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On October 7th, Matthies Field is hosting five acres of craft beer, homebrew, and live musical entertainment.

We're talking about Smoke in the Valley, and it's the largest craft beer festival in the state.

The event raises money for local non-profit groups such as food banks and volunteer firefighters, and it takes place rain or shine.

Highlights include:

Founders Brewing Co. - When Mike Stevens and Dave Engbers decided to quit their jobs and open their own business, Founders Brewing Co. was born. Ratebeer.com considers it one of the top breweries in the world, and the Brewers have won six World Beer Cup medals and four European Beer Star medals among others. Year-round choices include Porter, Red's Rye IPA, and Centennial IPA.

Charter Oak Brewing Company - Charter Oak calls Danbury home and boasts that it's the newest brewery in the state that features hand-crafted innovative beers. They're brewed in small batches, and choices include 1687 Brown Ale, Wadsworth India Pale Ale, and Royal Charter Pale Ale.

Ballast Point - Ballast Point is traveling to the festival all the way from San Diego. The owner enjoys fishing which is why many of the beers are named after fish or fishing terms. Choices include Manta Ray Double IPA, Sea Rose Tart Cherry Wheat Ale, and Sculpin India Rose Ale.

Fingersleeve - This band plays throughout the state and entertains with Americana, blues, and rock songs. They're known for their lively performances and signature tone.

Smoke in the Valley is just one of the events that you can attend if you call our Shelton, CT apartment community home. Please contact us to schedule a tour.

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