Kane is located in an area of New Jersey an hour south of Newark in a small town called Ocean. The building looks like an office building when you enter. To comply with NJ law everyone is given a self guided tour paper when they enter though the experience is like any other tasting room. They have some tasty IPAs but have gotten the biggest hype for their pastry stouts. When I visited they only had one stout of this type but it was so delicious I didn’t care.
The Belgian Blonde was well made and to style with ester notes, light fruit character, and a clean finish. The Sneakbox pale was hazy and had subdued hop character with notes of fruit and an herbal finish. The Head High IPA was fairly average hazy IPA with light hop flavor and a lightly bitter and acidic finish.
The Overhead Double IPA was creamy and delicious with minimal bitterness. Hops came through with light citrus and hints of onion and pine. Space to Fill DIPA was hazy yellow with citrus hop character and a light herbal/lemon finish. Mexican Brunch imperial stout had chocolate and spice notes on the nose. In the taste it was the most chocolate I have tasted in a beer, intense fudge and bitter chocolate with just a hint of spice and heat. This beer alone made it worth the drive. The hype is well-placed.
Kane is worth a visit to enjoy their delicious stouts the most. They also have some tasty hazy IPAs with the double IPAs packing the most hop punch.