Small Bites: Dining News & Events

Small Bites: Dining News & Events

 The annual Shakesbeer Festival returns Aug. 27 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the American Shakespeare Theater, 1850 Elm St., Stratford. This event features local food and music and beers from dozens of local and regional breweries. Tickets are $40 in advance, $50 at door.

Bull & Swine, 969 State St., New Haven, hosts a “Scales & Tails” event Aug. 27 from 5 to 8 p.m., offering eight Ballast Point beers on draft paired with smoked meats. 203-915-6806,