Connoisseur Media with New Haven Pizza School have partnered to present a first of its kind Pizza & Brew Fest this summer. Connecticut’s pizza culture is renowned for being one of the best in the country, and the Connecticut Pizza and Brew Fest will honor that passion. The Fest will be hosted at the Hartford Healthcare Amphitheater on July 16, 2023, from 11am-3pm. Pizza lovers are encouraged to attend a day of pizza, craft brews, music, and fun. Well known establishments such as Frank Pepe Pizzeria, Sally’s Apizza & Zuppardi’s Apizza will all be represented!
In addition to pizza and brew, attendees can also look forward to dough throwing contests, craft brew samples, free pizza panel discussions, live music from Last Man Standing Band, Residual Groove, The Pop Rocks, JULAI and the Serotones, plus merchandise, and more. Plus, those attending will have the opportunity to vote for the “Best in Fest” pizza award.
“Connecticut Pizza & Brew Fest is a celebration of Connecticut’s rich pizza culture, and we’re thrilled to be able to bring it to the state where it all started,” said Frank Zabski of the New Haven Pizza School, one of the organizers of the event. “We invite everyone to come out, enjoy some delicious pizza & beer, learn about New Haven pizza, and have a great time with family and friends.”
The Connecticut Pizza & Brew Fest celebrates all things pizza, craft beer, and desserts, with more than forty (40) vendors serving up their signature dish. Pizza vendors include: Bertucci’s, Big Green Pizza Truck, East Coast Pizza Truck, Frank Pepe Pizzeria, Little Pub, Nautilus Pizza, New Haven Pizza Truck, Silver Sands Pizza Truck, Slice of New Haven, The Parlor, The Pizza Pie Wagon, Una Dolce Vita and Zuppardi’s. Desserts from: Michelle’s Pies, Moon Rock Gourmet Cookie, and Valley Jim’s Soft Serve. Beer & other beverage samples all day from: Athletic Brewing Co., BADSONS Beer Co., Barn Brew, Big Machine Vodka Spiked Coolers, Drink Mechanics, Fishers Island Lemonade, Good Dogg Seltzer, Hanging Hills Brewery, Links Drinks, Pump House Brewery, Waterbird, and Whalers Brewing.
The Fest includes FREE panel discussions hosted by icons of New Haven Pizza featuring some of the most famous pizzerias: Frank Pepe’s Pizzeria, Ernie’s of Westville, Abate of Wooster Street, Sally’s Apizza, and Big Green Pizza Truck from New Haven. Pizza panels range from the history of New Haven Pizza to how to make the perfect dough. Attendees have the opportunity to meet and chat with owners of some of the most iconic New Haven pizzerias.
Connecticut Pizza & Brew Fest is sponsored by: Sacred Heart University Brewing Science Program, Big Machine Vodka Spiked Coolers, New Haven Pizza School, Carbutti Real Estate and Connoisseur Media Connecticut. Special thanks to partners: Campus Customs, Electric Boat, and Napoli Foods.
Tickets options include: VIP hour with a limited number of tickets available from 11am-12pm which allows guests to indulge in all-you-can-eat pizza samples for $50 per person, $25 for kids under 12; or General Admission from 12pm-3pm, for $15 for adults and $5 for kids under 12, with $3 slices and many other options available. Tickets are available for purchase at ticketmaster.com. There will be a LIMITED number of tickets available at the door.
For more information about the event visit www.ctpizzaandbrewfest.com or follow Connecticut Pizza and Brew Fest on social media @ctpizzaandbrewfest.