Owning your own business is a distant dream for most and for others it is a happy reality. This dream came to fruition for Stockton, New Jersey residents, Karen and Adam, this past month when they opened Odd Bird Brewing.
Their goal is to provide small-batch, top-quality beers in an approachable
and comfortable setting for both Stockton locals and visitors. Using local grains, Odd Bird Brewing is a 3.5 BBL Brewery (100 gallons or 20 small kegs, per batch) with 7 BBL Fermentation Vessels.
Being one of the very few breweries within the Delaware River Towns, this establishment allows locals to enjoy their “craft” in their own hometown. Patrons are able to bring in food and games to enjoy with a beer in their cozy tap room. Fill up your growler and take them to any of the wonderful BYO Restaurants all a short walk from the Brewery.
(We suggest Stockton Market, Via Ponte, Bistro Rouget, or during the nice weather, Craving’s outdoor Patio)
Odd Bird contains an open tasting area and the production area. Tours allow Adam and Karen to educate patrons about their brewing process. Truly showing the masterful art of brewing.
The large-slab wooden bar top and rustic tables were all built and hand finished by Adam and Karen. Odd Bird provides a homey feel that fits nicely for historic Stockton. No TVs insight, allows consumers to really bond with friends over a good craft beer. A large front roll-up door provides year-round views of the D&R Canal State park across the street. Spring is coming around, you may see us there on the weekends enjoying a pint!
Odd Bird’s beer focuses on classic and current styles including American IPAs, Pale Ales, German Style lagers and British Style real ale (served from a beautifully refurbished 1977 beer engine once in service at a John Smith Pub in the UK). Adam also plays with more unique offerings including Belgian Farmhouse and sour ales, barrel aged mixed culture beers and even spirit barrel aged beers.
Odd Bird’s logo was created by local Frenchtown artist, Catherine Lent. Their aesthetic is played off of their location on the Delaware River, where nature and wildlife thrive. The owners plan to be involved in local conservation projects and groups. They currently send all of their spent grain to be used as feed for the goats locally at Gorgeous Goat Creamery. A symbiotic relationship with some of the many local farms is a large part of their business identity with more collaborations soon to come. We’re excited to watch Odd Bird grow. Stop by for a drink and mention “bestfoodsnj” sent you!