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Connecticut Craft Beer Festival

Coming September 2017

Ticket Prices

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17TH, 2016 5:00pm - 9:00pm
$45 .00
General Ticket
Available until 9/16! Tickets
$25 .00
Designated Driver Ticket
Available until 9/16! Tickets
$55 .00
Day of Tickets
Tickets are $10 more at the door! Tickets



  • Getting There

    Leave the hassles of driving behind and take CTfastrak to SSGB!  Constitution Plaza is in the heart of downtown and easily accessed by bus, including CTfastrak AND CTtransit. Click to download Transit App for FREE to your smartphone! Plan your trip and get real-time bus arrival information in the Greater Hartford region for all CTtransit & CTfastrak bus routes. Or – click here to check out the Google transit trip planner to find out which route works for you. Local fares are only $1.50 each way or $3.00 for an all-day pass. We recommend buying an all-day pass so you don’t have to worry about your return trip.

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    • Envisionfest Hartford
      Join us for a full day in Downtown Hartford! The fifth annual Envisionfest Hartford will be held on Saturday, September 17 from 10am – 6pm, leading up to SMALL STATE GREAT BEER on Constitution Plaza. Envisionfest was created to showcase Hartford’s extraordinary cultural wealth and highlight the tenets of the iQuilt Plan: walking, culture, and innovation. This day-long festival of art, theater, music, walking, biking, tours and more, brings over 15,000 visitors to downtown Hartford each year, offering access to the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, the Connecticut Science Center, Connecticut’s Old State House, and the Wadsworth Atheneum, along with more than 100 events throughout the city.

    Common Questions


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    Small State Great Beer is where a craft beer showcase meets a music festival. Featuring music by RJD2SON LITTLE BALKUN BROTHERS  

    Getting there?


    Leave the hassles of driving behind and take CTfastrak to SSGB. Constitution Plaza is in the heart of downtown and easy to get to by bus, bike or foot including CTfastrak AND CTtransit!


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    Turn your Hartford evening into a Hartford weekend. Two of our favorite downtown hotels are offering a 25% Discount to SSGB ticket holders! (offer valid until 9/8 — book now!)


    Tickets are non-refundable.
    21+ Only, Valid ID presented at the door.
    SSGB is a Rain or Shine Event. No pets.