Additional Breweries & Restaurants Sign On to Participate in CPTV and WNPR’s Craft Beer and Chili Challenge

Release Date: 07/11/2010

Sunday, August 22, 2010 from 1 - 4 p.m. at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville

All-Inclusive Event Tickets: $45 for General Admission; $30 for Designated Drivers;
VIP Advanced Entry: $75; VIP Advanced Entry Designated Driver: $60;
More information at cpbn.org, keyword: Beer and Chili.
“Taste the Exceptional, Enjoy the Variety & Vote for the Best!”
 
Many new breweries and restaurants have signed on to participate in CPTV and WNPR’s first annual Craft Beer and Chili Challenge event at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut on Sunday, August 22 from 1-4 p.m. So far 35 breweries and almost 15 Connecticut restaurants will be offering their craft beers and chilis for visitors to taste and enjoy. With over 2,000 attendees expected, the Craft Beer and Chili Challenge is going to be the biggest event of its kind in the state.
 
Some of the participating breweries include…
  • Hooker Brewing Company
  • City Steam Brewery Café
  • New England Brewing Company
  • Willimantic Brewing Company
  • Magic Hat
  • Samuel Adams
  • Sierra Nevada
  • Ipswich
  • Saranac
  • Woodchuck Cider
  • Stone Brewing Company
  • Farmington River Brewing Company....and many more!

Participating restaurants include...

  • Eli Cannon’s, Middletown
  • Plan B Burger Bar & Tavern, West Hartford
  • The Society Room, Hartford
  • The Pond House, West Hartford
  • City Steam Brewery Café, Hartford
  • The Brew Pub at Mohegan Sun
  • Margaritaville Mohegan Sun
  • Willimantic Brewing Company…and many more!
Visitors to the event will be able to sample a vast selection of craft-brewed beers, as well as a variety of chili – from hearty and meaty, to hot and spicy, to vegetarian, and everything in between. Then everyone can vote on their favorites and the best beer and chili in Connecticut will be crowned.
 
To receive ALL-INCLUSIVE tickets to the event, call 877-77-CLICK (25425) or visit cpbn.org, keyword: Beer and Chili. General Admission is $45. Designated Driver tickets are $30. A VIP Advanced Entry ticket (gaining early entry to the event at 12 noon) is $75 per person. VIP Advanced Entry Designated Driver is $60 per person. All attendees must be 21 years or older. For more information, contact Amy Williamson at [email protected].
About Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network
The Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CBPN) includes CPTV and WNPR. CPTV, a media service of CPBN, is a locally and nationally recognized producer and presenter of quality public television programming, including UConn Women’s Basketball, original documentariesand educational programming. CPTV has built a reputation as a leader in children’s programming, including playing an historic role in bringing Barney & Friends™, Bob the Builder™ and Thomas & Friends™ to public television. The station offers 11 hours of positive, nurturing children’s programs each weekday, reaching 50,000 to 70,000 households daily. The CBPN also includes WNPR, an affiliate of National Public Radio, Public Radio International and American Public Media. WNPR serves over 200,000 listeners weekly in Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island with news and information. Its award-winning local programming includes The Faith Middleton Show and Where We Live, and the station’s newest daily offering, The Colin McEnroe Show. Overall, the network brings a broad spectrum of public affairs, entertainment, sports and educational programming to viewers, listeners and readers. For more information, visit www.cpbn.org.
 
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