(NJ Spice readers, scroll down for your $10 ticket discount code!)
Get set for the Beer BBQ Bacon Showdown (aka B3), taking place Saturday, November 7 at Waterloo Village Concert Field in Stanhope, NJ.
This is the FIRST festival to feature New Jersey-only craft beer, restaurants, food trucks and chefs, with a mouth-watering array of BBQ & bacon creations available for purchase. The Garden State has long been a home to fantastic food (yes, including BBQ) and nationally-recognized craft beer, so come out to celebrate our Jersey Pride!
20 great New Jersey breweries will be in attendance, each pouring 4 styles of beer (and one of these styles will be either a rare beer or a brew specifically created for the festival!).
B3 will take place outdoors & under tents. Attendees will also enjoy fabulous live music from 2 great NJ bands: the Acoustic Alt-Country Blues-Rock sounds of Stepping Stone and high energy covers from Mr. Lovejoy.
And to add to the excitement, there will be a competition to showcase culinary skills, with a panel of NJ celebrity judges choosing the best of the best, along with People’s Choice awards for Best Dish & Best Beer.
The VIP Hour (sponsored by New Jersey Craft Beer) takes place from 1pm – 2pm and will feature a meet & greet with the Brewers, Pitmasters & Chefs, first access to rare & special beers and appetizer samplings prepared by Tim “The Brew Chef” Schafer.
Both VIP and General Admission ticket holders will enjoy unlimited samples of beer, a mason jar mug and People’s Choice Ballot.
Beer BBQ Bacon Showdown is truly a one-of-a-kind New Jersey event; there is no other festival with NJ-only craft beer and food.
NJ Breweries (to date):
Angry Erik Brewing (Lafayette Township), Beach Haus Brewery (Belmar), Bolero Snort (Ridgefield Park), Carton Brewing (Atlantic Highlands), Cricket Hill (Fairfield), Flying Fish (Somerdale), Magnify Brewing (Fairfield), Ramstein Brewery (Butler), Tuckahoe Brewing Company (Ocean View), Gaslight Brewery & Restaurant (South Orange), 902 Brewing Company (Hoboken), River Horse (Ewing Township), Climax Brewing Co (Roselle Park), Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing (Cherry Hill), Demented Brewing (Middlesex), Cypress Brewing Co. (Edison)
[Full list of styles to date is available at: http://njbeerbbqfest.com/breweries]
Food Vendors (to date)
Hot Rod’s Real Pit BBQ (Wharton), Kimchi Smoke Barbecue (Hackensack), NJ Bar & Grill (Mine Hill), Smokin Chicks Got Wood BBQ (Bridgewater), Oink & Moo BBQ (Florham Park), Miller’s Ale House (Woodbridge), Texas Smoke Barbecue (Jefferson), Sullivan Catering (Budd Lake)
DATE: November 7, 2015
LOCATION: WATERLOO VILLAGE CONCERT FIELD, 1053 Waterloo Rd Stanhope, NJ (1 mile past the main village entrance, on the left). Parking is free.
SESSION TIMES: VIP HOUR Noon-1:00pm ~ GENERAL ADMISSION 1:00-5:00pm
SESSION PRICING: VIP: $85 ~ General Admission – $55 ~ Non-drinking GA -$25
[Note: VIP/ GA prices go up to $90/$60 on 10/24, and $95/$65 on 10/31
Attendees must be 21 or over.
THE $10 COUPON CODE FOR MY READERS IS NJSPICE.
Tickets are available online at: http://njbeerbbqfest.com/
All tickets include unlimited tastings and a souvenir tasting glass. Attendees can also vote on the People’s Choice Award for best beer at the festival.
Sponsors include New Jersey Craft Beer, Jersey Bites, No Idea Sports and Drinking Dirty in NJ. The event is a benefit for the restoration of historic Newton Fire Museum.