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East Windsor Township

East Windsor Township was formed when Windsor Township was split on February 9, 1797, with West Windsor Township formed at the same time, all while the area was still part of Middlesex County.

  1. Because of the enormous number of bicycles produced in the 1880-1890’s, Freehold became known as the “Bicycle Capital of the World”.
  2. Established between 1853 and 1858, the Freehold Raceway is the nation’s oldest half mile harness racing track. Racing began on the site as early as the 1830’s.
Exit 8 - Chestnut Brown Ale

Exit 8The long-delayed eighth stop on our multi- year trip brings us to, coincidentally, Exit 8 and celebrates what puts the “Garden” in Garden State.

To celebrate Exit 8, one of our big farming areas, we’ve brewed a beer that uses a lost local ingredient: chestnuts–and a popular current one: local honey. This full-bodied hybrid Belgian-style brown ale brings forward a nutty character from the chestnuts, accented by the flavors of honey, roasted barley and oat flakes. There’s a nice spiciness from the Mt. Rainier hops while Chinooks add a touch of pine. Fuggles and Columbus round out the hop profile.

Exit 8 pairs perfectly with hearty foods like roast pork, sausages or a nice aged gouda.

Bottled conditioned, 8.3% abv


Princeton University is near. Their colors are orange and black, so how about an orange (or orange peel) flavored black stout?

submitted for Exit 8 (East Windsor Township) by MK
March 7th, 2010 4:22 AM

I think that because of the Russian community in Jackson, I think Exit 8 should be a Kvass.

submitted for Exit 8 (East Windsor Township) by jopalanie
February 15th, 2010 6:19 PM

Well growing up and living off of this exit for my entire life i would think this exit beer should symbolize a combination of flavors. Maybe a porter or stout full of hops and spices and cocoa or vanilla flavors. East Windsor was a mix of highly ethnic people that were all originally from the New York area and most commuted every day back and forth to NY.
It was a nice family community made up of amazing and diverse restuarants, from the Greek Diners on every other corner to the Italian pizza places on the corners.
The beer for exit 8 should just be called "Alls great at exit 8" , that was the slogan in the video that was first aired for the marketing of East Windsor.

submitted for Exit 8 (East Windsor Township) by jared1830
January 13th, 2010 3:03 AM

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