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

Art on Tap: A Beer and Food Tasting Event – June 7


Sample an assortment of beers and tempt your palate with delicious food at the Hunterdon Art Museum’s third annual “Art on Tap,” from 2 to 5 pm. Proceeds from the beer-and-food tasting fundraiser help support the Museum’s education programs including its class for adults with disabilities.

Date: June 7th, 2015; 2pm to 5pm
Address: Hunterdon Art Museum; 7 Lower Center St., Clinton
Cost: $35, $15 DD. Get tickets Here

Wildwood Beer Fest – June 13 & 14


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 – this first time festival will be equally exciting for the brew aficionado and novice alike. A ticket into this inaugural event grants you access to 100+ brews, a commemorative tasting cup, live tunes, delicious food and craft vendors. Beer sampling is unlimited with your ticket, food and merchandise is available for purchase.

Dates: June 13th & 14th, 2015
Address: Fox Park; E. Burk & Ocean Avenues, Wildwood
Cost: $40. Buy them HERE

Somerville Craft Beer Fest – June 21


Come celebrate Father’s day with everything Dad loves; live music, good food, great beer and nice weather!Tapastre is hosting another of our annual Craft Beer Fests in Downtown Somerville. Located on Main street, in between Bridge and Grove, the fest will feature:
Live music on stage all day. Great food from local downtown Somerville restaurants like Division Cafe, Hansel ‘n Griddle, Court House Sub Shop and more!

Amazing beers from the following breweries:
Stone Brewing Co., Founders Brewing Company, Abita Beer, Great Lakes Brewing Company, Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing, Captain Lawrence Brewing Company, Dogfish Head Beer, Oskar Blues Brewery, Tröegs Brewing Company, SLY FOX BEER, Weyerbacher Brewing, Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company, River Horse Brewing Co., Flounder Brewing, Carton Brewing, Kane Brewing Company, AND MORE!

Event is open to all ages, 21+ with ID to drink. There will be a cash bar to pay as you go, no credit cards.

Portions of all proceeds will go to benefit St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center.

Date: Sunday, June 21st, 2015; 12pm to 7pm
Address: Downtown Somerville, Somerville NJ
Cost: $5 entrance fee gets you your tasting glass.Tastes will be $1-$2. Full pours $5-$7.

Brew at the Zoo – June 27


Turtle Back Zoo will celebrate its 52nd anniversary by hosting a craft beer festival on June 27, 2015 from 6:00 PM-9:00 PM. The festival will feature live entertainment, 50 nifty brewers with a selection of 100 craft beers and more fabulous food trucks. Many of the zoo’s exhibits will be open to browse during the event. Only guests ages 21 and over will be permitted.

Date: Saturday, June 27th, 2015; 6pm to 9pm
Address: Turtle Back Zoo; 560 Northfield Ave, West Orange
Cost: $60, buy tickets HERE

Annual Brewfest at the Ballpark – June 27

The BlueClaws partnered on the second BrewFest At The Ballpark. The full-day event includes sampling from over 100 types of beer, food, merchandise, a souvenir glass, and much more.

Date: June 27th, 2015; 2 Sessions
Address: FirstEnergy Park; 2 Stadium Way, Lakewood
Cost: TBD

Garden State Craft Brewers Guild Beer Festival – June 27

The Garden State Craft Brewers Guild Beer Festival will be back aboard the Battleship from 1 pm – 5 pm. Enjoy a tour of the Battleship, live music, a souvenir sampling mug, delicious food and beer from 21 breweries throughout New Jersey!

Date: Saturday, June 27th, 2015; 1pm to 5pm
Address: Battleship NJ; 62 Battleship Pl., Camden
Cost: TBD

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

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

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

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

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: TBD

More Info Coming Soon:

Sea Isle Craft Beer and Rock Festival – May TBD

Belmar’s Beer on the Pier – June TBD

“Truck”erton Food Truck and Beer Fest – August 15, 2015

Garden State Brew Fest 

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