More than 2000 beer aficionados gathered in Library Park in September 2016 for the 11th Annual Brass City Brew Fest featuring 125+ breweries and brewpubs showcasing more than 275 domestic and international brews.

The Brew Fest is one of the largest in New England and provides an opportunity for beer lovers to sample a daunting variety of craft brews. Proving its appeal, the Brew Fest has drawn attendees from more than 90 towns in Connecticut and a dozen states up and down the East Coast.

In 2015, three free mini beer & brewing seminars were held throughout the day. Attendees enjoyed a great selection of hearty food from local eateries while three live bands provided entertainment . . . and the annual Grand Street Cruise a free classic car show held in conjunction with the Brew Fest since '07 was on display once again in 2015.

The Brass City Brew Fest is presented by & for the benefit Main Street Waterbury, a non-profit organization committed to the continued revitalization of Downtown Waterbury, CT. Event proceeds support Main Street's year-round programs & initiatives.

The Brew Fest's "Event Host" is Nutmeg Fine Wines & Spirits of Waterbury. Nutmeg owner Rob Gardner is responsible for enlisting & coordinating the participation of the many generous Brewers, Brewpubs, Distributors & Reps. Please visit Nutmeg at 1650 Watertown Ave in Waterbury / 203.757.8332

Send us a note with questions or suggestions (if not answered or addressed below!): brasscitybrewfest@gmail.com

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GENERAL INFO:
- Attendees must be 21+ w/ a valid State-issued picture ID (or Passport)
- Food, water & other non-alcoholic beverages are available for purchase
- This event will be held RAIN or SHINE (plenty of tents!)
- No pets please! No exceptions.
- To ensure a long-lasting supply for all attendees, all participating Brewers & Reps will only pour 3 oz tasting portions. Attendees will be able to enjoy an "unlimited" tasting experience from the 250+ brews presented, but please remember it is up to you to Enjoy Responsibly.
- Attendees may bring pint glasses or other drinking vessels into the Brew Fest, and brewers will be selling pint glasses as they have in the past, but no pours will be made directly into large drinking vessels. Pours will be made into plastic tasting cups (provided by the Brew Fest) and Brass City Brew Fest 5 oz tasting glasses only.

DESIGNATED DRIVERS ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND FREE
Identify yourself at the gate as a Designated Driver and you'll be given a distinct wristband.
DD's under the age of 21 (18+ y.o.) are allowed.

DIRECTIONS & PARKING:
Map online or navigate to: Library Park, Waterbury, CT
There's plenty of FREE municipal parking within easy walking distance of the Brew Fest.
Look for signs to Brew Fest parking once you arrive in Downtown Waterbury.

TRAVEL BY TRAIN:
The Waterbury train station on the Metro-North Waterbury Line is across the street from Library Park.
For schedule info: Click Here

ALL THINGS DOWNTOWN WATERBURY: Click Here

HOTELS & LODGING:
Contact these hotels and mention the Brew Fest to see if they are offering discounted room rates.
The list is in order of proximity to the Brew Fest.

COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT :: 63 Grand St, Downtown Waterbury :: 203-596-1000

HAMPTON INN :: 777 Chase Pkwy, Waterbury :: 203-753-1777

CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL :: 1284 Strongtown Rd, Southbury :: 203-598-7600

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