Waterbury's 2019 Brass City Brew & 'Que, Saturday, September 7, Rain or Shine
The non-profit Main Street Waterbury organization will host its 14th annual fundraising event from 12 to 5 PM that will feature 125+breweries and brewpubs and will attract over 2,000 attendees from along the eastern U.S. seaboard.
By: Main Street Waterbury
The non-profit Main Street Waterbury (MSW) will utilize proceeds from the event to support their year-round revitalization programs and initiatives.
The 2019 BCB&Q will be held Saturday, September 7, 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. when more than 2,000 beer aficionados will gather. This year's celebration will feature 125+ breweries and brewpubs showcasing 250+ domestic and international brews. The fundraiser will also feature live music, Pit Master competitions, craft beer and barbeque seminars, home brewers competition, BBQ food vendors, and more.
The BCB&Q fundraiser is supported by Presenting Sponsor Blasius Chevrolet of Waterbury and Performance Sponsor The City of Waterbury Arts & Tourism Commission. The event is hosted by Nutmeg Fine Wines & Spirits with media support from iHeartMedia.
Over the past 13 years, the BCB&Q has evolved into one of the largest in New England and provides an exceptional opportunity for beer-lovers to sample an exciting variety of craft brews.
Advance ticket price is $35 and $40 at the gate. Purchase of tickets in advance is highly recommended as past events rapidly sold out.
A Very Intimate Preview (VIP) Session will be held 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. with a maximum of 700 attendees for an additional $10, for a total of $45 in advance and $50 at the gate.
Ticket holders will be welcomed to enjoy a Home Brewers Showcase featuring regional up-and-coming craft brewers, mini-seminars, hearty BBQ food offerings from local restaurants and food trucks, and a Downtown Bartenders Showcase.
Event host, Rob Gardner, owner of Nutmeg Fine Wines & Spirits of Waterbury, is coordinating the participation of the many brewers, brewpubs, distributors and brewery representatives.
The Pit Master competition is being produced by Kevin Egan, a member of the New England Barbecue Society (NEBS) who is schooled in smoking meats and other related techniques.
Advance tickets can be purchased at http://www.brasscitybrewandque.com and at numerous locations throughout downtown Waterbury as listed on the website. There will be no charge for designated drivers.
Attendees must be 21+ w/a valid State-issued photo ID or Passport. Food, water, and other non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase.
Limited Edition event t-shirts and Limited Edition 5 oz. tasting glasses will be available for purchase.
Driving directions and locations of free municipal parking lots near Waterbury's Library Park are provided on the event website, http://www.brasscitybrewandque.com or by visiting http://www.waterburyparking.com. The Metro-North Railroad station is across the street from Library Park.
The Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Waterbury is offering special event rates. More information on lodging is listed on the www.brasscitybrewandque.com website.
For more information visit http://www.brasscitybrewandque.com.
Carl Rosa, Main Street Waterbury