The 2022 SMALL STATE GREAT BEER FESTIVAL is back at Trinity Health Stadium on Saturday, September 24!

Sip on unlimited tastings from Connecticut’s top breweries. Vibe out to live music. And stuff your face in our food truck district.

 


 

When: Saturday, September 24, 2022

Where: Trinity Health Stadium (250 Huyshope Ave., Hartford, CT)

What: Connecticut’s #1 Craft Beer Festival and Party

SESSION 1: 1pm to 4pm

SESSION 2 + VIP : 5pm to 9pm

 


Every year, SMALL STATE GREAT BEER transforms a craft beer showcase into an immersive live-event experience that is a celebration of our thriving culture. The event features unlimited tastings from the largest line-up of CT breweries, cideries, and distilleries alongside live music and local food trucks.

2021 BREWERIES, CIDERIES, AND DISTILLERIES INCLUDED: 

  • 2nd Bridge Brewing Co.
  • 30 Mile Brewing
  • Alvarium Beer Company
  • Back East Brewery
  • Bad Sons Beer Company
  • Black Hog Brewing Co.
  • Boondoggle Beers
  • Brignole Vineyards
  • Center Street Brewing Company
  • Charter Oak Brewing Company
  • City Steam Brewery
  • Clocktown Brewing
  • Elicit Brewing Company
  • Fifth State Distillery
  • Five Churches Brewing
  • Front Porch Brewing
  • Great Falls Brewing Co.
  • Hanging Hills
  • Hartford Flavor Company
  • Hoax Brewing Company
  • Hog River Brewing Company
  • New England Brewing Co.
  • New England Cider Company
  • New Park Brewing
  • Powder Hollow Brewery
  • Reverie Brewing Company
  • spoke+spy ciderworks
  • Stafford Cidery ‘Home of Crazy Cock Cider’
  • Stony Creek Brewery (Session 1 Only)
  • Stowe N’ Sail Brewing Co.
  • Taylor Brooke Brewery
  • Thomas Hooker Brewery
  • Transcend Beer Crafters
  • Twelve Percent Beer Project
  • Two Roads Brewing Company
  • Woodbury Brewing Company

MUSIC AND GAME ZONE

The 2021 musical lineup featured The Funky Dawgz Brass Band, with host Rosanna, as well as Atlas Gray, and Sonia Sol. Fans were able to listen to the musical acts while playing games like cornhole, giant Connect 4, giant Jenga, giant Pong, and soccer games right on the field at Trinity Health Stadium. Arcade favorites including Pac-Man and Super Mario Bros., and more were also available in the South End Game Zone.

POLICY

Our goal is to create a live-event beer showcase for our patrons. The following is designed to ensure your satisfaction and understanding of the ticket purchasing policy for Small State Great Beer, subject to these terms:

NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES

Before purchasing tickets, carefully review your event session and ticket type selection. We do not issue exchanges, returns, or refunds after a ticket has been purchased or for lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed tickets. All sales are final.

GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS

General Tickets include access to the festival, SSGB tasting glass, and continual pours from Connecticut’s best craft breweries!

DESIGNATED DRIVER TICKETS

SSGB is primed to be the area’s biggest festival, bringing art, music, and culture to Trinity Health Stadium. The designated driver ticket ensures groups will have a safe + responsible time.

Designated drivers will not receive a tasting glass and are not permitted to sample any beer. Any designated driver seen drinking will be removed from the festival immediately. Designated drivers must be 21+ and present valid photo ID for entry.

THE STORY

SMALL STATE GREAT BEER is born out of the “Small State Big Heart” brand, launched by Hartford Prints!. The event aims to connect the state’s growing craft brewery industry with a fresh audience. SMALL STATE GREAT BEER does this by injecting local culture into our craft beer showcase. SSGB is produced by Ground Floor Live. Hartford Athletic will run the 2022 festival at Trinity Health Stadium.

 

RULES & REGS:

No Re-Entry

Must Be 21+ To Enter

No Babies

No Weapons

No Pets

No Backpacks

No Oversized Bags (Bag must be 14″x14″x6″)

No Glass or Metal Containers

No Chairs

No Outside Food or Beverage

No Flyers, Samples, Giveaways or Promotional Items

No Drones or Remote Control Aircraft, Cars or Toys

No AVPs or MODs or Liquid Refills for E-Cigs

No Detachable Lens Cameras

No Outside Alcohol