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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March 2017 New Jersey Beer Festivals

Big Brew Beer Festival
The Big Brew Beer Festival
Saturday, March 4, 2017
The Morristown Armory
430 Western Ave.
Morristown, NJ 07960
Tickets & Information
With two sessions, 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 - Sick Star Nation Acoustic Duo
Session 2 - Stereo Junkies
There is free shuttle service to & from the Morristown Train Station
Beers on the Boards
Beers on the Boards
Saturday March 25, 2017
Martell's Tiki Bar
308-310 Point Pleasant Boardwalk
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 
This event features great food and awesome beer held inside and outside during theafternoon session and mainly inside for the evening. Over 35 breweries will be participating along with a gourmet buffet menu with some beer-inspired items and interesting pairings and a few entrees cooked with beer. Your ticket includes the full buffet and 2 ounce pours of more than 80 different beers during your selected session. This year the Brue Crew band will be performing at both sessions.Two Sessions:
Afternoon12:30-4:00 PM & Evening 6:00-9:30 PM

April 2017 New Jersey Beer Festivals

AC Beer Festival
Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival
March 31, April 1, 2017
Atlantic City Convention Center
Atlantic City, NJ
Tickets & Information
This event features a celebration of a decade of AC music, brews, breweries. Attendees will experience over 1,000 different beers from 150 breweries, the biggest music acts to date, interactive touch points such as life size beer pong and a pop-up jam band space, a state-of-the-art March Madness viewing area and culinary offerings from our favorite AC food and beverage joints.
Three sessions:
Session 1 Friday, 12:00 am
Session 2 Saturday, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Session 3 Saturday, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

May 2017 New Jersey Beer Festivals

“Truck”erton Food Truck & Brew Fest – Pork Roll vs Taylor Ham
May 6, 2017 @ 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuckerton Seaport
120 W. Main Street
Tuckerton, NJ
This weekend event features craft beers, live music, fun, and food from over a dozen food trucks from all over the East Coast. The craft beer garden will have favorites from local brewery, Pinelands Brewing Co. Additionally, Laurita Winery will host two tents with wine samples and sales. This year’s event will also hold a giant Seaport Pong tournament!
The live music lineup includes The Pickles, Diablo Sandwich, Nectar & Ambrosia, Billy Walton Band, and Gary Phillips. Beach chairs and blankets are welcomed!. Event admission is $8 for adults, and free for Seaport Members and children under 5. Save $1 on admission by bringing an item to donate to the Tuckerton Food Pantry.
Beer BBQ Bacon
The Beer BBQ Bacon Showdown
May 20, 2017; 12pm-1pm VIP Hour; 1pm -5pm General Admission
Lewis Morris Park
Doe Meadow Field
270 Mendham Road
Morristown, NJ
Website (tickets & event schedule)
This event features New Jersey Beer in connection with restaurants, gourmet food trucks & chefs to provide mouth watering BBQ & Bacon creations, all available for purchase. There will be a competition to showcase their culinary skills, with a panel of celebrity judges choosing the best of the best, along with People’s Choice awards for Best Dish & Best Beer. 20 New Jersey Breweries will be in attendance, each bringing 4 styles of Beer. The event will take place outdoors under tents. Live entertainment will feature Street Hassle and The Brass Balls.


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