Main Street Waterbury presents the Sixth Annual Brass City Brew Fest on Saturday September 10, 2011 from 1-5PM. Featuring one of the largest selections of micro brewed and craft beers for sampling in New England. With Beer 101 seminars, the famous Belgian Tent, great area restaurants, local and regional bands, t-shirts and related beer souvenirs for sale, tasting surveys, and more. Once again this year there will be a Very Intimate Preview (VIP) tasting session from 12-1PM.  A new addition to this year’s event will be a Craft Brewers Showcase that will feature beers from up to a dozen regional brewers.

    The event is presented by and for the benefit of Main Street Waterbury, hosted by Mountview Plaza Wines and Liquors and Nutmeg Fine Wines and Spirits, with support from the Waterbury Development Corporation, the Western Connecticut Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Waterbury Regional Chamber of Commerce, Waterbury Police Department and the Department of Parks and Recreation, City of Waterbury.
Major sponsors include the Arts & Tourism Commission, City of Waterbury, Boru’s Bar & Grill, Naugatuck Savings Bank Foundation, Bank Street Apartments, Universal Copy, DT Media Group, and CDS Displays.

   The Brew Fest is an opportunity for beer lovers to sample a daunting variety of craft brews.  According to many observers, it’s the largest beer fest in Connecticut in terms of the number of beers presented.  Proving its appeal, this event has drawn attendees from more than 90 towns in Connecticut and a dozen states up and down the east coast.

   Main Street Waterbury CEO Carl Rosa states, “We are very pleased to present the Sixth Annual Brass City Brew Fest as a positive way to showcase our beautiful “City Center” to the region and provide an economic benefit to our great downtown Waterbury restaurants and merchants.”

   Tickets are priced at $30.00 in advance and $35.00 at the door.  (Designated drivers are admitted free.)   VIP tickets are limited and are $40 in advance.  Admission for the Belgian tent will cost an additional $10.00.  Proper ID is required, the event will be held rain or shine (with tents for inclement weather) and ample, convenient free parking is available.  Tickets can be purchased online or at  the following locations:

Main Street Waterbury Office – 83 Bank Street – Downtown Waterbury
Waterbury Development Corporation – 24 Leavenworth Street – Downtown Wtby
Café Europa – 30 Bank Street – Downtown Wtby
Turf Restaurant – Grand Street – Downtown Wtby
Drescher’s Restaurant – 27 Leavenworth Street – Downtown Waterbury
The Local Public House – 457 W. Main Street – Downtown Waterbury
Boru’s Bar & Grill – 357 W. Main Street – Downtown Waterbury
Mountview Plaza Wines & Liquor – Mountview Plaza -Rubber Ave. Naugatuck
Nutmeg Fine Wines & Spirits – 1650 Watertown Ave.
For more information visit the Web site at or contact the Main Street Waterbury office at 203/757-0701 – X302

   Main Street Waterbury is a grassroots, downtown management and revitalization program in the context of historic preservation.  Through improving the physical appearance of downtown Waterbury, promoting its architectural and cultural assets, organizing volunteer initiatives, sponsoring events, and fostering public/private partnerships, Main Street Waterbury hopes to economically rejuvenate Waterbury’s downtown district without sacrificing its character or heritage.  The Organization seeks to realize its vision of a vibrant, diverse, pedestrian friendly city center—a true regional destination for everyone.