2 O'Clock Tasting: River Horse Brewing Company - Brooklyn Brew Shop

2 O'Clock Tasting
River Horse Brewing Company

Updated on March 29, 2016

Sometimes the path you think is best isn't the one that makes you happy. Cue Glenn and Chris from River Horse Brewing Company in Lambertville, NJ. This was no Office Space-esque situation. In fact, the guys were doing quite well in their finance jobs, yet still feeling like they were going nowhere.

So, what's nature's remedy for capping off a long day, regardless of profession? A nice, cold beer. One day, the two businessmen decided to capitalize on their favorite thing and their chosen profession by taking over the River Horse brewery in 2007, and they haven't looked back. Who says you can't combine the thing you love with the thing you're good at? Plus, it's some pretty good beer.


    7.0% ABV

    This beer is described as River Horse's "celebratory spring time seasonal," and that is exactly what it is. Brewed with orange peel, lemon peel and coriander, the Double Wit is light-bodied, golden Belgian-style wheat with a fruity sweetness.


    10% ABV

    Cloudier and darker than the Double Wit, this beer is dangerous. With toffee and stone fruit notes in the aroma and a taste that's more sweet than yeasty, it's easy to forget that this beer has a 10% ABV. Its drinkability makes it alarmingly easy to finish, which makes the Tripel Horse a very tasty troublemaker.


    4.5% ABV

    This burnt sienna-colored American Amber Ale is super malty and lightly carbonated, with malty caramel and sweet berry notes very prevalent in the aroma. However, it does not taste as sweet as it smells. In fact, it's rather chocolatey, making this a pretty well-balanced ale. Its roasted flavors remind you of camp. Except now you don't need an errant counselor or fake ID to score this brew.


    6.5% ABV

    Despite the name, this unfiltered American Pale Ale may be strongly hopped, but it is quite easy to drink. Cloudy, with a very foamy head, the Hop Hazard has hints of caramel and grapefruit in aroma, medium body, and a bitter, hoppy taste that isn't overbearing.