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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March 2019 NJ Beer Festivals

The Big Brew Beer Festival
The Big Brew Beer Festival
Saturday March 2, 2019: 12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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.
There is free shuttle service to & from the Morristown Train Station

Beers On The Boards
Beers on the Boards
Saturday March 23, 2019; 11:30am - 9:30 PM
Martell's Tiki Bar
308-310 Point Pleasant Boardwalk
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 
Cost: All beer and all food is included in the ticket price and at $60
Enjoy unlimited samples of fine craft beer from over 40 breweries AND unlimited food from our gourmet buffet (open all day). Get your tickets NOW though because there is limited space and we do not oversell this event. New in 2019 - Mike Dalton and his band will be on the main stage for both sessions! The Best Jersey Beer contest winner will go on tap at Martell's for the season and you get to pick it!!!
Atlantic City Beer Festival
Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival
March 29, 30, 2019
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, 8am - 12:00 am, Session 2 Saturday, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm, & Session 3 Saturday, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

April 2019 NJ Beer Festivals

Harborside Craft Brew Fest
Harborside Craft Brew Fest
April 13, 2019; 2 Sessions: (Session ) 1 - 4:30PM; (Session2) 6 - 9:30PM
3 Atrium
Jersey City, NJ
This event will feature local variety of fermented beer and cider in all styles combining the best elements of a Beer Garden with a wide variety of choices found only at a Craft Beer Festival. Attendees will enjoy unlimited craft beer samples for the entire evening paired with live entertainment, Food and Interactive Games.

Allaire BBQ & Brews
Allaire BBQ & Brews
April 27th and 28th, 2019; 11 am to 5 pm.
The Historic Village at Allaire
4265 Atlantic Ave.
Farmingdale, NJ 07727
Enjoy a family fun day with a Beer Garden – Serving beer and hard cider, Award winning BBQ, Food Trucks, Crafters, 19th Century games, and Live entertainment,. The historic village will be providing craft demonstrations at the blacksmith shop and carpentry shop. All historic buildings will be open for tours with costumed interpreters. There will be also historic children's games being demonstrated.

May 2019 NJ Beer Festivals

Skylands Food & Truck Festival
Skylands Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival
Saturday, May 4, 2019; 12:00 - 7:00 PM
Skylands Stadium
94 Championship Place
Augusta, NJ 07822
(973) 383-7644
Adults: $5, Children 12 and under: Free
This family event features more than 25 food trucks with a variety of delicious fare • Over 100 craft beers • A variety of hard ciders, hard sodas, flavored drinks, and wine • Backyard games and activities, including Ladderball, KanJam, Wiffle ball, volleyball, carnival games, and bounce houses • Great live music • Sports on our giant video board • Shopping with local vendors • Free parking

Meadowlands Beer Fest
Meadowlands Racetrack's Spring Beer Fest
Saturday, May 18, 2019; 4:30 PM - 9:30 PM ( rain or shine)
Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment
1 Racetrack Dr.
East Rutherford, NJ 07073
Walk-up tickets available
Admission : $75 VIP Tickets, $35 GA Tickets ($45 at the door)
This beerfest features 60+ total producers breweries, great food, plus watch and wager on the world's greatest harness racing (post time 7:15 pm).
$75 VIP Ticket: includes admission, VIP Lounge, special VIP food buffet, tasting glass, Exclusive VIP tastings and 1 additional hour of sampling (limited to 200).
$35 GA Ticket: includes admission, tasting glass and 4 hour sampling.
$45 for day of GA ticket purchase: includes admission, tasting glass and 4 hour sampling All ticket holders have access to samplings, pairings, educational seminars

October 2019 NJ Beer Festivals

Central Jersey Beer Festival
Central Jersey Beer Festival
Saturday October 12, 2019; Beer tasting 1PM - 5PM** (Rain or Shine, Tents will be used in case of inclement weather!)
Mercer County Park Festival Grounds. 
1665 Mercerville-Edinburg Rd
West Windsor, NJ
Website & Tickets
Cost: $10 General admission, $60 Presale VIP Beer Tasting Ticket, $80 VIP
VIP Entry & Tasting beginning at 12PM Cash bar, food trucks, and music until 6PM
This event features over 150 beers, live music, food, and 4 hours of Beer Tasting. Bring a picnic blanket or chairs and friends and spread out on the grass in the park

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