MORRISTOWN, NJ -  The Garden State has long been a home to fantastic food (yes, including BBQ) and nationally-recognized craft beer. The time has finally come for a festival to celebrate our Jersey Pride!
 
Get set for the Beer BBQ Bacon Showdown, taking place Saturday, May 21st at Lewis Morris Park-Doe Meadow Field in Morristown, NJ. 
 
This festival features New Jersey-only craft beer, restaurants, chefs and food trucks, with a mouth-watering array of BBQ & bacon creations available for purchase.
Twenty great New Jersey breweries will be in attendance, each pouring 3 styles of beer (and one of these styles will either a rare beer or a brew specifically created for the festival!).
 
 
The Beer BBQ Bacon Showdown will take place outdoors & under tents. Attendees will also enjoy fabulous live music from New Jersey’s own The Nerds: America's Party Band FUN-OMENON! 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 & Best Beer. 
 
The VIP Hour (sponsored by New Jersey Craft Beer) takes place from 12pm – 1pm and will feature a meet & greet with the Brewers, Pitmasters & Chefs, first access to rare & special beers and a delicious buffet prepared by Morristown’s own Tim "The Brew Chef" Schafer. The buffet is exclusive to VIP ticket  holders.
 
Both VIP and General Admission ticket holders will enjoy unlimited samples of beer, a mason jar mug and People’s Choice Ballot.
 
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!
 
 
NJ Breweries (to date):
902 Brewing Co. (Hoboken), Angry Erik Brewing (Lafayette Township), Beach Haus Brewery (Belmar), Bolero Snort Brewery (Ridgefield Park), Brix City Brewing (Little Ferry), Cricket Hill Brewing Co. (Fairfield), Climax Brewing Co (Roselle Park), Cypress Brewing Company (Edison), Dark City Brewing (Asbury Park), Demented Brewing Company (Middlesex), Flounder Brewing (Hillsborough), Flying Fish Brewing Company (Somerdale), Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing (Cherry Hill), Jersey Girl Brewing Company (Hackettstown), Kane Brewing Company (Ocean), Magnify Brewing (Fairfield), Man Skirt Brewing (Hackettstown), Ramstein Beer (Butler), River Horse Brewing Co. (Ewing), Tuckahoe Brewing Company (Ocean View), Two Ton Brewing (Linden)
 
NJ Food (to date):
The Guac Spot (Little Falls), Texas Smoke Barbecue (Jefferson), Kath’s Catering (Jersey City), Taste of Poland (Great Meadows), Tap House 15 (Jefferson), Lost in the Woods (Milmay), Olsen’s BBQ (Griggstown), Bearded Pigs BBQ (Rahway), Morris Tap & Grill (Randolph), Paragon Tap & Table (Clark), Ma & Pa Tex Mex BBQ (Hamilton), Spankys BBQ (Cape May), Tiff’s Grill & Ale House (Morris Plains), Little Sicily (Jamesburg)
 
Tickets are available online at:   http://njbeerbbqfest.com/
 
All tickets include Mason jar mug, unlimited samples of beer, great music. Attendees can also vote on the People’s Choice Award for best beer at the festival.  The event is 21 and over with picture ID and parking is free.