The fourth-annual Small State Great Beer Fest will take place in downtown Hartford on September 14, 2019. Guests will have the opportunity to taste beer, cider and spirits from over 40 Connecticut breweries and distilleries while enjoying live music. Food will be provided by a number of food trucks including Baba Ghanoush, Bear’s Restaurant Group, Chief Brody’s Banh Mi, Craftbird Food Truck, Hartford Baking Co., Iron & Grain Co., NoRA Cupcake Company, The Celiac Epicurean and The Whey Station. This is a 21 + event and will be rain or shine. For more information visit the Small State Great Beer Facebook page.
See last year’s highlights here.
The 5th annual Crazy Brew Bash will take place at the Mount Southington Ski Area on October 12 featuring beer from more than 100 local craft breweries. Entertainment will include live music, a Bloody Mary contest, corn hole and more with eats from a variety of food truck vendors. Sponsored by Tito’s Handmade Vodka, a portion of the proceeds will benefit the REACH foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of children through educational programs and scholarships. VIP hour is 11 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. with general admission from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The G.O.A.T. Brew Fest returns this year as the G.O.A.T. Brew & Wine Fest. Guests will have the chance to sample beer and wine from a variety of regional breweries and wineries along with food from Yard Goats concession stands and food truck vendors. Entertainment will include live music, mini golf and yard games such as Jenga, Connect Four and more. V.I.G. session is 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. General admission is 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The fifth-annual Elm City Brew Festival, featuring over 225 craft beers from over 60 craft breweries, returns to College Street Music Hall on November 23, 2019. Live entertainment will be provided by local musicians. Proceeds will benefit the New Haven Center for Performing Arts. This is a 21+ event. For more information and for tickets, click here.
VIP Hour 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., general admission 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
See highlights from last year’s event here.