Saturday, October 5, 2013

Mohegan Sun Casino and Resort - Sun Brew Fest

UPDATE: For details on the 2014 Brew Fest see here: SunBrewFest 2014

Mohegan Sun really is a "world at play" - there's always something special happening!

The Sun Brew Fest aka #SunBrewFest is just one of the great events they have!

Held in Mohegan Sun's Conference Center / Uncas Ballroom, this venue is the perfect place to host a variety of both local and national brewers.

The event is held October 4th through October 6th in 2013.

This year over 100 of the best brews around  were available for sampling. And what's more, Mohegan Sun even added a complimentary souvenir mini-pilsner glass. Perfect for a sampling size! 

We were offered early media entry and got to talk with some of the local breweries, in fact, the first beer we sampled was one brewed in my own hometown of Branford CT! Thimble Island Breweries!

Their Coffee Stout was one of my favorite samples of the night. It was rich and hearty and the coffee flavor was really a great addition. Come to find out, the coffee is from another local CT company, Willoughby's Coffee

Another favorite was from East Hartford CT, Old Burnside Brewing Company

I sampled the Dirty Penny Ale, mostly because I was intrigued by the name. And when I asked about how it was made I learned it was a unique Black & Tan, that is blended California style stout. Roasty, with hints of chocolate and coffee. Well, of course I loved it. Who wouldn't love beer with chocolate and coffee!  And I also had a connection to this beer as well, as it's a salute to my Scottish heritage! 

Me and beer - who'd have thought - I tell you,  it's Karma!

There were even some live home brewing demos,  foosball, ping-pong and air hockey tables and games, and of course, loads of beer for sampling.

And some of  Mohegan Sun's world-class restaurants were  available - right there in the conference center selling some of their great offerings.

The Cowboy ordered Frank Pepe's Pizza and I had a Crab Slider from Jaspar White's Summer Shack. The cowboy was elated there was no wait for the pizza, and my slider was pretty good! The sauce was incredible and I asked for a dollop more on the side to use to dip my chips in. YUMMMM!

And at 8pm the party really got started when the band Sugar started up! They're a great 80's cover band and even the Cowboy was tapping his foot to some of Michael Jackson's classics. Well, no he wasn't. But I certainly was!

We also stopped to get photographed paparazzi style at the photo booth. And I even got to visit with my buddy, Jonathan Goldsmith, the Dos Equis man. You probably know him as the most interesting man in the world. Woman love him, men idolize him, and children want to be him when they grow up.

We had a great time! Don't miss this fun event at Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino!

1 Mohegan Sun Boulevard
Uncasville, CT 06382
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For more pictures from this event, visit the Home Place Facebook Page: HERE
And don't forget to "like" the Home Place page!

Disclaimer:  We attended the Mohegan Sun Brew Fest as media representatives, however, all opinions stated herein are our own. 


  1. We attended last year and thought it was a little crowded. It looks like the new set up is a "good thing" . I've tried the Old Burnside ales before and thought they were some of the best, and I love their backstory. Great post!

    1. Thanks Sen, we had a great time and loved the layout. We were able to visit with just about every vendor, and stay and listen to the music for a while. FUN times!


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