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August 22, 2015: ShakesBeer Festival and Fundrasier

ShakesBeer Festival logo.

The 2015 ShakesBeer Festival will be held on August 22 on the grounds of the historic American Shakespeare Theatre on Elm Street in Stratford. The third annual event will feature local food, music and beer from more than 60 craft breweries and suppliers, including Two Roads, Samuel Adams, Charter Oak, Otter Creek, New England Brewing, Thimble Island and more. A portion of proceeds from the event benefit a fundraising effort to reopen The American Shakespeare Theatre, which has been out of commission for 30 years.

Among this year’s highlights, Emmy-award winning filmmaker, John Dempsey, will be filming footage for his upcoming craft beer  documentary style program, and a book signing by Mark Brewster, author of a forthcoming craft beer book, “Brewology.” Information can be found at


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