CPTV and WNPR Present the First Annual Craft Beer and Chili Challenge

Release Date: 05/25/2010

A New Event Crowning the Best Beer and Chili in the State!

Sunday, August 22, 2010 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. at the Mohegan Sun Arena
Tickets: VIP Advanced Entry: $75; VIP Advanced Entry Designated Driver: $60;
General Admission: $45; Designated Driver: $30
More information at cpbn.org, keyword: Beer and Chili.
 
“Taste the Exceptional, Enjoy the Variety & Vote for the Best!”
 
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 network is turning its attention to another culinary pursuit: beer and chili!
 
On Sunday, August 22 from 12 noon to 4 p.m., CPTV and WNPR will present the first annual Craft Beer and Chili Challenge event at the Mohegan Sun Arena. With over 20 different brewers, more than 20 of the best restaurants in Connecticut and over 2,000 attendees expected, the Craft Beer and Chili Challenge is going to be the biggest event of its kind in the state.
 
Visitors to the event will be able to sample a vast selection of craft-brewed beers, as well as a variety of bowls 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. 
 
To get tickets to the event, call 877-77-CLICK (25425) or visit cpbn.org, keyword: Beer and Chili. A VIP Advanced Entry ticket is $75 per person. VIP Advanced Entry Designated Driver is $60 per person. General Admission is $45. Designated Driver tickets are $30. All attendees must be 21 years or older. For more information, contact Amy Williamson at awilliamson@cptv.org. Makes a perfect Father’s Day gift!
About Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network
The Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CBPN) 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 documentariesand educational programming. CPTV has built a reputation as a leader in children’s programming, including playing an 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 CBPN 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.
 
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