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The Brass City Brew & 'Que is one of the largest brew fests in New England, now in it’s 17th year includes an Amateur Pit Master BBQ competition (viewing access only) along with barbecue-inspired food options available for purchase from food trucks. Attendees will enjoy samples of over 250 beers (international & domestic), new brewers, craft brews, specialty brews, small batches, and more from Connecticut and throughout New England.

Dust the salt on your pretzel necklace and help us celebrate 17 years of cheers and beers on Saturday, October 7, 2023 from 12 - 5 pm at Library Park (267 Grand Street) in Downtown Waterbury!

Music and entertainment are included in the ticket price, as is access to the Post University Game Zone. This event will be held RAIN OR SHINE!

Please be prepared to show proper ID at the gate as this is an over-21 event. The Brass City Brew and 'Que is rain or shine! We ask that you not bring any animals or 4-legged friends to the event. While we love children, this is not a family event.

The Brass City Brew and 'Que is organized by Main Street Waterbury with the support of the Waterbury Regional Chamber, City of Waterbury, and Mountain Top Liquors. Main Street Waterbury is a non-profit 501-C and all proceeds will benefit the organization's mission to advocate, educate, and collaborate for the revitalization and enhancement of downtown Waterbury. The vision is to create an easily accessible business center and neighborhood in which to live, work, shop and play.

NEW - Beer Olympics! 

Are you ready to call upon your past beer game talents and compete for bragging rights and two $500 FIRST PLACE CASH PRIZES?! Look no further, Main Street Waterbury is hosting 2 massive cash prize Beer Pong and Flip Cups tournaments on the day of the Brew & Que festival.  Teams will be competing for a chance at $500 first place and $250 second place prizes for both tournaments. Beer Pong teams will be made up of two players for $20 per team, while Flip Cup will have teams of five players for $20 per team. Advance your group to either championship in a bracket style tournament to guarantee a payout along with eternal glory among the city of Waterbury! Do you and your teammates have what it takes?! Register for one or both tournaments now to secure your team a spot before the brackets fill up. General Admission or VIP admission ticket must still be purchased by every eligible player on top of the team registration fee in order to compete. $1500 in cash prizes waits for the next Ultimate Beer Game Champions!



General Terms

Bring valid, state-issued form of identification. All IDs will be checked at the gate. This guideline cannot be bent in any way shape or form.

Refund Policy

All ticket sales are final, unless event is canceled.'s fee is nonrefundable.

Age Restriction
This is a 21+ event, please be prepared to show proper id at the gate.