Hoptoberfest: Craft Beer Festival + Wing Contest in Shelton

24 Oct
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Archeologists recently stumbled upon a groundbreaking piece of evidence that could turn the world upside down.  While the Bible states that God created light on the first day and water on the second day, recent findings show this was translated improperly. The pieces of parchment that were really excavated from a tomb in Israel show that God created chicken wings on the first day, then followed up with beer to make it all go down nicely.

So, let us celebrate these heavenly creations at Hoptoberfest at the Rotary Pavillion at the Shelton Riverwalk on 10/26 from 1-5 pm.   Beer will be pouring and Valley restaurants will compete to see who is “King of the Wing.”   While you could go for just the wings (1-3) for just $15, we would seriously hope you wouldn’t get just that.  That’s because for just $25 (if you buy online, $35 the day of) you also get lots of beer with those wings.  While you glug glug and munch munch you’ll also be able to listen to Howie and the Soul Potatoes (awesome name) then Casey Gorman.

Now, let’s talk about the wing contest.  Local restaurants such as Dew Drop Inn, Archie Moore’s, Smoke & Bones BBQ, Tavern 1757, Porky’s Cafe, and Antonio’s will have wings ready for eating.  You taste, you vote!  The winner is then awarded the title of “King of the Wing.”  Again, tickets aren’t very expensive at all and you can rest assured that your bloated belly will be worth it knowing that you’ve helped support the Derby-Shelton Rotary Club’s college scholarship program, elementary literacy programs, and have helped beautify Derby and Shelton.

And, to seal the deal, let’s look at the most recently updated list of brews available:

203 Amber Lager, Ace Pumpkin Cider, Allagash White, Anchor Steam, Anchor Porter, BBC Steel Rail, Beaver Brewnette, Belfast Lobster Ale, Blue Moon Pumpkin, Blue Moon Caramel Apple, Blue Moon Rounder, Blue Moon Short Straw, Blue Point Pumpkin, Bud Black Crown, Brooklyn Brown Ale, Brooklyn Winter Ale, Cambridge House Big Hoppy, Captain Lawrence IPA, Captain Lawrence Kolsch, Captain Lawrence Seasonal, Crispin Original, Founders Curmudgeon Old Ale, Founders Pale Ale, Fox Barrel Pacific Pear, Goose Island Harvest Ale, Half Full Bright Ale, Half Full Pumpkin Ale, Hooker Octoberfest, Kona Big Wave, Lagunitas IPA, Lagunitas Maximus IPA, Lasting Brass, Leinenkugel Hoppin Helles, Leinenkugal Orange Shandy, Narragansett Bohemian Pilsner, Narraganset Black Steam, New England Brewing Co, Otter Creek Black IPA, Otter Creek Coffee Porter, Red Hook Audible, Rock Art Variety Packs, Shipyard Pumkinhead, Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA, Sierra Nevada Belgian Black IPA, Samuel Adams Lager, Samuel Adams Grumpy Monk Belgian IPA, Samuel Adams Ruby Mild, Shebeen Brewery, Shock Top Apple, Sebago Full Throttle IPA, Settle Cidre, Stone Russian Imperial Stout, Tenth & Blake Third Shift Amber, Two Roads Ol’ Factory Pils, Two Roads Workers Comp Saison, Weed Amber Ale, White Birch Belgian Ale, White Birch Hop Session, Widmer Alchemy

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