Connecticut's Craft Beer Festival

September 16, 2017
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Connecticut’s urban beer festival is back and reloaded. SMALL STATE GREAT BEER is a celebration of our thriving culture, featuring the largest line-up of local breweries alongside national level music. SSGB transforms a craft beer showcase into an immersive live-event experience.


SESSION 1 1:00pm - 4:00pm 

SESSION 2 6:00PM - 9:00PM 


$38.00 PRE-SALE TICKETS GENERAL (6/16 - 7/20)

$18.00 PRE-SALE TICKETS DD (6/16 - 7/20)


$28.00 DD GENERAL ADMISSION (non-drinking)

$58.00 DAY-OF TICKETS (subject to availability)

*Each session has a limited amount of tickets available. Tickets will be capped per session. 



SSGB features the largest line-up of CT Breweries in one location! Featured breweries include:

30 Mile Brewing Co
Alvarium Beer Company
Armada Brewing
Aspetuck Brew Lab
Back East Brewery
Black Hog Brewing Co.
Brass Works Brewing Company, LLC
Broad Brook Brewing Company
Charter Oak Brewing Company
Fat Orange Cat Brew Co
Half Full Brewery
Hanging Hills Brewing Company
Hog River Brewing Company, LLC
Lock City Brewing Company
New England Brewing Company
New England Cider Company
No Worries Brewing Co
Powder Hollow Brewery
Still Hill Brewery
Stony Creek Brewery
The Olde Burnside Brewing Co.
These Guys Brewing Company
...more to be announced throughout the summer!! 


The state’s best beer, music, and food meet on Constitution Plaza to bring a bold new level of vibrancy to Downtown Hartford.


All tickets are final sale. 21+ Only. No Pets.

Take CTfastrak to Small State Great Beer! 




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



SSGB is primed to be the area's biggest festival, bringing art, music, and culture to Constitution Plaza. This ticket ensures groups will have a safe + responsible time.

DD Ticket Holders will get a complimentary bottle of water. 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.


SMALL STATE GREAT BEER is produced in association with Hartford’s iQuilt Partnership. The iQuilt Partnership is a non-profit urban design plan that works to connect the exceptional assets of downtown Hartford. Constitution Plaza is one of these special amenities. By activating the plaza, our event will showcase Hartford in a unique and exciting way. 

A portion of the proceeds from SMALL STATE GREAT BEER will go to benefit the iQuilt Partnership.



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. 

Date: September 16, 2017 1:00 PM-9:00 PM

Location: Constitution Plaza | 1 Constitution Plaza, Hartford, CT 06103 | (860) 578-8447

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1 Constitution Plaza
Hartford, CT 06103
(860) 578-8447
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