Second Annual Beer & Food Festival offers 120 beer selections


Make text smaller Make text larger



Photos




The NJ Beer & Food Festival takes place at Crystal Springs June 13 to 14. This weekend-long celebration of craft beers also coincides with Father's Day on June 15 making it the perfect destination with something for everyone: beer lovers, golfers and families.

The two days of beer fest events include the "NJ Chefs & Brews" walk-around reception on Friday June 13 (8 to 11 p.m., $75), with five chefs serving food paired with five New Jersey and New York beers.

Participating chefs include new Executive Chef John Greeley of Crystal Springs (formerly of New York's '21'), Mike Carrino of Pig & Prince Restaurant & Gastrolounge (Montclair), Carlo Carbonara of Bottagra (Hawthorne), Andrew Rodriguez of Ho-Ho-Kus Inn & Tavern (Ho-Ho-Kus) and Eric Levine of Morris Tap & Grill (Randolph). Special guest Steve Weatherford of the New York Giants will be in attendance and signing autographs.

On Saturday June 14, the Beer & BBQ Festival tasting event gives attendees the opportunity to try 120 beers from 40 breweries including many craft brews from New York and New Jersey paired with delicious barbeque in an outdoor setting (3 to 7 p.m., $85 after June 1). Also on Saturday starting at 9 a.m. golfers will have the chance to participate in the "Brews & Birdies" golf tournament on the resort's award-winning Wild Turkey and Ballyowen courses. Tastings of craft beers will be available on six holes of the course ($195 for golf and beer tastings, includes entry to Beer & BBQ Fest). New this year is a FootGolf tournament on 18 holes of the Cascades golf course, complete with beer samplings.

Other activities include a free outdoor grilling class Saturday 10 to 11 a.m. by Crystal Springs chefs in the resort's lovely Chef's Garden and free daily tours of the Wine Cellar, which is the deepest, most extensive collection in the Northeast US situated in over an acre of underground space and featuring some of the most prized bottles, rare vintages and perfect score 100-point wines.

All weekend, the resort's Crystal Tavern will be serving a special three-course Highlands Menu paired with craft beers.


Make text smaller Make text larger

MUST READ NEWS

Image Twelve Sussex County overdoses in less than a week
BY ERIKA NORTON
Twelve people overdosed on heroin last week in the county. Nine were rescued by the timely use of...
Image Runners rev it up once again
By Laurie Gordon
— There's an old adage about running and life that says, “The race is not always to the swift but to...
Image Hurricane Hunter comes to Valley Road School
By Liam Donovan
— “We fly into hurricanes,” Commander Justin Kibbey told a rapt audience of 4th, 5th and 6th...
Image Blood drive for young Hayden Marshall
By Rose Sgarlato
— ‘Hayden Strong’ is the Marshall family’s mantra for their 7-year-old son who was...

VIDEOS


Sign up to get our newsletter emailed to you every week!

  • Enter your email address in the box below.
  • Select the newsletters you would like to subscribe to.
  • Click the 'SUBSCRIBE' button.

Comments

Pool Rules



MOST COMMENTED



Find more about Weather in Andover, NJ