The New Jersey Brewers Association, along with the Battleship New Jersey, is bringing the 2023 Battleship Beer Festival back to the Camden Waterfront on June 24.

Slack Tide Brewing Company
Slack Tide Brewing Company

This is one of New Jersey’s premier beer festivals and only features New Jersey-brewed beers.

According to the NJBA,

Proceeds from this event support the New Jersey Brewers Association's continued representation and advocacy of the NJ Craft Beer industry as well as towards maintenance and upkeep of the Battleship New Jersey. So whether you are interested in maintaining US Naval history, supporting NJ Craft Beer, or just want a great day out, this is the event for you.

Draft beer

The NJBA has adopted the #SaveNJBeer hashtag:

The #SaveNJBeer movement is working to help New Jersey craft breweries by raising awareness of the challenges they are facing, and by encouraging people to support their local breweries by buying their beer. The movement is also working to get the New Jersey government to provide financial assistance to New Jersey craft breweries.

Hand of bartender pouring a large lager beer in tap

If you’re interested in supporting that cause, here are some things you can do:

  • Buy New Jersey craft beer. When you buy New Jersey craft beer, you are supporting local businesses and helping to keep the industry alive.
  • Visit your local brewery. Even if you can't buy beer at the brewery, you can still support them by visiting and enjoying the atmosphere.
  • Sign the #SaveNJBeer petition. The #SaveNJBeer petition is calling on the New Jersey government to provide financial assistance to New Jersey craft breweries.
  • Spread the word. The more people who know about #SaveNJBeer, the more likely it is to succeed. Share the hashtag on social media and encourage your friends and family to support New Jersey craft beer.

You can tickets here.

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To find the best beer in each state and Washington D.C., Stacker analyzed January 2020 data from BeerAdvocate, a website that gathers user scores for beer in real-time. BeerAdvocate makes its determinations by compiling consumer ratings for all 50 states and Washington D.C. and applying a weighted rank to each. The weighted rank pulls the beer toward the list's average based on the number of ratings it has and aims to allow lesser-known beers to increase in rank. Only beers with at least 10 rankings to be considered; we took it a step further to only include beers with at least 100 user rankings in our gallery. Keep reading to find out what the best beer is in each of the 50 states and Washington D.C.

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