Small State Great Beer
This Connecticut craft beer festival returns to Hartford's Constitution Plaza Sept. 15 with two sessions: the first from 1 to 4 p.m. and the second from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The event features beer and cider tastings from more than 30 state producers, food trucks and live music, with headliner Bronze Radio Return. Advance tickets are $48 for general admission and $28 for designated drivers; VIP tickets for session 2 are $68. smallstategreatbeer.com.