Atlantic City Beer Festival 2018

Atlantic City: You need to experience the best beer event in all of New Jersey on March 23 and March 24! ACBF is back and will be bigger than ever! Of course, we’ll be hosting our kickoff party on Thursday, March 22. You won’t want to miss this 3+ day long event!

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The 2018 Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival is returning to The Atlantic City Convention Center for another year of craft beer, tunes, food and flat-out fun on March 23-24! We would LOVE for you to be a part of the East Coat’s largest Beer Festival which sees over 27,000 Craft Beer loving humans over the weekend. For the second year in a row, The Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival has been voted the 2nd Best Beer Festival in the United States by USA Today! We want you to join us and experience it for yourself!

In addition to the phenomenal selection of beer, the Festival will also feature 200+ breweries, 800+ beers, 9 bands, with 3 National touring acts, 8 pop-up Atlantic County restaurants, 125+ vendors, seminars, cooking demos and plenty of fun, interactive experiences and of course Team NJCB and the New Jersey breweries in fulllllll effect with our annual collaboration beers!

The NJ Brewers Association will have a table with a few special firkins. Here’s how that looks.

Green Earth pale from Brotherton, Alementary Imperial Oatmeal Milk Stout, Cherry Pie from Forgotten Boardwalk. Double Dry Hopped IPA No 2 with Galaxy and Loral from Eight & Sand and more. Visit that table between Forgotten Boardwalk and Alementary. Come to Icarus for one of the NJCB Collabs they made with Dark City. Visit the NJCB table between Death of the Fox for the DOTF Collab. Just try them all. More info below.



NJCB Kickoff Pub Crawl round 1:
Thursday, March 22, 2PM-??

Join Team NJCB and brewery reps at the following restaurants during the times listed below. The pub crawl is pay as you go for beer, food and transportation. We’ll be hitting up each place listed below and finalizing the party at Chickies and Petes in Tropicana. Hotel prices for Thursday are $55 so you may want to stay for that! This is the 5th year we have thrown a kickoff party so we might as well do it at the places we’ve done it at for the last 4 years!

2-4 Vagabond
4-5 Iron Room
5-6 Wingcraft
7-? Chickies and Petes

There will be select NJ beers on tap at each venue throughout the day. There will also be cocktails made with Little Water Distillery products available! Chickies and Petes will have our ACBF Collabs available and a heavy concentration on other NJ beers! Plus we have invited everyone from the other venues and all of the breweries to join us at the party! Again, $55 hotel rooms make it easy!

NJCB Kickoff Pub Crawl round 2:
Friday, March 23, 1-3pm.

1-2 Little Water private tour. Meet over at Little Water and find out about the AC distillery doing great things! Try a limited cocktail menu during daytime hours when they aren’t normally open! Then head to…
215-3 Harry’s Oyster Bar for a beer before Team NJCB heads over to setup the NJCB table at the Festival!

===> THIS IS THE FACEBOOK EVENT just for the kickoff parties!

Friday, March 23 starting at 12PM until 5PM.

Session 1:
Friday, March 23, 8pm-12am

music from the Descendents

Session 2:
Saturday, March 24, 12pm-4pm

music from The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

Session 3:
Saturday, March 24, 6pm-10pm

music from Pepper


NJCB Member discounted tickets are going to run from November 19 – 26 & January 20 – 27.

11/19 starting 10am to 11/26 the tickets will be $48 plus fees and tax.  Use the code NJCB17 to save!

1/20 (starting at 10am) to 1/27 the tickets will be $51 plus fees and tax. Use the code NJCB18 to save!

3/5 (starting at 10am) to 3/8 the tickets will be 15% off! Use the code NJCB18 to save! The code is limited each session! Order right away!


There are general admission tickets (Member discounts are outlined above), VIP tickets & GA ticket + NJCB Membership included tickets available. The Ticket + Membership is admission to the festival and a 2018 Membership. The New Jersey Craft Beer package includes your general admission ticket to the festival and a 2018 NJCB Membership. Information on the NJCB Membership can be found on For each ticket package purchased- the NJCB Membership will be mailed out to the address used for purchasing. NJCB will be email the Ticketholder/Member with any additional details or questions about the Membership.

These Memberships will not be processed until ACBF ends. Please be on the lookout for an email on how to claim your 2018 Membership



Tropicana is offering NJCB Members and breweries the following deals for hotel rooms.

Thursday $55, Friday $135, Saturday $265 and Sunday $55. Plus their typical tax/fee/hotel charges.

Make reserverations using to take advantage of this. The Thursday deal is great especially for our Kickoff Party Pubcrawl!

THURSDAY Kickoff Pubcrawl Party

We’re hosting our 5th annual party! This time it’s a pubcrawl around AC with stops at the following starting Thursday afternoon!

  • Wingcraft
  • Vagabond
  • Chickies and Petes (Tropicana)
  • Iron Room / AC Bottle Company
  • Firewaters
  • Little Water Distillery
  • and more to be added as they unfold…

SUNDAY Afterparty

Sunday, March 25. Post Beer Fest Brunch at Iron Room. A recovery brunch with all you can eat micro plates & usually a flight of the featured brewery or a cocktail or manmosa made with one of the beers. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Our local NJ brewery will be Tuckahoe and Firestone Walker will be the other brewery featured during the long weekend!





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Atlantic City, NJ is gearing up to swim in oceans of beer for the 13th consecutive year at the 2018 Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival which was voted as one of the best Beer Festivals in the United States two years running by USA Today Readers! The Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival will return to the Atlantic City Convention Center in its entire suded splendor March 23rd through March 24th.

The Good Time Tricycle Productions team has worked long and hard to compile some of the top names in the craft beer industry and gather them all under one roof to pour their delicious brews for thousands of thirsty beer lovers. Over the years, the Festival has grown to include featured musical artists that set an amazing soundtrack to drink to! For 2018, The Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival is excited to welcome The Descendents, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones and Pepper to their main stage.

Festival goers in 2018 will see nearly 1,000 different beers from over 150 breweries, from around the corner to across the country. Participating breweries will showcase their unique libations and various styles giving attendees a well-rounded sampling of Craft Beer in the United States. The goal of The Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival is to promote and educate attendees on craft beer and the brew masters that create them. This event is the perfect opportunity for beer geeks, beer lovers and beer beginners to speak to the brains behind the brews. It is also an opportunity to discover and taste new brews and special “limited release” beers and ales.

If beer and music isn’t enough, the 2018 Festival will also feature well-known Atlantic County restaurants serving up their world-famous cuisine, culinary demonstrations, educational seminars, side show acts and some “off the wall” activities, including free play arcade, hot wing eating contests, yoga, larger-than-life corn hole, Silent Disco and so much more! In addition, non-brewery festival vendors will offer unique beer-related apparel and goods, sure to appeal to everyone.

In 2016, The Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival and DelMo Sports launched the first annual Hops Trot 5K. The Run was a huge success seeing almost 800 festive runners in its 2nd year! This year’s Hops Trot will take place Saturday, March 24th at 10:30 AM in conjunction with Session 2 of the Festival. This fun run will send racers around town to some of Atlantic City’s favorite watering holes, ending at the Convention Center just in time for Session 2 of The Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival. Costumes are encouraged! For more information and to sign up for the 3rd Annual Hops Trot 5K run, visit

Tickets for the 2018 Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival will be on-sale November 20th and attendees can choose from 3 Sessions:

Session 1 featuring The Descendents Friday, March 23rd from 8:00 pm – 12:00 am
Session 2 featuring The Mighty Mighty Bosstones Saturday, March 24th from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Session 3 featuring Pepper Saturday, March 24th from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Tickets are $60 in advance and can be purchased online at or (fees apply). Tickets are also available at Joe Canal’s Discount Liquor Outlets on Fire Road in Northfield or the Black Horse Pike in Egg Harbor Township. For group sales, call 609.348.7023 (no group discounts available online). The Festival also offers a “Designated Driver” ticket for $25, available at the door only, to further encourage attendee responsibility. Keep in mind the Festival has sold out for the last nine years, so don’t wait to get tickets.

The 2018 Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival will offer special hotel rates to festival attendees. Go to and click the Information link at the top of the page for hotel options.

All attendees are urged to taste responsibly. Please know your limits and book your hotel rooms now. No one under the age of 21 will be admitted into the show. Valid photo identification must be presented.

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Instagram / Twitter: #acbeerfest or @acbeerfest

2018 Featured Bands
The Descendents:
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones:

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