The 2012 Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival

By Jon Henderson

The Celebration of the Suds, better known as “Beerfest” returns to The Atlantic City Convention Center for the 7th year on March 30th and 31st. Breathing new life as the festival now includes amazing music to compliment savory brews.  In 2012 the destination to discover beer and music is Atlantic City, New Jersey!

Over 80 different breweries from around the corner and across the country will showcase their unique libations. The focus of The Atlantic City Beer Festival is the promotion of craft beers and the brewers that create them. This event is the perfect opportunity for beer aficionados, beer lovers and the casual beer drinker to speak to company representatives and brewers responsible for some of their favorite brews, in addition to offering a venue for discovering new beers.  Some of the brands attending (but not limited to) will be Abita, Allagash, Troegs, Lancaster Brewing Company, Magic Hat, Victory Brewing Company, Brooklyn Brewery, Smutty Nose, Flying Dog, Dog Fish Head, Ommegang, Stone Brewing Company, as well as highlighting some of the amazing beer styling’s from the garden state such as Cape May Brewery, River Horse Brewing Co., Flying Fish, Cricket Hill Brewing, New Jersey Brewing Co., Tuckahoe Brewing, Turtle Stone and many others.

Every year festival organizers review the event to further enhance the experience and make each year better than the last.  Now in its 7th year the festival has taken a truly organic turn with the addition of original music from artists across the Tri-State area.  The addition of multiple stages of original live music being showcased at this year’s festival should lay a phenominal soundtrack to what is already one of Atlantic City’s most anticipated events of the year! Great brews, great tunes and thousands of great people!  All bands and performers will be featured on the event web site under sounds.

The 2012 Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival will not only highlight great beer and music but will also feature culinary demonstrations from local area chefs, beer seminars hosted by author and television personality Gary Monterosso as well as others and we can’t forget the amazing festival vendors… lots and lots of food and beer related vendors.  This year’s festival will appeal to absolutely everyone.

With a large concern on the safety of attendees, the festival offers a “Designated Driver” price of $10 per ticket (available at the door) to encourage attendees to be responsible. There are many transportation options in Atlantic City and the surrounding areas – jitneys and cabs, as well as New Jersey Transit train arriving directly in the Atlantic City Convention Center. (See for a train schedule) This is one of the reasons why the Atlantic City Convention Center makes for the perfect home of “The Celebration of The Suds.” 

Festival Sessions and times

Atlantic City Beer Festival Session #1 Friday March 30th 7pm to 11pm (last call 10:45pm)

Atlantic City Beer Festival Session #2 Saturday March 31st 12pm to 4pm (last call 3:45pm)

Atlantic City Beer Festival Session #3 Saturday march 31st 6pm to 10pm (last call 9:45pm)

Tickets are available for $50 in advance (fees apply) online at or, $55 at the door or $50 (no group discounts available) at Joe Canals on Fire Road in Northfield or Black Horse Pike in Egg harbor Township. For group sales call 609.348.7023.

Bally’s Atlantic City will play as the official Host Hotel of the 2012 Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival offering special rates to festival attendees.  Go to and click the Bally’s link at the bottom of the page for details.

We ask all attendees to taste responsibly.  Please know your limits. No one under the age of 21 will be admitted into the show. Valid photo identification must be presented.

Get ready to discover beer and music at the 2012 Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival presented by 100.7 WZXL.

Contact Info

Company: The Atlantic City Beer Festival
Contact: Jon Henderson
E-mail: jon@celebrationofthesuds,com