Report by Paula Antolini
July 14, 2018 6:25PM EDT
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PHOTOS/VIDEOS: Were You Spotted at the Bethel BeerFest 2018?
(Scroll down for videos and photos of the Bethel Beerfest 2018.)
Tickets were once again sold out for last night’s popular Bethel BeerFest event, as approximately 500 locals and out-of-towners attended the summer event, enjoying the beautiful weather. The July 13th event was held at the CJH Municipal Center lawn at 1 School Street, and began at 6:00pm and was still going strong at the 9:00pm closing time.
A large selection of beer vendors and numerous food trucks provided a luxury of food and beverage treats. Beer was complimentary with the purchase of an event ticket and you could also purchase a souvenir Bethel beer mug.
Participants were: Broken Symmetry Gastro Brewery, Central Package, G&G Distributors, Nod Hill Brewery, Charter Oak Brewing, Owl’s Brew, Stony Creek Brewery, Taunton Wine & Liquor, Wine World, J. Lawrence, Black Hog Brewing, Redding Beer Company, New Belgium Brewing, Putnam House, Taproot, Connecticut Valley Brewing Company, and Bell’s Brewery.
Food vendors were: Green Grunion, Fork in the Road, Rice & Beans, Chef Zip Exchange, Weenie Lynn’s, Peachwave, and more.
There was entertainment galore. The Rising Tide, a classic rock band, performed some great music in the gazebo.
For the first time there was a life-sized Foosball game that was very popular, as well as the Cornhole toss game.
Thank you to primary sponsors Bart’s Tree Service and Athlete’s Source.
This year Uber and Lyft discounts were offered to get people home safely. Thank you to the Bethel Police department for full coverage of the event.
VIEW VIDEOS AND PHOTOS OF THE BETHEL BEERFEST 2018 BELOW:
VIDEO: Comments about the beer
VIDEO: Foosball 1
VIDEO: General view
VIDEO: The Rising Tide Band
VIDEO: Foosball 2
VIDEO: Attendees and Bethel business owners of Athlete’s Source enjoy a beer toast
VIDEO: Comments about the beer 2
VIDEO: General view 2
VIDEO: Dancing on the lawn and Cornhole