Hosted by the Delaware Brewers Guild and the Garden State Craft Brewers Guild, Brews By The Bay is a two-state day-long celebration of great craft beer and offers samples from 40+ breweries hailing from New Jersey and Delaware. Start with Jersey craft beer from 11:30am to 3:30pm on the lawn at the Cape May Ferry Terminal, jump on the ferry, and head to Delaware's festival kicking off at 4pm on the lawn at the Lewes Ferry Terminal.
Full-Experience: $70+ fees
This ticket includes the New Jersey festival (11:30am to 3:30pm), the Delaware festival (4pm to 8pm), a round trip walk on Ferry ticket and a sampling glass. When purchasing this ticket, you will be asked to pick Ferry departure times. The Guilds collaborated on a brew that will ONLY be available on the 2:30pm departure to Delaware. This Dutch influenced golden ale will be available for samplings to anyone who has a Full-Experience Brews By The Bay ticket on this boat. Your Ferry tickets will come to you in the mail. If you do not receive your Ferry tickets within two days of the festival, please contact Jennifer Shivers at Cape May-Lewes Ferry - Jennifer.Shivers@drba.net.
New Jersey Only/Delaware Only: $40+ fees
Your ticket comes with 15, 4oz. pours and a sampling glass in New Jersey. In Delaware, your tickets comes with unlimited pours and a sampling glass.
Designated Driver Round Trip: $20+ fees
This includes entrance to New Jersey (11:30am to 3:30pm), Delaware (4pm to 8pm) and a round trip walk on Ferry ticket. You will be asked to choose your Ferry departures during checkout. This ticket option is for anyone 16+.
Designated Driver: $5+ fees
This ticket does NOT include a Ferry ticket. This ticket option is for anyone 16+.
Tickets will be on sale the day of the event at the gate. Full Experience, Delaware Only and New Jersey Only will be $5 more at the door.
New Jersey's rules with the ABC are a bit tricky, so prepare thyself to consume up to fifteen, 4-ounce pours (the equivalent to a large growler). Most breweries offer high ABV brews and limited/small batches and there's plenty to go around. Should you choose to consume more, additional tickets are available for purchase.
Once you step foot in Delaware - unlimited samples flow all evening! You will be able to enjoy one off brews, limited releases and award-winning ales from Delaware's finest craft breweries.
3rd Wave Brewing Company, Argilla Brewing Company, Blue Earl Brewing Company, Brick Works, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Fordham & Dominion Brewing Company, Iron Hill Brewery, Mispillion River Brewing, Twin Lakes Brewing Company, Frozen Toes Brewing, Crooked Hammock, 16 Mile Brewery, Bellefonte Brewing Company, Big Oyster, Dewey Beer Company, Revelation Craft Brewing Company & Stewarts Brewing Company
Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing, Rinn Duin, Dark City Brewing Company, Cape May Brewing Company, Brotherton Brewing, Slack Tide Brewing Company, Flying Fish Brewing Co., 7 Mile Brewery, Trap Rock Brewery, Carton Brewing, Spellbound Brewing, Tonewood Brewing, Kane Brewing, Lunacy, Flounder Brewing Co, Tuckahoe Brewing, Double Nickel Brewing Co., Ship Bottom Brewery, Ludlam Island Brewery, Jughandle Brewing Co., Iron Hill & Tun Tavern
Souvenir glass included with ticket (not included with DD ticket)
Amazing eats from food trucks and local restaurants available for purchase
Beautiful views of the Delaware Bay
Designated Drivers only $5.00
Remember to B.Y.O.C. (bring your own chair), lather on that sunblock, valid I.D. and have fun with hundreds of other craft beer lovers-- Rain or Shine! Must be 21+ to drink.
The Garden State and Delaware Craft Brewers Guilds are 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organizations that exist to unify the New Jersey and Delaware brewing communities. Our mission is to protect, promote, represent, and educate our members and customers.