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Small State Great Beer

  • Constitution Plaza 100 Constitution Plaza Hartford, CT, 06103 United States (map)
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Welcome Back Connecticut. 

Connecticut’s urban beer festival is back and reloaded. SMALL STATE GREAT BEER is a celebration of our thriving culture, featuring the largest line-up of local breweries alongside national level music. SSGB injects culture into a craft beer showcase transforming it into an immersive experience.
Connecticut’s urban beer festival is back and reloaded. SMALL STATE GREAT BEER is a celebration of our thriving culture, featuring the largest line-up of local breweries alongside national level music. SSGB transforms a craft beer showcase into an immersive live-event experience.

Saturday, September 16th
Constitution Plaza, Hartford

SESSION 1: 1:00PM to 4:00PM* 
SESSION 2: 6:00PM to 9:00PM*

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$48.00 GENERAL ADMISSION
$28.00 DD GENERAL ADMISSION (non-drinking) 
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$58.00 DAY-OF TICKETS (subject to availability) 

*Each session has a limited amount of tickets available. Tickets will be capped per session. www.smallstategreatbeer.com/ 

SSGB Fest is RAIN OR SHINE. 
All tickets are final sale. 21+ Only. No Pets.
Take the CTfastrak to Small State Great Beer! 

MUSIC BY
SESSION 1: Amasa Hines
SESSION 2: Cults

BEER BY
SSGB features the largest line-up of CT Breweries in one location! 

Featured breweries include:
30 Mile Brewing Co.
Alvarium Beer Company
ARMADA BREWING 
Aspetuck Brew Lab
BAD SONS
Back East Brewing Company
Black Hog Brewing Co.
Boondoggle Beers
Brass Works Brewing Company
Broad Brook Brewing
Brewery Legitimus
Charter Oak Brewing Company LLC
City Steam Brewery
Cottrell Brewing Company
DuVig Brewing Company
Epicure Brewing
Half Full Brewery
Hanging Hills Brewing Company
Hog River Brewing Co.
Lock City Brewing 
New England Brewing Co.
New England Cider Company
no worries brewing co.
Powder Hollow Brewery 
Shebeen Brewing Company
Soundview Brew
Spoke and Spy Ciderworks
Stafford Cidery - home of Crazy Cock Cider
Still Hill Brewery
Stony Creek Beer
Olde Burnside Brewing
These Guys Brewing Co LLC
Thimble Island Brewing Company
Two Roads Brewing Company
Willimantic Brewing Company
Witchdoctor Brewing Company
...more to be announced this summer! 

The state’s best beer, music, and food meet on Constitution Plaza to bring a bold new level of vibrancy to Downtown Hartford. 

SSGB FOOD TRUCK DISTRICT
presented by Whole Foods Market

FOOD BY:
Brasato
Bear's Smokehouse BBQ Hartford
Ezstreats
Greekin' Out
Iron & Grain Co.
Mercado
Munchies Food Truck
NoRA Cupcake Company
The Whey Station
YBird & Co Food Truck

FOOD ALLEY
On the plaza by featuring
Black-Eyed Sally's
Hartford Baking Co. 

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

DESIGNATED DRIVER TICKETS
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.

With support from: 
Xl Catlin
NBC CT
CTfastrak
Mohegan Sun
Constitution Plaza
JLL
The IQuilt Plan 
Spectra Boutique Apartments 
BeerFests.com
Bank of America
LAZ Parking
City of Hartford Department of Development Services

ACCOMMODATIONS
Marriott Hartford Downtown
20% Off King + Double Rooms
https://aws.passkey.com/go/smstategreatbeer
200 Columbus Blvd.
Hartford, CT 06103, US
Regular: $189.00
Discount: $134.00

THE REASON
SMALL STATE GREAT BEER is produced in association with Hartford’s iQuilt Partnership. The iQuilt Partnership is a non-profit urban design plan that works to connect the exceptional assets of downtown Hartford. Constitution Plaza is one of these special amenities. By activating the plaza, our event will showcase Hartford in a unique and exciting way. 

A portion of the proceeds from SMALL STATE GREAT BEER will go to benefit the iQuilt Partnership.

TITLE SPONSOR XL Catlin

THE STORY
SMALL STATE GREAT BEER is born out of the “Small State Big Heart” brand, launched by Hartford Prints!. The event aims to connect the state’s growing craft brewery industry with a fresh audience. SMALL STATE GREAT BEER does this by injecting local culture into our craft beer showcase.

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Later Event: September 30
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