1300 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Box Office: 732.897.6500
Asbury Park Beerfest
Coming to Convention Hall on October 8, 2011
Tickets Now On Sale!
Craft beers from all over the world, iconic retro beers, a cider bar and more!
Cheers to Beers! The first-ever Asbury Park Beer Festival is set to take place at Asbury Park's Convention Hall on the legendary Asbury Park Boardwalk on Saturday October 8, 2011 (Columbus Day Weekend). For this unique event, there will be two sessions for beer enthusiasts (21 and older) to partake in: 12pm-4pm and 6pm-10pm.
Tickets are $25.00 in advance and $30.00 on the day of the event, and include an Asbury Park Beerfest sampling glass with ticket purchase.
Featuring "craft" beers from all over the world as well as the iconic retro beers of a drinking time gone by, the inaugural Asbury Park Beerfest, presented by 95.9 WRAT and the Asbury Park Boardwalk, is sure to be a beer lovers paradise.
The Asbury Park Beerfest will feature some of the finest and high-end brews in the world, beer that has been hatched in historic brew houses that hearken back 1,000 years.
The hard to find brews include: Arcobrau's Zwickl Lager (Germany), Theakston's Old Peculiar (England), Steenebrugge (Belgium), Palm (Belgium), Rodenbach (Belgium), Boon (Belgium), Duvel (Belgium), Weltenburger (Germany) and Grimbergen (Germany) which was first brewed in 1128!
U.S. beer makers participating in the Asbury Park Beer Festival include:
Boston Brewery (Boston), Brooklyn Brewery (New York), Blue Moon (Colorado), Blur Point Brewing (Long Island), Erie Brewing Company (Pennsylvania), Harpoon (Boston), Keegan's (New York), McSorley's (New York), Ommegang (New York), Peak Organic (Maine), Magic Hat (Vermont), Sierra Nevada (California), Shinerbock (Texas).
Beers brewed in the Garden State include Flying Fish (Cherry Hill), Cricket Hill (Fairfield), Boaks (Pompton Lakes) and from the Jersey Shore, Kane Brewing Company (Ocean Twp.).
America's favorite drinking beers from a time gone by will be available in our special "Old Man Bar" which will feature some of America's historic cornerstone beers including: Pabst Blue Ribbon, Schaefer, Piels, Old Milwaukee, Schlitz, and last but not least, Colt 45.
For those who love Cider we have you covered with hippie favorite Woodchuck (Vermont), the infamous Woodpecker (England) and Doc's (Vermont).
The Asbury Park Beer Festival wants their patrons to be responsible and take alternate means of transportation. Tickets priced at $10 will be available for those who are "Designated Drivers" and Asbury Park Beer Festival attendees are encouraged to take New Jersey Transit trains to Asbury Park station. The Boardwalk Concierge will act as a "Taxi Stand", where cabs will be on standby to take customers home responsibly.
Partial proceeds from the Asbury Park Beer Festival coincide with the "real" Jersey Shore lifestyle, as monies will be given to non-profit organizations that are doing great work at the Jersey Shore. These organizations are the Sandy Hook, NJ based environmental group Clean Ocean Action and the children's organization, the Best Day Foundation.
Clean Ocean Action has been a national leader on environmental and coastal issues that affect the New Jersey coastline since 1985 and the Best Day Foundation shares the thrill of riding waves with kids with special needs with adventure-filled days help kids stretch their limits and reach towards their full potential.
Tickets to the Asbury Park Beer Festival are available through Ticketmaster.com (surcharges apply), the Stone Pony Box Office, and for no surcharge purchase, go to the Experience Asbury Store or the Boardwalk Concierge / Ticketing Center located in the Boardwalk Grand Arcade.
For more information Text APBeerFest to 39999 for updates.
On Twitter: APBoardwalk On Facebook: TheAsburyParkBoardwalk
Or visit http://www.wrat.com/Beerfest2011.aspx or http://apboardwalk.com
913 Ocean Ave.
In Asbury Park, NJ
At the corner of Second and Ocean
Artist John Bass was a Boardwalk attraction for many years. Once considered among the world’s fastest painters, he would complete full-size paintings for crowds of spectators in under 15 minutes.