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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November 2019 New Jersey Beer Festivals

Westfield Hops
Westfield Hops
November 2, 2019; 6PM - 10PM
Westfield Armory
500 Rahway Ave
Westfield, NJ
Cost: $60 - $70
This event features over 100 styles of craft beer & cider samples, great music from Mr. Lovejoy, access to great food, vendors, games & merchandise.

Crafts and Drafts at Jersey Girl Brewing
Crafts and Drafts at Jersey Girl Brewing
November 9, 2019; 2PM - 7PM
Jersey Girl Brewing Company
426 Sand Shore Rd
Hackettstown, NJ
Cost: Freeadmission
Marketspace returns to Jersey Girl Brewing for Crafts and Drafts on November 9, 2019. This pop-up handmade market features 16 local artisans inside of the brewery warehouse. You are also welcome to bring your own food into the brewery. Children are warmly welcomed!

Whiskey & Beer Dinner
Whiskey & Beer Dinner
November 23, 2019; 7PM - 10PM
The Palace at Somerset Park
333 Davidson Avenue
Somerset, NJ
Cost: $75 per person
This event features a night of good food, drinks and fun. The Chef has curated a menu to compliment New Jersey's best whiskey & beer. All Points West Distillery & Jersey Cyclone Brewing will guide you through this amazing event explaining all the finer points of Jersey's best whiskey & beer.

January 2020 New Jersey Beer Festivals

Asbury Park BeerFest
Asbury Park Beerfest
January 25, 26, 2020
Convention Hall
1300 Ocean Avenue
Asbury Park, NJ
Website / Tickets
Cost: $44 advance, $48 at the door
This event features local craft beers, cider, vendors, and more!
There will be 3 sessions from noon to 4 p.m. and 6 to 10 p.m. on January 25, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, January 26.

February 2020 New Jersey Beer Festivals

Great Beer Expo
reat Beer Expo: New Jersey
February 1, 2020: Session 1: 12:30PM 4:00pm, Session 2: 5:30pm-9:00pm
Meadowlands Exposition Center at Harmon Meadow
355 Plaza Dr.
Secaucus, NJ
The biggest names in brewing are getting ready for New Jersey's biggest pre-game tailgate party, the annual Great Beer Expo is a pay-one-price beer tasting extravaganza showcasing more than 70 breweries—local hometown Jersey favorites, award-winning American craft breweries, and international trend-setters—offering tastings of more than 150 beers in all

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