The Deck at Trump Marina had substantial success with its suds sampling last September, so it only made sense to bring it back
It’s back — bigger and better than before!
The Deck at Trump Marina will host its second annual Craft Beer Fest on Sunday, Sept. 19, with over 30 microbrews, live music and beer-inspired fare.
This year’s event runs in conjunction with the inaugural “Lightning on the Water” powerboat racing competition co-sponsored by Geico and Trump Entertainment Resorts, which will have a preview of the boats and racers at Trump Marina taking place Saturday, Sept. 18, from 10am-5pm.
The Craft Beer Fest will take place from 2-7pm. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the fest's entrance on the day of the event, or in advance at Trump Marina’s Mariners Gift Shop, Docksider Gift Shop, or from any server on the Deck.
Tastings will include five-ounce samples of craft brews such as Spaten Oktoberfest, Flying Fish Oktoberfish, Hofbrau Oktoberfest, Long Trail Harvest, Jack’s Pumpkin Spice, Victory Fest Bier, Magic Hat #9, Magic Hat Fall Seasonal and many others. Brews will range from ales, lagers, stouts and ciders. This year’s food menu is still under wraps, but last year’s fare included such delectables as a steamship roast-beef carving station, German short ribs, kielbasa, homemade kettle corn, a Bavarian pretzel stand and various types of mustards, horse radishes and specialty condiments. The Deck’s regular menu will also be available at the Craft Beer Fest.
“Last year’s inaugural Craft Beer Fest was a great success and we received a lot of positive feedback from our guests,” says Trump Marina general manager Mark Sachais. “What better way to spend a September afternoon than outside on the Deck, sampling great seasonal beer and live entertainment?”
Microbrewery representatives will be on hand with information about all products and to help guests navigate the different types of beers, explain which beers go best with what food, etc. The fest’s format is structured similarly to the ultra-successful Atlantic City Beer Festival “Celebration of the Suds,” which will be held for sixth year at the Atlantic City Convention Center from March 18-20.
Horner created a 40-bottle craft beer menu while GM at Mia, schooling the staff on the different beers and how they might be paired with meals. Since taking on a broader role at the property, he extended that to include the entire service staff as advocates or “beer ambassadors” for all the craft brews, bottled and draft, on the entire property.
Golden Nugget partners with Paulaner, an ancient European brewery and originator of Germany’s Oktoberfest, for this year’s Craft Beer Festival.
“This is an aggressive beer,” he says. “You probably won’t like it. It is quite doubtful that you have the taste or sophistication to appreciate an American strong ale of this quality and depth.”
The seventh annual Celebration of the Suds will have an expanded lineup of Garden State-based craft brewers and bands .
One of southern New Jersey’s ... heck, one of the East Coast’s foremost authorities on all things beer, Gary Monterosso, was joined by a packed house of local and national brewing and culinary personalities Tuesday night, Nov. 29, at House of Blues’ Foundation Room.
"We’ll have over 40 breweries from around the United States — from Maine to Florida to Texas, California, Washington, and of course the great states of New Jersey and Pennsylvania will be represented."
“It’s steers and beers in the city this weekend,” laughs Henderson. “You know you hear so many negative things about the city, but really, look at what we have here and these attractions. This is an amazing April Fool’s weekend that’s scheduled and we’re really happy to be part of it.”
Just as Atlantic City has proven one of the most ideal vantage points on the East Coast for air shows, it is similarly superior for fans of powerboat racing.
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