Second Annual Winter Brew Fest At City Steam Feb. 28

The second annual City Steam Winter Brew Fest will be held Feb. 28 at the Hartford brewery, bringing together more than 20 Connecticut beermakers and brew pubs for a celebration of local beer.

The 7 p.m. event features beer tastings and beer-inspired food by City Steam. Exhibiting breweries include Back East, Beaver Beer, Bru Room at BAR, Cambridge House, Cavalry, Charter Oak, City Steam, Cottrell, Hartford Better Beer, Half Full, New England Brewing, Olde Burnside, Relic, SBC, Stony Creek, Thimble Island, Thomas Hooker, Tullycross, Two Roads, Weed and Willimantic Brewing Company.

Cost is $35, including tax and gratuity. Tickets are available online here. Any leftover tickets will be sold at the door for $40 the night of the event. (Note: This festival sold out very quickly in 2012.)

The Brew Fest is sponsored by the CT Beer Trail, the Connecticut Brewer's Guild and City Steam. Ten percent of proceeds will go to the development of the CT Beer Trail destination map and other promotional materials.

City Steam is at 942 Main Street in Hartford (860-525-1600.) For more information, visit or


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