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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June 2019 NJ Beer Festivals

Hop Sauce Festival
Annual Hop Sauce Festival
June 1, 2019 (rain or shine)
Taylor Ave,
Beach Haven, NJ
Website (tickets & event schedule)
This family friendly event features good food, 100+ hot sauces, 50+ craft beers. live band entertainment, and plenty of fun activities for kids. The Hop Sauce Festival is a gathering of craft beer and spice enthusiasts. As Jetty's largest event, always on the Saturday after Memorial Day, the focus on brew and hot sauce is also paired with local fare, original music, and cultural vendors. A portion of the proceeds are always earmarked for Jetty's nonprofit arm, the Jetty Rock Foundation, which uses funds for youth initiatives, for those in need, and to enhance the community.

Wildwood Beer Fest
Wildwood Beer Fest
Saturday, June 8, 2019; 2 Sessions;12 pm – 4 pm, and 6 pm – 10 pm.
Fox Park
E. Burk & E. Montgomery Avenues
Wildwood, NJ
Website Tickets
Cost: $30
This beer tasting event celebrates the art of locally brewed craft beer will be equally exciting for the brew aficionado and novice alike. A ticket into this event grants you access 100+ brews, a commemorative tasting cup, live music, delicious food, craft vendors and special exhibits. Beer sampling is unlimited with your ticket.

New Jersey Beer Food Festival
New Jersey Beer and Food Festival
Saturday, June 15th, 2019; 3pm - 7pm
The Festival Field at Grand Cascades Lodge
Crystal Springs Resort
3 Wild Turkey Way
Hamburg, NJ
855-452-1845
Information & Tickets
This event features a day full of tasty food, a variety of craft beer, cider and traditional drafts! Attendees will get to enjoy their favorite brews and sample a variety of new flavorful beers, great locally-sourced food, and live music by Lima Bean Riot! For the full experience, check out their Brews & Birdies Golf Tournament which includes access to the NJ Beer & Food Festival in the afternoon

Six Flags International Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival
June 16 & 17, 2019: Noon -7pm
Six Flags Great Adventure
Jackson, NJ
Website
Cost: Cost of Park Admission
Six Flag's annual food truck festival with food trucks full of delicious treats from all over the world, plus beer!
Admission to the festival is included with theme park admission or a season pass. Food is available for an additional fee. Entrance to the event is located in Movietown. Discounted theme park tickets will also be available for the day.

Battleship New Jersey Craft Beer Festival
Battleship New Jersey Craft Beer Festival
June 22, 2019 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
100 Clinton St
Camden, NJ 
Website
Cost: $50 - $75
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.

Cape May Hops Festival
Cape May Hops Festival
Saturday, June 22, 2019;: 10am-6pm
on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate
1048 Washington St.
Cape May, NJ
Website
For more information, call 609-884-5404
Free Admission
Help us kick off summer in Cape May with some blues, brews and BBQ! This all-day outdoor family festival will feature local breweries, live music on the outdoor stage, and food vendors serving up some tasty BBQ favorites, plus a crafts and collectibles show and kids activities. Varying costs for food, beer, and crafts vendors ​ Live Music Frank Bey 10am-12noon Blue Bone 12noon-3pm James Supra/Sarah Ayers 3pm-6pm



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

Flemington Rotary Beer Fest
Flemington Rotary BeerFest: Craft Beer Tasting, Music & Food
October 19, 2019; 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Rain or shine)
Nex Level Arena
426 Case Boulevard
Flemington, New Jersey 08822
Web Site & Tickets
Contact: Bob Chittenden, 609-516-9306, Email: frbeerfest@gmail.com
Event Cost: $50 - early bird available, 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. In addition, food vendors and live music provided by SunDog.
Bring your friends, listen to good music, make pretzel necklaces and Give Back at the same time! Proceeds form this event will help support The Rotary Club of Flemington - providing humanitarian service and advance goodwill and peace in the Flemington Community and around the world.




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