As if we didn’t already know that music and beer go together like, well music and beer, the Rock Hops Music & Craft Beer Festival is coming along to drive that point home. On August 11th, Rock Hops will be celebrating the very best of Americana grass roots, with a one-day festival which will take place in the beautiful Mercer County Park, located in West Windsor Township, NJ (45 minutes from Philadelphia; 60 minutes from NYC). With a lineup that features headliners Dark Star Orchestra, and supporting acts the Bernie Worrell Orchestra, Citizens Band Radio, Quimby Mountain Band, and Lucid, expect some great music to go along with the 30 American craft beer vendors that will be featured at this event.

As for the experience itself, Rock Hops attendees will be able to purchase wonderful, unique and hard to find American craft beers in Rock Hops’ beer gardens. Additionally, a Connoisseur VIP package is available that includes a unique chance to participate in an afternoon craft beer tasting session that will highlight a very select sampling, approximately 30, of the small, independent craft breweries and the incredible beers they create. Rock Hops Beer curators, John Holl, Author & Beer Judge and John Kleinchester, Founder of will personally select the rarest and most interesting craft selections from each distributor and brewery.

Rock Hops will have a beer seminar, hosted by author and beer enthusiast John Holl, while also featuring delicious American fare by food vendor Ring of Fire. Think london broil, open pit racks of ribs, sausage and brats, grilled clams, and of course, vegetarian fare for those that don’t partake in the enjoyment of traditional BBQ eats. Tickets for this all-day event are very reasonably priced:

All day Rock Pass -$35

– Music all day
– Activities
– Great Craft Beer for sale by the cup
– Access to Seminars & Vendor Village

Rock Hops Connoisseur VIP Package – $65

– Music all day
– Access to select rare beer tasting in Connoisseur Pavilion
– Complimentary tasting glass
– Access to VIP Concert viewing area & bar
– Access to VIP restrooms
– Access to Seminars & Vendors