Best NJ Beer Festivals and Events

New Jersey Beer Festivals

New Jersey beer festivals play host to a well over 50 major breweries and micro breweries with many brew masters and staff available to provide information on over 250 beers and ales.

NJ has made a mark in the beer brewing history of the United States. During the late 19th century, New Jersey was considered to be the nations hub of breweries and was home to some of the largest breweries in the United States.

With a large German immigrant population, there were many brew masters and owners who preserved the style of beer from their homelands. During the 1880s, there were no less than six breweries in Newark, NJ alone.

In 1935, the G. Krueger Brewing Company of Newark, New Jersey became the first brewer to market beer in steel cans. In that year, only about 25 percent of beer was packaged in bottles and cans -- the rest was kegged. Today, however, about 90 percent of America's beer production is consumed from bottles and cans.

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August 2017 New Jersey Beer Festivals

Cape May Beer Craft Festival
Cape May Craft Beer & Crab Festival
Saturday, August 5, 2017: 11am-6pm (Food served 11am-6pm)
The Emlen Physick Estate
1048 Washington St.
Cape May, NJ
Facebook page
This family event features live entertainment, some favorite NJ summer foods, craft beers, and some fun for the kids. All-day music on outdoor stage. An old-fashioned Victorian circus with jugglers and acrobats from the The Give & Take Jugglers Little Circus Crafts and collectibles show Craft beers and other spirits Admission to the grounds is free. There will be a charge for food, beverages and some activities. Commemorative T-shirts will be available
TRUCKerton Food Truck & Brew Fest
 August 12th & 13th, 2017; from 11am-5pm.
Tuckerton Seaport
120 W. Main Street
Tuckerton, NJ
Drive into the Tuckerton Seaport for “Truck”erton Food Truck & Brew for the "Grease" Edition (50's theme)
The event features over 20 gourmet food trucks over the two days from all over the East Coast, bringing a flavor blast to the Jersey Shore. Also, enjoy live music throughout the day and the craft beer garden with NJ's favorites on tap.
Edison Wine & Beer Festival
Edison’s Food, Wine & Beer Festival
August 19, 2017; Noon - 7pm
Papaianni Park
Central & Linden Ave.
Edison, NJ
Cost: $5 entry free Children under 10 are free
This family friendly event will feature some of Edison's top restaurants and food trucks, New jersey craft beers and Wine, live music, craft vendors, kids activities, and more. Proceeds from this event will support the Edison animal shelter.

September 2017 NJ Beer Festivals

Allaire Bacon, Bikes & Brews
Allaire Bacon, Bikes & Brews
September 2, 3, 2017; 11am to 5pm
Allaire Village
4265 Atlantic Ave.
Farmingdale, NJ
This Labor Day weekend family event features a celebration with good beer with a beer tent and garden, food trucks, live bands. kids activities, and historic tours and exhibits including displays of historic bikes and motorcycles.
Monmouth Park Labor Day Weekend BBQ & Craft Beer Festival
Monmouth Park Labor Day Weekend BBQ & Craft Beer Festival
September 2, 3, 4, 2017; 11:30am to 5:30pm
Monmouth Park Racetrack
Oceanport, NJ
The Monmouth Park Racetrack will be hosting their Annual Labor Day Weekend Festival filled with horse races, beer tasting, great barbecued food, and fun for the entire family. some of the Garden State's best BBQ joints. In addition, cool off with a cold one in the beer garden with live music.
Brew Blst Battleship New Jersey
Annual Brew Blast on the Battleship New Jersey
September 9, 2017, 1pm - 5pm
Battleship New Jersey
62 Battleship Place
(Located next to the Susquehanna Bank Center)
Camden, NJ
Website (Line-up & Tickets)
Cost: $20 - $40
All tickets include a free tour of the Battleship New Jersey
This event features a craft beer sampling of over 50 beers with live classic rock music on the tented deck of America’s most decorated battleship. There will also be great food available for purchase.
Jersey Drafts & Crafts Festival
Jersey Drafts & Crafts Festival
Saturday, September 16, 2017; 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
iPlay America
110 Schanck Rd
Freehold, NJ 07728
Website & Tickets
This event features everything Jersey made --- beer - music - food with over 30 breweries, distilleries, and vendors showcasing Jersey made cheese, chocolate, beef jerky and Jersey made craftsd. Limited VIP tickets available- VIP tickets gain access to a designated VIP area with special/limited beers. All attendees recieve a 50% off discount for iplay America (discount applies to multiple iplay passes so family members can enjoy while you are in the beer fest)
The 6th annual Stone Harbor Savor September Food, Wine and Beer Festival
Saturday, September 23, 2017; 12:00pm - 8:00pm
96th Street Shopping District
Stone Harbor, NJ
This annual family event features food, wine, microbrews, art, music and a taste of culture from the Stone Harbor area. Activities include Oyster and clam shucking, carnival games, zoo animals and art activities for kids, a grape stomping competition and a café with fire pits for the evening live entertainment.
Glassboro Craft Beer Fest
Glassboro Craft Beer Festival 
September 23, 2017
201 Rowan Blvd
Glassboro, NJ
Website Tickets
This event features local and regional breweries along with live music entertainment, in addition to food vendors on site selling food and non alcoholic beverages. Ticket holders will receive a tasting glass to sample beer. 2 ounce samples will be offered of each beer available.
Uncorked and Uncapped: Wine, Beer, and Food Fest
Uncorked and Uncapped: Wine, Beer, and Food Fest
Thursday, September 28, 2017; 6:30 pm
The Westminster Hotel
550 W Mt Pleasant Ave.
Livingston, NJ
Cost: $100 (Purchased through the website)
Attendees will enjoy a wide selection of fine wines, craft beers, spirit tastings, restaurant samplings, an awards program and a silent auction while supporting The Arc of Essex County and the nearly 1,500 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and their families.

October 2017 NJ Beer Festivals

Big Brew Beer Festival
The Big Brew Beer Festival
Saturday, October 7, 2017
The Morristown Armory
430 Western Ave.
Morristown, NJ 07960
Website & Tickets
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.
Live Entertainment Session 1 – DJ Richie Moscola, Session 2 – Stero Junkies
Central Jersey Beer Festival
Central Jersey Beer Festival
Saturday October 14, 2017; 12:00pm - 6:00pm (Rain or Shine)
Mercer County Park Festival Grounds. 
1665 Mercerville-Edinburg Rd
West Windsor, NJ
Website & Tickets
Cost: $10 General admission, $65 Beer Tasting Ticket, $85 VIP
This event features 6 hours of Live music and Food Festivities, and 4 hours of Beer Tasting (12:30pm-4:30pm)! There will be a variety of craft breweries including Troegs, 21st Amendment, Carton, Great Lakes, Weyerbacher, and Founders. Bring a picnic blanket or chairs and friends and spread out on the grass in the park. . A portion of the proceeds will go towards the MOVEMBER Foundation and the YWCA Breast Cancer Research Center Tickets include beer, live music, and plastic commemorative tasting glass unless you are 1 of first 500 to purchase a ticket, then you will receive a glass Tasting cup!
Lawn Chairs and/or Blankets welcomed.


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