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

Uncorked and Uncapped: Wine, Beer and Food Festival – Sept 18

Enjoy an evening of fine wines, craft beers and interactive food stations at the 2014 Uncorked and Uncapped – Wine, Beer & Food Fest. Be sure to stop by and cast your vote for the home brew competition. All event proceeds will benefit The Arc of Essex County.

Date: Thursday, September 18th, 2013; 6:30pm
Address: Westminster Hotel: 550 W Mt Pleasant Ave, Livingston, NJ 07039
To Get Tickets Click Here

Beer on the Pier Festival in Belmar – Sept 27

belmar beer on the pier

What beats spending the afternoon sampling a wide array of the best craft beer from across New Jersey, the US and the globe, while enjoying the cool breezes and scenic vistas of the Shark River Inlet at Belmar Marina? The Second Annual Beer on the Pier festival will be help on Saturday, September 27th,2014 at the Belmar Marina; K Street Pier/  The festival features over 40 labels (12 oz or more) with representatives on hand. Food provided by 9th Ave Pier.A great way to say goodbye to summer and support the Belmar Relief Fund.

Two sessions: 12:30-3:30pm and 4:00-7:00pm

Hamilton Park BBQ Festival – Sept 27

Hamilton Park BBQ Festival is an Annual Event in September at Hamilton Square, Jersey City. Full of BBQ, vendors, live bands, fun and excitement, it is NOT to be missed!! Proceeds of the BBQ Festival support the Hamilton Park Conservancy!

Date: Saturday. September 27th, 2014; Noon to 8pm
Address: 232 Pavonia Ave, Jersey City, NJ
Cost: Free to attend

Red Bank Guinness Oyster Festival  in Red Bank – Sept 28

The Red Bank Guinness Oyster Festival is back on Sunday, September 28th (Rain Date Oct 5), 2014 from noon – 7pm. A huge family food and music festival featuring Red Bank’s top restaurants as well as entertainment with live music!    It will also be a family friendly event, with activities for the kids. Top bands performing on two stages with a mix of Irish music, blues, funk and rock and roll.  There will be tons of GUINNESS and fresh OYSTERS plus 25 of Red Bank’s favorite restaurants. The festival will be held in the White Street Parking Lot. The Red Bank Guinness Oyster Festival is a fundraiser for the Jane H. Booker Cancer Center at Riverview Medical Center, The Rutgers Cancer Institute of NJ, and Red Bank RiverCenter.

Admission is $5.00 for anyone over age 10.

The after-party begins at 7PM at THE DUBLIN HOUSE, 30 Monmouth Street, adjacent to the festival site.

Annual Highlands Oktoberfest – Oct 4


The 14th Annual Highlands Oktoberfest returns on Saturday, October 4th, 2014 from 2pm – 9pm at Veterans Park. Modeled on the traditional Munich, Germany Oktoberfest with an emphasis on eating; drinking and being merry while providing something for everyone. Authentic German food, children’s activities, crafters, live music, dancing and other great entertainment.  Executive Chef Butch Greenwaldt formerly of the Hofbrauhaus is preparing the menu with plenty of traditional German favorites hot off the grill such as bratwurst, knockwurst, kraut, potato pancakes, goulash, sauerbraten and Bavarian noodles along with other tasty fare to please the kids and those less adventurous. Quench your thirst with plenty of Oktoberfest Beers, both light and dark.

Admission and Parking is free.


Glassboro Craft Beer Festival – Oct 4

The Glassboro Craft Beer Festival will be held on Saturday, October 4th, 2014 from 1pm to 5pm on Rowan Boulevard in downtown Glassboro. This event features a sampling of a wide variety of craft beers from all over the country, along with food, fun, live entertainment and vendors tailored to craft beer enthusiasts.

Ticket price TBD.


Canal’s 5th Annual SJ Oktoberfest – Oct 10

The 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. Patrons must be 21 to attend. Reserve Now On-Line! Visit the website for more information.

Date: Friday, October 10th, 2014, 7pm to 10pm
Address: Masso’s Orchard Garden, 210 Delsea Dr. S., Glassboro, NJ
Cost: $30 in advance, $40 at the door. Get tickets HERE


The Big Brew Beer Festival in Morristown – Oct 11


The Big Brew Beer Festival will be held on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at The Morristown Armory; 430 Western Ave, Morristown, NJ. The event is split up into 2 sessions, an afternoon and evening session. VIP tickets are available.There will be over 200 Craft Beers – featuring fall seasonal brews, with unlimited tastings. This is a perfect opportunity for beer aficionados and beer lovers to meet, hang out, discover new beers and speak to brewery representatives.

VIP: 12:00 PM – 4:30 PM – $80; General Admission: 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM – $50;
Designated Driver: 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM – $10

VIP: 6:00 PM – 10.30 PM – $80; General Admission: 7:00 PM – 10.30 PM – $50;
Designated Driver 7:00 PM – 10.30 PM – $10

Advance General Admission Tickets: Session 1 – $50, Session 2 – $50
Note: GA ticket prices will increase two weeks before the show and again one week before the show: September 27 – October 3: Session 1 – $55, Session 2 – $55
October 4 – October 11: Session 1 – $60, Session 2 – $60

General Admission Tickets at the door (if still available): Session 1 – $65, Session 2 – $65
– Access to unlimited beer tastings of over 200 craft beer selections.
– Souvenir tasting glass

Advance VIP Tickets: Session 1 – $80, Session 2 – $80
Note: VIP ticket prices will increase two weeks before the show and again one week before the show:
September 27 – October 3: Session 1 – $85, Session 2 – $85
October 4 – October 11: Session 1 – $90, Session 2 – $90

VIP Tickets at the door (if still available): Session 1 – $95, Session 2 – $95
-Access to unlimited beer tastings of over 200 craft beer selections.
-An extra hour of tasting (Session 1: 12:00pm-1:00pm; Session 2: 6:00pm to 7:00 pm)
-Over 25 special and rare, VIP-only brews in roped-off VIP Lounge (available to VIPs throughout the entire session)
-Beer-infused hors d’oeuvres served buffet-style during the VIP extra hour (Session 1: 12:00pm-1:00pm; Session 2: 6:00pm to 7:00 pm)
-Souvenir tasting glass

There is a designated driver ticket for $10 in advance and $15 at the door.
For tickets visit here.. $10 off admission code: NJISNTBORING
You can also get more information on their facebook and twitter @BigBrewBeerFest


Bricktoberfest – Oct 18

Bricktoberfest, Saturday, October 18th at Windward Beach Park, 265 Princeton Avenue, Brick, NJ, 11 am – 5 pm. Featuring a Sauerkraut Eating Contest by Major League Eating — hmmm, will champ Joey Chestnut compete? Lots of fun for the kids, including boardwalk games, blow-up and mechanical rides. Beer & wine garden. Live music by local bands. Fun for the whole family.


Blend Central Jersey Beer Fest – Oct 25

Tickets will include beer, a pig roast, live music, and much, much more!

Date: Saturday, October 25th, 2014; 1pm to 5pm
Address: Blend Bistro & Bar, 911 Route 33, Hamilton, NJ
Cost: $15 to $55, But Tickets Here

9 thoughts on “New Jersey Craft Beer Events

  1. Kane Brewing Company – 1750 Bloomsbury Avenue, Ocean NJ ( open Friday 5PM – 8PM and Saturday 12PM – 5PM) Is one of New Jersey best craft breweries.

    Per Website – Launched in August of 2011, Kane Brewing Company is a small craft brewery located on the coast of New Jersey. Our focus is brewing American-style and Belgian influenced ales. All of our handcrafted beers are unfiltered, unpasteurized and brewed locally in our custom built brew house located in Ocean Township in Monmouth County. Most of our beers are draft-only and available at bars and restaurants in coastal, central and northern New Jersey where we hand deliver each beer to ensure the highest level of both beer freshness and service. We hope you enjoy drinking our beers as much as we enjoy creating them.

  2. Beer on the Boards – A Boardwalk Craft Beer Fest on Saturday March 22, 2014 at Martell’s Tiki Bar in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ.

    This is a fundraising event for the Point Pleasant Beach Chamber of Commerce. This will include a gourmet buffet and live music. Tickets are $55 per person. Many of the participating breweries are from New Jersey. There are 2 separate sessions – AFTERNOON 12:30-4:00 PM and EVENING 6:00-9:30 PM. Please refer to the website for more details.

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