New Jersey Craft Beer Events

BBQ & Craft Beer Festival @ Monmouth Park Race Track – Sept 5 – 7


Labor Day weekend brings the last great celebration of summer so plan to indulge your foodie passions at the BBQ & Craft Beer Fest. Come early and enjoy a full day of feasting on slow-cooked, smokin’ good offering from the area’s best BBQ restaurants and competitive teams plus craft beers, crafters, vendors, entertainment and activities for the kids plus thrilling thoroughbred racing. Food items are priced a la carte. Beer Garden is $10 for ten 2 oz samples and a commemorative mini-Pilsner glass.

Dates: September 5th – 7th, 2015; 11:30pm to 5pm
Address: Monmouth Park Racetrack; 175 Oceanport Ave., Oceanport, NJ
Cost: $3 entrance to the racetrack, Beer & Food separate

102.9 WMGK’s 5th Annual Brew Blast on the Battleship – Sept 12


Join the 102.9 WMGK air staff for a great day of craft beer sampling (over 50 beers) & live classic rock (courtesy of the MGK House Band) on the tented deck of America’s most decorated battleship. All tickets include a FREE TOUR of the Battleship New Jersey. WMGK’s John DeBella, Debbi Calton, Andre Gardner & Ray Koob will be on board ready to talk music & beer with you. There will also be great food available for purchase. This year’s Brew Blast will feature over 50 craft beers.

Date: Saturday, September 12th, 2015; 1pm to 5pm
Address:Battleship New Jersey; 62 Battleship Place in Camden, NJ
Cost: $40. Get tickets HERE

Beer on the Pier – Sept 26


9th Ave. Pier & Belmar Tourism are proud to announce our 1st Annual BEER ON THE PIER Festival on the K Street Pier in Belmar, NJ on Saturday, September 26th. You and your friends are in for a treat as we will be showcasing 50 different craft brews for your sampling pleasure. There will be two sessions for you to choose from: 12:30-3:30pm, and 4-7pm. 9th Ave. Pier will be preparing a variety of food items available for purchase.Ticket price includes: Access to 2 ounce samplings of 50 different brews from 25 of America’s best craft breweries, A 5 oz. keepsake sampling glass & Pretzel Necklaces. Portion of proceeds to benefit Belmar First Aid Autism Awareness in Support of the Belmar Beach Bash. Event is Rain or Shine.

Date: Saturday, September 26th, 2015; 2 Sessions
Address: K Street Pier Belmar Marina; 905 Route 35 South, Belmar, NJ
Cost: $35 Advance, $45 day of Event, DD $10. Tickets Here

Central Jersey Beer Fest – Sept 26

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Garden State Brew Fest – Sept 26


#GSBF is back in a big way with Garden State Brewfest IV happening on Saturday September 26th! This year’s festival finds a new home, just a stone’s throw from Morristown, at the grassy, tree-lined groves of Anchor Golf Center in Whippany, NJ!This year’s festival is a fundraiser to benefit the Whippany Fire Company aka the Whippany Fire Department in their effort to build a new firehouse! In addition to the new and improved venue, we have more than doubled the number of breweries, added several stages as well as fun activities and local vendors. #GSBF2015 will feature over 200 brews, including a Tri-State tent featuring brews from NY/NJ/PA, a National Craft tent and a lively Oktoberfest tent.

Date: Saturday, September 26th, 2015; 2pm to 6pm
Address: Anchor Golf Center; 21 Rt 10 East, Whippany
Cost: $55+, $20 DD. Get Tickets HERE

South Jersey Craft Beer Experience – Sept 26


Join us for a unique craft beer tasting experience. Enjoy an intimate, fun evening of tasting and learning about different microbreweries and styles of beers. Each attendee will have the opportunity to sample top craft beers from over a dozen local and domestic microbreweries. Delicious BBQ food and hot Bavarian pretzels available for purchase.

Date: Saturday, Sept 26, 2015 2015 7-10 pm
Address: Jamesburg Elks Lodge 2180; 74 W Railroad Ave, Jamesburg
Cost: $25+(ticket price increases Aug 29), DD $10. Buy Here

Glassboro Craft Beer Festival – Oct 3

This will be the 3rd Annual Glassboro Craft Beer Festival! The past 2 years have been great events. This year should prove to be even bigger and better!

Date: Saturday, October 3rd, 2015
Address: 201 Rowan Blvd, Glassboro
Cost: $25, Get Tickets Here

Trenton Homebrew Festival – Oct 3


PALE ALES is actively planning a homebrew festival that will take place in the City of Trenton on Saturday, October 3, 2015.

Date: Saturday, October 3rd, 2015
Address: Roebling Wire Works; 675 S Clinton Ave, Trenton
Cost: TBD

Annual Oktoberfest – Oct 4

Our annual Oktoberfest is held outdoors in our parking lot at Restaurant Village and attracts a huge crowd from NY, NJ, and beyond. Historic Long Valley is also known as German Village. Our German food and craft beers make this event a must! Live music, fun for the kids, and delicious food and beer are all you need on a beautiful fall day. Rain Date Sunday October 11.

Date: Sunday, October 4th, 2015
Address: Restaurant Village at Long Valley; 1 Fairmount Rd., Long Valley, NJ

6th Annual SJ Oktoberfest for Am. Red Cross – Oct 9

10917281_823521681022806_5844409455464726986_nThe 5th annual event, benefiting the American Red Cross SJ Chapter, will take place from 7 pm – 10 pm at the 1000-person-capacity majestic Masso’s Orchard Garden. This year’s presenting sponsors are Canal’s of Glassboro, and the South Jersey Times and Washington Township Times newspapers and NJ Social Affair Permit No.14005424. Tickets to the event are $30 in advance and $40 at the door. Ticket purchase includes: all food sampling, beer and wine sampling, party favors, DJ, dancing, live entertainment, contests and prizes and all event festivities-benefiting the American Red Cross SJ Chapter.

Date: October 9th, 2015; 7pm to 10pm
Address: VFW Lodge 679; 275 Wilmer St., Glassboro, NJ
Cost: $30 in advance and $40 at the door

Big Brew Beer Festival – Oct 10


The Big Brew Beer Festival is a perfect opportunity for beer aficionados to meet and hang out. With over 200 unique tastings it’s a great place to discover new beers and speak to brewery representatives.

Use Code NJISNTBORING for $10 off!!

Date: Saturday, October 10th, 2015, 2 Sessions
Address: The Morristown Armory; 430 Western Ave, Morristown, NJ
Cost: GA $55, $10 DD; Buy tickets HERE

Blend Bar & Bistro’s Central Jersey Beer Fest – Oct 10


Once again, BLEND BAR & BISTRO will be celebrating our anniversary with a beer festival of epic proportions! Saturday, October 10, from 12 to 5 pm, RAIN or SHINE … tickets will include beer, live music, and much more!

Date: Saturday, October 10th, 2015; 12pm to 5pm
Address: Blend Bar & Bistro; 911 Highway 33, Hamilton Square
Cost: $45+. Get them Here

Allentown Fall Festival & Craft Beer Garden – Oct 11 & 12


The Allentown Business Association is pleased to invite you to the 2015 Allentown Fall Festival! Come join us for live entertainment, crafts, all types of delicious food, contests, classic cars and much more! Bring the kids -there are tons of fun activities. The 2 day event is held throughout Heritage Park and all along Main street, which is closed to traffic. Allentown is easy to get to from the New Jersey Turnpike or 195. Civil War camp and reenactment back this year! The Allentown Lions Club is back with the Craft Beer Garden!

Dates: October 11th & 12th, 2015; 10am to 5pm
Address: Located behind Bruno’s Bicycles; 19 S Main St,  Allentown
Cost: Free to Attend

Spirits in the Night – Oct 23

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On Friday, October 23rd from 7-10 pm The Center for Contemporary Art will host a fall fundraiser called “Spirits in the Night!”. “Spirits in the Night” is a walk-around tasting of New Jersey distilled spirits and craft beers in the unique setting of fine art galleries and professional art studios. Guests will enjoy sampling the best that the Garden State has to offer and vote for their favorite brewery. The event will also feature the Bluegrass sounds of “Hub Hollow.” Purchase Tickets On Line at

$25: Designated Driver – will not be served alcohol
$45: General Admission Ticket – $55 at the door night of event
$150: Early Access Ticket (includes 6 p.m. Special Tasting) – $175 at the door night of event
$300: VIP Ticket (Includes 6 p.m. Special Tasting plus handmade ceramic mug & Hub Hollow CD)

Date: Friday, October 23rd, 2015 from 7-10 pm
Address: The Center for Contemporary Art; 2020 Burnt Mills Road, Bedminster
Cost: $25+

Beer, BBQ, Bacon Showdown – Nov 7

11667459_1786140041612528_283531484944611362_nBeer BBQ Bacon Showdown, Nov 7 @Waterloo Village Concert Field. Featuring 54 styles of ONLY New Jersey Beer, w/ BBQ & Bacon Competition, all for purchase.

Date: Saturday, November 7th, VIP 12pm to 1pm, GA 1pm to 5pm
Address: 1053 Waterloo Rd, Stanhope
Cost: $55 GA, $85 VIP, $25 DD. Tickets Here


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