Weekly Nibble: NHV Craft Beer Week, Restaurant Weeks, Oktoberfest Events + More!

Emma Jane-Doody Stetson

Fairfield Restaurant Week starts on Sunday October 11 and goes through the 18.  Over 30 restaurants are featuring special prix fixe menus. 

Westport Restaurant Week continues through Sunday October 18.  29 restaurants are offering special prix fixe menus. 

 New Haven Craft Beer Week starts Monday October 12 and continues through the 17.  Cask Republic, Ordinary, Prime 16, Pacific Standard, and Three Sheets team up to offer beer specials and events all week long.  Visit their facebook page for announcements on the schedule. 

On Saturday October 17, Harlan Publick in South Norwalk invites you to their first ever Oktoberfest party on the patio (rain day October 18).  A $50 entrance fee is all inclusive.  Enjoy access to all German beers on top, a suckling pig, and German inspired fare.  It goes from 12-4pm.

The 4th annual Harbor Brew Fest will take place at the ballpark at Harbor Yard on Saturday October 17.  A limited number of people can attend the Brewer’s Special from 12-1pm and General Admission is from 1-5pm.  The day includes music, food from CT’s best food trucks, beer tastings, and even a commemorative glass! 

Bar Sugo in Norwalk will have another pasta class on Saturday October 17.  This time, the theme is stuffed pasta, specifically Ravioli and Cappelletti.

Napa & Company kicks off their 2015 Fall Series of wine classes on Monday October 12.  Each class includes 6 wines paired with 3 small plates.  This week focuses on Chardonnay.  Classes start promptly at 6:30pm and require advance sign-up. 

Also on October 17, The Noah Webster Real Ale Harvest Festival comes to West Hartford.  15 breweries will come to Noah Webster’s historic home and create a special beer that uses at least one ingredient from the house’s garden.  Guests can also enjoy pumpkin beer, food from food trucks, live music, and a commemorative glass.  Tickets can be purchased here:

The 9th annual Harvest Bounty Wine & Brew Fest will take place on Saturday, October 17 at the Litchfield Community Center.  The indoor and outdoor event includes wine tastings, beer tastings, live bands, food vendors, snacks, and coffee.  Proceeds will benefit the center and its programs.