The Best New Jersey 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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September 2016 New Jersey Beer Festivals

Allaire bikes, bacon and brews

Allaire Bacon, Bikes & Brews
September 3rd - 4th, 2016; 11am to 5pm
Allaire Village
4265 Atlantic Ave.
Farmingdale, NJ
This event features a weekend of 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 Beer Festival

Monmouth Park Labor Day Weekend BBQ & Craft Beer Festival
September 3, 4, 5, 2016; 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 Blast Battleship New Jersey

Annual Brew Blast on the Battleship New Jersey
September 10, 2016, 1pm - 5pm
Battleship New Jersey
62 Battleship Place
(Located next to the Susquehanna Bank Center)
Camden, NJ
Cost: $35 - $45
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.

Website (Line-up & Tickets)
Beer on the pier

Beer on the Pier
September 24th, 2016; (2 Sessions) Event is Rain or Shine.
K Street Pier
Belmar Marina
905 Route 35 South
Belmar, NJ
This event will feature a sampling of 50 different craft brews along with live music and a variety of food for purchase. Ticket price includes: Access to 2 ounce samplings of 50 different brews from 25 of America’s best craft breweries, A 5 oz. keepsake sampling glass & Pretzel Necklaces. Portion of proceeds to benefit Belmar First Aid Autism Awareness in Support of the Belmar Beach Bash.

Brews By The Bay Craft Beer Festival

Annual Brews by the Bay Craft Beer Festival
Saturday, September 10, 2016 @ 11:30 a.m.
Bayside Green by the Cape May Ferry Terminal
Cape May, NJ
This one day beer festival covering two states features more than twenty craft brewing companies participating in an event that straddles both sides of the Delaware. The festival kicks off at the Bayside Green by the Cape May Ferry Terminal at 11:30 a.m. and moves across the Bay to the Green next to the Lewes Ferry Terminal at 4:00 p.m. Participants have the choice of staying on one side or cruising aboard the Cape May-Lewes Ferry to check out the festival on both sides of the Delaware Bay! Both feature live music, local food, craft brews, and fun adult yard games. A ticket to the Cape May side includes fifteen 4-oz samples of New Jersey craft beer, with the option to purchase more, and a souvenir BBTB tasting glass! A ticket to the Lewes side includes samples of Delaware craft beer and a souvenir BBTB glass as well. A special package delivers access to both events, with the Ferry as your transportation between them.

Garden State Brewfest

Garden State Brewfest
September 24, 2016; VIP Experience at 12:00pm; General Admission 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Anchor Golf Center
Whippany, NJ
This event features an Oktoberfest experience with over 100 Breweries and 200 Beers under three large tents. The festive atmosphere is enhanced with live music and food.

Website (Tickets)

The 5th annual Stone Harbor Savor September Food, Wine and Beer Festival
Saturday, September 24, 2016; 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 FestivaL

Glassboro Craft Beer Festival
September 24, 2016
201 Rowan Blvd
Glassboro, NJ
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.

Website Tickets

October 2016 New Jersey Beer Festivals

Big Brew Beer Festival

The Big Brew Beer Festival
Saturday, October 1, 2016
The Morristown Armory
430 Western Ave.
Morristown, NJ 07960
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.

Website & Tickets
Central Jersey Beer Festival

Central Jersey Beer Festival
Saturday October 8, 2016 12:00pm - 6:00pm (Rain or Shine)
Mercer County Park Festival Grounds.
1665 Mercerville-Edinburg Rd
West Windsor, NJ
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!

Tropicana beer & whiskey festival
Tropicana's 1st Annual Beer & Whiskey Festival
October 15, 2016; from 2pm - 8pm
Tropicana Grand Exhibition Center
Atlantic City, NJ
This event features beer and whiskey, live entertainment, food, artisan crafters, beer & whiskey seminars, and more. There will be over 80 beers including craft, domestic and imported, in bottle and drafts, plus 30 whiskeys. Live entertainment will be provided by John Eddie and His Dirty Ol' Band. Tickets for the event will include a tasting glass, and beer and whiskey seminars. $30 in advance and $35 at the door, tickets can be purchased in advance at the Tropicana Box Office. Day-of-event tickets can be purchased in the Grand Exhibition Center.


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