Nothing’s more American than a cold brew on a hot day, but a new business in Bergen County is making residents say goodbye to Budweiser and hello to craft beer.
The Alementary is one of Bergen County’s brand new businesses. Their business is beer and their reputation precedes them. The lovechild of a chemical engineer and molecular biologist, the duo joined forces last year to bring Bergen County the best in craft brew. Embarking on their first anniversary, the business boasts a variety of beer types and has become a hit with the local residents.
Combine a love of beer, a doctor of molecular biology, a chemical engineer and a desire to create something new and you’ll get The Alementary. The craft brewery is almost one year old, and tucked away in a small industrial park in Hackensack. It has gained quite the reputation for its sought-after lagers, ales and sours that bring out the locals every weekend.
Scientists by day and brewmasters by night, the team merged their scientific education and careers to create a craft beer company. With a passion for taste and a love of beer, the two-men worked tirelessly to create the perfect balance, recipe and appearance for their infamous ales and lagers.
The team came up with an idea for opening a brewery after traveling the United States extensively and realizing that pretty much every area they visited had their own local brewpub. Recognizing Bergen’s disparity in the market the team decided to give their luck a try and opened Alementary. Well their luck paid off! Not only did residents want to support local, but they wanted to experience something new—something unlike anything they had tried before.
Tired of contributing to the successes of others, the entrepreneurs went into business for themselves in the pursuit of their own dreams. They team based their brewpub off of the popular Hill Farmstead Brewery, due to their connection with the owner and the fact that it stood out from all the other venues they had visited in their travels.
When asked why they named it Alementary the answer was simple—the name combined their love of academics and beer into a singular catchy phrase that was both appealing to the general public and was indicative of who they were.
The brew pub offers tastings, tours and informal educational seminars for their clients. From describing their latest sour to pouring the perfect pint, the two owners have become experts in their craft. Attracting a large array of clients, the brewpub serves women, men, the old and the young alike.
The reviews have spoken for themselves, and the teams spirit and high level of hospitality combined with expertly crafted beer is what has kept residents flocking back for more. The sky is the limit for these two beer scientists and we’re pretty sure the ride is just beginning. If you’re a craft beer enthusiast, or are simply looking for a unique activity to do, Alementary will not only quench your thirst, but turn you into a forever customer.
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