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Annual Rising Pint Brewfest Showcases Beer Brands

By June 25, 2024Connecticut, Top News


The 13th annual Rising Pint Brewfest took place at the Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field in East Hartford on May 11. Brands from more than 60 craft breweries were on tap for guests, along with eats from popular food truck vendors, including Spot on Tacos, Bear’s Smokehouse BBQ, The Big Cheese, Hop Häus, Randy’s Wooster St. Pizza Shop, Big Enzo’s BBQ, Big Bad Wolf, Sno ‘N’ Dough and Scatz Holy Smokez BBQ. Bands BooYah and 7 Below played live music during the afternoon. 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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