New Jersey Beer & Food Festival at Crystal Springs Resort

by artfuldiner on June 7, 2013

in New Jersey Event, Special Celebrations, Special Events, Wining and Dining

On Father’s Day weekend, Friday June 14th – Sunday, June 16th, Crystal Springs Resort in Hamburg, NJ, will host the New Jersey Beer & Food Festival, a weekend-long celebration of craft beers, with a little something for everyone…

The two days of beer fest events include the “NJ Chefs & Brews” walk-around reception on Friday, June 14th, 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m., with six chefs serving food paired with six New Jersey and New York beers. Participating chefs include Timothy Fischer and Pastry Chef John Sauchelli of Crystal Springs; Mike Carrino of Pig & Prince Restaurant & Gastrolounge (Montclair); John Halligan of Park Steakhouse (Park Ridge); Carlo Carbonara of Bottagra (Hawthorne); and Eric Levin of Morris Tap & Grill (Randolph). The cost is $95.00 per person.

On Saturday, June 15th, the “Beer & BBQ Fest” tasting event gives attendees the opportunity to sample 135 beers from 50 breweries, including many craft brews from New York & New Jersey paired with delicious barbeque in a picturesque outdoor setting. This event will be held from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. and is priced at $85.00 per person.

Also on Saturday, June 15th, beginning at 9:00 a.m., golfers will have the opportunity 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 ($195.00 per person for golf & beer tastings). Other activities include a free outdoor grilling class from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. by Crystal Springs’ chefs in the Resort’s Chef’s Garden. Free daily tours of the wine cellar, which is the deepest, most extensive collection in the Northeast United States and features some of the most prized bottles, rare vintages, and perfect score 100-point wines.

During the entire weekend, the Resort’s two main restaurants, Crystal Tavern and Restaurant Latour, will each be serving special tasting menus paired with craft beers. Crystal Tavern will feature a three-course “Highlands” menu while Restaurant Latour will offer an eight-course tasting menu in addition to a three-course prix-fixe and a five-course vegetarian garden menu.

On Sunday, June 16th, Father’s Day, the beer festival will conclude with a special Father’s Day lunch, 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m., in the Chef’s Garden. Three chefs will each prepare a course that will be paired with a different craft beer ($70.00 per person, inclusive of food & unlimited beer; lunch menus, sans beer, will be offered to those under 21).

Reservations for all events may be made at or by calling (973) 827-5996, x3.

Bon Appétit!


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