FROM over 60 breweries




The American Shakespeare Theater

1850 Elm Street, Stratford CT,
August 22, 2015
General admission: 2pm to 7pm
VIP access: 1pm to 7pm


2 Tiers

General: $40 / person, starts at 2pm
VIP: $60 / person, enter 1 hour early to taste a selection of rare brews




  • Vazzy's

    Vazzy's Brick Oven Restaurant serves contemporary Northern Italian cuisine in a stylish atmosphere.

  • High on the Hog

    Full-service corporate and private catering, special event coordination and organic school lunch programs.

  • Caseus Cheese Truck

    A mobile kitchen that drives the streets of New Haven selling grilled cheese sandwiches, tomato soup, daily sausages, salads, and more!

  • Sixpence Pie Co

    Our savory pasty & sweet pies are classic & creative comfort food. Hand-crafted & wholesome, our ingredients are sourced directly from local CT growers & producers.

  • Lobster Craft

    Food truck serving gourmet hot buttered lobster rolls! Come try the best hot lobster roll in the world!

  • Zack's Frozen Yogurt

    Often imitated - never duplicated. Zack's has been serving CT for 25 years!

  • Snappy Dawgs

    Gourmet street food: serving hot dogs, burgers, fries, breakfast all day, soups and Puerto Rican cuisine specials every Mon and Wed.

  • Green Grunion

    East coast San Diego style gourmet burrito truck with some late night munchies as well!

About ShakesBeer Festival

Proceeds from this event will go toward the reopening of the historic Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford, CT. The American Shakespeare Theatre has been a focal point of history for both the people of Stratford and members of stage and screen. Out of commission for 30 years, the Shakesbeer Festival is an event that will raise the necessary funds for its reopening.

The ShakesBeer Festival is a collaborative project between Wines Unlimited & Captain's Keg of Stratford CT, many craft breweries, distributors, The Stratford Arts Commission, and supporters of both craft beer and the American Shakespeare Theatre. Coordinated by Steven Bilodeau, Beer Manager of Wines Unlimited and Pete Rodrigues, Manager of Captain's Keg we hope to bring an event that The Town of Stratford can be proud of. We want to bring the best of the best in regards to craft beer, music and food to an amazing event for an amazing cause.

The ShakesBeer Festival of 2014 was able to raise over 30K and after final expenses we were able to donate 20K to the restoration effort for the American Shakespeare Theatre. We are all really excited to see how much we can raise for this year and our proud to bring Stratford an event that will be remembered.


We are always looking for volunteers, sponsors, breweries and food vendors to attend our festival. If interested, please fill out the form below.

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