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Who says NJ doesn’t have great BBQ & awesome Beer?
The Beer BBQ Bacon Showdown is New Jersey’s first festival, featuring only New Jersey Beer, coupled with restaurants, gourmet food trucks & Chefs, offering a delectable array of mouth watering BBQ & Bacon creations, all available for purchase. There will be a competition to showcase their culinary skills, with a panel of celebrity judges choosing the best of the best, along with People’s Choice awards for Best Dish & Best Beer. 30 New Jersey Breweries will be in attendance, each bringing 3 styles of Beer. One of these styles will be either a rare Beer or a Brew created specifically for this event. The event will take place outdoors and under tents, with some fantastic Music! This is destined to become a New Jersey Spring classic.

VIP Tickets
$ 90
After 5/6 $95
After 5/13 $100
VIP Includes
1 hour early entry (12pm), a 1 hour 5 course buffet from our VIP Chef during that hour, Everything included with General Admission, plus meet & greet with the Brewers, Pitmasters & Chefs, First Access to the rare & specialty beer which each brewery is creating for this event.
VIP Sponsor
Special VIP Chef Coordinator
food and beer
Chef Christopher Masey
Chef specializing in New American fusion with an emphasis on food and beer pairings, cooking with brewers ingredients, and uniting people through flavor.
General Admission
$ 60
After 5/6 $65
After 5/13 $70
General Admission Includes
General Admission includes Mason jar mug, samples of beer, great music & People’s Choice Ballot for best beer & best dish.
The “Triple B” VIP Experience
Coming Soon
Non Drinking General Admission Includes
Festival Entry, Great Music, Access to purchase from the delicious Food vendors & Peoples Choice Ballot for best dish.
Coming Soon

If tickets are still available the day of the event, door prices are $5 more.


Street Hassle and The Brass Balls
Stepping STONE Band
Mr. Love Joy

Judging Panel

Chef Christopher Masey

Chef specializing in New American fusion with an emphasis on food and beer pairings, cooking with brewers ingredients, and uniting people through flavor.
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Al Gattullo

Al Gattullo has been employed on various talk, sports and music shows on radio for more than 25 years. Al’s has been drinking beer since it was legal for him to do so. In fact, he loves Craft Beer so much he hosts a radio program on it.
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Mike Kivowitz

Founder of NEW JERSEY CRAFT BEER. My personal mission is to provide craft beer fans in New Jersey with a resource for finding current beer-happenings. I built New Jersey Craft Beer to provide information beer people, like me, need to explore the local beer scene.
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Jenna Intersimone

Jenna Intersimone is an award-winning food writer and local features editor at the Courier News, Home News Tribune and MyCentralJersey.com, where she writes about everything from the region’s most high-end eateries to the coolest craft beer bars to the food trucks you just have to try. Plus, she blogs about food, travel and fun on her internationally recognized website, LifeAboardTheTravelingCircus.com.
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Cyd Katz

DBorn and raised in New Jersey, Cyd Katz started the website New Jersey Isn't Boring in 2014 as a local blogger. The website has grown into an online hub for all things NJ including a popular Instagram account and online community. @newjerseyisntboring #njisntboring
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Outdoors & Under Tents

No Outside Food or Drink Allowed

ALL attendees MUST be 21 or over, with Picture ID for entry