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Beer Conn Festival On Tap For Bridgeport With 50 Breweries In Spotlight

Beer Conn returns to Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport on Saturday, Dec. 10.
Beer Conn returns to Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport on Saturday, Dec. 10. Photo Credit:

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- The Third Annual BEER CONN festival will return to the Western Bank Arena in Bridgeport on Saturday, Dec. 10.

The festival will showcase more than 50 local, national and international breweries; it will offer beer enthusiasts a pay-one-price opportunity to spend the afternoon or evening trying some new beers from their favorite local breweries, as well as beers from across the country and around the globe.

The event will offer two sessions: 12:30 to 4 p.m. or 5:30 to 9 p.m.

"Each year the event has grown in popularity and each year we have received great feedback from the attendees," said Andy Calimano, owner of Starfish Junction Productions, the event's host. "Connecticut beer lovers should ready themselves for another great event this year. We can't wait to see them all again."

This event will help raise awareness and funds for Kids Need More, (Motivational Recovery Environments, Inc.), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  It is one of the only camps of its kind to serve child cancer patients and siblings. Visit to learn more about the organization.

Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 on event day if the event is not sold out. Tickets can be purchased by clicking on the ticket page at the event website, Tickets include admission to the festival, admission to special beer seminars, a souvenir tasting cup, and the freedom to enjoy a 2 oz. sample of any of the beers present at the event.

A limited number of tickets will be sold. Once the event sells out, no additional tickets will be available for purchase.

Designated driver tickets are also available for $10 each plus taxes and Ticketmaster fees.

And for the first time, a special no-ticketing fee promo is being offered by the event producer through Groupon. This limited-time offer will immediately save the festival attendees more than $16 in online ticketing fees when the ticket purchase is made through the Groupon promo.

This offer is set to expire on Tuesday, Nov. 15, but may be withdrawn at any time. After this date, tickets will only be available through Ticketmaster and regular Ticketmaster ticketing fees will apply. Details about the promo are available at

All attendees, including designated drivers, must be 21 or older and present valid photo ID for entry.

The Webster Bank Arena is at 600 Main Street, Bridgeport.

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