV) 35 IBU

Our Fireman friends from Keansburg came by again to ask if we could make a special brew this year for their annual swearing in ceremony New Year's Day.  They wanted a dark or black lager.  We didn't have enough time for that request but we came thru with a dark ale brewed with malt smoked with cherry wood.  Named after the Fireman and their house in Keansburg.

Hefeweizen - Bavarian Wheat Ale (~5.5% ABV) 17 IBU

For our second annual Belftoberfest we wanted to brew a new beer in a great German style.  We decided a wheat ale style from Bavaria would give us some more of that great German taste.  With about 60% wheat grain bill, our Hefeweizen does just that.  Tasty and light it is a real crowd pleaser.  A refreshing ale with a great banana and yeast aroma this beer goes down easy and fast.

Crab Apple - Apple Wit (6.4% ABV) 16 IBU

Since the stripers have started making their way back to the bay we thought that we should replace the refreshing summer "Striper" Wit beer with a few fruit flavor beers for the fall.  About 40 pounds of apples were handpicked by Peter at Eastmont Orchards and added to the Wit to create a subtle apple flavor.  The name is reminiscent to looking out into the Bay where you can see the fisherman dropping traps in an attempt to catch some Blue Claws before they head into the mud for the winter.  Enjoy the taste of Crab Apple before it too is gone for the winter.

Fall/Winter

The following beers are brewed during Fall into Winter and sometimes even more if the masses request them.  They are hearty and complex which due to the amount  and the darkness of the grain.

Flannel - Winter Ale (6.2% ABV) 24 IBU

Well it is that time once again, a chance to offer up a winter brew to warm the bellies of our customers.  We have mixed up some cinnamon and nutmeg to produce a sweet aroma, "nutmeggy" grog for you to enjoy.  It reminds me of a time past when we use to lace up our skates and go to Bennett's and Compton's ponds for a hockey game.  In those days it was hot cocoa, but you're an adult now and can try something a little more mature.

Spy House - Cranberry Wit (5.25% ABV) 24 IBU

With the holidays upon us, why not make a beer from a fruit that New Jersey is known for, cranberries.   This beer is a Belgian Wit style with plenty of cranberry color and taste. As for the name, once again we turned to a special place in the area, "The Spy House" located right up the road in Port Monmouth for inspiration.  This house like "Whipporwill Valley Road" has a special place in the historical and haunted hearts of many of the local residents.  If you look closely on an autumn evening you may even see the figure of an American Patriot guarding the beaches awaiting the British troops arrival!

Red Hill Rye - Rye Ale (6.0% ABV) 35 IBU

Our friends at the Keansburg Fire Department came by one day and said that they were having a big event on News Year Day and asked if we could supply them with some beer.  The wanted the "Hund" (our Alt Beer) but we did not have enough time, so they suggested a Rye beer instead.  So here you have it, a dry, honey malt flavored rye beer for the brave fireman of the “Burg”.

NPC Smoke Eater - Cherry Malt Smoked Ale (~5.25% ABV) 35 IBU

Our Fireman friends from Keansburg came by again to ask if we could make a special brew this year for their annual swearing in ceremony New Year's Day.  They wanted a dark or black lager.  We didn't have enough time for that request but we came thru with a dark ale brewed with malt smoked with cherry wood.  Named after the Fireman and their house in Keansburg.

Swartzel  - Dark Honey Porter (4.9 % ABV) 35 IBU

Bees produce all forms of honey, light floral in the Spring to dark bold flavor in the Fall based on the surrounding plants that they can extract the nectar from.  A local bee keeper couple who live in the area harvested a dark honey that was so good we had to create a beer with it.  The dark bold flavor of the honey with the mix of a Porter Ale produced this easy smooth drinking beer.  We named it after the adjacent street were they have their apiary, "Swartzel"  road.  Enjoy the taste of Swartzel, because the bees worked so hard for it.

Royalties - Quadrupel Ale (~10.5% ABV) 39 IBU

Looking down and seeing your cards in your hand match the board and then seeing it improve to quads or to a straight flush is truly a great feeling.  You know you have the nuts so you'll be taking the pot down with an extra bonus - House royalties on a natural quads or better hand.  This beer is like that.

Belford Dark - Dark Hefewiezen (6.0% ABV) 20 IBU

Many years ago my brothers would talk and talk and talk about making a dark beer that was smooth and light but it never happened, until now.  Try this light, smooth and malty beer with a little taste of "chocolate" that was well overdue.   Here's to Kevin and Philip dream beer.

Jackalope Christmas Ale - Porter (5.0% ABV)  38 IBU

This recipe dates back to the 90's when our brother Philip use to brew this in our house.  The little brother to a Stout, this beer we altered a little by adding a Christmas touch to it, with all the spices used to make gingerbread men.   As for the name "Jackalope", only one person knows the origin, Philip and hasn't told the story yet.  More to come...

Blogger - Blueberry Honey Lager (6.7 ABV) 20 IBU

A nice crisp lager made with Blueberry Honey from Salem County NJ.  We also added some puréed Blueberries one of NJ most prolific fruits for a extra little kick.   Hope you like this refreshing taste of one of America's  favor beer styles coupled with one of the many great fruits that NJ is known for.