|Lunacy Brewing Company
214 W. Davis Road | Magnolia NJ, 08049
South Jersey’s newest brewery, Lunacy Brewing Company opened its doors on January 17, 2015 in Magnolia. The brewery is owned by Ed Gledhill, Jay Macrina, and brothers Mike and Ricky Lees. The brewery is located just 5 minutes from Flying Fish Brewing Company.
Locals quickly drank through 30 kegs of beer during Lunacy’s opening weekend, forcing them to close their doors, frantically brewing on the 3-barrel system to restock. The brewery reopened on February 6.
The brewery is located in the back of an industrial building surrounded by a barbed wire fence. If we hadn’t been warned about the difficulty of locating the place, we may have missed it altogether as the only signage was around the back by the entrance. It’s across the street from the Lowe’s.
The small tasting room was busy when we arrived on Saturday evening. I quickly secured samplers at the bar while the guys grabbed a high top table by the brewing system. Music provided a pleasant background, and a virtual tour of the facility played on a tablet at the bar.
The beers on tap during our visit included…
- Lunacy IPA – 6.7% ABV India Pale Ale
- Moon Howler Pale Ale – 5.6% ABV Pale Ale
- Sanitarium Double IPA – 9% ABV Double IPA
- Beautiful Baby’s Belgian Blonde Ale – 7% ABV Blonde
Unfortunately, the Rocket Chocolate Peanut Butter Stout had kicked before we arrived. Bummer!
The brewery is open Fridays from 5 to 10 PM and Saturdays 12 to 8 PM. They plan to open on Sundays in the future. Beer can be purchased to go in 32-ounce glass growlers. Merchandise for sale includes hats, T-shirts, koozies, and pint glasses.
Lunatics can also join the Asylum Club. For a yearly fee of $150, members receive a personalized membership card, entrance into the members-only club party, members-only mug and T-shirt, a free growler, a free hat, a free growler fill on your birthday, and early entry for all special releases and first tappings. Other benefits include $1 off all growler fills and 10% off all merchandise.
We wish the best of luck to the guys at Lunacy Brewing Company. Guess we’ll have to stop by again in the future to try out that chocolate peanut butter stout!