Best NJ Beer Festivals and Events

New Jersey Beer Festivals

New Jersey beer festivals play host to well over 100 major breweries and micro breweries

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: 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.

November 2021 New Jersey Beer Festivals

Beers on the Boards
Beers on the Boards
November 6, 2021
Martell’s Tiki Bar
308 Boardwalk
Point Pleasant, NJ 08742
Event Cost: $60.00
This event features Point Pleasant’s annual craft beer festival consisting of over 30 local craft breweries. There will be Two sessions: 12:30-4 & 6-9:30pm with live entertainment for each session, and a Gourmet all you can eat buffet

Crafts and Drafts at Jersey Girl Brewing
Crafts and Drafts at Jersey Girl Brewing
November 13th, 2021; 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Jersey Girl Brewing Company
426 Sand Shore Rd
Hackettstown, NJ
Cost: Free admission
This event features Crafts and Drafts. This is an outdoor craft market alongside the biergarten featuring local artisans. Patrons are welcome to bring or have delivered their own food into the biergarten. Free admission to the brewery and the market. This is a family and dog friendly event. Beer is available for purchase.

March 2022 New Jersey Beer Festivals

Jersey City Craft Brew Fest
Jersey City Craft Brew Fest
Saturday, March 12, 2022
Session 1: 1:00pm - 4:30pm -Session 2: 6:00pm - 9:30pm
Harborside 3 Atrium
153 Exchange Place
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Cost: $15 – $70
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.