New Jersey Craft Beer Events



Click on the title of the events for direct links to information. New Jersey Craft Beer Events are listed in date order. *Note, I am not personally affiliated with any of these events. If you have questions, please contact the event directly. Thank you!

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2018 New Jersey Craft Beer Events & Festivals:

Ship Bottom Brewery’s 1st Annual Beach Party – January 20th
Sick of all of the cold, snow and ice this Winter? Come hang out in your favorite beach attire. They’ll have the heat cranked up and some beach activities.
Date: Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 12pm to 10pm
Address: Ship Bottom Brewery; 830 North Bay Avenue Store #23, Beach Haven, NJ
Cost: Free to Attend

Ales for Whales – January 25th
An evening of beer, wine, and good food! Price of admission covers all of these and helps us help the animals!
Date: Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 6 PM – 9 PM
Address: Garden State Beer Company; 247 E White Horse Pike, Galloway, New Jersey
Cost: $35 in advance or $40 at the door

Imperialfest – January 27th
Winter Sucks. So bundle up, grab a few friends, and come drink big boozy beers! Czig Meister is taking over their taps once again, this time with high ABV beers that’ll warm you right to the core. They’ll even break out the good ole’ jockey boxes and pour special brews out in the biergarten. It’ll be the perfect day to crank up the patio heaters and embrace whatever Mother Nature has to offer!
Date: Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 12PM – 10 PM
Address: Czig Meister Brewing Company; 106 Valentine St, Hackettstown, New Jersey
Cost: Free to attend

Fort Nonsense Brewing Opening Day – January 27th
It’s finally here! Fort Nonsense Brewing Company is opening on January 27, 2018. Come on out for a full day of festivities and try our inaugural lineup.
Date: Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 12PM – 10 PM
Address: Fort Nonsense Brewing Company; 3118 Rt 10, Denville, New Jersey
Cost: Free to attend

Glasstown Brewing Company’s 4th Anniversary – January 27th
Glasstown Brewing Co will be releasing their anniversary beer, and Big Breakfast Coffee Maple Porter with hints of Bourbon and oak in 22oz bottles! Plus, they will have a special release of 609 on tap that day!
Date: Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 12PM – 9PM
Address: Glasstown Brewing Company; 10 Peterson Street, Millville, New Jersey
Cost: Free to attend

The Heldrich Craft Beer and Spirit Festival – January 27th
Join The Heldrich Craft Beer & Spirit Festival, benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Monmouth and Middlesex Counties! Food, drinks, raffles, and fun for all. Enjoy 50 local craft brews & spirits on January 27th, 2018, including delicious drinks from:
Three 3s Brewing
Demented Brewing Company
River Horse Brewing Co.
Lagunitas Brewing Company
Yards Brewing Company
Mighty Swell Sparking Cocktails
Broken Shed Vodka
Merchant du Vin
Purity Vodka
Uinta Brewing
Patron
Beam Suntory
Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc.
Koval
Tullamore Dew
Triumph
Harvest Moon
Hub City Brewing
Date: Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 5-8PM
Address: The Heldrich Hotel; 10 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, New Jersey
Cost: $40

Asbury Park Beer Fest – January 27th & 28th
The Asbury Park Beerfest is back: Saturday, January 27th (2 Sessions # 1 Noon-4pm & # 2 6-10pm) and Sunday, January 28th (1 Session Noon-4pm) at Convention Hall, Asbury Park! As in past years The Asbury Park Beerfest is proud to support the following charities: Best Day Foundation, Clean Ocean Action and Officer Down NJ!
Dates: January 27th & 28th, 2018
Address: Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ
Cost: Advance $40.00, Day of $45.00, Designated Drivers $10.00 (only available day of and you must be 21 and up)

Spice of Life Event: Spiced Up Beer & Organ Donation Awareness – January 28th
The 4th Annual Spice of Life Event – Featuring Spiced Up Beers! Drink for a Cause, Help Raise Money & Register To Be An Organ Donor! This event will have specialty made “spiced up” beers, including Lady #8 (Our What the Butler Saw brewed with Watermelon, Basil & Spiced with Dragon Cayenne, Jalapeno & Habanero Peppers), 1916 Shore Shiver with Szechuan Peppercorns, Lemongrass & Thai Chili Peppers, Mexican Coffee Funnel Cake, Growler’s Spicy Mole Stout, Mr. Watson White IPA Spiced with Clove, as well as two brand new beers from Forgotten Boardwalk’s Curiosity Series: Session IPA Spiced with Pomelo Zest & a Berliner Weiss Sour with lemonade, cucumber, cayenne & lemon zest.
Date: Sunday, January 28th, 2018; 12pm to 8pm
Address: Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing; 1940 Olney Ave, Ste 100, Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Cost: Free to Attend

Great Beer Expo – Meadowlands – February 3rd
Annual Beer Expo featuring over 150 beers!
Date: Saturday, February 3rd, 2018; 2 Sessions
Address: Meadowlands Exposition Center at Harmon Meadow, 355 Plaza Dr., Secaucus, NJ
Cost: Tickets

Three 3’s Brewing Company 2nd Anniversary Party! – February 3rd
Come celebrate the anniversary of Three 3’s Brewing Co!
Date: Saturday, February 3rd, 2018; 1-9PM
Address: 50 13th St (corner of 13th and Washington), Hammonton, NJ
Cost: Free to attend

Valentines Day Special Firkins at Spellbound Brewery – February 10th
Bring out your special gal, guy, or yourself and try out a few Valentines themed brews. Indulge with a sampler of all three of these once a year brews.
Date: Saturday, February 10th, 2018; 12-10PM
Address: Spellbound Brewing; 10 Lippincott Ln, Unit 12, Mount Holly, NJ
Cost: Free to attend

Lunacy Brewing Company’s 3rd Anniversary Party – February 10th
It’s Lunacy Brewing’s Third Anniversary Party!
Date: Saturday, February 10th, 2018; 1pm to 8pm
Address: Lunacy Brewing Company; 1500 Kings Highway, Haddon Heights, NJ
Cost: Free to attend

Angry Erik Fourth Anniversary Weekend – February 15th – 18th
Celebrate the 4th Anniversary of Angry Erik Brewing & another year of great beer! In honor of the 4th year, they made a special BELGIAN QUAD WITH DATES (Quad=Four, get it?)! Commemorative pint glasses listing all of the beers that were made during our fourth year will be available (while supplies last) FREE with the purchase of a glass of beer (limit one per customer, higher alcohol beers will be served in 10 or 12 oz. portions)!
Dates: February 15th – 18th, 2018
Address: Angry Erik Brewing, LLC; 10 Millpond Drive #8, Lafayette Township, NJ
Cost: Free to attend, but register in advance

Cheers Bergen: A Craft Beer & Wine Festival – February 17th
Featuring over 100 Craft Brews & Wines with Unlimited Samplings, Great Food & Live Music
Date: Saturday, February 17th, 2018; 2 Sessions
Address: Westfield Garden State Plaza Event Space; 1 Garden State Plaza, Paramus, NJ
Cost: Tickets Get $20 off with code NEWJERSEYISNTBORING

Stoutfest – February 17th
Dive into the dark side of beer. Join Czig Meister Brewery as they explore over 50 variations on the classic style of beer that IS the ever-satisfying, complex, round and roasty… “stout”.
Date: Saturday, February 17th, 2018 at 12PM – 10 PM
Address: Czig Meister Brewing Company; 106 Valentine St, Hackettstown, New Jersey
Cost: Free to attend

Morristown Big Brew Beer Festival – March 3rd
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.
Date: Saturday, March 3rd, 2018; 2 Sessions
Address: The Morristown Armory; 430 Western Ave, Morristown, NJ
Cost: Tickets Get $20 off with code NEWJERSEYISNTBORING

Art & Ale at River Horse Brewing Co – March 4th
Join for thr second Handmade Art Studios Artisan Market at River Horse Brewing Co. on March 4th from 1-6pm. Come out to see hand-picked artisans and pick up some amazing original creations of the highest quality for your spring shopping needs! They’ll also be offering brewery tours and tastings, pints and flights, food trucks, and River Horse beer and merchandise to go!
Date: Sunday, March 4th, 2018; 1pm to 6pm
Address: 2 Graphics Drive, Ewing Twp, NJ
Cost: Free

The 2018 Atlantic City Beer & Music Festival – March 23rd & 24th
13 years of celebrating beer in Atlantic City will return on Friday, March 23rd and Saturday, March 24th, 2018 at our forever home, The Atlantic City Convention Center!
Session 1: March 23rd 8p-12a
Session 2: March 24th 12p-4p
Session 3: March 24th 6p-10p
Dates: March 23rd & 24th, 2018
Address: 1 Convention Blvd, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Cost: Ticket Info

Crafts and Drafts at Lone Eagle Brewing Spring Edition – March 31st
Neighboring the Stangl Factory Farmer’s Market and Arts Gallery is Lone Eagle Brewing. This craft brewery features a 12 tap bar downstairs, a loft with a private bar upstairs, and a garden patio. During the event, try the First Place Winner of the 2017 AC Beer Fest for best IPA, “The Maiden Flight West Coast Style IPA” while catching Sunday football on the big screen. FREE TO ATTEND!
Date: Sunday, March 31st, 2018; 12pm to 5pm
Address: 44 Stangl Rd, Flemington, NJ
Cost: Free

Annual MS Beer Tasting Benefit – April 14th
Annual benefit featuring craft beer and spirits from many supporting breweries like Jerrys Vodka, Federal Distilling, Two Roads Brewing and more to support Multiple Sclerosis. Take a jab at winning one of many amazing raffles courtesy of Turning Point restaurants, Adventure Aquarium, New York Jets & Giants, Wagner Seahawks and more ,or the big 50/50. Enjoy some great food and entertainment.
Date: Saturday, April 14th, 2018; 3pm – 8pm
Address: Edison Township Meml Post 3117; 53 National Rd, Edison, New Jersey
Cost: $25

Westfield Hops – April 28th
Over 100 styles of craft brew with unlimited samples, great food, music & vendors.
Date: Saturday, April 28th, 2018
Address: Westfield Armory; 500 Rahway Ave, Westfield, NJ
Cost: Tickets

Allaire BBQ & Brew Festival – April 28th & 29th
Details coming soon!
Dates: April 28th & 29th, 2018
Address: 4265 Atlantic Avenue Farmingdale, NJ
Cost: TBD

Crafts and Drafts at River Horse Brewing Company – April 29th
Marketspace Vendors is re-taking over the River Horse Brewing Company warehouse with over 40 of our unique and talented vendors.
Date: Sunday, April 29th, 2018; 12pm to 5pm
Address: 2 Graphics Drive, Ewing Twp, NJ
Cost: Free

NJ Beer BBQ Bacon Showdown – May 19th
New Jerseys only all NJ craft beer & food Fest. Featuring 30 NJ breweries each bringing 4 styles of beer, one of which is rare of specially created for the event. VIP hour with a gourmet beer infused buffet & vip gift. Delicious offering of food vendors featuring bacon & bbq, great music by Street Hassle & vendors. Dogs are welcome to attend. Outdoors. The Best of the BEST!
Date: Saturday, May 19th, 2018; 12pm to 5pm
Address: Lewis Morris Park- Doe Meadow Field; 270 Mendham Rd, Morristown, NJ
Cost: Tickets

The Wildwood Beer Fest – June 9th
The Wildwood Beer Fest is a beer tasting event to celebrate the art of locally brewed craft beer. Located in Fox Park, between E. Burk and E. Montgomery Aves in Wildwood, NJ – in it’s 4th year this festival will be equally exciting for the brew aficionado and novice alike. A ticket into the event grants you access to 100+ brews, a commemorative tasting cup, live tunes, delicious food, craft vendors and special exhibits. Beer sampling is unlimited with your ticket, food and merchandise is available for purchase. We do ask that you drink responsibly – know your limits. Entrance will only be permitted to ticket holders 21 or older with a valid ID, no exceptions will be allowed.
Date: Saturday June 9th, 2018 from 12 pm – 4 pm and again from 6 pm – 10 pm
Address: Fox Park, between E. Burk and E. Montgomery Aves in Wildwood, NJ
Cost: Tickets

Cape May Hops Festival – June 23rd
Kick off summer in Cape May with some blues, brews and BBQ! This all-day outdoor family festival will feature local breweries, live music on the outdoor stage, and food vendors serving up some tasty BBQ favorites, plus a crafts and collectibles show and kids activities.
Date: Saturday June 23rd, 2018; 10am to 6pm
Address: 1048 Washington St, Cape May, New Jersey
Cost: Free to attend

7th Annual Craft Beer & Crab Festival– August 4th
Mark your calendar for the Seventh Annual event and come to the beautiful grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate for an all-day festival featuring local and regional craft beers to wash down favorite summer foods … steamed crabs, pulled pork, crab cakes, shrimp and hot dogs, as well as food from regional vendors.
Date: Saturday, August 4th, 2018; 10am to 6pm
Address: Cape May Craft Beer & Crab Festival; 1048 Washington St, Cape May, New Jersey
Cost: Free to Attend

BBQ & Craft Beer Fest @ Monmouth Park Racetrack – September 1st – 3rd
Details coming soon!
Dates: September 1st – 3rd, 2018
Address: Monmouth Park Racetrack; Oceanport Avenue, Oceanport NJ
Cost: TBD

Crafts and Drafts at Lone Eagle Brewing Fall Edition – September 16th
Neighboring the Stangl Factory Farmer’s Market and Arts Gallery is Lone Eagle Brewing. This craft brewery features a 12 tap bar downstairs, a loft with a private bar upstairs, and a garden patio. During the event, try the First Place Winner of the 2017 AC Beer Fest for best IPA, “The Maiden Flight West Coast Style IPA” while catching Sunday football on the big screen. FREE TO ATTEND!
Date: Sunday, September 16th, 2018; 12pm to 5pm
Address: 44 Stangl Rd, Flemington, NJ
Cost: Free

Crafts and Drafts at River Horse Brewing Company: Fall Edition – October 28th
Join 40+ unique makers and a couple food truck masters this fall for our third handmade market takeover inside the Ewing, New Jersey brewery warehouse. Vendors are welcome to sample the brew. This event is free to attend, family-friendly, and dogs are permitted in the tasting room only.
Date: Sunday, October 28th, 2018; 12pm to 5pm
Address: 2 Graphics Drive, Ewing Twp, NJ
Cost: Free

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