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MUD HEN BREWING CO.

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WILDWOOD, NEW JERSEY

Going all out to be the most vibrant spot on Jersey Shore’s highly active party capitol, Wildwood, MUD HEN BREWING COMPANY takes up an expansive taupe-hued Mediterranean-styled lot about a mile away from the beach.

Open during 2017, its enormous illuminated Mud Hen signs invite beachcombers of every stripe to join in on the fun. A multifarious space including a gray slate-floored main space, garage-doored café-styled barroom and large partially covered side patio, its rounded entrance overhang is reminiscent of a grandiose movie theatre.

The obsidian Cathedral-ceilinged main area includes a 30-seat slate-topped bar along the rustic brick wall dividing its massive windowed silver brew tank display. A ten-tabled loft area overlooks a barrage of industrial tables and chairs.

My wife and I (and dog Roscoe) get seated in the sun-lit patio for early dinner this sunny Saturday afternoon, April ’19. The pub fare’s solid and the specials included my fab veal dish.

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Lemony herbal ginger enlivened tart banana bubblegum expectancy of Holly Beach Wheat, leaving mild orange-peeled coriander spicing upon its supple white wheat spine.

Soothingly dried-fruited moderation, Wise Hen Bock let raisin, fig and prune illusions soak into its brown-sugared banana breading and toasted caramel malts.

Dewy peat-smoked Scotch ale, Wee Heavy Wilson, brought seared beechwood influence to caramelized pale malts in fine fashion.

Dark-roast black chocolate consumed nutty coffee-smeared full body, Capt. Doug’s Porter.

Creamily frothed Primary Cut – Bakers Double IPA put its citric-pined medium body on nitro, letting its lingered grapefruit peel bittering and tangy orange follow-thru gain a sweet vanilla-dipped caramelized pale malt tranquility to contrast its phenol hop resin.

Did miss out on flagship 1883 IPA, though.

www.mudhenbrew.com