Atlantic city beer festival 2022

Atlantic City: The biggest beer festival in NJ is back and better than before. Here’s what you need to know!

Starting in 2006 with 3,000 people and less than 30 breweries, the original Atlantic City Beer Festival or “Celebration of The Suds” was born. Over the past 16 years, our event has undergone countless changes, added innumerable breweries to the roster, and to date has seen nearly half a million people! We’re proud of our history, and we know first-hand that evolution has played a factor in our success. From our first year seeing 3,000 people, now we annually see over 27,000 throughout the festival weekend. This year (2022) we switched it up and are taking the festival to its new outdoor location on Bader Field, covering well over 1.4 million square feet.

On Saturday, June 4 and Sunday June 5, The ACBF is back and with 2 sessions and plenty of beer and music and MORE this year!

Here are a few things you need to know (or answers to questions you may have)
• Tickets are on sale as of November 24. Tickets are $65 (plus fees and tax) no longer through Ticketmaster. Ticket prices will increase to $70 plus fees on February 2.

With over 150 brewers and vendors and killer bands, now’s the time to get your tickets from or at JOE CANAL’S DISCOUNT LIQUOR – EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP locations on Fire Rd or Black Horse Pike.

NJCB Members (and potential Members)

  • Stay tuned for a discount ticket code specific for you in your email. NJCB Members, discounted tickets will be available April 25 until May 1.
  • Hotel discounts are available at Tropicana! Use this link to get your hotel stay while they last!
  • Iron Hill Brewery is the host of one of the NJCB Collaboration beer! Stay tuned for details on this pale ale. It will be on tap at Chickies and Petes, Vagabond AC and perhaps a few more locations.
  • Ross Brewing is making another NJCB Collaboration beer for the upcoming festival season. It will be on tap at the festival and more. It’s a sour. Get ready.
  • Details and more about the NJCB Kickoff Party and brunch events can be found here and below. We’re putting a few special beers on tap at Chickies and Petes and Vagabond.
  • RSVP for the official ACBF Facebook event page.

NJCB Kickoff Parties and Brunches

  • Friday, June 3 starting at 5PM @ Chickies and Petes in Tropicana a killer array of local beers including some special kegs and collaboration beers.
  • Saturday, June 4 starting at 11AM @ Chickies and Petes in Tropicana for brunch beers and food.
  • Sunday, June 5 starting at 9AM @ Vagabond for brunch beers and food before you walk across the street to Bader Field.

Here’s more info on that…

The NJCB x Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival Kickoff Party is happening on June 3 at Chickies and Petes in Tropicana starting at 5PM. We’ll have a few special beers on tap including the NJCB Collab with Iron Hill. There will also be the soft launch of another NJCB Collab with Ross Brewing. Some killer local beers including some from The Seed, Axe and Arrow and more will be available in the downstairs bar at C&Ps for NJCB Members and their guests starting at 5PM! The party is open to everyone and runs all night!We have discounted hotel rooms (linked below) if you want to make it an even better/longer weekend.Because, the following morning, June 4 starting at 11, Chickies and Petes will have brunch beers, bloodies and hangover food ready before the start of the ACBF first session.Then on Sunday, June 5, starting at 9, Vagabond will have breakfast beers and simple food to get yourself prepared for the second festival session. RSVP / more on our Facebook event. Ohhh once again, we have partnered with South Jersey Beer Scene and Brewery Strong to have these parties soooo come on out and support them!

NJCB Member picture time

Come to the NJCB x South Jersey Beer Scene x Brewery Strong table at the Atlantic City Beer Festival and join into the NJCB Member picture at the festival. Join us on Saturday at 2:30 and Sunday at 12:45. We’ll have a limited supply of #NJCB branded can glassware for sale at the table.

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