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ShakesBeer Festival Draws Supporters of Beer and the Arts

By September 25, 2015Connecticut, Top News
ShakesBeer Festival. The historic Shakespeare theatre is in the background.

Beer vendors, including Thimble Island Brewing Company, Smuttynose Brewing, Stubborn Beauty, Shebeen Brewing Company, Troeges Craft Brewing and many others, poured samples for approximately 1,300 brew lovers and connoisseurs to support the historic Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford. The ShakesBeer Festival, in its third year running, was able to donate $30,000 – about $10,000 more than last year – back to the historic theatre, which has been out of commission for the last 30 years, to help with revitalization efforts.

The ShakesBeer Festival is organized by Steve Bilodeau, Beer Manager of Wines Unlimited, Pete Rodrigues, Manager of Captain’s Keg, the Town of Stratford and The Stratford Arts Commission, with help from many breweries and distributors. Food vendors were parked along the road and guests enjoyed musical entertainment from local bands.

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