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2nd Annual Cheers for Charity

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The Essex Community Fund presents the 2nd Annual Cheers for Charity Beerfest. Local and unique craft breweries, homebrewers, cider companies, and vineyards will be on tap for tastings inside the Oliver Jensen Gallery and River Valley Junction Hall at the Essex Steam Train.

Choose between the VIP Experience or General Admission tickets. The VIP Experience kicks off at 12:00pm and ends at 1:00pm, with the option to stay until 4:00pm. VIP includes an additional hour, snacks and swag. General Admission opens at 1:00pm and ends at 4:00pm.

Food trucks and multiple food vendors will be on-sight for food purchases. Look for Caseus: The Cheese Truck, 744 Express and I Want Pig Candy.

Blues on the Rocks will be kicking out the jams with their classic rock style.

The Essex Community Fund, a 501 (c)(3) organization, has served the Essex community since 1949. 100% of all ticket sales and donations are granted to local non-profits that serve the residents of Essex.

Purchase tickets here.

Participating Breweries/Vineyards/Cider Companies:


30 Mile Brewing Company: Old Saybrook
Angelini Wine: Centerbrook
Black Hog Brewing Company: Oxford
Connecticut Valley Brewing Company: South Windsor
Cottrell Brewing Company: Pawcatuck
Doc's Hill Brewing Company: Westbrook
East Rock Brewing Company: New Haven
Epicure Brewing: Norwich
Essex Wine & Spirit: Essex
F&F Distributors Inc.: New London
Knight and Day Brewing Company: Milford
Little House Brewing Company: Chester
MASH (Maniacal Association of Shoreline Homebrewers)
Noble Jay Brewing Company: Niantic
Outer Light Brewing Company: Groton
Owl's Brew Boozy Tea:
Pillar Brewing Company: Mystic
Safe Harbor Brewing Company: New London
Soundview Brewing Company: Old Lyme
Spoke and Spy Ciderworks: Middletown
Steady Habit Brewing Company: Haddam
Thimble Island Brewing Company: Branford
Willimantic Brewing Company: Willimantic
Yankee Cider Company: East Haddam

Earlier Event: March 8
Pints for Pets Fundraiser
Later Event: March 18
A Tour of Italy at Firebox