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.

Note: This information is provided by event sponsors as a free service to our viewers. Sometimes conditions require cancellations or changes of dates, times and location which are not reflected in the original schedule. Before planning a trip to visit one of the listed events, it is suggested that you call the event sponsor to confirm the event schedule or for additional information on the event.

January 2017 New Jersey Beer Festivals

Cape May Ferry Beer Dinners

Cape May Lewes Ferry Beer Pairing Dinner with 7 Mile Brewery
Friday, January 6th, 2017: @ 5:30pm
Cape May Ferry Terminal
Cape May, NJ
For Tickets: 800.643.3779, Cost: $59/person including beer, food, tax, and gratuities
Looking to tempt your taste buds? The Ferry has partnered with local craft breweries to host five-course dinners with special menus. Every dinner has a unique menu and unique beer pairings. Brewery representatives will be on-hand to discuss the various beer styles offered. Due to limited capacity, reservations are required.

Asbury Park Beer Fest
The 2017 Asbury Park Beer fest
January 28, 29, 2017( two sessions on Saturday and one on Sunday
Convention Hall on the Asbury Park Boardwalk
1300 Ocean Avenue
Asbury Park, NJ 
Facebook page (Tickets and information) or in person at The Stone Pony box office (open Wednesday-Monday Noon-5pm and during shows).
This event features great beer, great food with "craft" beers from all over the world as well asciders and iconic retro beers. Participants can also enter beer sports, such as "Masskrugstemmen" (a beer-stein-holding contest) and 95.9 FM WRAT Radio will be also have on-air talent present and will be broadcasting live for an exceptionally good time.

February 2017 New Jersey Beer Festivals

Great Beer Expo
The Annual International Great Beer Expo
February 4, 2017
Meadowlands Exposition Center at Harmon Meadow
355 Plaza Dr
Secaucus, NJ
Tickets & Information
This event features a beer tasting extravaganza with more than 50 breweries with a sampling of over 150 beers from across the globe, Admission ticket includes admission to the Expo, a 5 oz. souvenir tasting cup, the freedom to enjoy 2 oz. samples from any exhibiting brewery, and the chance to learn something new at one of the Expo’s entertaining and educational beer seminars. 

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
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


Have a comment about what you just read! Leave a comment in the box below.