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.
PROBLEM: THERE WAS NO PLACE TO FIND OTHER BEER FESTS or #CTBEER NEWS.
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.