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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September 2018 New Jersey Beer Festivals

Monmouth Park Labor Day Weekend BBQ & Craft Beer Festival
Monmouth Park Labor Day Weekend BBQ & Craft Beer Festival
September 1, 2, 3, 2018; 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.

Battleship New Jersey
WMGK Brew Blast
Saturday, September 8, 2018; 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Battleship New Jersey
100 Clinton St
Camden, NJ 
This event features beer tasting, live entertainment, and a free self-guided tour of the nation's most decorated ship.
Sample over 30 NJ Breweries while being entertained by the Cabin Dogs. Food available for purchase. Ticket includes a collectible sample glass and 15 4 oz. samples with the option to purchase more.  VIP tickets get in one hour early and allow you to try a range of special beers that may run out before main session starts.

Harvest Brew Fest
Harvest Brew Fest
September 15, 2018 10:00am - 6:00pm
Emlen Physick Estate
1048 Washington St.
Cape May, NJ 08204
Admission to the grounds is free and free parking is available..
This family oriented event features a celebration of all things local. Enjoy local food vendors, local artisans, local craft beers and local musical talent. Their will be Give & Take Jugglers Little Circus.
Taps flow beginning at 10am.
Stone Harbor Savor September Festival
The 7th annual Stone Harbor Savor September Food, Wine and Beer Festival
Saturday, September 22, 2018; 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.

Uncorked & Uncapped: Wine, Beer, and Food Fest
5th Annual Uncorked & Uncapped: Wine, Beer, and Food Fest
September 27, 2018; 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Wilshire Grand Hotel
350 Pleasant Valley Way
West Orange, NJ 07052
Web Site & Tickets
Contact: Nicole McVeigh, Phone: 973-535-1181, Email:
Event Cost: $100
This fundraiser features a wide selection of fine wines, craft beers, spirit tastings, restaurant samplings, an awards program, and a silent auction.
All proceeds will benefit The Arc’s programs and services that support individuals with Down syndrome, Autism, and other intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families. The Arc of Essex County is the largest service provider to individuals living with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families in Essex County, New Jersey.

Food Truck & Craft Beer Fest at Yogi Berra Stadium
Food Truck & Craft Beer Fest at Yogi Berra Stadium
Saturday, September 29, 2018; 12pm to 7pm
Yogi Berra Stadium
8 Yogi Berra Drive
Little Falls, NJ
Contact: Kirsten Muhaw; Phone: 973-450-1070, Email:
Cost: Entry is $5 for 13 & Older; Free for Kids 12 & Younger. Parking is Free
This all-day party is fun for the whole family. Parking is FREE. The Food Truck & Craft Beer Fest will feature more than 20 food trucks with a variety of delicious fare, a beer garden with over 50 different craft beers, and great live music. Family Fun will also include a Bounce House, a Mechanical Bull and plenty of backyard games including Knockerball, Ladderball, KanJam and Cornhole.

Flemington Rotary Beer Fest
Flemington Rotary BeerFest: Craft Beer Tasting, Music & Food
September 29, 2018; 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM (Rain or shine) If it rains, tents will be provided.
Liberty Village Outlet Marketplace
44 Stangl Road
Flemington, New Jersey 08822
Web Site & Tickets
Contact: Ira Liebross, Event Chair
Cost: $40.00 General Session, $50.00 VIP Session, Designated Driver: $10.00
All participants will receive one (1) tasting glass for sampling.
This event will feature 30 Breweries with over 60 types of beers to taste and sample. Live Music by the band SunDog to enjoy. Also food available to purchase from local restaurants and food trucks.
A limited number of tickets will be offered in two different tasting sessions.

Glassboro Craft Beer Festival 
September 29, 2018; 1pm - 5pm
201 Rowan Blvd
Glassboro, NJ
Website Tickets
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.

Golden Nugget Craft Beer Festival
Golden Nugget Craft Beer Festival
September 29, 2018; @8pm -11pm
Golden Nugget
600 Huron Ave.
Atlantic City, NJ
Admission is $59 to $69. Police officers, firefighters and teachers who show credentials could get in for $45
The festival will start at 8 p.m. and offer more than 99 varieties of craft beer from more than 30 breweries, appetizers and live entertainment.

October 2018 New Jersey Beer Festivals

Big Brew Beer Festival
The Big Brew Beer Festival
Saturday, October 6, 2018; Session 1, 12:00 pm - 4:00pm & Session 2, 5:30pm - 9:30p
The Morristown Armory
430 Western Ave.
Morristown, NJ 07960
Website & Tickets
Cost: $15 & $60
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. Enjoy great food, vendors & live music. Free shuttle to and from the Morristown Train Station

Central Jersey Beer Festival
Saturday, October 13, 2018; 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 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.

Tropicana Beer Whiskey Festival
Tropicana's Annual Beer & Whiskey Festival
Saturday, October 13, 2018; from 2pm - 8pm
Tropicana Grand Exhibition Center
Atlantic City, NJ
Tickets ( $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)
This event features beer and whiskey, live entertainment, food, artisan crafters, beer & whiskey seminars, and more. There will be over 60 beers including craft, domestic and imported, in bottle and drafts, plus 30 whiskeys. Tickets for the event will include a tasting glass, and beer and whiskey seminars.

Seton Village Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival 
Friday, October 19, 2018; 5pm to 10pm
Irvington Ave (corner of Irvington Ave and Ward Pl)
South Orange, NJ
Facebook Page
Cost: Free to Attend
This annual event features live music and a full lineup of sumptuous food trucks and craft beer choices.

Big Brew Sussex Beer Festival
Big Brew Sussex Beer Festival
Friday, October 26, 2018; 7pm -11pm
Sussex County Fairgrounds
37 Plains Rd
Augusta, NJ
Tickets & Info
Cost: On-line - $15 - $65
This event features over 100 unique tastings. it's a great place to discover new beers and speak to brewery representatives. Also includes Food, Live music, and more!
Ticket price includes a souvenir five oz. tasting glass with a two ounce pour line. You are welcome to sample any beer that the brewers have.

November 2018 New Jersey Beer Festivals

Jersey City Craft Brew Fes
Jersey City Craft Brew Fest
Saturday, November 17th, 2018 (Session 1) 1PM-4:30PM; (Session 2) 6:00-9:30PM
3 Atrium
Jersey City, NJ
In the spirit of Oktoberfest, a traditional German celebration of beer and countrymen will be held over with more than 150 styles of craft beers featuuring many NJ craft breweries. This event will feature an eclectic local variety of superbly fermented beer and cider in all styles combining the best elements of a Beer Garden with the staggering array of choices found only at a Craft Beer Festival. Guests will enjoy unlimited craft beer samples for the entire evening paired with live entertainment, Food and Interactive Games.

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