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Beer Festival Returns to Meadowlands Expo Center—Feb 4
70 Breweries to Gather, Another Sell-Out Expected

SECAUCUS, NJ. December 7, 2016 —The biggest names in brewing are gathering once again on February 4, 2017 for the 7th Annual Great Beer Expo, selected as one of the “TOP TEN NJ EXPOS 2016” by This pay-one-price beer tasting extravaganza will showcase more than 70 breweries—hometown Jersey favorites, award-winning American craft breweries, and international trend-setters—more than 150 beers in all.  The Expo will be held at the Meadowlands Exposition Center 355 Plaza Drive in Secaucus, NJ 07094.  The Expo offers two sessions, afternoon (12:30-4:00pm) and evening (5:30-9:00pm).  Tickets are on sale now and another sell out is expected.

“The Great Beer Expo offers beer enthusiasts a unique pay-one-price opportunity to try some amazing craft beers from local, national, and international breweries,” said Andy Calimano, owner of event producer, Starfish Junction.  “We are expecting this year to be our best yet and we’re trending for another sold-out event.  Some really great beer comes out of the local Jersey breweries, we will be featuring these and other stand-outs at the festival,” added Calimano.

Led by industry innovators, the event will also offer free beer seminars covering topics as varied as: identifying beer flaws; what’s new in the Jersey beer scene; and pairing food with beer.  A special area dedicated to Valentine’s Day will feature beers that are brewed with chocolate or brewed with malts that produce a delicious chocolate essence. 

The Great Beer Expo ( will have two sessions:  12:30-4:00 pm and 5:30-9:00 pm.  A limited number of tickets will be sold.  Once the event sells out, no additional tickets will be available for purchase.  Tickets are on sale now.  Tickets are $45 each when purchased in advance on the event website Tickets include admission to the Expo, admission to beer seminars, a souvenir tasting cup, and the freedom to enjoy a 2 oz. sample of any of the beers present at the Expo.  Designated driver tickets are available for $10 each.  All attendees, including designated drivers, must be 21+ and present valid photo I.D. for admission. The Meadowlands Exposition Center at Harmon Meadow is located at 355 Plaza Drive, Secaucus, New Jersey 07095.

The event will raise funds for Kids Need More, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of children, families, and young adults coping with cancer and life-threatening illness.  The event is sponsored in part by  The event is produced by Starfish Junction.

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