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Change in the Air Festival at Bear’s Smokehouse BBQ
October 23, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Change in the Air Festival will be October 23, 2021 from noon to 5 p.m. at Bear’s Smokehouse BBQ, 470 James St. in New Haven.
The Chang in the Air Festival is a day of culture, conversation, and inclusion through music, food, art, and beer which is presented by the CT Brewers Guild and Sacred Heart University Brewing Science Program. It aims at “creating a more inclusive beer industry while uplifting and highlighting Black and Brown-owned food vendors, music and art.” Netflix and YouTube star Daym Drops will be the emcee.
General admission is $35. Designated drivers are $5.
Connecticut brewers participating include
Rhythm of New Haven, Black Hog of Oxford, Two Roads of Stratford, New England of Woodbridge, Athletic of Stratford, Great Falls of Canaan, Dockside of Milford, Armada of East Haven, Counterweight of Hamden, Hog River of Hartford, Tribus of Milford, Best Friends of Stamford, Twelve Percent of North Haven, Labyrinth of Manchester, Fox Farm of Salem, Outer Light of Groton, Kent Falls of Kent and Little House of Chester.
The craft beer industry in the United States is a major economic driver representing $83 billion dollars and well over half a million jobs, yet there are less than 5% people of color represented within its ranks. Craft beer is an enormous sector of the American economy and intrinsic to its culture. It is crucial that we collectively do better in helping the industry reflect the actual diversity within American society.