On April 11th, a fermenter over-pressurized overnight and exploded, rupturing a gas line and blowing through the wall to the outside of the restaurant. Thankfully nobody was injured, and the fire department arrived in time to shut off the gas before it had a chance to ignite. Trap Rock managed to reopen for dinner that night but they have not been able to brew beer since. Repairs to the brewing system are ongoing. This was our first visit to Trap Rock since the accident, and everything seemed as it always was.
Curiously, they even had all their beers on tap. We don’t know much about commercial brewing but how do they do that? How long does beer sit in the tanks before it’s sold? We imagine that they will eventually hit a shortage, as they have not made any new beer in a month. Anyway, we enjoyed a Kestrel IPA (Sue’s preferred Trap Rock brew) and a JP Pilsner (named after a customer). The Pilsner had a rather funky nose but that very familiar Czech Pilsner taste.279 Springfield Avenue Berkeley Heights NJ 07922 908-665-1755 Trap Rock Restaurant & Brewery’s Website Trap Rock Restaurant & Brewery on Facebook Checking In 1/11/15 Checking In 12/13/14 LAF Review