WHAT: The third annual Change in the Air Festival is set for October 14, 2023. What started as a beer collaboration between New England Brewing and Dockside Brewery as a fundraiser for the Connecticut Brewers Guild African American Scholarship, has evolved into a festival with the same goals: creating a more inclusive beer industry while uplifting and highlighting Black and Brown owned food vendors, music and art. This inclusive event will provide the BIPOC community the opportunity to discuss social issues, learn more about careers in the Connecticut and surrounding region craft beer industry, and the educational programs available through Sacred Heart University. Daym Drops, host of Netflix’s “Fresh, Fried & Crispy”, will be event emcee, and guests will enjoy more than 22 breweries from Connecticut and the surrounding region, including Black and Brown owned breweries: New England Brewing Co.; Two Roads Brewing Co.; Black Hog Brewing; Dockside Brewery; Great Falls Brewing Company; Allagash Brewing Company; Armada Brewing; Hog River Brewing Company; Counterwieght Brewing; Tribus Beer Co.; Rhythm Brewing Co.; Best Friends Lunch; Twelve Percent Beer Project; Alvarium Beer Co.; Labyrinth Brewing Company; Fox Farm Brewery; Athletic Brewing Company; Outer Light Brewing Company; Kent Falls Brewing Co.; Little House Brewing Company; Lawsons Finest Liquids; Brooklyn Brewery. Live DJ and performances from Timmy Maia and the Paul Bryant Hudson Band and food available for purchase from Bear’s Smokehouse BBQ and also from some of the best Black and Brown owned restaurants around including: Jazzy’s Soul Kitchen; Madeline’s Empanaderia; JTM Cupcakes; Perfect Poundcakes; Ovelle Coffee; The Drunk Alpaca and more. Change In The Air Festival is a philanthropic fundraising effort to build our scholarship, while simultaneously providing safe, inclusive spaces for all craft beer enthusiasts. See last year’s highlights here.
WHEN: October 14, 2023 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
WHERE: Bear’s BBQ, 470 James St, New Haven, CT 06513