As I was growing up, a very wise friend of mine named Benjamin Franklin, coined the phrase, "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." There you have it! If you're a fan of craft beers like I am, treat yourself to the I-95 Brew & Barbecue Festival at the Ives Concert Park this Saturday.

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Some of the craft beers available this Saturday include Captain Lawrence out of Elmsford, New York....... www.captainlawrencebrewing.com/....Charter Oak Brewing, www.charteroakbrewing.com/ from New Britain, CT.....City Steam www.citysteam.biz/ from Hartford, Two Roads ....www.tworoadsbrewing.com from Stratford, Stoney Creek Beer..stonycreekbeer.com out of Branford,Thomas Hooker....http://hookerbeer.com/ from Hartford, and Half Full  http://halffullbrewery.com/ from Stamford. Tickets for the I-95 Brews & Barbecue Festival are only $15 and available at www.i95rock.com. Hope to see you there!!