New Jersey Craft Beer Events

Great news beer fans! There are plenty of Beer Events and Festivals coming up (And yes, I list them in date order)! If you’d like to submit your event, email

America on Tap – Aug 6


America On Tap is coming to Seaside Park, New Jersey on Thursday, August 6th along Ocean Ave. This three-hour premium event will showcase over 100 releases from some of America’s best craft breweries. Attendees will sample beers in an atmosphere filled with live music, delicious food available for purchase, and great vendors. What better way to spend a Thursday night than with great friends, amazing beer, delicious food and live music!

Date: Thursday, August 6th, 2015; 7pm to 10pm
Address: Seaside Park Municipal Lot; 1701 N Ocean Ave, Seaside Park, NJ 08752
Cost: $35 advance, more at the door. Get em Here

Cider Social – Aug 8


Hold onto your apple carts, folks, THE ATLANTIC CITY CIDER SOCIAL is headed your way! On August 8, attendees will pour into the waterfront property adjacent Gardner’s Basin to celebrate the summer and the shore’s newest libation innovations; ciders, meads and other fruit based brews. How about them apples? The event producers at Good Time Tricycle Productions are anything but new to the festival game in Atlantic City, producing events such as The Atlantic City Seafood Festival, The Atlantic City Tattoo Expo and the annual “apple” of South Jersey’s eye- The Atlantic City Beer & Music Festival. Producers are confident that the apple won’t fall far from the tree and The 2015 Atlantic City Cider Social will meet and exceed all expectations with 30 cider/mead brewers, 5 local food exhibitors, cooking demos, live music, cider seminars and amusements.

Date: Saturday, August 8th, 2015; 2 Sessions
Address: Caspians Point; North New Hampshire, Atlantic City, NJ
Cost: $45. Get tickets HERE

4th Annual Craft Beer & Crab Festival – Aug 8

Come to the beautiful grounds of the Physick Estate and experience what CBS NY named one of New Jersey’s Top Five Summer Festivals! This all-day festival features local craft beers to wash down favorite summer picnic foods such as steamed crabs, crab cakes, steamed shrimp, pulled pork, corn on the cob, potato salad and more.Enjoy live music all day on the outdoor stage. Have fun with jugglers and acrobats, crafts and food vendors, a farmers’ market and more. Admission to the grounds is free. There will be a charge for food, beverages and some activities. Bring home a commemorative pint glass or T-shirt.

Date: August 8th, 2015;11 am to 8 pm
Address: Emlen Physick Estate; 1048 Washington St., Cape May, NJ
Cost: Free Admission

“Truck”erton Food Truck & Brew Festival – Aug 15 & 16


Join us as Tuckerton becomes “Truck”erton with 14 food trucks rolling in to serve up food and fun. Live music, vendors, family activities, decoy carving, boat building. Boat rides (additional fee applies). General admission. Food prices set by individual food truck vendors.

Dates: August 15th(11am to 9pm) – 16th(11am to 7pm), 2015
Address: Tuckerton Seaport; 120 W. Main St., Tuckerton, NJ
Cost: $8

Brews by the Bay Craft Beer Festival – Aug 29


The festival will kick off in Cape May, New Jersey this year at 11:30am to 3:30pm with the events ending in Lewes, Delaware from 4pm to 8pm. Hosted by the Delaware Brewers Guild and New Jersey Brewers guild; we will feature live music, local foods, craft brews, yard games and BYO-Chair.

With your ticket you get 15 – 4 ounce samples with the option to purchase more and a souvenir BBTB glass!

**Ticket prices will be an additional $5 at the door (Designated Driver will remain $5).

Date: Saturday, August 29th, 2015
Cost: $45 for NJ or Delaware, $70 for both (includes ferry ride). Purchase Here

Manahopkin Craft Beer & Music Fest – Aug 29


Like good beer? Like good music? This is an event NOT to be missed. Music by Cheers the Band and Stellar MOJO. 15+ Craft breweries, Food Trucks, Crafters and much, MUCH more! Supports the Stafford Township P.B.A.

Date: Saturday, August 29th, 2015; 1-7pm
Address: Manahawkin State Park, Manahawkin NJ
Cost: $40, Includes beer tasting, Belgian beer tasting glass. $8 GA. Tickets Here

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
Address: Monmouth Park Racetrack; 175 Oceanport Ave., Oceanport, NJ
Cost: $3 entrance to the racetrack, Beer & Food seperate

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

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: 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: TBD

More Info Coming Soon:

Belmar’s Beer on the Pier – TBD

Garden State Brew Fest 

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