Tindall Road Brewery 102 Farnsworth Ave, #110 Burlington, NJ 08505
Date of visit: 2/5/2023
Reported by: Pretzel
Reviewers: Pretzel, The Stoutmeister
On a lazy Sunday afternoon, the Stoutmeister and I decided to get up off our butts and head out to a brewery we have never visited before, to do a brewery review. Since we’ve covered most of them in our local area, we headed north up 295 to Bordentown to check our Tindall Road Brewery. We managed to find a parking space 1 block away, and made out way toward the brewery. As a side not, Bordentown is such a cute town, full of shops, and restaurants. It’s got a throwback vibe of the 1950’s and 1960’s. Yes, yes, back when I was young! Now Shut up! I know I’m old! I actually would have liked to have more time to explore the town, but that would have to wait until another visit. And yes, there will definitely be another visit in the not too distant future.
Now to be honest, I had very low expectations of this brewery, since I’ve never seen them at any of the major beer fests, and I haven’t heard much chatter about them on social media. I was pleasantly surprised. This place is awesome. There is outside seating, high tops on the sidewalk, but it was a little chilly (it is February after all), so we proceeded inside. This place gives off a comfortable, hangout sort of vibe. The brewing equipment is at the far end of the taproom. A nice long bar along one side was packed with patrons. There were plenty of high tops for additional seating, and some nice leader sofa’s next to the front windows. A tin ceiling gave it a nice retro feel, as did the pinball, bowling machine, and dart boards, which by the way were all free!
So The Stoutmeister and I grabbed a high top as we scanned the QR code to get the beer menu. There was also a big screen monitor which flashed the beer menu, but The Stoutmeister forgot his glasses (Yes, yes, we’re both OLD! Get over it), so it was easier or me to read him the online menu. Kelly, the only beer-tender currently on duty, came over, and made us feel right at home as we ordered 2 flights. Since there were flights of 4 with 10 on tap, Kelly suggested we just tell her which 2 we did not want to include. Yes! Efficiency! We dropped the Coffee Stout since The Stoutmeister does not like coffee in his beer, and the Double IPA since there was another IPA on the menu. We agreed that they were all very good. I didn’t realize that there was a seltzer on the menu, and as I am not a seltzer fan, I would have dropped that one. What a surprise! The seltzer was one of my top 2 for the day. Who knew? We might have to change our group name to The Beer & Seltzer Posse!
I must say, that there were several children in attendance, and you all know I am quite vocal about children in breweries. However, all the children were well behaved, and Well Supervised (which is key), and they did not cause any kind of distraction to our alcohol hobby. The clientele were all very nice, and when people were playing the pinball and bowling (again free, nice touch!) they did not monopolize the machines for the whole afternoon.
Since Kelly was the only beer-tender working, we did not request a live tour, but settled with their online video, which was quite informative and interesting.
The Stoutmeister and I noticed a group of older ladies sitting on the sofa’s near the window. They seemed to be busy doing something between their sips of beer. The Stoutmeister thought they were a business group having a team meeting or were perhaps a book club. I noticed that they were busy with their hands and dipping into some bags they brought along! I was sure they were drug dealers! So I decided to check out the merchandise wall that was near them, so I could surreptitiously spy on them before making a citizen’s arrest. Turns out Kiki, Patti, and Kathleen were all doing needlework. So I crashed their party, and we had some lively conversation on our various needlework projects and crafts. I showed them pictures of my brewery t-shirt quilt that is still in progress, but coming along nicely, thanks for asking. How fun is that! Having your club meetings at a brewery! I wonder if the quality goes down the more you drink. I’ll have to ask them next time I visit Tindall Road.
We will definitely visit again! We kind of have too, I ordered a custom Tindall Road Jersey and I’ll have to pick it up when it’s ready. I really like the Jersey, and the idea of order custom shirts. Woo Hoo! I can’t wait to go back! Thanks Tindall Road for your hospitality and great beer! See ya soon!
Beers on Tap:
- Road Soda Peach – Hard Seltzer (ABV: 5.3%)
- Citra Pale Ass Down – Pale Ale – American Pale Ale (ABV: 5.1%)
- Winter Warmer – Spiced Ale (ABV: 7.5%)
- My Ex’s Soult – Coffee Habanero Stout (ABV: 7.4%)
- Steppenwolf American Wheat – Wheat Beer (ABV: 4.8%)
- Pecan I Have Another? – English Brown Ale (ABV: 5.5%)
- Boats N Hoes – Blonde Ale (ABV: 4.9%)
- Peanut Butter Chocolate Porter – Porter (ABV: 7%)
- Hazy Recall – Uphazedd NE IPA (ABV: 7%)
- Dan’s Double IPA – Imperial IPA (ABV: 7.9%)
Favorite Beers of the Day:
- Pretzel – Peanut Butter Chocolate Porter, Road Soda Peach Seltzer
- The Stoutmeister – Peanut Butter Chocolate Porter, Road Soda Peach Seltzer
Additional Posse Comments:
- The Stoutmeister – I do not mind driving 45 minutes to this brewery. They have good beer, good overall ambiance, great staff / clientele. This is one great place to hang out.
Final Scorecard (click to open): TindallRoadBrewing
Overall Pretzel Score (8.86 out of 10):