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.


Note: This information is provided by event sponsors as a free service to our viewers. 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.

January 2018 New Jersey Beer Festivals

Asbury Park Beer Festival
The 2018 Asbury Park Beer fest
January 27, 28, 2018 ( two sessions on Saturday and one on Sunday
Convention Hall on the Asbury Park Boardwalk
1300 Ocean Avenue
Asbury Park, NJ 
Facebook page & on-line Tickets or in person at The Stone Pony box office (open Wednesday-Monday Noon-5pm and during shows). Prices as follows: Advance $40.00 Day of $45.00
This event features great beer, great food with "craft" beers from all over the world as well asciders and iconic retro beers. Participants can also enter beer sports, such as "Masskrugstemmen"




February 2018 New Jersey Beer Festivals

Great Beer Expo
The 8th Annual International Great Beer Expo
February 3, 2018
Meadowlands Exposition Center at Harmon Meadow
355 Plaza Dr
Secaucus, NJ
Tickets & Information
This event features a beer tasting extravaganza with more than 50 breweries with a sampling of over 150 beers from across the globe, Admission ticket includes admission to the Expo, a 5 oz. souvenir tasting cup, the freedom to enjoy 2 oz. samples from any exhibiting brewery, and the chance to learn something new at one of the Expo’s entertaining and educational beer seminars.آ 


Cheers Bergen Wine & Beer Festival
Cheers Bergen: Craft Beer & Wine Festival
February 17, 2018; 2 sessions
Westfield Garden State Plaza
1 Garden State Plaza,
Paramus, NJ
Website & Tickets General Admission - $60 Prices go up to $65 2/4/2018 and to $70 2/11/2018 Includes 5 ounce sample cup, unlimited samples of beer & wine, great music and access to delicious food, vendors & merchandise.
This events features over 100 Craft Brews & Wines with Unlimited Samplings, Great Food & Live Music




March 2018 NJ Beer Festivals

Big Brew Beer Festival
The Big Brew Beer Festival
Saturday, March 3, 2018
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:
Session 1 - Sick Star Nation Acoustic Duo
Session 2 - Stereo Junkies
There is free shuttle service to & from the Morristown Train Station


Atlantic City Beer Festival
Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival
March 23, 24, 2018
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, 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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