BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The St. James Men of Charity are expecting about 30 brewers for this Saturday's  8th Annual Harvest Fest and NJ Microbrew Tasting for Charity, having signed up two dozen craft and home brewers by late last week, including some new brew-makers.

The annual charity event - with proceeds to go to support local families and charities - is scheduled this year from 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5  in the St. James School gym at 200 S. Finley Ave. in Basking Ridge. Ocktoberfest cuisine and live music will also served at the event.

Hackensack's first brewery, Alementary, will be participating this year, after having just opened their doors this past April 16, according to information from the MOC.

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Victory Harvest Ale (a wet hopped ale from the Stirling Hotel in the Stirling section of Long Hill Township) will also be available for tasting.

Jersey Girl, Twin Elephant, 902, also will be available on Saturday night for those who attend the popular charity event.

Advance tickets are $45 per person, with tickets at the door are $50.

Local guitarist and singer Joe Arbadji will be performing again this year. 

Last year’s event featured more than 40 different beers, ranging from Saisons, Cider Brews, Belgium Dubbels and Trippels to Pale Ales, IPAs, Black Ales and Imperial Stouts. Six different wines and prosecco were served from Stirling Fine Wines were served with the cuisine.

Tickets will include tasting of micro-brews from NJ craft breweries and home brewers, wine again from Stirling Fine Wines, a tasting glass, food and music. Proceeds support the local families in need. For tickets, contact Paul Mattiola at 908-419-0850 or the parish office at 908-766-0888.