This is the first post in our new series Gardenlandia. Custodi Exitus will be exploring New Jersey looking for noteworthy places!
Our first stop on our Gardenlandia tour is Death of a Fox Brewery in East Greenwich Twp NJ, Gloucester County. We randomly spotted this place driving by and decided to stop in. We love visiting breweries and this one was cool because it has kind of a cool historical tie to NJ. This place just opened in August so it’s a good idea to pop in to check it out!
First things first, they are a unique blend of a brewery and a coffee house. My two favorite things! We started off with a flight to sample some of the beers they had on tap.
The standouts in my opinion were the Coffee Pale Ale and the Black Fox. We heard that the Scrumpious Pumpkus, their pumpkin beer would be on tap later that day but we didn’t have a chance to try it. The Coffee Pale Ale was delicious and we definitely plan on going back.
The atmosphere was low key and they had some nice couches tucked away so this is a great place for a chill brew experience. They also had Wax Saturday going on so a DJ was there spinning some tunes.
The name interested me and after doing some research I learned that the brewery was named after a historic building only 3 min away.
“The Death of the Fox Inn was built in Clarksboro, East Greenwich Township, New Jersey in 1727. It came by it’s name in the course of honest business—providing drink and sustenance to members of the Gloucester Fox Hunting Club after their hunts. The Gloucester Fox Hunting Club was founded in 1766 at a coffeehouse by a group of Philadelphian gentlemen and was the first organized hunting club in the New World! Death of a Fox Brewery website
Since the Brewery is so close to the original building we drove there and checked it out! I wonder it the original building is haunted? Anyway the Brewery is a South Jersey gem and worth a drive.
Do you have any New Jersey favorite spots? Or breweries to check out? Tell us about them at @custodiexitus on Twitter!