Win tix to Thread City Hop Fest ft. 49 Northeast breweries, food + music

15 Apr

Enter to win tickets Thread City Hop Fest

One of the things that we love about craft breweries here in CT and across the country is their appreciation for each other and how they often collaborate with each other. A perfect example of this is the Thread City Hop Fest, organized by Willimantic Brewing Company. Over the past few years, this beer fest has grown into a complete beer-beast of its own, drawing people from all over CT and the surrounding states who are ready to try some of the best beers in the Northeast and nom away on some killer food.

This year the Thread City Hop Fest is pouring out onto Jillson Square in Willimantic from 2-6 on May 3. Tickets are $35 if you buy them in advance or $40 at the gate. That gets you entry, unlimited pours of the 49 Northeast breweries (and counting) on hand, live music, and access to food trucks and other vendors. $35 isn’t bad for a beer fest at all, but let’s say you wanted to win two free tickets to Thread City Hop Fest. Wouldn’t you love that? Sure ya would! Here’s how you can win a pair of tix:

Tell us which warm weather beer from one of the breweries listed below is your favorite. Give us your answer by replying here, on our related Facebook post, or on Twitter using #ThreadCityHopTix. The contest starts now and goes until 4/21 at 5 pm. At that time, we’ll pick one randomly lucky winner to snag a pair of tix! Just make sure that you follow directions for the contest, or we won’t count your entry: Bud Light as your choice just won’t cut it. But, if you told us that you love Flower Power from Ithaca or Road Jam from Two Roads, then we’re onto something. 

Now, back to the Hop Fest:

🎵 Music is organized by Vulturetown Arts and will include Balkun Brothers, Hartford Hot Several, Bruce John Music, Chris Freeman from Parsonsfield, and Jonah Tolchein. 

🍔 Food to nom on from:

🍻 Beer to make the day great from

Thread City Hop Fest is also a fundraiser for The No Freeze Project, Willimantic Renaissance, Inc., and Vulturetown Arts. Sponsors for this year’s event are TSI Harley-Davidson, i98.3, Performance Foodservice of Springfield, and Sam Adams. To learn more visit the TCHF site and to get your tix, visit Willimantic Brewing Company or buy them right from our beer buddies at

26 Responses to “Win tix to Thread City Hop Fest ft. 49 Northeast breweries, food + music”

  1. Alexa (@aemegna) April 20, 2015 at 9:40 am #

    Hey you two! Cone Flakes IIPA from Firefly would have to be my favorite!


  2. Jamie farrell April 17, 2015 at 8:50 am #

    Love back east misty mountain IPA!


  3. Ruth R. April 17, 2015 at 7:17 am #

    Back East Golden Ale and really anything from Grey Sail but Captain’s Daughter in particular.


  4. Craig M. April 16, 2015 at 10:15 am #

    Road 2 Ruin from Two Roads!!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Jenna St. Martin April 16, 2015 at 10:08 am #

    Hop Springs Eternal IPA from WBC!! Current hometown favorite. #ThreadCityHopTix


  6. Samantha April 15, 2015 at 10:08 pm #

    I love Clown Shoes chocolate sombero- a dark beer with a punch at 10% alcohol.
    Mackenzie’s has a seasonal reserve that is perfect for the fall.
    And mayflower has an elderflower (or elderberry; I know it was elder something) that is just amazing for summer- light and refreshing but flavorful.


    • Dan and Kristien Del Ferraro April 15, 2015 at 10:39 pm #

      Samantha, you’ve got great taste. We loved that Chocolate Sombrero, too! :) Interested to try that Mayflower beer. We think we had one like that from Blue Point a couple of years back.


    • Dan and Kristien Del Ferraro April 26, 2015 at 9:42 pm #

      Samantha, we’re happy to share that you won! We’ll send an e-mail with details soon.


  7. Shannon April 15, 2015 at 8:26 pm #

    The Two Roads White IPA is a great beer. I’m not usually the biggest fan of IPA’s, but this one is an exception to the rule


  8. Mike T April 15, 2015 at 8:04 pm #

    Galaxy from New England Brewing, It is easy to quaff at under 5% ABV & still delivers an incredible flavor profile. A lot of tropical fruit hits you and it finishes with very light bitterness. Might be pouring for growlers soon……shhhh !


  9. Rachel Z. April 15, 2015 at 6:27 pm #

    Having to choose one is really difficult! Captain’s Daughter from Grey Sail is absolutely a favorite!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. nick hinkel April 15, 2015 at 5:48 pm #

    Two Roads Brewing


  11. Alex Koenigsberg April 15, 2015 at 5:42 pm #

    Back east ale, all season long!

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Joe G April 15, 2015 at 4:10 pm #

    The beer formerly known as Gandi-bot. Any word on what the new name will be?


  13. Robin April 15, 2015 at 3:22 pm #

    Piglet DIPA from Black Hog

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Leslie April 15, 2015 at 2:57 pm #

    TRB No Limits Hef is my summer go-to!!!! So refreshing and can drink it all day without faceplanting ;-) LOL


  15. Casey Lindwall April 15, 2015 at 2:09 pm #

    It’s hard to choose just one favorite, but I’m really happy to see one my newest favorites on the list, so I’m going to go with Black Hog Granola Brown! Yum!


  16. Robbie April 15, 2015 at 2:01 pm #

    I am a huge fan of the Flower Power. Unfortunately my local establishment doesn’t keep it on tap for any length of time. If by chance I win these tix you can find me in the Ithaca line getting my fill.


    • Dan and Kristien Del Ferraro April 15, 2015 at 2:40 pm #

      Flower Power is great, right? It’s on tap every once in a while at Coalhouse in Stamford, but you might not be by there. :s


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