Beer Fests in Connecticut for Summer 2022 Last Updated: July 2023

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 summer beer festivals to put on your to-do list. 

Back East Brewery Ten Year Anniversary Party

August 11

Celebrate 10 years of brewing with performances by Stealhead & Live Bait, commemorative merch, giveaways, food trucks & more.



ShakesBeer Festival

August 26

Located on the grounds of the historic American Shakespeare Theater overlooking Long Island Sound, enjoy 50+ craft breweries, live music, local food trucks & vendors and games & activities with a fun vibe.



Crazy Brew Bash at Mount Southington Ski Area

September 17

Enjoy a selection of hundreds of beers, continual sampling, a Bloody Mary contest, wine and spirit tastings, food trucks, cornhole and other activities, live music, and more.



Small State Great Beer

September 24

Sip on unlimited tastings from Connecticut’s top breweries, enjoy live music, and get your foodie fix in the food truck district.

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.

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