Fall Craft Beers in New Jersey

Enjoy seasonal drinks at these craft breweries
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New Jersey has an abundance of craft breweries throughout the state, as fall sets in, that means it’s time for these delicious seasonal beers, from Oktoberfest varieties to pumpkin beers. Celebrate autumn at these breweries and events.

Restaurant & Breweries

For great food paired with craft beer, stop by one of the many breweries offering a full food menu. Gaslight Brewery & Restaurant in South Orange always has eight beers on tap at any given time, some of which are seasonal brews. This fall, try the Oktoberfest, a lager made with German Munich and caramel malts.

Tun Tavern Brewery & Restaurant in Atlantic City makes an Oktoberfest-Marzen, as well as other seasonal beers that rotate based on availability, such as Apple Stout and Imperial Pumpkin Ale. In Woodridge, indulge in a pint of Chocolate Cherry Stout and American grill cuisine at J.J. Bitting Brewing Co.

Free Brewery Tours

To see where your favorite pint of beer comes from, take a free brewery tour at Cricket Hill Brewery in Fairfield, where seasonal beers such as Fall Festivus Ale and Pumpkin Ale have been released for fall. Cape May Brewing Company (Cape May) also offers seasonal brews and free brewery tours. Be sure to try the Honey Porter on Nitro and the Apple Bomb fruit beer while you’re here.

For traditional German beers that are made of non-GMO ingredients, take a tour and order a pint of seasonal Oktoberfest Lager a Butler’s High Point Brewing Company (whose products go by the brand name Ramstein). At Flying Fish Brewing Co. in Somerdale, take a free tour, and follow it up with a seasonal Oktoberfish, made with European malts and yeast.

More Brewery Tours

River Horse Brewing Company offers $5 brewery tours and seasonal beers, such as the bold Hipp-O-Lantern Imperial Pumpkin Ale, brewed with pumpkin and molasses.

Want to try a whole lineup of brewery stops and not have to worry about driving? Look up the next tour date from Brewtiful Tours or NJ Brew Tours. Both offer numerous brewery stops, and this is the most convenient way to sample an array of New Jersey breweries.

Upcoming Beer Events

September 10, 2016
Brew Blast (Camden)
Sample over 50 craft beers on the deck of a historic battleship.

September 10, 2016
Brews By The Bay (Cape May)
Two-state, day-long celebration of great craft beer.

September 10 – 11, 2016
Atlantic City Seafood Festival (Atlantic City)
Indulge in Atlantic City’s unique cuisine with Brews on NJ Tasting Tent.

September 24, 2016
Beer on the Pier (Belmar)
Sample 50 different beers during this street festival.

October 1, 2016
Big Brew Beer Festival (Morristown)
Discover new beers with over 200 unique tastings.

October 1, 2016
Highlands 16th Annual Oktoberfest (Highlands)
Enjoy authentic German food, live music and beers at this annual event.

October 8, 2016
Central Jersey Beer Festival (West Windsor)
Enjoy live music, food trucks, and outdoor beer tastings.

October 8, 2016
NJ’s Biggest Oktoberfest (Forest Lodge)
German traditional dances, cow bell ringing, and even Alp demonstrations come together with traditional German beer and food.

October 14, 2016
Put the “PUB” in Public Garden Beer Tasting (Summit)
Enjoy beers from Neshaminy Creek Brewing Co. at Reeves-Reed Arboretum.