Beer BBQ Bacon Showdown: Taste & Drink the Best of NJ on May 19!

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BBB showdown attendee One-of-a-Kind, All-Jersey Event Set to Showcase the State’s Finest Craft Beer & Food

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The Garden State has long been a home to fantastic food (yes, including BBQ) and nationally recognized craft beer. Now, the time has finally come for a festival to celebrate our Jersey Pride! Get set for the return of the annual Beer BBQ Bacon Showdown, taking place Saturday, May 19, at Morristown Armory in Morristown, NJ (NOTE: Location has been updated due to the weather forecast).

This festival features New Jersey-only craft beer, restaurants, chefs, and food trucks, with a mouth-watering array of BBQ and bacon creations available for purchase.

Thirty fantastic New Jersey breweries will be in attendance, each pouring four styles of beer—and one of these styles will either be a rare beer or a brew specifically created for the festival!

The Beer BBQ Bacon Showdown will take place outdoors and under tents. Attendees will enjoy fabulous live music from New Jersey’s own Street Hassle and the Brass Balls.

And to add to the all-Jersey 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 and Best Beer.

Last year’s judges including Deborah Smith and Peter Culos, of Jersey Bites.

The VIP Hour takes place from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. and will feature a meet and greet with the brewers, pitmasters, and chefs, first access to rare and special beers, and a delicious buffet prepared by Chef Chris Masey, of South Street Social. The buffet is exclusive to VIP ticket holders. Carton Brewing will also bring two styles of beer exclusively for the VIP hour.

Both VIP and General Admission ticket holders will enjoy samples of beer, a mason jar mug, and a People’s Choice Ballot.

BBB mason jar mugs
BBB mason jar mugs

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.  Don’t miss a chance to celebrate the best of New Jersey!

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NJ Breweries

  • 2nd Act Beer
  • 902 Brewing
  • The Alementar
  • Angry Erik
  • Bolero Snort
  • Brix City
  • Brotherton
  • Cape May Brewing
  • Cricket Hill, Cypress
  • Czig Meister
  • Dark City
  • Demented
  • Departed Soles
  • Double Nickel
  • Flounder Brewing
  • Flying Fish
  • Fort Nonsense
  • Icarus
  • Jersey Girl
  • Lone Eagle
  • Man Skirt
  • New Jersey Beer Co.
  • Pinelands
  • Ramstein
  • River Horse
  • Ship Bottom
  • Three 3’s
  • Twin Elephant
  • Two Ton

Full list of styles to date is available here.

NJ Food (to date)

  • Bacon Me Crazy (Jersey City)
  • Bearded One BBQ (Rahway)
  • El Lechon De Negron (Union)
  • The Guac Spot (Little Falls)
  • Kimchi Smoke (Paramus)
  • Sauced and Rubbed (Port Murray)
  • Taste of Poland (Great Meadows)
  • Texas Smoke Barbecue (Jefferson)

May 19, 2018

Morristown Armory
430 Western Ave, Morristown, NJ

12 p.m. to 1 p.m. VIP HOUR
1 p.m. to 5 p,m. GENERAL ADMISSION

VIP: $85
General Admission (GA): $55
Non-drinking GA: $20

Note: VIP/GA prices go up to $90/$60 on May 6, and $95/$65 on May 13.

Tickets are available online here.

All tickets include mason jar mug, unlimited samples of beer, and great music. Attendees can also vote on the People’s Choice Award for best beer at the festival.

Sponsors include New Jersey Craft Beer and No Idea Sports. The event is a benefit for The Chester First Aid Squad. The event is 21 and over with photo ID and parking is free.