Special to The Herald
NEW BRITAIN -Beer and art lovers are invited to sample a variety of beers at the New Britain Museum of American Art’s fifth annual Craft Sippin’ in New Britain.
From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, guests will have the opportunity to sample fine brews provided by Hartford Distributors.
Each year, the museum hosts the event and offers a different selection of beers from local and national breweries.
Connecticut breweries include Alvarium Beer Co., which is in New Britain, Stratford’s Two Roads Brewing Co. and the Willimantic Brewing Co.
The NBMAA encourages breweries to bring “limited releases.” One of the most popular beers at the event is the “Sip of Sunshine” IPA from Lawson’s Finest Liquids of Warren, Vt.
The museum realized that craft beer is a growing industry, “especially in Connectcut since a lot of local breweries are popping in,” said Jenny Haskins, a spokeswoman for the museum. “The NBMAA is really involved with the community and this event presents the opportunity to offer current trends and collaborate with other organizations.”
Connecticut restaurants and food vendors will be at the event as well, including The Whey Station, known for its grilled cheese, Seastone Pastry Studio and New Britain’s Martin Rosol Inc, recognized for its meats.
Guests can explore the exhibits of the museum throughout the night.
Current exhibits include “Focus On; Shaker Woodenware Part II,” “NEW/NOW Francisca Benitez,” and “Architecture as Muse: The Grand Tour and Boundary Conditions.”
Also Friday, a special presentation will feature a vintage collection of international and domestic beer cans from the 1940s to the 1980s.
“We’ve had about 600 to 800 people attend the Craft Sippin’ in previous years. This event provides adults something fun to do during this winter season,” said Haskins.
Each guest will receive a souvenir NBMAA tasting glass on entry for unlimited 2-ounce samples of beer.
The museum is at 56 Lexington St.
Admission is $30 for members, $35 for nonmembers, $20 for designated drivers and a $5 cash bar. Tickets can be purchased at https://tinyurl.com/ydh7dh9b.
For more information, call the museum at 860-229-0257.