Hoboken was home to the first brewery in America. That rich tradition is now set to return to the Mile Square City, as 902 Brewing Company officially announces their plans to open a tap room at 200 Monroe Street, in conjunction with Hoboken Hot House.
We’ve been keeping tabs on the Hoboken brewing scene for a while now, but this latest move is truly indicative of the industry’s resurgence in our area. “200 Monroe St has been federally approved as the location, and we’re moving forward with all of the fun paperwork necessary to bring the first brewery to Hoboken in over 20 years,” says 902’s Andrew Brown.
“Since 902 Brewing was born in Hoboken at 902 Washington Street, we’ve always envisioned having a taproom in town. It’s been way too long since the Mile Square City has had a brewery to call it’s own and we’re working around the clock to open our small batch brewery,” says Brown. “After almost two years we’re so close to realizing that dream and hope to open our doors in early 2017.”
But there’s no need to wait that long to enjoy 902 Brewing’s handiwork.
“In the meantime our flagship PATH pale ale and Heaven, Hell or Hoboken IPA can be found on tap around Hudson County and at NJ beer Company in North Bergen, where we will continue contract brewing,” says Brown. “Our latest brew, the Hoboken Double Parked (DIPA 8.7%) has officially rolled out in both kegs and 12oz bottles.”
Cheers to that, fellas…