Noah Webster Real Ale Harvest Fest

The 2020 Real Ale Harvest Fest will not be held this year due to Covid-19.  We look forward to bringing it back in 2021!

Ale-tasters unite at Connecticut’s premier beer challenge!

It’s back! Beer you can’t find anywhere else. Join us for the 5th Annual Noah Webster Real Ale Harvest Festival brought to you by the museum and the Harvest family of stores.

21+ breweries create a unique cask of Real Ale good for this one day only and there is a catch. Their brew must include an ingredient from Noah Webster’s 18th-century garden or pantry list.

Certified beer judges and celebrity judges choose the Cask Champion (2-5 p.m. session).

YOU choose the Taster’s Choice Award winner. Your votes will be counted by the official Real Ale Fest accounting team of Clark Hirth using their weighted system designed just for the event.

Live music at both sessions by Steal Your Funk! Food will be available for purchase.

You will take home a commemorative Real Ale tasting glass and program with full details on each cask entered into the challenge.

Returning brewery contestants include:

Counter Weight Brewing Company (2018 Cask Champion)
New England Brewing Co. (2018 Taster’s Choice Champion)
Aspetuck Brew Lab
Alvarium Beer Co.
Back East Brewing Company
Brewery Legitimus (2017 Cask Champion)
Cambridge Brewing Company
City Steam Brewery
Firefly Hollow Brewing
Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island
Hanging Hills Brewing Company
Hog River Brewing Co.
Kent Falls Brewing
New Park Brewing (2016 Cask Champion & 2016 Taster’s Choice Champion)
OEC Brewing
Relic Brewing Co
Singlecut Beersmiths
Still Hill Brewery
Stony Creek Beer
Thomas Hooker Brewery
Willimantic Brewing Company
and more to come!


Early bird (thru 8/1) – $45
Advance (thru 9/6) – $50
At the door – $60
Designated Driver – $20

Drink responsibly. Must be 21 with proper ID.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the museum’s educational mission. The Noah Webster House is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit museum.

Thank you to our sponsors!

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