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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.


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April 2020 NJ Beer Festivals

Crafts and Drafts at Jersey Girl Brewing
Crafts and Drafts at Jersey Girl Brewing
Saturday, April 18, 2020 at 2 PM – 7 PM
426 Sand Shore Rd,
Hackettstown, NJ
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Cost: Free
This indoor craft market features 22 local artisans. Patrons are welcome to bring or have delivered their own food into the brewery. Free admission into the brewery and the market. Children and dogs are warmly welcomed! Beer is available for purchase.
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Allaire BBQ & Brew Fest
Allaire BBQ & Brew Fest
April 25th and 26th, 2020; 11 am to 5 pm.
The Historic Village at Allaire
4265 Atlantic Ave.
Farmingdale, NJ 07727
732-747-4449
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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 2020 NJ Beer Festivals

Burlington Craft Beer Festival
Annual Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival
May 2, 2020: 3pm - 8pm (Event is rain or shine)
Burlington County Fairgrounds
1990 Jacksonville-Jobstown Road
Columbus, NJ 08022
Tickets
Event Contact Phone: 609-265-5858, Email: parks@co.burlington.nj.us
The afternoon will feature Gourmet Food Trucks, Craft Beer from local breweries, local wine, & live bands. Local breweries will have all of their finest brews on tap. Live music on the main stage throughout the day. VIP perks available.

Skylands Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival
Skylands Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival
May 2, 2020; 12:00 - 7:00 PM (Rain or shine)
Skylands Stadium
94 Championship Place
Augusta, NJ 07822
(973) 383-7644
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Adults: $5, Children 38 Tall and Shorter, 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

Highlands Brew by the Bay
3rd Annual Brew By the Bay
May 9, 2020: 1:00pm — 6:00pm
The Seafarer
1 Atlantic St.
Highlands, NJ 07732
732-291-4713Website / Tickets
Tickets: $25 and include six 4 oz. tastings and a pint of craft beer and a commemorative pilsner cup. Additional tastings can be purchased at the event for $2
This event features a tasting on the picturesque waterfront;. Live music by Stringbean & the Boardwalk Social Club, fire pits and delicious local fare.

New Jersey Motor Sports Park Beer Fest
New Jersey Motorsports Park for the Designer Wraps Beer Fest
May 23, 2020: 1PM – 5PM (Rain Date May 24)
8000 Dividing Creek Rd
Millville, NJ
Website / Tickets
Cost: $35, early entry tickets at $45, and VIP tickets at $75 -Parking will be $10 per car - cash only
Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend at NJMP. Attendees of the festival can expect up to 50 craft breweries and over 100 styles of beer, in addition to food trucks, vendors, music, and more. Participating breweries include Founders Brewing Company, Evil Genius Beer Company, Urban Village Brewing Company, Three 3's Brewing Company, Pinelands Brewing Company, and D9 Brewing Company, with more to come. On-track action during Memorial Day Weekend at NJMP includes car club racing on Thunderbolt Raceway and motorcycle club racing on Lightning. Both activities are free for spectators, beginning at 9AM. NJMP also offers go-karting, axe throwing, and paintball.

August 2020 NJ Beer Festivals

Atlantic City Beer & Music Festival
Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival
Rescheduled to August 7, 8, 2020
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.
Music by New Found Glory, Goldfinger, & Against Me.
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


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