CPTV And WNPR Present The First Annual Craft Beer And Chili Challenge At Mohegan Sun

A new event crowning the best beer and chili in the State on August 22nd
CPTV (Connecticut Public Television) and WNPR (Connecticut Public Radio) have been known for producing programs and special events that celebrate fine wine and rich culinary pursuits – from Eating CT to The Faith Middleton Show’s Food Schmooze to signature event wine dinners. Now the public broadcasting networks are turning their attention to another culinary pursuit: beer and chili!
Many breweries and restaurants have signed on to participate in CPTV and WNPR’s first annual Craft Beer and Chili Challenge event inside Mohegan Sun Arena in on Sunday, August 22nd from 1:00pm – 4:00pm. So far, forty breweries and almost fifteen Connecticut restaurants will be offering their craft beers and chilis for visitors to taste and enjoy. 
Some of the participating breweries include…
• Thomas Hooker Brewing Company
• City Steam Brewery Café
• New England Brewing Company
• Willimantic Brewing Company
• Magic Hat
• Samuel Adams
• Sierra Nevada
• Ipswich
• Saranac
• Woodchuck Cider
• Stone Brewing Company
• Farmington River Brewing Company
• And many more!
Participating restaurants include…
• Eli Cannon’s, Middletown
• Plan B Burger Bar, West Hartford
• Foster’s, New Haven
• The Society Room of Hartford
• The Pond House Café, West Hartford
• City Steam Brewery Café, Hartford
• The Brew Pub at Mohegan Sun
• Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville at Mohegan Sun
• Willimantic Brewing Company
• And many more!
All-inclusive tickets are $45.00 for general admission and $30.00 for designated driver tickets.  There is also a VIP early entrance general admission ticket (gaining early entry to the event at 12:00pm) available for $75.00 and a VIP early entrance designated driver ticket available for $60.00.  Tickets are available for purchase by calling 877.77.CLICK (25425) or visit cpbn.org, keyword: Beer and Chili.
Visitors to the event will be able to sample a vast selection of craft-brewed beers as well as a variety of chili – from hearty and meaty, to hot and spicy, to vegetarian and everything in between. Then everyone can vote on their favorites, and the best beer and chili in Connecticut will be crowned.
About Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network
The Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CPBN) includes CPTV and WNPR. CPTV, a media service of CPBN, is a locally and nationally recognized producer and presenter of quality public television programming, including UConn Women’s Basketball, original documentaries and educational programming. CPTV has built a reputation as a leader in children’s programming, including playing a historic role in bringing Barney & Friends™, Bob the Builder™ and Thomas & Friends™ to public television. The station offers 11 hours of positive, nurturing children’s programs each weekday, reaching 50,000 to 70,000 households daily. The CPBN also includes WNPR, an affiliate of National Public Radio, Public Radio International and American Public Media. WNPR serves over 200,000 listeners weekly in Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island with news and information. Its award-winning local programming includes The Faith Middleton Show and Where We Live, and the station’s newest daily offering, The Colin McEnroe Show. Overall, the network brings a broad spectrum of public affairs, entertainment, sports and educational programming to viewers, listeners and readers. For more information, visit www.cpbn.org.
About Mohegan Sun
Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribe, is one of the largest, most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming, shopping and meeting destinations in the United States.  Situated on 240 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country.  More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com.