River Horse Moves Brewery to Larger Space in Ewing
There’s no arguing that this Jersey brew company’s original home in an historic brick factory in Lambertville had its charms, but what it lacked was space to grow. So earlier this year River Horse co-owners Chris Walsh and Glenn Bernabeo moved their fermentation tanks and brewing vats to Graphics Drive in Ewing.
“We had 10,000 square feet in Lambertville, spread over two floors and four rooms with low ceilings,” Walsh told me at his company’s ribbon cutting ceremony on October 10th. By contrast, the new space is an open 25,000 square feet all on one level and with 20-foot-plus ceilings. It is divided into a tasting room, brewing and packaging room, and grain mill.
Some walls sport graffiti by Jersey City artists, like this one behind Chris Walsh:
The team has already added 3 new 40-barrel fermentation tanks – and that’s just a start. “In theory we will never have to move,” Walsh said. “We have eight times the capacity we did at Lambertville.” This means they can make more styles of their unfiltered beers, as well as brewing more of their current popular offerings, some of which they produce year-round (like my favorite, River Horse Hop-A-Lot-Amus double IPA) and others which are seasonal, such as wintertime’s Belgian Freeze Ale and Oatmeal Milk Stout.
All 13 River Horse employees made the move over to Ewing, including head brewer Chris Rakow, in the brown shirt below. (Check out the size of the scissors Chris Walsh is holding!)
Brewery tours and tastings commence on Saturday, October 19, and are conducted on the hour from noon to 5 pm. Reservations are required. River Horse t-shirts and other swag should also be available for purchase, as are take-out beer and growler pours. For reservations and information visit www.riverhorse.com.
Photos from Princeton March Against Monsanto
This past Saturday was a gorgeous day for the music, speeches, and march up Nassau Street from the Whole Earth Center to the Princeton Battle Monument by city hall.