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

6th Annual Chili Cook-Off & Homebrewing Contest – Mar 1

Bring your taste buds and best beer-drinking buds to Our Lady of Grace Gym located at 422 Willow Avenue on Sunday, March 1st, 2015 from 2-6pm for a competition that will make you sweat! This year’s proceeds will go to In Jesus’ Name Charities food pantry. Enjoy live music by Gravy Train, unlimited chili and beer samples and a heated competition! Sponsored by Rockefeller Group, 902 Brewing, hMAG, Ben & Jerry’s, and Hoboken Grace!

Date: Sunday, March 1st, 2015; 2pm to 6pm
Address: 422 Willow Avenue, Hoboken
Cost: $40, get tickets HERE

AC Beer and Music Festival - March 20 & 21

The focus of The Atlantic City Beer Festival is the promotion of craft beers and the brewers that create them. This event is the perfect opportunity for beer aficionados, beer lovers and the casual beer drinker to speak to company representatives and brewers responsible for some of their favorite brews. And it’s an opportunity to discover and taste new brews and special “limited release” beers and ales.

Dates: March 20th & 21st, 2015
Address: AC Convention Center; 1 Miss America Way; Atlantic City, NJ
Cost: $55 in advance. Ger tickets HERE

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Beers on the Boards – March 28

Date: Saturday, March 28th; 12:30pm to 9:30pm (2 sessions)
Address: Martells Tiki Bar; 308-310 Point Pleasant Boardwalk, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
Cost: $55 GA, $25 DD. Get Tickets Here

America on Tap - April 18

America On Tap is coming to Robbinsville, New Jersey on Saturday, April 18th at the Robbinsville Fieldhouse & Expo Center! 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 Saturday than with great friends, amazing beer, delicious food and live music!

Date: Saturday, April 18th, 2015; 2:30pm to 6pm
Address: Robbinsville Field House; 153 W Manor Way, Robbinsville
Cost: $35 in advance, $40 at the door. Buy tickets HERE

Warren Arts, Crafts, & Craft Beers – April 25

Original Artists & Crafters eligible for cash prizes. Online registration. The Festival includes Artists, Crafters, Vendors, Craft Beers, Live Music, & Horse Drawn Carriage Rides!

Date: April 25th, 2015
Address: Downtown Washington; 44 E. Washington Ave., Washington
Cost: TBD

The Big Brew Sussex Beer Festival – May 9

The Big Brew Sussex 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, May 9th, 2015; 1:30pm to 5:30pm
Address: Sussex County Fairgrounds 37 Plains Rd, Augusta
Cost: $10 for DD, $53+ for GA. Ticket prices increase as date gets closer. Get Tickets HERE

$10 off with the code NJISNTBORING

You can also get more information on their Facebook and Twitter @BigBrewBeerFest


Garden State Brew Fest - May 15

The Garden State Brewfest returns for its 4th year to Mt. Carmel Fairgrounds in Berkeley Heights, NJ on Saturday May 15th . Once again New Jersey’s largest outdoor beer festival will highlight over 30 local brewers hailing from NJ, NY and PA.

Date: Saturday, May 15th, 2015
Address: Mt. Carmel Society Fairgrounds; 56 River Road, Berkeley Heights, NJ
Cost: TBD

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: TBD

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

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

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.

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

More Info Coming Soon:

Sea Isle Craft Beer and Rock Festival – May TBD

Brew at the Zoo – June 27th

Belmar’s Beer on the Pier – June TBD

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

3 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.

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