Long-dry Haddonfield makes way for another craft brewery in South Jersey

In New Jersey, it seems like you can’t swing a cat by the tail without hitting a craft brewery, microbrewery or a brewpub. Make room for another – this one in Haddonfield, which has been dry for more than a century.

The Kings Road Brewing Company opened just before Christmas in a building which operated as a tavern during colonial times.

Nearby in South Jersey, there are many new breweries: Tonewood in Oaklyn, Devil’s Creek in Collingswood, Lunacy in Haddon Heights, Eclipse in Merchantville, Forgotten Boardwalk in Cherry Hill, Zed’s in Marlton and more places than we can list as the outer ring expands to encompass the damn-near venerable – 21 years in business – Flying Fish in Somerdale.

And on and on, with brew operations from Cape May to Point Pleasant along the coast. The best-guess count right now is 82 breweries and 9 brewpubs in the state, with as many as 30-some more operations seriously working toward openings.

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