Welcome to The Brewer's Apprentice

New Jersey's premiere brew-on-premises


The Brewer's Apprentice, or TBA as we like to call it, is a family affair.  Barbara Hamara and daughters JoEllen Ford and Penny van Doorn joined forces in 1995 to venture into the world of entrepreneurship.   Together, we paved the way as industry leaders by being the first in the state to operate a BOP (we proudly hold license number 001).  Fast forward sixteen months and we opened our doors on December 5, 1996 with the basic philosophy that we would treat our customers the way we want to be treated as consumers. 

We have stayed true to this idea and in the years since have grown thanks to our loyal customers and their willingness to share their experience with friends, family and colleagues.   That growth translated to a relocation into a larger, better equipped facility in 2010 when we moved to our current location on Route 33.  With age comes wisdom and that means we were able to create a retail store that caters to our home brewers, brewing & bottling areas that give you plenty of elbow room and a wine room that is reminiscent of gathering with friends and family around the kitchen table.

Thank you for your support and patronage.

Barbara, Jo Ellen & Penny


JoEllen & Penny with brewer Dave at Beers On The Boards

Jenkinsons, Point Pleasant, NJ 2015