Maplewood, NJ. –  Sip suds under the stars with friends while you support public art at the Springfield Avenue Maplewood (SAM) Craft Beer Tasting. In its third year, the event will feature numerous craft beers, ciders, local restaurants, and music. It will take place on Thursday, October 17, 2019 from 7-10 p.m. in the parking lot of the Wine Barrel Maplewood, 1886 Springfield Avenue, Maplewood, NJ.


During this year’s event attendees will be able to sample many craft beers and ciders, including featured selections from some of the Garden State’s favorite breweries SOMA Brewing Co., Four City Brewing Company, Brix City Brewing, Wet Ticket Brewing, Cape May Brewing Company, and Icarus Brewing. Tasty foods such as cheeses, sweets and savory fare will be available for purchase from Springfield Avenue establishments N&K Prime Marketplace, Smokehouse BBQ and the General Store Cooperative Marketplace and Café (featuring Three Daughters Baking Co and the Maplewood Wheel House). DJ Jen Jones will provide music.


Proceeds from the Craft Beer Tasting will go toward the Springfield Avenue Partnership Public Art Initiative, which is working to bring art and visual interest to SAM. Artist Vitaly Umansky is currently installing the fourth mural of this initiative at Maplewood Fire Station Two, located at 249 Boyden Avenue. In the coming months, a fifth mural will be installed at the Hilton Branch of the Maplewood Library on Springfield Avenue.

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Tickets for the SAM Craft Beer Tasting are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. To purchase tickets online visit Guests must be 21 older to attend, and valid identification will be required to enter. Allison Ziefert Real Estate Group and CKO Kickboxing Maplewood are this year’s event sponsors.

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About the Springfield Avenue Partnership (SAP): SAP is the district management corporation of the Springfield Avenue Special Improvement District, a self-governed entity that funds itself primarily by a special tax assessment on commercial properties within the improvement district and is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation governed by a board of trustees comprised of business and property owners, local residents and municipal officials.