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Small State Great Beer Food Festival

  • Constitution Plaza Constitution Plaza Hartford, CT, 06103 United States (map)

You're invited to the first ever "Small State Great Beer" Craft Beer Festival! Saturday September 17th, Connecticut's best beer, music, and food meet on Constitution Plaza to bring a bold new level of vibrancy to the Downtown Hartford.

SMALL STATE GREAT BEER is a festival celebrating Connecticut’s thriving beer culture, featuring the LARGEST line-up of CT breweries, alongside the area’s best food and music. Be a part of history and make plans now to attend this inaugural event!

Live Music by: RJD2, Son Little and The Balkun Brothers

Featured Breweries Include: 30 Mile Brewing Co., Aspetuck Brew Lab, Back East Brewing Company, Black Hog Brewing Co., Black Pond Brews, Brass Works Brewing Company, Broad Brook Brewing, Cambridge House Brew Pub of Granby, Charter Oak Brewing Company LLC, City Steam Brewery, Cottrell Brewing Company, DuVig Brewing Company, Fat Orange Cat Brew Co., Fairfield Craft Ales, Firefly Hollow Brewing, Half Full Brewery, Hanging Hills Brewing Company, Hog River Brewing Co., New England Brewing Co., New England Cider Company, no worries brewing co., Olde Burnside Brewing, Outer Light Brewing Company, Overshores Brewing Co., Powder Hollow Brewery, Shebeen Brewing Company, Still Hill Brewery, Stony Creek Beer, Stubborn Beauty Brewing, These Guys Brewing Co LLC, Thimble Island Brewing Company, Thomas Hooker Brewery, Two Roads Brewing Company, and Willimantic Brewing Company

presented by Whole Foods Market

Hartford Baking Co.

Caribbean Food Concepts
Iron & Grain Co.
NoRA Cupcake Company
Not Your Mama's Balls
Sixpence Pie Company
The Whey Station
Yardbird & CO

N2 Coffee
Cold Brew Coffee Co.

General Tickets include access to the festival, SSGB tasting glass, and continual pours from Connecticut's best craft breweries! 

Presented by Black Eyed Sally's
Skip the line and purchase a VIP Ticket today! A limited number of VIP Tickets are available, so do not wait. VIP Tickets include 1-hour (5pm - 6pm) exclusive access to the festival, SSGB tasting glass, continual pours from Connecticut's best craft breweries and bites by Black Eyed Sally's! Have an opportunity to meet with the brewers and taste exclusive brews. VIP merchandise perks to be announced.

SSGB is primed to be the area's biggest festival, bringing art, music, and culture to Constitution Plaza. The designated driver ticket ensures groups will have a safe + responsible time.

DD Ticket Holders will get a complimentary bottle of water. Designated drivers will not receive a tasting glass and are not permitted to sample any beer. Any designated driver seen drinking will be removed from the festival immediately. Designated drivers must be 21+ and present valid photo ID for entry.

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