What’s Brewing: A Beer Lover's Guide

New Jersey's brewing scene is booming. Check out all these great local microbreweries and brewpubs and get a taste of the state's hoppy libations.

Microbreweries produce beer to sell to wholesalers and retailers both inside and outside New Jersey, which means the state's microbrewed beers are available at liquor stores and in pubs across the country. Call a brewery to get a list of retailers that carry its products.

Brewpubs are restaurants that produce beers on site and many sell their beer by the glass for on-site consumption. Some also sell their beer for carryout by the bottle, a jug known as a "growler" and keg. Visit the Garden State Craft Brewers Guild website at www.njbeer.org for detailed information on New Jersey's microbreweries and brewpubs:

Artisan's Brewery Italian Grill 1171 Hooper Ave., Toms River, 732-244-7566.

Flying Fish Brewing Company, 18 Olney Ave., Cherry Hill, 856-489-0061.

Gaslight Brewery Restaurant, 15 S. Orange Ave., South Orange, 973-762-7077.

Harvest Moon Brewery and Café, 392 George St., New Brunswick, 732-249-6666.

High Point Wheat Beer Company, 22 Park Place, Butler, 973-838-7400.

J.J. Bitting Brewing Company, 33 Main St., Woodbridge, 732-634-2929.

Krogh's Restaurant Brew Pub, 23 White Deer Plaza, Sparta, 973-729-8428.

Long Valley Pub and Brewery, Rts. 513/24 517, Long Valley, 908-876-1122.

Pizzeria Uno Chicago Grill Brewery, 61 Rt. 1, Metuchen, 732-548-7979.

River Horse Brewing Company, 80 Lambert Lane, Lambertville, 609-397-7776.

The Ship Inn Restaurant Brewery, 61 Bridge St., Milford, 1-800-NJ1-ALES.

Trap Rock Restaurant Brewery, 279 Springfield Ave., Berkeley Heights 908-665-1755.

Triumph Brewing Company, 138 Nassau St., Princeton, 609-924-7855.

Tun Tavern Brewery Restaurant, 2000 Kirkman Blvd., Atlantic City, 609-347-7800.