CT CRAFT BEER GRAND PRIX
Connecticut’s top craft brewers will be competing for glory at the inaugural CT Craft Beer Grand Prix
Join us for our inaugural CT Craft Beer Grand Prix Competition! The Connecticut Craft Beer Grand Prix is the first and only professional beer competition run and organized by the Connecticut Brewers Guild to showcase the outstanding quality and variety of Connecticut craft beer and the brewers that make them!
Taking place at Lime Rock Park, Sunday May 29, 12 pm – 5 pm, enjoy dozens of local Connecticut breweries all in one place! Breweries will be entering their beers into 15 different categories competing for medals, but we will need your help for the people’s choice award! Your ticket includes unlimited samplings from the breweries, live music, food trucks, and games.
For our inaugural competition, a planning committee of brewers and experienced beer judges from across the state have developed 15 medal categories. Each category contains a variety of BJCP and Great American Beer Festival defined sub-styles to allow participating breweries to best match and categorize their entries.
Over the course of the next few months, we’ll be collecting and judging hundreds of CT beers from across the state. Certified BJCP judges will be selecting a gold, silver, and bronze medal for each of our 15 beer categories.
Sunday, May 29
- CT Craft Beer Grand Prix Festival – 12pm – 5pm
- Beer Grand Prix Awards Ceremony – 3pm
- Royals’ Garage Car Show – 9am-3pm
sunday, may 29
On Sunday, May 29 at Lime Rock Park we’re bringing all these judged beers to you, where you’ll be able to sample, judge, and enjoy them yourself! That day, we’ll be announcing the winners of each beer category live in person! Our breweries will be coming on stage, raising their medals up high and celebrating the incredible craft beer in our state. That’s not all…you will be able to select your favorite overall beer that day and we’ll be announcing the “People’s Choice Winner” as well!
PLEASE ENTER THROUGH THE OUTFIELD ENTRANCE ON LIME ROCK ROAD FOR ADMISSION TO THE CRAFT BEER GRAND PRIX
Royals’ Garage Car Show
In conjunction with the CT Craft Beer Grand Prix, Lime Rock Park and Royals’ Garage are teaming up to put on a beautiful car show! For the 13th year in a row, Royals’ Garage will wrap the track with amazing cars all to benefit Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Center. The Royals’ Garage Car Show goes from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, rain or shine. Car Show tickets can be purchased here, under “Sunday General Admission”.
General Admission tickets get you into the event from 12 pm – 5 pm where you’ll be able to enjoy unlimited samples from dozens of CT breweries, including the beer that was judged by our certified judges, live music, food trucks, and games. We of course ask that everyone drink responsibly!
Designated Drivers will be able to attend the beer festival and enjoy the live music from our bands but will not be able to sample beer.