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Win 2 Tix for Harbor Brew Fest 2015 w/ Over 85 Breweries + 7 Food Trucks

11 Oct
This could be you, here. Stick with us and we'll tell you how to win two tix!

This could be you, here. Stick with us and we’ll tell you how to win two tix!

Harbor Brew Fest 2015 is this Saturday, October 17, at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard and to say we’re excited would be a crazy understatement. It’s one of our favorite beer fests in the state and always surprises us how it seems to get better each year.  

Well, what makes it so great? 

1) The Brewer’s Special experience actually makes you feel like a VIP. You get in an hour early (12-5) and even get access to the Brewer’s Beer Garden, plus your own VIP Tasting Glass. Those tix are $60 each and very worth it.

Some of CT's best breweries will be on hand!

Some of CT’s best breweries will be on hand!

2) Whether you get the Brewer’s Special or General Admissions, you get unlimited samplings of beer, no brainer. These tix are $40 and get you in from 1-5. Check out the list at the end of this post. There’s also a DD ticket for $20 if you wanna be nice. 

3) Food trucks. Yeah, plenty of ’em this year: The Meat Truck, Poutine Gourmet, Chompers, Munchies, Melt Mobile, Lobstercraft, and Taco Pacifico.

In depth look at that oozy gooey goodness of the sandwich. Divine.

In depth look at that oozy gooey goodness of the sandwich. Divine.

4) Live music from Tom Crowley & The Speakers, The Alpaca Gnomes, and Relative Souls.

5) This festival, brought to you by Harry’s of Fairfield, benefits the Harbor Light Foundation, a non-profit that provides “safe and beneficial programming for children with autism.”

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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.

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Craft 260 to Host Beer Fest w/ 11 CT Breweries to Benefit Community Plates – Fairfield, CT

20 Oct

Craft 260 Beer Fest for Community Plates

Two Roads, Back East, Overshores, Black Hog, Stony Creek, Old Burnside, Thomas Hooker, Charter Oak, New England Brewing, Relic, Aspetuck Brew Lab (brewery in the works).

These local CT breweries have come together for Craft 260‘s first ever Beer Fest. The beer begins flowing at 1 pm on Sunday, November 2 up until 4 pm right in the Craft 260 parking lot. Oh, and speaking of beer, it’ll be unlimited drinking from start to finish with just a simple donation. Tover and the crew at Craft 260 are asking for at least a $15 donation that goes directly to Community Plates, the Norwalk based volunteer-driven organization who rescues food for those in need. Your donation gets you a bracelet and that bracelet gets you as many refills as you gosh darn please until 4. 

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Harbor Brew Fest 2014 Tickets Giveaway

2 Sep

There were so many entries for the contest, but the random winner is Amy Booth who really wants to try Ginja Ninja and the Cannoli beer.  Hey, we’re there with ya…love the Ninja, desperately want to try the Cannoli beer! 

Dude, it’s almost September 20…and you know what that means:  Harbor Brew Fest at The Ball Park at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport! We’ve got our tix, and hopefully you do too, but just in case you don’t, we’ve got a ticket giveaway contest just for you!  So, to win TWO General Admission tickets to Harbor Brew Fest 2014, all you need to do is check out the list of breweries below and tell us one beer from a brewery that you can’t wait to try. Comment on this post to enter or comment on our Facebook post too.  We will pick one random lucky winner at 5 pm (when the contest ends) on Friday, 9/5/14, and will announce the winner.

In case you need a reminder or this is your first time hearing about HBF from us, here’s a quick review:

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5 Essential Keys to Brewing a Great Craft Beer Festival

7 Apr
Collage of Beer Festivals

Beer festivals=brewvana

After we published our critical review of the 4b Festival (Bacon, BBQ, Beer, and Bourbon) in New Haven, we got a tweet from the CT Beer Trail.  They said, “Dan & Kristien, good opportunity to shift focus to the positive & discuss what makes a beer fest a great one.”  We thought about it and really took that to heart, so we decided we were up for that challenge, and now here we are on 4/7, National Beer Day!

So, may we present you with a guide to what makes beer fests great, along with examples at the end.  If you have any other ideas, examples, or even disagree, please comment below with your thoughts.

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