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Rising Pint Brewfest Hosts Beer Fans

By June 28, 2023Connecticut, Top News

The 12th annual Rising Pint Brewfest took place at the Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field in East Hartford on May 13. Brands from more than 50 craft breweries were on tap for guests, along with eats from popular food truck vendors, including Big Bad Wolf, Chompers, The Big Cheese, Hop Häus, Randy’s Wooster Street Pizza Shop, Big Enzo’s BBQ and Plan B Burger Bar. Bands Booyah and Live Bait played live music during the event’s two sessions. The sold-out event was created by longtime friends Brett Hollander, Hartford Distributors, and Heather Schold, Greystone Event Management, out of a mutual love of craft beer, music and giving back. Proceeds benefited the Reach Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded by Mark and Wendy Wilson in 2000 that helps children in need through programs, advocacy and more, including its annual “Shop With a Cop” holiday toy efforts.


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