Our Story

Hi! My name is Kevin Mardorf (aka Mr. CT Beer) – Founder of the original CTBeer.com, BeerFests.com®, and The Craft Beer Community. Jennifer (aka Mrs. CT Beer) and I want to welcome you and thank you for taking the time to learn about us.

Discovering Community & Passion

Our story began over 10 years ago at a beer festival in my hometown (New Canaan, CT). I talked with many local craft brewers, heard their stories and couldn’t help noticing the overall enthusiasm for this small, intimate event. We grew to really enjoy the craft beer experience with others who share our passion for exploring, discovery and community.


After extensive research, I realized that a craft beer movement was forming, and a genuine new artisan was being recognized. But, there was NO SINGLE PLACE TO LEARN ABOUT BEER FESTS in the U.S. No place to learn about the blossoming CT Beer industry. NOTHING.

SOLVED: We’ve proudly built a massive craft beer community of over 300,000 passionate beer drinkers (and growing) on BeerFests.com, CTBeer.com and The Craft Beer Community (FaceBook).

Our singular mission: connect our community with the artisans who craft the brews.

We continue to nurture and serve beer consumers with news of regional and national beer events – from large festivals to local brewery openings. And our content highlights the people, places, and stories behind the scenes.

We love the delicious combination of water, malt, yeast and hops – in all it’s divine glory.

An Innovation in Ticketing & Easier Sales Transactions

We have developed the first-ever ticketing software specifically designed for craft beer festivals and events. Since our modest beginnings in 2012, we have successfully supported numerous beer festivals, selling more than 800,000 tickets across the country at BeerFests.com.

Connecticut Beer Fests & Events

We support our home state and work with several beer fests in Connecticut, providing ticketing, marketing and staffing for the following events:

  • Two Roads Brewing Company’s annual Ok2berFest and other events (Stratford, CT)
  • Thread City Hop Fest (Willimantic, CT)
  • Eli Cannon’s Charity Beer Fest (Middletown, CT)
  • Ninety9Bottles Craft Beer Festival (Norwalk, CT)
  • Westoberfest (Westport, CT)
  • Brass City Brew & ‘Que Fest (Waterbury, CT)
  • East Rock Brewing Company Oktoberfest (New Haven, CT)
  • When Pigs Fly Bacon & Beer Fest (Windsor Locks, CT)
  • Shakesbeer Festival (Stratford, CT)
  • Halloween in the Hangers Brew Fest (Windsor Locks, CT)

Regional/National Fests (Sample list)

  • Shelton Brothers Festival (Travelling Beer Fest)
  • Trillium Brewing Company (Boston, MA)
  • No-Li Brewhouse (Spokane, WA)
  • Cambridge Brewing Company (Cambridge, MA)
  • NH Brewers Guild (Concord, NH)
  • Powder Keg Beer & Chili Festival (Exeter NH)

Specializing in Turnkey Craft Beer Services & Experiences

Craft beer is our focus and we’ve built relationships and resources across the industry. Relationships built on collaboration, trust and authentic concern for a successful experience. We know how to get things done.

Whether you run a museum that benefits from a ready-made, custom experience onsite or a brewery in need of a marketing push, we deliver full-service or a la carte services. As a bonus, we are proud to run the largest network of beer fest volunteers in the state.

Partner With Us

We’re cultivated and nurtured a large, loyal audience of craft beer lovers who want discovery, tasting experiences, special releases and more. We built CTBeer.com to elevate the industry and connect our followers with breweries, bars and brands. While there are market challenges, if we all work together to overcome them, everyone should win, especially our customers.

Let’s see what we can brew together!

Mr. & Mrs. CT Beer

Connect with Us

🍻 Join us for the 10th Annual 'Ok2berfest' at Two Roads Brewing Co. on September 16-17.