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Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival 2014

Monday, April 7th, 2014
Photo by Christine Steiner

Photo by Christine Steiner

ATLANTIC CITY — The ninth annual “Celebration of the Suds” Atlantic City Beer & Music Festival drew about 24,000 people to the resort town and Atlantic City Convention Center on Friday and Saturday, April 4-5,

The festival featured over 100 craft breweries from around the nation, three major headliners and six independent bands, seminars of all sorts and a new batch of fun stuff for folks to do, (including motorized toilet racing).

Click the link below for some highlights of this year’s festival.

It’s Almost Time to Celebrate the Suds!

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

ATLANTIC CITY — The ninth annual Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival, or “Celebration of the Suds,” returns to the Atlantic City Convention Center Friday and Saturday, April 4-5.

The 2014 event will be an amazing experience in taste and sound including amazing music to compliment savory brews. In 2014 Atlantic City, New Jersey is the destination to discover beer and music! Over 100 different breweries from around the corner and across the country will showcase their unique libations.

2014_Atlantic_City_Beer_FestThe 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. And it’s an opportunity to discover and taste new brews and special “limited release” beers and ales.

Each year the festival organizers review the event and look to further enhance the beer lover’s experience and make each year better than the last. In nine years the festival has grown to be one of the country’s largest celebrations of beer. For 2014 festival producers will bring in a variety of indie and national artists  (click here for complete lineup).

Already one of Atlantic City’s most anticipated events of the year, the 2014 festival will have the perfect soundtrack to enjoy great brews, great tunes and thousands of great people! All bands and performers will be featured on the event web site under sounds.

The 2014 Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival will also feature culinary demonstrations from area chefs; beer seminars hosted by author and television personality Gary Monterosso as well as other beer personalities and brewers, and some “off the wall” activities. Additional festival vendors will offer great food and some unique beer-related apparel and goods. 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 $15 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 njtransit.com 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.”

Visit acbeerfest.com or click the video link below for more information.

Festival Sessions and times

Session #1 Friday April 4th 7pm to 11pm (last call 10:45pm) Featured act: Saves the Day
Session #2 Saturday April 5th 12pm to 4pm (last call 3:45pm) Featured act: Dirty Heads
Session #3 Saturday April 5th 6pm to 10pm (last call 9:45pm) Featured act: Less Than Jake

‘Tis the Season to be Soaking Up Suds


Friday, July 26th, 2013

Atlantic City Weekly and the fine folks at Magic Hat Brewery of South Burlington, Vermont, have honed an enviable working relationship since the craft brewery made its presence felt at the inaugural Celebration of the Suds, which will return to the A.C. Convention Center for the ninth year next spring.

Summer Scene - Blind FaithPart of that working relationship entails tasting new batches of brews that make their way down from the Green Mountain State each season and onto the palates of AC Weekly’s beer buffs. As the saying goes, it’s a tough job but somebody’s got to do it.

On shelves this summer are Magic Hat’s Summer Scene Variety Pak, which includes Elder Betty (a Weiss-style ale with bready malt flavor balanced by a touch of hops and complemented by the tart berry flavors of elderberry; now available in cans); HiCü (a smooth, malty opening line followed by a crisp, citrusy hop-filled second stanza; the final piece ofSummer Scene - Elder Betty Can its poetic existence a dash of cool cucumber combined with the slightest of hibiscus tangs); Blind Faith Summer Scene - HiCü(Magic Hat’s interpretation of an I.P.A.; extremely well-balanced with a deep rich malt body and a crisp refreshing hop bitterness, full of citrus and other fruit aromas); and the brewery’s perennial summer offering Magic Hat #9 (a sort of dry, crisp, refreshing, “not-quite pale ale”).

Visit magichat.net

A.C. Seafood Festival to Again Offer Bounty from Mother Ocean

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Seafood lovers — great news has washed ashore!

2013-Seafood-Festival-Poster-662x1024The Atlantic City Seafood Festival returns for a second year to Bader Field on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 14-15. Good Time Tricycle and the city of Atlantic City are pairing the festival with the third annual Atlantic City Triathlon that is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 15. 

The city and Good Time Tricycle — the promotional company headed by event guru Jon Henderson, who has made the Celebration of the Suds Beer Festival and the Drawing the Wild Card Tattoo Expo major events in A.C. each year — are responsible for bringing back the Seafood Festival that for years was held in Gardner’s Basin, but disappeared for four years before its 2012 triumphant revival.

And the best part of this year’s event — thanks to a grant from the CRDA — is that it is free and open to all who wish to attend. Although this will be only the second time this event takes place in A.C., it seems to be evolving into an Atlantic City staple not unlike the popular Atlantic City Food & Wine Festival.

This year the two-day Seafood Festival at Bader Field will host samplings from about 50 seafood restaurants, 120 individual vendors, various chefs and culinary personalities, cooking demonstrations, and Ed Hitzel’s chowder cook-off. Festival goers will have the opportunity to taste a large variety of dishes prepared by area restaurants and culinary personalities along with enjoying a sensational entertainment lineup.

Programming will also feature interactive mixology seminars and wine pairings, as well as live performances from local and regional entertainment. A kid’s park will also be available to entertain families with children. And if you stuff yourself too silly and want to try to work it off, the Atlantic City Triathlon will be happening Sunday, featuring a one-mile swim, a 20-mile bike ride and a 10-kilometer run.  — Nadya Rivera

Average Joe Expo Saturday and Sunday, May 18-19, at A.C. Convention Center

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

average-joeATLANTIC CITY — Are you an average Joe? Do you enjoy hot cars, cool boats and fast motorcycles? Do you like hunting, fishing, camping, the outdoors, BBQ, MMA, rock ‘n’ roll, video games and sports? If the answer to these questions is yes, you might just be an average Joe! And if you’re an average Joe, it’s mandatory that you git yer fun-lovin’ keister to the Average Joe Expo!ave joe dice

Organized by those crazy cats at Good Time Tricycle — the same ones who bring Atlantic City the Celebration of the Suds and A.C. Seafood Festival each year — the Average Joe Expo will be held May 18 and 19 at the Atlantic City Convention Center.

ave joe ATVThe Average Joe Expo is like no other show on earth. This inaugural event vows to “bring real guys together and create an opportunity to discover what makes us tick, getting to the heart of male commerce, interests and desires — both the obtainable and the aspirational, the Average Joe Expo has it all!”

The event will populate over 200,000 square feet of exhibition space at the Convention Center. It will introduce products, places and things to the masses, holding nothing back and showcasing unique product demos, seminars and other related experiences.  The Average Joe Expo promises to be a great weekend out to explore some awesome experiences you may not have otherwise! Tickets are $20 in advance through Ticketmaster or $25 at the door. Hours are Saturday, May 18: 11am-8pm; Sunday, May 19: 11am – 6pm.ave joe mechanie

The Average Joe Expo will also play host to a variety of celebrities and personalities — people who guys just want to meet and hang out with.  With a huge emphasis on the male lifestyle, the expo will cover motocross, gaming, action sports, all things outdoors and everything in between . This expo will offer men a true weekend of discovery! Visit averagejoeexpo.com/atlantic-city.aspx or click the video below to learn more.

Average Joe Expo Saturday and Sunday, May 18-19, at A.C. Convention Center

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

average joeATLANTIC CITY — Are you an average Joe? Do you enjoy hot cars, cool boats and fast motorcycles? Do you like hunting, fishing, camping, the outdoors, BBQ, MMA, rock ‘n’ roll, video games and all things sports? If the answer to these questions is yes, you have to git yer keister to the Average Joe Expo!

Organized by those crazy cats at Good Time Tricycle — the same ones who bring Atlantic City the Celebration of the Suds and A.C. Seafood Festival each year — the Average Joe Expo will be held May 18 and 19 at the Atlantic City Convention Center.

The Average Joe Expo is like no other show on earth. This inaugural event vows to “bring real guys together and create an opportunity to discover what makes us tick, getting to the heart of male commerce, interests and desires — both the obtainable and the aspirational, the Average Joe Expo has it all!”

The event will populate over 200,000 square feet of exhibition space at the Convention Center. It will introduce products, places and things to the masses, holding nothing back and showcasing unique product demos, seminars and other related experiences.  The Average Joe Expo promises to be a great weekend out to explore some awesome experiences you may not have otherwise! Tickets are $20 in advance through Ticketmaster or $25 at the door. Hours are Saturday, May 18: 11am-8pm; Sunday, May 19: 11am – 6pm.

The Average Joe Expo will also play host to a variety of celebrities and personalities — people who guys just want to meet and hang out with.  With a huge emphasis on the male lifestyle, the expo will cover motocross, gaming, action sports, all things outdoors and everything in between . This expo will offer men a true weekend of discovery! Visit averagejoeexpo.com/atlantic-city.aspx or click the video below to learn more.

Eighth Annual A.C. Beer & Music Festival Right Around the Corner, April 5-6

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

ATLANTIC CITY — The Celebration of the Suds, a.k.a. the Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival, returns to the Atlantic City Convention Center for the eighth year Friday and Saturday, April 5-6.

The 2013 event will be an amazing experience in taste and sound including hot music to compliment cool brews. Over 90 different breweries from around the corner and across the country will showcase their unique libations.

New Jersey's own Bouncing Souls will headline Session 1 (Friday, 7-11pm) starting 9:30pm.

New Jersey's own Bouncing Souls will headline Session 1 (Friday, 7-11pm) starting 9:30pm.

The focus of the A.C. 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. And it’s an opportunity to discover and taste new brews and special “limited release” beers and ales.

Each year the festival organizers review the event and look to further enhance the beer lover’s experience and make each year better than the last. Now in its eighth year, the festival has grown to be one of the country’s largest celebrations of beer.

For 2013 festival producers will bring in musical headliners Reverend Horton Heat and Rusted Root and New Jersey’s own Bouncing Souls to kick off the weekend. Eight bands and performers will be featured at the festival and are profiled on the event Web site (celebrationofthesuds.com) under “sounds.”

The 2013 Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival will also feature culinary demonstrations from area chefs, beer seminars hosted by beer personalities and brewers, and some “off the wall” activities. Additional festival vendors will offer great food and some unique beer-related apparel and goods. This year’s festival will appeal to absolutely everyone (aged 21 and over).

The festival offers a “Designated Driver” ticket price of $11, available at the door, to encourage attendee responsibility and use the many transportation options in the Atlantic City area, including jitneys and cabs. New Jersey Transit’s Atlantic City Line train arrives right inside the Atlantic City Convention Center and NJ Transit officials report that Beer Fest weekend marks the highest single-day ridership numbers all year long. (See njtransit.com 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.”

Tickets are $51 in advance (fees apply) online at acbeerfest.com or through Ticketmaster.com, $56 at the door (if available), or $51 (no group discounts available) at Joe Canal’s Discount Liquor Outlets on Fire Road in Northfield, or the Black Horse Pike in EHT. For group sales call (609) 348-7023. Keep in mind the festival has sold out for the last four years, so don’t wait to get tickets!

Among the entertainment will be Mark Sceurman and Mark Moran, publishers of 'Weird NJ' magazine as they tell tales of their adventures in the Garden State.

Among the entertainment will be Mark Sceurman and Mark Moran, publishers of 'Weird NJ' magazine as they tell tales of their adventures in the Garden State.

Additionally, in an effort to do its part and give back to the Jersey shore communities, the Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival attendees are dedicated to help rebuilding the shore and get its residents back on their feet, according to event organizer Jon Henderson.  One dollar from every ticket sold will be donated to “Restore the Shore via Hometown Heroes.” For more info check out njhometownheroes.org.

Bally’s Atlantic City is the official “Host Hotel of the 2013 Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival,” offering special rates to festival attendees. Go to acbeerfest.com and click the Bally’s link at the bottom of the page for details.

Join a variety of Mustached Americans in the festival’s Mustache Lounge, which hosts of schedule of specialty tastings on limited release beers hosted by the great brewers that make them. The lounge will also offer a variety of food tasting and giveaways. You MUST have a mustache to enter. If you don’t have one, a mustache will be provided.

Join a variety of mustached Americans in one of the festival's staples, the Mustache Lounge

All attendees are urged to taste responsibly. Please know your limits. No one under the age of 21 will be admitted into the show.

A valid photo identification must be presented.
 For up-to-date information or inside notes, follow the fest on twitter @acbeerfest or contact Henderson at jon@celebrationofthesuds.com or call (609) 412-9056.

To find out more about the A.C. Beer & Music Festival app, click here.

Eighth Annual Atlantic City Beer & Music Festival on Tap for April 5-6

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

ATLANTIC CITY — The Celebration of the Suds, a.k.a. the Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival, returns to the Atlantic City Convention Center for the eighth year Friday and Saturday, April 5-6.

2013Beer Fest LogoThe 2013 event will be an amazing experience in taste and sound including hot music to compliment cool brews. Over 90 different breweries from around the corner and across the country will showcase their unique libations.

The focus of the A.C. 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. And it’s an opportunity to discover and taste new brews and special “limited release” beers and ales.

Each year the festival organizers review the event and look to further enhance the beer lover’s experience and make each year better than the last. Now in its eighth year, the festival has grown to be one of the country’s largest celebrations of beer.

Rusted Root performs Saturday night at the Celebration of the Suds

Rusted Root performs Saturday night at the Celebration of the Suds

For 2013 festival producers will bring in musical headliners Reverend Horton Heat and Rusted Root and New Jersey’s own Bouncing Souls to kick off the weekend. All bands and performers will be featured on the event web site under “sounds”

The 2013 Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival will also feature culinary demonstrations from area chefs, beer seminars hosted by beer personalities and brewers, and some “off the wall” activities. Additional festival vendors will offer great food and some unique beer-related apparel and goods. This year’s festival will appeal to absolutely everyone (aged 21 and over).

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Grab a Pint of F.U. Sandy Beer to Raise $$$ for Superstorm Sandy Victims

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

On Saturday, Feb. 16, New Jersey’s largest craft brewery, Flying Fish Brewing Company of Somerdale, Camden County (flyingfish.com), will officially debut Forever Unloved (F. U.) Sandy, a hybrid wheat-pale ale, with 100 percent of proceeds going to New Jersey victims of Superstorm Sandy. beer3

More than 75 restaurants, bars and retail stores throughout New Jersey and Philadelphia have purchased the brew, and this weekend many will be serving it “in celebration of the never-give-up spirit of the Jersey shore, much of which was decimated by the historic storm last October,” according to Flying Fish founder/owner Gene Muller on the company Web site.

“This Saturday we are encouraging all beer lovers to head out and drink a few pints for the Jersey Shore,” says Muller. “Every single aspect of this beer, from the man hours spent brewing it to the hops used to season it to the kegs that will contain it, has been donated — so every cent brought in will go to Superstorm Sandy victims.”

The F.U. Sandy brew produced 86 kegs of beer, all of which have been sold to local outlets. Sales of F.U. Sandy are looking to generate approximately $45,000, which will be awarded to select grassroots New Jersey-based charitable organizations dedicated to Superstorm Sandy relief.

Local establishments where F. U. Sandy will be available this weekend include the following: Amada Restaurant at Revel, Eden Lounge at Harrah’s, the Toga Bar at Caesars, Passion Vines Wine & Spirit Company and Applebee’s Restaurant in Somers Point. It will also be available at the eighth annual Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival on April 5-6 (see celebrationofthesuds.com)

Dates Set for Eighth Annual Atlantic City ‘Celebration of the Suds’!

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

ATLANTIC CITY — The Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival  — or “Celebration of the Suds” — returns to the Atlantic City Convention Center for the eighth year Friday and Saturday, April 5-6.

Over 90 different breweries from around the corner and across the country will showcase their unique libations. The focus of A.C. Beer Festival is the promotion of craft beers and the brewers that create them, offering the perfect opportunity for beer aficionados, beer lovers and even the casual beer drinker to speak to company representatives and brewers responsible for some of their favorite brews. And it’s an opportunity to discover and taste new brews and special “limited release” beers and ales. cms

Each year the festival organizers review the event and look to further enhance the beer lover’s experience and make each year better than the last. The festival has grown to be one of the country’s largest celebrations of beer. For 2013, festival producers will bring in musical headliners Reverend Horton Heat and Rusted Root and a “top secret” act to be announced Monday, Nov. 19. Already one of Atlantic City’s most anticipated events of the year, the forthcoming festival will have the perfect soundtrack to enjoy great brews, great tunes and thousands of great people.

The festival will also feature culinary demonstrations from area chefs; beer seminars hosted by beer personalities and brewers and some “off the wall” activities. Additional festival vendors will offer great food and some unique beer-related apparel and goods. This year’s festival will appeal to absolutely everyone.

“In an effort to do our part and give back to the Jersey shore communities, the Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival is dedicated to help rebuilding the shore and get its residents back on their feet,” says event organizer Jon Henderson. “One dollar from every ticket sold will be donated towards Hurricane Sandy relief and rebuilding efforts.”

Tickets go on sale Wednesday, Nov. 21, and are $50 in advance (fees apply). Buy them online by clicking here, through Ticketmaster, or get them at Joe Canal’s Discount Liquor Outlets on Fire Road in Northfield. They will be $55 at the door, if available.