Axe and Arrow Brewing
105 High Street W
Glassboro, NJ 08028
Review Date: 12/1/2019
Reported by: Pretzel
The Beer Posse managed to squeeze in a brewery review during their busy Thanksgiving weekend festivities and headed over to Glassboro to check out Axe and Arrow Brewing. It has a perfect location, embedded in the heart of the Rowan University Campus on an idyllic college park complete with a large lit Christmas tree that was very welcoming and festive.
There is a nice outside patio area that is such a pleasant area to spend a nice afternoon or evening during the warmer months. But our review was on a rainy Sunday in December, so this was not an option. Besides, Axe and Arrow was showing the Eagles / Miami football game on their brewery TVs. The Dolphins were 2-9, so this should be an easy win! Right???!!! But NO, those darn Eagles managed to stink up and lose what should have been as easy win. OK, but I’ve gotten a little off topic.
The Beer Posse settled in and ordered numerous flights to ensure we tried all Axe and Arrow had to offer. They had a great variety of beers available – IPA’s, Chili Beer, Lagers, Hefeweizen, Witbier, Stouts, Scotch Ales, and several sours. YUM! But the Beer Posse true to their nature of terrorizing me were true to form. While we were sipping libations in the tasting room, B3 pointed out the interesting activity going on in the brewing area. So I became distracted, meandered over to see what was brewing (literally), and started conversing with Greg the brewer on their root beer recipe and processes. When I returned to our table, my flight of 4 tasters was completely empty! WHEN WILL I EVER LEARN! So I ordered another flight, and kept a close watch over them. I loved all the beer offerings, and changed my “Favorite Beer of the Day” three times as I tasted the next one.
Next one to the brewery tour. I must say, Greg gave us one of the best tours we have ever taken. He walked us through their brewing process which has been streamlined to ensure efficient brewing, minimizing the amount of equipment needed, and maximizing their beer output. I can’t do it justice, so I will include a snippet of our tour for your enjoyment.
The conversation also included a discussion on their QA techniques, and what’s next in the pipeline. To share, the next brews will include:
- Chocolate Peppermint Stout – While the rest of the Beer Posse was excited with this announcement, I was not quite as ecstatic. Love the chocolate and stout, but ever since an unfortunate incident in college with peppermint schnapps, I do not like the taste of mint (in any form).
- Banana Peanut Butter Stout – Now you’re talking! This will be ready in about a week and a half, and I will be first in line to try it!
- Cherry Berry lactose sour
Axe and Arrow has also teamed up with City Brew Tours South Jersey, and will be a stop on their brewery tours. If you want to know more about City Brew Tours South Jersey, check out the links below which includes our review of their press tour we participated in and reviewed. I think this is a great partnership, and I’m happy to see Axe and Arrow as an early partner to City Brew Tours South Jersey.
As I reflect back on our visit to Axe and Arrow, I admire how they continue to bring new recipes to the table. This keeps me wanting to come back for more (especially that Banana Peanut Butter Stout). See you soon Axe and Arrow! Keep up the great work!
Beers on Tap:
- The Axe – Double IPA (ABV: 7.9%, IBU: 78)
- The Arrow – West Coast IPA (ABV: 7%, IBU: 100)
- Birds of Prey – American IPA (ABV: 6.5%, IBU: 60)
- Nor-Easter – New England IPA (ABV: 6.5%, IBU: 30)
- Meat Sweats – Chili Beer (ABV: 6.1%, IBU: 20)
- Brewhast – Munich Dunkel (ABV: 5.7%, IBU: 21)
- That’s Right – Helles Lager (ABV: 5.6%, IBU: 25)
- The Squeaky Wheel – Hefeweizen (ABV: 5.5%, IBU: 13)
- outWit – Witbier (ABV: 5.2%, IBU: 15)
- Corky Beans – Coffee Stout (ABV: 6.8%, IBU: 29)
- Caber Toss – Wee Heavy Scotch Ale (ABV: 7%, IBU: 30)
- Sour to the People, Tropic Thunder – Fruited sour (ABV: 9%)
- Sour to the People, Cherry Berry – Fruited sour (ABV: 6.7%)
- Sour to the People, Cranberry – Fruited sour (ABV: 6%)
- Target Range – Black IPA with blood orange (ABV: 7.3%)
Favorite Beers of the Day:
- B3 – Brewhast, Munich Dunkel
- The Good Neighbor – The Squeaky Wheel, Hefeweizen
- The Stoutmeister – Caber Toss, Scottish Ale
- The Wrangler – Sour to the People, Tropic Thunder
- Pretzel – Target Range Black IPA with blood orange & Meat Sweats, Chili Beer
- The Rabbit – Caber Toss Scotch Ale on Nitro
Additional Posse Comments:
- The Rabbit – innovative brewing system enables them to operate a 7 barrel brewing system in a small area.
- The Rabbit – Greg was awesome. They run brewing seminars for anyone interested in purchasing a similar system.
- Pretzel – The bathrooms are very clean and nicely decorated. (Although someone did leave the seat up, but I can’t blame that on Axe and Arrow directly).
- The Wrangler – SOURS! 🙂
- The Stoutmeister – Nice place to enjoy drinks and conversations.
- The Stoutmeister – plenty of seating inside and even outside.
- The Good Neighbor – Love that they work with other breweries on recipes.
- The Good Neighbor – Love the Logo – one of my favs!
- Axe and Arrow Brewery- https://axeandarrowbrewing.com/ontap.html
- City Brew tours South Jersey – https://www.citybrewtours.com/southjersey/
- Pretzel’s Beer Blog review of City Brew tours South Jersey – https://pretzelsbeerblog.com/city-brew-tours-south-jersey/
Overall Pretzel Score (8.49 out of 10):
Final Scorecard (click to open): AxeAndArrow