Ales and Tails

Enjoy local craft brews and meet rescue dogs

Celebrate the Final Dog Days of Summer!

Come for the beer, stay for the dogs. Introducing our all new Ales and Tails event beginning September 10. Sip on unique craft brews from local breweries, learn more about rescue organizations, and meet adoptable dogs. Grab a 2023 Season Pass and enjoy the final dog days of summer every Saturday and Sunday from September 10 - 25.
Ales and Tails will run every weekend from 12pm-6pm, booths will be located in the back for the park near The Carousel.

We love your furry family members, however we kindly ask that they stay at home during our Ales and Tails event

Available Ales

Sample unique tastes from CT craft breweries. From IPA's to exclusive brews there's a little something for everyone to enjoy this September.

Thomas Hooker Brewing

  • Lake Compounce Lager
    Exclusive Thomas Hooker and Lake Compounce collaboration. $1.00 of each beer sold will be donated to Dog Star Rescue
  • Oktoberfest Lager
    Amber beer with a special blend of imported German malts
    Juicy New England style IPA dry hopped with citra and mosaic hops

Firefly Hollow Brewing

  • Pumpkin Creamer
    Ale brewed with a touch of vanilla bean, a hint of pumpkin spice, and cream
  • Cone Flakes IIPA
    Double India Pale Ale flavored with grapefruit, orange rind, citrus pith, and resinous pine
  • Red Lantern Irish Red
    Classic Irish Red Ale brewed full of flavors of caramel, toffee, and toasted malt

Stony Creek Brewery

  • Crum Amber Ale
    Refreshing apple cider taste, seasoned with cloves, all-spice, and cinnamon
  • Liter-Hosen Fest Beir
    Malty and sweet fest beir with tasting notes of biscuit, light honey, and caramel
  • Little Wing Haze IPA
    New England IPA with notes of blueberry, peach, berry blend, sweet mouthfeel and low bitterness
  • Save the Sound Light Lager
    In partnership with Save the Sound, a nonprofit, that leads environmental action across the Long Island Sound region, this light lager offers light biscuit notes and finishes refreshing and clean

Connecticut Valley Brewing

  • Blueberry Burst Sour Ale
    Blueberry sour ale with a malty base
  • Spiked Smoothie Lemonade
    Refreshing hard lemonade
  • Trailblazer IPA
    Citrusy New England style IPA with bright orange notes, light tropical undertones, and zesty grapefruit

Dogs in Grass


Meet and greet adoptable dogs and learn more about local rescue organizations.

    The Meriden Humane Society

    September 10 & 24 - Founded in 1893, the Meriden Humane Society is a non-profit, no kill animal shelter and rescue facility. Many of their animals are taken from high risk situations or surrendered by private citizens who are no longer able to care for their animals.

    Dog Star Rescue

    September 11 & 25 - The Mission of Dog Star Rescue is to save stray, abandoned, shelter, and owner surrender dogs of all breeds and ages by placing them in qualified, caring, lifelong homes.

    Army's Legacy Animal Rescue

    September 17 & 18 - Army’s Legacy Animal Rescue and Sanctuary was founded on February 10, 2021 by a rescuer of many years and former animal control officer. After winning a battle with cancer she created a team with an incredible wealth of compassion, dedication, ethics, professionalism, great connections, and love of animals. All animals deserve a chance, and, together, we can give it to them.