Connecticut Food & Dining September 20, 2019
Toast The Arrival Of Autumn At One Of These 7 Fall Beer Festivals In Connecticut
Oktoberfest in Germany is the world’s largest beer festival. But if you can’t afford a plane ticket this year, you can still celebrate on a smaller scale right here in Connecticut. Pick up a frosty pint and toast the arrival of autumn at these deliciously fun beer festivals.
1. Two Roads Ok2berfest - September 21-22, 2019
For two days, Two Roads Brewery honors Oktoberfest with a full weekend of celebration. Enjoy authentic German music and food with plenty of German-style beer to wash it down. Enter the stein-holding contest or bratwurst-eating contest to test your Oktoberfest skills.
2. Milford Oktoberfest - September 20-21, 2019
The largest and longest continuously running Oktoberfest celebration in the state is one not to be missed. The Biergarten offers 15 different kinds of beer to quench your thirst. Enjoy live bands German dance performances, and plenty of German food.
3. Connecticut Brew Cup - September 28, 2019
The battle of the beers is on at the Connecticut Brew Cup. Local breweries face off in a competition where attendees choose the winners. Get ready to judge some brews at this tasty event.
4. Sun Brewfest - October 4-5, 2019
This annual event at Mohegan Sun Casino features 150 different brews with unlimited sampling. You're going to want to make sure you have a designated driver for this epic beer tasting. Practice your cornhole skills and enter the tournament for the chance to win $200 in casino gift cards.
5. Crazy Brew Bash - October 12, 2019
This fall festival at Mount Southington Ski Area features over 100 brews. Vineyards and distilleries will also be on hand for sampling for the non-beer drinkers in your group. Between sips enjoy games and trivia contests.
6. GOAT Brew & Wine Fest - October 19, 2019
Head to Dunkin' Donuts Park home of the Hartford Yard Goats for a day of downtown fun. More than 50 vendors offer up beer and wine samplings while live music keeps the atmosphere festive.
7. The Manchester Beer Fest - October 19, 2019
In its first year, The Manchester Brew Fest promises to be one for the record books. Enjoy unlimited samples from local breweries and delicious fare from a parade of food trucks.
If you can’t visit any of these fun-filled festivals but still want to sample some of the state’s best craft beer, plan a road trip down
Connecticut’s brewery trail.