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Contest Alert: Sumoslam w/ Endless Beer @ No Worries Brewing ft. Spud Stud

21 Jun
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We have two tickets set aside for a very lucky winner . . . 

UPDATE: The winner of the contest is @hippousmc1 on Instagram! Thanks to everyone for entering. :)

If you’ve got a sumo sized thirst for one of CT’s newest breweries, No Worries, we’ve got an event for you: Sumoslam. This first ever event is hitting Hamden right at No Worries Brewing from 1-5 on July 10. Tickets cost $30 and that gets you unlimited pours of all No Worries beer (you can drink more than $30 of beer, right?), a commemorative t-shirt, and free entry (if you want) into the Intergender Inflatable Sumo Wrestling Tournament. Registration begins right at 1, so you’ll wanna sign up ASAP to get your shot on the competition bracket. Your hosts for the event are Ken Tuccio of the Welcome to Connecticut Podcast (who organized this) and everybody’s favorite chef: Chef Plum! And, tying it all together will be the Spud Stud food truck who will be on site selling some bites of goodness.  Continue reading

Best Summer Seasonal Beer in CT? 2nd Blind Beer Awards Will Find Out!

25 Apr
BLIND BEER AWARDS POSTER

Get your tickets before they’re sold out like last time!

During the first Blind Beer Awards, organizers Ken Tuccio of the Welcome to Connecticut Podcast and The Blind Rhino in SoNo introduced a second installment. The next event will be on July 23 at 1 PM and will feature Summer Seasonals from across the state. Like last time, you’ll have blind samples of beer that you vote on, an all you can eat buffet that starts at 4, and tix are only $25 each. The winners and breweries are revealed at the end, BOOM! Seems like a real no-brainer. Continue reading

Win 2 Tix to Sold Out CT Blind Beer Awards @ Blind Rhino

16 Mar

 

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Well, you can’t buy tickets anymore, but you can win them . . .

Update: The Winner of our contest was randomly picked and is Richard Soares. Thank you all for entering.

Our original plan was to talk about the Connecticut Blind Beer Awards as we got closer to the event taking place at The Blind Rhino on April 23. But, well, the event sold out in a week. Part of that plan was to give away a pair of tix . . . and we’re sticking with that plan! BOOM! We’re giving away two tickets to this sold out event, so you best take advantage because you can’t get these tickets anymore. Continue reading

Win Tix to SoNo Bowl + Gift Certificate @ Blind Rhino w/ Cash, Prizes + Open Bar

4 Jan
SONO BOWL FINAL POSTER

Update: The Blind Rhino is also giving a $50 gift certificate to the winner of the pair of tix!

UPDATE: Brad V. is the winner of the two tix and the $50 gift card! We’ll be contacting him soon with details on how to get his prize. :)

Tickets are now on sale for SoNo Bowl, going down at 4 pm until kickoff on 2/7 at The Blind Rhino in Norwalk. $15 gets you into the party with an open bar until kickoff, plus Ken Tuccio of the Welcome to Connecticut Podcast will be hosting the night. There will be lots of games and chances to not only win prizes, but to also take home some cold hard cash. Continue reading

Win 2 Tix to Beers at the Beach: Kent Falls Edition – Calf Pasture Beach, Norwalk

7 Jul

We’ve got some great news OmNomivores: we’ve got two tickets to giveaway for the second installment of Beers at the Beach on July 16! This time around, right on Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk, Ken Tuccio of Welcome 2 Connecticut Podcast will be hosting a night of beer sampling with Kent Falls Brewing. If you’re lucky enough to snag these tix from us, just arrive at 6:30 with $10 for parking (free for Norwalk residents) and you’ll get to drink plenty of Kent Falls beer and get your choice of hamburger, veggie burger, or 2 hot dogs from Ripka’s Cafe. Plus, if you dig it, they’ll be shelling oysters on the spot too.

Ken Tuccio JacketSo, how do you win these two tix, valued at $60? All you have to do is tag the person you’d like to take with you either in a comment on our event Facebook post or in a tweet to @omnomct mentioning the event. The contest starts now and goes until Friday, 6/10, at 5 pm. From there, we’ll pick one winner to give the two tickets to.

If you’re straight up baller status then you might want to swing a VIP ticket at $42 that includes entrance at 6, one-on-one time with Barry from Kent Falls, a limited edition Beers at the Beach shirt, and drink the first (and maybe only) release of Shower Beer, their lime zest gose. 

For more about Ken, check out his site and our post on him.

For more about Kent Falls Brewing, check out our original interview with Barry and our recent visit and review of their beer.

Win 2 Free Tix to Beers at the Beach ft. Beer’d Brewing on June 11 in Norwalk #W2CT

26 May

We’ve got two tickets to Beers at the Beach, a brand new summer series organized by Ken Tuccio of Welcome to Connecticut Podcast. It all takes place at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk starting at 6 and includes unlimited pours of the legendary Beer’d Brewing from Stonington, CT and your choice of a burger, 2 hot dogs, or veggie burger.

BEERS AT THE BEACH POSTERTo win, all you need to do is:

1) On Twitter, find our tweet then Retweet/Quote Tweet, use #W2CT and mention a friend that you want to take along.

OR

2) On Instagram, share our announcement post, tag a friend, and use #W2CT.

That’s it. That’s all you need to do in order to win $70 worth of tickets for FREE! The contest begins now and goes until Friday at 7 pm. 

To find out more about Beers at the Beach, check our original post and check out Welcome to Connecticut Podcast, too! 

Win 2 Tix to Beers at the Beach with Beer’d Brewing and W2CT #BeersAtTheBeach

18 May
Hobbit Juice DIPA, one of the legendary beers from Beer'd Brewing that people go crazy for.

Hobbit Juice DIPA, one of the legendary beers from Beer’d Brewing that people go crazy for.

When we broke the news about Beers at the Beach, the reaction from CT beer lovers was staggering. People were not only excited about a summer time series of beer fests centered around one local brewery that we don’t see too much of in Fairfield County, but also excited to spend some QT at Calf Pasture Beach while nomming on summer classics. And people flipped out, rightfully so, when we shared that Beer’d Brewing would be on hand for the first event on June 11, starting at 6:30.

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W2CT Beers at the Beach series kicks off w/ Beer’d Brewing at Calf Pasture Beach

29 Apr

We’re almost in May, so we know what that means: time to think about the beach and time to think about more beer. Okay, so we’ve been thinking about beer all year long, but cut us some slack as we try to riff on this. And to help your love of open air, warm sand, and sipping on brewskis, Ken Tuccio of Welcome to Connecticut Podcast presents a series of summertime events called Beers at the Beach.

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Pig Out w/ Black Hog and W2CT Pig Roast + Cornhole Tourney

13 Apr

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Before the uber-successful Black Hog Brewing opened up in Oxford, we had the chance to talk with Jason Sobocinski (one of the owners along with his brother Tom and headbrewer Tyler Jones). We asked where the name Black Hog came from and he shared that it’s another name for the Berkshire pig and invokes memories like pig roasts and events that bring people together. 

Black Hog Brewing in Oxford, CTWell, Black Hog Brewing is bringing that fun vibe in by teaming up with Ken Tuccio from the Welcome to Connecticut Podcast for The 1st Annual Flag Day Cornhole Tournament and Pig Roast.  

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Ken Tuccio of Welcome 2 CT Podcast Talks CT Beer Summit; Why CT Beer + Food Rules

26 Feb

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Connecticut has so many great food-related stories to tell, whether it’s how a small restaurant owner got his start, a chef who became known across the state, even the country, or a person who started a brewery with a kernel of hope and a lot of luck. Thankfully we have some great platforms in CT to share those stories, from town papers like the Stamford Advocate, state magazines like Connecticut Magazine, food bloggers like ourselves to Ken Tuccio’s Welcome to Connecticut Podcast.

Ken started his podcast back in March of 2014, and it has been growing ever since. It’s no wonder since he’s been able to land some pretty fantastic interviews like Dennis Haskins aka Mr. Belding, Stew Leonard, Aarón Sánchez, and Jerry Springer. It was his love of beer, however, that has made magic happen. Yep, because of his love of beer, Ken has featured many brewers and brewery owners on his show which helped him land his sold-out CT Beer Summit right at Two Roads. We had a chance to turn the tables and ask him questions (he interviewed us on his podcast for New Years Day) about his love of CT food and beer, the future of his podcast, and how you can take part in the CT Beer Summit even if you can’t attend.

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