Beer Fests in Connecticut for Spring and Summer 2021 Last Updated: May 2021

We’re excited to welcome a new CT Ambassador, Kevin Mardorf of! Kevin has given us a list of great spots for beer lovers over the next few months! Check out his list below, and make sure you bookmark for upcoming beer fests and other events!

It's officially beer fest season! Now is the time to get your train tickets or designated drivers in order. Here's a heads up on upcoming Connecticut spring & summer beer festivals to put on your to-do list. 

Rising Pint Brewfest

June 12

From 1-5 p.m. enjoy beer from over 50 breweries, live music, and food from Great Hartford's best restaurants and food trucks — all at Rentschler Field in East Hartford.


Brewers Ball Homebrew Festival

July 17

Enjoy beers over a variety of styles with 60+ Beers and a People's Choice Competition. There will also be food trucks, artisan vendors and games!


Summer Beer Fest

July 23

Join hundreds of beer enthusiasts on Friday, July 23 at the Courtyard by Marriott—Waterbury. The Annual Spring Beer Fest is a one-of-a-kind festival that invites breweries from around Connecticut and nearby. Food truck vendors will be on site. VIP and general admission tickets are available.


Litchfield Hills Beer & Wine Fest

August 28

The 10th Annual Litchfield Hills Beer and Wine Fest will take place on August 28 at Ski Sundown in New Hartford from 1-5 p.m. Come take in a spectacular mountain setting featuring an extensive offering of specialty beers, wines, microbrews, cider and moonshine from more than 70 vendors, as well as live music and food vendors. This is will be a great opportunity to try some local brews and learn more about craft beer in general.

Since 2013, Kevin from has been dedicated to supporting and promoting the Connecticut Craft Beer scene. His is also the Founder of, now widely considered to be the go-to resource for beer festivals nationwide. His mission is to bring people together to enjoy craft beer all while directly supporting the folks who brew it. Follow his Instagram account @CTBeer for the latest news about your favorite Connecticut craft beers, upcoming events and so much more.

Photo credit: Ski Sundown