Bordentown City Craft Beer Tasting

Bordentown’s craft beer tasting event is returning to Farnsworth Ave. on August 13th. Featuring 14 different breweries, a sidewalk sale, and specials from local eateries. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $20 or $25 day of.

Bordentown is home to many different events throughout the year, such as the Cranberry Festival and Street Fair. This month, a newer Bordentown event is coming back for another year on August 13th (August 14th rain date), the Bordentown City Craft Beer Tasting. Hosted by the Downtown Bordentown Association, the event is organized by Mary Barnes who is also the owner of HOB Tavern in the city.

Who, What, Where, When

The event has something for everyone, whether partaking in the actual tasting or not. There will be a sidewalk sale and Bordentown’s local eateries will also be offering specials from their menus. Also, performing live will be the band Raven Rock Rounders. Tasters can expect to sample brews from 14 different breweries including Elysian Brewing, Ommegang, Firestone Walker, Double Nickel, and Southern Tier. The tasting itself will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and will be held on the main drag of Bordentown City, Farnsworth Avenue.

The craft beer tasting is the perfect way to start the evening in Bordentown where there are many restaurants to soak up the suds at after the event, such as Under the Moon, The Vault, Marcello’s, Jester’s, The Farnsworth House, and Toscano. Then enjoy a stroll around town before grabbing some ice cream at Smylie’s or some cupcakes at the Cake Box.

About the Host

The host of the event, Downtown Bordentown Association, is compromised of 70 some members ranging from eateries, art galleries, and professional services to gift shops. All of these businesses have a common goal of promoting Bordentown City as a great place to visit, live, work, dine, and shop. This event is just one way that they prove this. Board members had the following to say about the event:

  • “It’s a great combination . . . Sidewalk sale, craft beer tasting and live music.” — C.J. Mugavero, owner Artful Deposit & VP DBA
  • “What better way to spend a summer afternoon . . .” — Paul Duffy, co-owner Soldier58 & DBA Board member
  • “Not your average beer tasting. We’re featuring 14 brews from some of the finest craft breweries in the area.” — Mary Barnes, owner of The HOB & event organizer


Those wishing to attend are strongly encouraged to purchase tickets ahead of time here. They are $20 in advance up to August 12th and will be available for $25 the day of. They can also be purchased in town at HOB Tavern, Under the Moon Cafe, Shoppe 202, or The Artful Deposit Gallery. If purchasing the day of, please note that ticket sales will stop at 4:45 p.m. Tickets are only available to those who are 21 or older.

Ticket Giveaway!!!

In conjunction with this post, the Downtown Bordentown Association has offered up two tickets to be given away. Entrants must be 21 years or older to enter, must like the Downtown Bordentown Association’s Facebook page, like the author’s Facebook page, and comment on this Facebook post the name of the winner’s guest and share the event. The winner will be picked at random on August 9th. More details can be found on the author’s Facebook page. Good luck!

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Kevin is a Realtor based in Bordentown, NJ that concentrates on Mercer County and Burlington County. He works very closely with first time home buyers to guide them through the sometimes complicated process of buying a home and makes it easy for them to understand by simplifying each step. The end result of seeing someone turn a property into their home is what makes it all worth it for Kevin.

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  1. Gina Bassani
    August 5, 2016

    This is a great way to support a great town and all the small local businesses. As a small business owner myself I always try to give my business to other small business owners. I grew up in Bordentown and cherish this quaint little town and always want to see it thrive.

    • Kevin
      August 6, 2016

      Thanks I could not agree more. Trying to help out Bordentown and keep residents informed. Be sure to enter the giveaway on my facebook and get in touch if you would like to work on something together.


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