Events

The Ship Inn is proud to announce the return of classic cultural celebrations throughout the year. And be sure to visit us throughout the year to discover new events as we transition into Descendants Brewing Company at the Old Ship Inn!

 
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24th Anniversary of NJ's 1st Brewery!
Thursday January 3rd-All Day Long!

Happy Anniversary to New Jersey's very first craft brewery! 
24 years ago on this date in 1995, Ann and David Hall cut the ribbon to become the first brewery in NJ to open since prohibition! To celebrate this special day come on down and join us for a pint of your favorite ale. Let's raise a glass to the Hall Family for making this dream a reality and paving the way for craft beer in New Jersey! $5 pints all day long!

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Our 2nd Annual Velvet Revolution Dinner!
Friday January 18th 7:00pm

We're so excited to announce the return of our Velvet Revolution Dinner! Last year our chefs blew us away with an incredible 5-course Czech and Slovakian inspired menu and we've been thinking about it all year long! Menu details are coming soon. Be sure to reserve in advance for this special night! 

What to expect!

Authentic 5-Course Prefixe menu
Czech and Slovak inspired cocktails
Imported Czech and Slovak beers...Pilsener anyone?

Don't miss out on a terrific dinner!

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A Taste of Scotland: Single Malt Whiskey Dinner
Thursday Jan 10th/7pm

January is Scotland month at the Ship Inn...and what better way to kick it off than by joining us Thursday January 10th as we pair 5 incredible single malt scotches with 5 incredible Scottish courses as Whiskey Ambassador for Allied Beverage Chess Lankford guides us through a tour of Scotland. $59.95 all inclusive menu brings you to each region of Scotland. Designated drivers or friends who would like to attend are welcome to join in the fun with the same menu or they may order off the regular menu if they like. And don't forget the entertainment with our very special in house piper for the evening!

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Gwyl Fair Y Canhwyllau/Exit the Dragon - Welsh Festival
Saturday February 2nd 5pm

The Ship Inn is excited to announce our first Gwyl Fair y Canhwyllau! 

Wait...What the heck is that? Well first off it's Welsh...which you may have guessed...and it basically translates to Mary's Festival of the Candles and falls in the same ballpark as Candlemas which evolved from Imbolc in the pagan Celtic tradition. 

It represents the halfway point of winter...and the story goes that it was customary for people to light two candles and place them on a table. Each family member would then take a drink of beer out of a horned goblet (we definitely have to find one). Afterwards they would throw the vessel over their head, and if it fell in an upright position, the person who threw it would live to reach a very old age...if it fell bottom up? Well we'll leave that to the imagination...

So we're going to celebrate with ale in horned goblets...we're going to light candles all over the place...we're going to listen to authentic live Welsh songs...we're going to eat authentic Welsh food...and most importantly we're going to launch the newest beer in our Hidden Nation Brewing Line..."Exit the Dragon"...a Welsh Ale that will honor the Red Dragon of Wales...and tell the tale of the Dragon that adorns the Welsh flag and represents the proud culture of Wales! 

Hope to have you out for this unique occasion!!!

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Mad Rockin’ Dukes at the Ship Inn! Saturday Jan 19th/8:30pm

We're thrilled to have one of our favorite musicians joining us on January 19th! Rob viola will be in the house to rock the night away! Come on out for a great time!

 
 
 
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Middle Earth Night 2019!
Friday February 8th 7pm

Middle Earth Night 2019! We're crazy excited to bring back this event for the first time in 3 years! 

It's time to celebrate our favorite books and movies and shows! Come dressed as your favorite character from:

Lord of the Rings
Harry Potter
Game of Thrones
and so many more greats!

Friday, February 8th at 7pm

Featuring a very special Middle Earth Menu and special drinks! 
Trivia and prizes!
DEFINITELY COME IN COSTUME FOR THIS ONE! 

RESERVATIONS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
908-995-0188

This is an event you don't want to miss!

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Robbie Burns Night!
Thurs Jan 24th/7pm

On the heels of NYE lets get ready to celebrate the Scotsman who wrote Auld Lang Syne 230 years ago! It's time to bring back Robbie Burns Night to the Ship!

Join us Thursday January 24th for Robbie Burns Night as we celebrate the life and poetry of the famous Scotsman. The evening will feature a traditional Burns celebration with bagpipes, songs, scotch and haggis! Don't miss out on this old Ship Inn tradition!

 
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Valentines Day at the Ship Inn
Thursday February 14th

Join us for Valentines Day as we feature a special Valentines Day a la carte menu.

We will serve complimentary chocolate covered strawberries and feature a very special Valentines Day champagne cocktail and special dessert.

We think breweries are totally romantic! Don't you?

More Fun at the Ol’ Ship

Outside of our regular events we have other fun ways to enjoy our old space. Every Tuesday Night we feature Open Mic Night and any day of the week we offer our guests the chance to explore beer culture and history with our Mug Club Explorer!

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OPEN MIC NIGHT

Join us every Tuesday night for open mic night hosted by Milfords very own Mike Wojik and Derrek Wismer. We've been joined by the most incredible array of musicians and you don't want to miss out!

We’ll be taking a couple weeks off during Christmas and New Years but we’re looking forward to jamming again come January 8th!

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Attention Muggers!

It's time It’s time to enjoy brews from Indiana and the “Perfect Woman”…Duchesse de Bourgogne!

From our bonus section, the newest beer in our European Traveler lineup is Duchesse de Bourgogne or as we love to call her…”The Perfect Woman” from our bonus section. She’s a beautiful traditional Flemish Red sour ale from northern Belgium.

And from the USA we’re featuring Revive Sour Ale and Prim. Barrel aged wild ale beauty in a bottle from Indianas Upland Sour Ales. Revive is oak barrel aged and brewed with pineapple and chamomile…and Prim is wine barrel aged and brewed with plum and cardamom.

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OUR STORY

The Ship Inn is the first in New Jersey since prohibition to brew beer for consumption on premise. It provides a family-friendly English pub atmosphere in the scenic Delaware valley. Enjoy craft-brewed ales, ciders, and home-made, British-inspired foods with locally sourced ingredients.

With original Victorian tin ceiling, exposed brick and beams, hatch-board tables and nautical fixtures, and an English-style brewery, The Ship Inn is a unique place to meet friends, host club gatherings, or to hold family events. We offer casual, family-friendly dining and  provide simple, home-made British and American pub food from local  sources.

Follow the links here or at the bottom of the site if you are interested in  booking an event or visiting other places of interest nearby.

 

Reserve by Phone

(908) 995-0188

Location

 

61 Bridge Street
Milford, NJ
08848

Kitchen Hours

Sun-Mon 12p-8:30p
Tue-Thu 12p-9p
Fri 12p-9:30p
Sat 12p-10p

Bar Hours

Sun-Thu 12p-10p (or later)
Fri & Sat 12p-12a (or later)

FOOD

Weekly Specials


We hold the following specials on a weekly basis (except holidays).

Happy Hour: Monday- Friday 4:00-6:30PM at the bar only.

Monday Dinner:  Pie Pie Pint Night $14.95: Enjoy an entree pie, a dessert pie & a pint of your favorite house ale!

Tuesday Dinner: Burger and a Pint $14.95: Enjoy locally pastured, Swift Farms beef on a bun with toppings of your choice and a pint of house ale.

Wednesday Dinner: Fish & Chips and a Pint $14.95. We are known for the best fish and chips around. Partake in our 2-piece fish and chips and a pint of house ale.

Thursday Dinner: British Sampler and a Pint $14.95. A sampling of all our British savories, made in-house: Scotch Egg, cheese & onion pie, cornish pastie, sausage roll.

Friday Dinner through Sunday: We serve chef specials for the weekend.

Welcome to the Ship Inn!
New Jersey's First Craft Brewery

NEW MENU!

The Ship Inn is excited to announce the launch of our first new menu! We look forward to having our guests join us to try it and let us know what they think! We still have classic British favorites like Fish & Chips and Shepherds Pie, but we've also incorporated some great new dishes that pair well with our in-house brewed favorites! Hope to see you soon!

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OUR REGULAR BEER STYLES

The Ship Inn has been brewing since January 3rd of 1995. Each week we brew fine ales based on styles from the British Isles and beyond in our brick-and-wood clad Peter Austin brewing system. All of our ales made with Ringwood yeast, are unfiltered, and served off of their sediment so as to ensure conditioning of flavor. Cask-style ales such as our flagship Best Bitter are served  at cellar temperature from the beer engine with natural carbonation.  Our other ales are served slightly cooler with additional carbonation or nitrogen mix for the American palate.

On Tap at the Ship

Best Bitter: A traditional English style cask conditioned pale ale, naturally carbonated and served on our hand pump. This medium bodied house specialty has a fruity hop finish. 5.8% abv

A Darker Shade of PAle: This American pale ale is loaded with Mt. Hood and Citra hop, yet is well balanced and perfect for any occasion. 5.8% abv

Celebration: A busty amber ale to curl up with as we celebrate the holidays. This beer has a delightful floral aroma and finishes with citrus and spice flavors. 6.5% abv

Pheasant Plucker: Our very special cask conditioned English Brown Ale. Brewed specially for our Guy Fawkes Night Celebration. Enjoy a few of these and you might mispronounce the name! 5.5% abv

No Place Like Homestead: This coffee porter was brewed with locally roasted Honduran coffee beans from our friends across the bridge at Homestead Coffee Roasters! Rich and malty with great coffee flavor. 5.3% abv

Blonde Wheat: This house ale is made with a blend of malted barley and wheat, lightly hopped to produce a crisp and smooth session ale. 4.0%

Coming soon...

Hoppin' Badger IPA: A rich and well balanced New England IPA brewed with coriander and lemon and orange peel. 6.0%

Beer to Go

Enjoy our beer to go!

64 oz Growler $16.00 / Refill $13.00
64 oz Growler - Dine-in Special $14.00 / $11.00

 

BAR MENU

In addition to our hand-crafted ales, we offer a full bar featuring the following:

 
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Guest Bottles

Paulaner Oktoberfest
Left Hand Oktoberfest

Estrella Galicia Pale Lager
Estrella Galicia 1906 Reserve
Estrella Galicia 1906 Red
Estrella Galicia 1906 Black Coupage


Samuel Smith Organic Lager
Crabbie's Ginger Beer
Blanche de Namur (750ml)
Erdinger Non-alcoholic    
   

 

Mixology 

Door #50-Misunderstood Ginger Whiskey, Drambuie, Cointreau, Decanter Bitters

Bee Keeper-Concullin Irish Gin, lemon juice, honey syrup

MFC 92-Knob Creek Rye, Pimm's, simple syrup, Creole Bitters, Aromatic Bitters

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Guest Cider

Ironbound Hard Cider (On Tap)

Ironbound Devils Harvest (On Tap)

Samuel Smith Apple Cider (Bottle)

Samuel Smith Pear Cider (Bottle)

 

 

 

 

 Cocktails

Specialty 

Velvet Revolution-Double Cross Slovakian Vodka, Pear William Czech Brandy, Simple Syrup

The Presbyterian-Blended scotch, Crabbie’s Ginger Beer and club soda…a simple classic

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Wine

J Pinot Noir
Alamos Malbec
Souverain Merlot
Storypoint Cabernet
Martin Codax Ergo Rojo

Dr. Hans Von Muller Riesling
Ecco Domani Pinot Grigio
Souverain Sauvignon Blanc
Souverain Chardonnay
Martin Codax Albarino



 



Seasonal

Milford Mule-A refreshing blend of Tito's vodka, Crabbie's ginger beer and lime

Deep Upper Black Eddy Delight-
Deep Eddy Lemon and Sweet Tea Vodka mixed with our flagship Best Bitter! 

Spiced Manhattan-Kinsey Rye, Meletti Amaro, Creme de Cacao and aromatic bitters

WATER OF LIFE...

The literal translation given by Irish monks during the Middle ages to describe distilled alcohol in the Celtic world.

In Irish Gaelic it was known as Uisce Beatha. In Scottish Gaelic, Uisge Beatha.
We know it as Whiskey...and it pairs well with a craft brewed ale. Join us at the brewery to enjoy both.

Uisge Beatha

Speyside                                    
Speyburn 10                        
Glenfiddich 12
Glenfiddich 14 Bourbon Bbl Reserve
Glenlivet 12                              
Balvenie 12 DoubleWood
Balvenie 14 Caribbean Cask      
Macallan 12                                  
Glen Grant 18

Highlands                     
Glenmornagie 10                    
Edradour 10                                    
GlenDronach 12
Oban 14
Dalmore 12
Dalmore 15

Islay                                  
Laphroaig 10                          
Port Charlotte 10 Heavily Peated
Caol Ila 12
Lagavulin 16  

Lowlands                    
Auchentoshan 12 

Islands                              
Highland Park 12 Viking Honour

Blends                                 
Monkey Shoulder
Johnnie Walker Black Label    
Dewar's White Label

Uisce Beatha

Poitin (Irish Moonshine)  
Strawboys Poitin

Single Malt                                
Barr An Uisce 1803 10 Year    
Redbreast 12

Blends                              
Tullamore Dew                         
Powers Gold                      
Brothership (Irish/American Blend)
Jameson                                    
Jameson Caskmates Stout Edition
Jameson Caskmates IPA Edition

 

 

                                

 

Bourbon

Jim Beam                                      
Wild Turkey                                
Buffalo Trace                            
Maker's Mark
Eagle Rare                               
Honeoye Falls Red Saw Bourbon
Bulleit                                          
Elijah Craig Small Batch      
Woodford Reserve                        
Knob Creek Small Batch 9 Year
Jefferson's Very Small Batch
Michter’s
Willet Pot Still Reserve      
New Liberty Bloody Butcher (PA)
Basil Hayden                                
Bulleit 10 Year                        
Blanton's
Hudson Four Grain                                  
Booker's

Rye/Others

Rye Whiskey                          
Michters
James E. Pepper 1776
Bulleit                                        
Knob Creek                                                                  
Kinsey 4 Year (PA)
Skunktown Thatcher’s Rye
Honeoye Falls Red Saw Rye

Others                                  
Penna. Dutch Malt Whiskey (PA)
Misunderstood Ginger Whiskey
Michter’s American Whiskey

MUG CLUB: TRAVELER EDITION

The Ship Inn/Descendants Brewing Company is excited to announce the launch of our new mug club-Traveler Edition...featuring 3 new ways to achieve beer exploration greatness! As with the old club the main objective is enjoying all of our in-house brewed beers. But each new club comes with it's own twist and perks. For the European and American clubs we will stock a very limited amount of bottles to enjoy for a single country or state. They will be available exclusively to our new Muggers. Once we run out it's on to the next tasty brew. For our NJ club we will feature guest taps from our fellow brewers in-state.

The new clubs will start out with the bottle and NJ tap challenge...and as we introduce our new Descendants Ales we'll round out each club with our in-house brewed beers. Membership is $20 per club or $45 for all 3...and we'll order you a t-shirt. Once completed of course each Mugger will earn their very on Traveler Edition Mug to proudly hang up in the brewery! Cheers to beer exploration!

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European Traveler

Europe consists of 46 countries (as of right now), and we will explore as many of them as we can get our hands on...plus a few hidden nations like Scotland, Wales, Flanders & Wallonia, who may become countries by the time we're all done with our list! To complete this challenge the goal is 1 beer for every country in Europe. (And if it turns out we can't get a specific country we'll come up with a fun alternative) 

Our List So Far

Iceland-Einstok White
Austria-Schloss Eggenberg Samichlaus
Poland-Lech
Sweden-Omnipollo Nebuchadnezzar
Portugal-Super Bock
Germany-Ayinger Celebrator
Scotland-Belhaven-Scottish Ale
Divine Suds-Tre Fontane-Tripel
United Kingdom-John Courage Russian Imperial Stout
 

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American Traveler

As we all know, our great country consists of 50 great states! As we explore beer in our own country we will be sure to provide our Muggers with the best brews we can get our hands on for each respective state! 

 

Our List So Far

Delaware-Dogfish Head-Wood-aged Bitches Brew
Pennsylvania-Free Will
7-course Red or Vienna Lager
New Jersey-Cricket Hill-Jersey Devil
Georgia-Terrapin-Luau Krunkles
Connecticut-Two Roads
Espressway Stout
Massachusetts-Lord Hobo-Hobo Life
Maryland-Stillwater Artisinal-Cellar Door
South Carolina-Westbrook-One Claw
New Hampshire-Smuttynose-Old Brown Dog

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NJ "Student Exchange" Program

To bring it even closer to home we're excited to explore incredible brews from our friends right here in the great state of New Jersey. For this club we will "trade" kegs with willing breweries to help spread the good word about NJ beer.