Where to Get Craft Brew in Fairfield County, CT: Celebrating American Craft Beer Week

11 May

Beer! Who doesn’t love beer? Well, let’s be more specific…who doesn’t love a GOOD beer? Yeah, the kind of beer that has love, passion, and a whole lotta attention built into it. Lucky for us here in the good ol’ country of America that we have a week devoted just to that: American Craft Beer Week! Yes, there is a week for such a thing and it is a holy holiday for beerocrats and hop-ophiles from across the country. Expect to have lots of sudsy and hoppy fun from 5/14-5/20. Whatever style or craft brew you like, chances are, these local restaurants, pubs, bars, and stores have what you need. We’ll update this list as we get more info, but it’s pretty nice so far. Let us know of any local watering holes or stores that you love that have an awesome selection of local and craft brews and we’ll add them.

Danbury

Thomas Hooker and Blue Point are some craft brew choices for ya…

Stew Leonard’s Wines & Spirits (shop): good selection of beer, especially craft brews.

Darien

Darien Social (restaurant and bar): a big supporter of craft and local brews, Darien Social has breweries of the week on tap. When we went it was Blue Point Brewing Company from Long Island, NY.

Nicholas Roberts Fine Wines: 32 craft beers and counting. Nicholas Roberts Fine Wines isn’t just about wine, punks. :)

Fairfield

Harry’s Wine & Liquor Market (store): a great variety of craft brews reside here, right by Fairfield Cheese Company.

Greenwich

The Ginger Man (restaurant and bar): Great selection of craft beer on tap (23) and by the bottle.

 •  Mountain Monday:  Three selections from Sierra Nevada will be featured

•  Stone Cold Tuesday:  Several selections from Stone Brewery

•  Double Double Dead Wednesday: Featuring Rouge Brewery’s Dead Guy and Double Dead Guy Ale

•  Two Together Thursday:  All food specials paired with craft beers

•   Friday and Saturday…..BLAST FROM THE CASK!!!  Stop in for cask conditioned draught!!

•  Sunday Mass (achusetts):  Featuring beers from Boston’s Harpoon Brewery

Norwalk

The Ginger Man (restaurant and bar): again, awesome selection of craft beer on tap (52) and by the bottle.

• Monday – Sierra Nevada Draught Night.
• Tuesday – Debut of our very own “Randall The Ena…mel Animal” Dogfish Head Beer
• Wednesday – Vintage Beer Night – A few goodies from our Vintage Cellar.
• Thursday – Food and Beer Pairing Night! Each food special paired with a select beer.
• Friday – Cask Beer Night – Featuring 4 different gravity casks.
• Saturday – Flight Night – Different flights of styles and breweries.
• Sunday – 1/2 Priced Big Bottles

Stew Leonard’s Wines & Spirits (store): good selection of beer, especially craft brews.

Wine Nation: newly opened at 380 Main Avenue, so they are still getting into their groove. When fully stocked, you’ll be able to mix and match brews and create your own six packs. Gotta say, that sounds awesome. Think of all the variety.

Victory keg at Coalhouse Pizza=victory!

Ridgefield

Little Pub (restaurant and bar): people can’t get enough of the beer selection here. Sit down, have some food, and sip on some brews.
Stamford
Bev Max (store): awesome beer selection (800 different kinds) that will make you poor as you fill up your cart. :)
Coalhouse Pizza (restaurant): 52 beers on tap that are unique, hard to find, and awesome. Lots of bottles, too.
• Monday 14th – Start of Craft Beer Week. Celebrate Dogfish Head with $5 Dogfish Drafts
• Tuesday 15th – Celebrate Harpoon with $5 Harpoon Drafts / Beer Club Night
• Wednesday 16th – Celebrate Stone Brewing with $5 Stone Drafts / Trivia Night
• Thursday 17th – Celebrate Southern Tier with $5 Southern Tier Drafts / Beer & Cheese Night / Open Mic
• Friday 18th – Celebrate Clipper City with $5 Clipper Drafts / Live Blues starting at 8pm
• Saturday 19th – Celebrate Laguinitas with $5 Lagunitas Drafts / Stein Night / Live Music with The Sig Brothers
• Sunday 20th – Celebrate Allagash with $5 Allagash Drafts / Live Jazz
Fairway Wines & Spirits (store): great, unique, craft beer selection that will push your limits. We always come away with new bottles and new favorites.
Monster B’s (restaurant and bar): 30 rotating beers on tap with about 150 beers by the bottle = brew heaven! Take this opportunity to join their Hall of Foam and reap the benefits.

9 Responses to “Where to Get Craft Brew in Fairfield County, CT: Celebrating American Craft Beer Week”

  1. Steve May 15, 2012 at 10:15 am #

    Hey! I know it is frequently a teen hangout because of the pricing, but Buffalo Wild Wings has a craft beer selection that cannot be overlooked. On tap and bottles.

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    • Dan Del Ferraro May 15, 2012 at 11:29 am #

      My friend Paul loves Buffalo Wild Wings! Their sauces are pretty fun. We’ll have to check out their craft beer menu. :) Thanks. You da man, Steve. :)

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  2. uhcowboys May 14, 2012 at 4:48 pm #

    As this is my realm on TapintoCT I thought I would have something more to offer. But alas you have covered it all. Good work OmNomCT peeps!

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    • Dan Del Ferraro May 14, 2012 at 5:13 pm #

      Well, thanks. :) We’ve spent lots of time trying to find good places to get craft beer. We know we’re missing a bunch of places, but it’s a good list to start. ;0

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