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Beerfest just days away

04:26 AM 15 May 2019 NZST
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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - On Saturday May 18th, Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment hosts its 4th Annual Spring Beer Fest. Doors open for VIP at 4:30 pm with General Admission at 5:30 pm and beer is poured until 9:30pm. It is an evening of great craft beer and harness racing.

Sixty-four breweries and cideries are participating including a number of local New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York craft brewers. NJ favorites Bolero Snort, Hoboken, Departed Soles, Flying Fish, River Horse, 902 Brewing Company, Lone Eagle, Forgotten Boardwalk, Melick's Hard Cider, Jersey Girl, Cricket Hill, Angry Erik and Mud Hen will be at the festival.

PA favorites including Evil Genius, Sly Fox, Victory, Neshaminy Creek, Troegs and Weyerbacher will also be onsite.

Brooklyn, Defiant, Ithaca, Bronx, Captain Lawrence, Southern Tier, Blue Point, and Ommegang are just a few New York based companies that will be attending.

A sampling of other breweries and cideries attending the festival include: Breckenridge, Epic, Elysian Brewery, Golden Road, Virtue Cider, Golden Road, Kona, Clown Shoes, Terrapin, Avery, Left Hand, Sweetwater Brewing, Boulevard Brewing, Austin East Cider, Two Roads, Brew Dog, Cigar City, and Bell's, Allagash and Graft Cider.

There are nineteen brews available for VIP ticket holders. Some standouts include Departed Soles' new Brewers Bod IPA, Firestone Walker's Under Currants, Victory's Barrel Aged Rose Monkey, Ommegang GOT: For The Throne and Brooklyn's Black Ops Imperial Stout.

A full list of the festival beers can be found at

The 4th Annual Beer Fest will be held in the Backyard and will open at 4:30 pm for VIP admission. The VIP ticket is $75 and includes an additional 1 hour of sampling, exclusive VIP Tent beer samplings, and food. General Admission begins at 5:30 pm and is available in advance for $35 or at the door for $45. Live harness racing will commence at 7:15 pm.

To purchase tickets :

Must be 21+ to attend.


Rachel Ryan

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