We can still remember walking into Half Full Brewery when it was in shambles and just a run down skeleton of a building. Even with so much work ahead, Conor and crew saw it all as if the glass was, well, half full. Then, we saw Half Full Bright Ales all over Stamford, then we saw more brews hitting Stamford restaurants, and then we saw Half Full expand out to restaurants all over Connecticut. And now, almost one year later, they celebrate their first ever American Craft Brew Week (May 13-19) with amazingly awesome events . Here we go:
May 3, 17, and 31: Friday Night Open House, 5:30-8:30
Pay $15 and get a Half Full recycled plastic pint glass. Taps are open for your consumption pleasures. You are free to circulate, look around, hang with friends, play bags, and play the huge Jenga game. Note: Friday Night Open Houses happen every other Friday from here until eternity.
May 4, 11, 18, 25: Saturday Hoptimist Experience, 1-5
Get a tour of Half Full Brewery at 3 pm and learn how the brew is brewed, how Conor began, and more. The cost is $5 and you’ll get a tasting glass to try out six of whatever brews they have on tap at the moment. During the Hoptimist Experience, you can also fill up some growlers and enjoy a few pints. Second note: this is an every Saturday kinda thing.
May 13 (Kicking off American Craft Brew Week): Dew Drop Inn Tap Takeover, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Brewed with whole ginger root, this beer is a light bodied Pale Ale with a strong ginger aroma. The Ginger Pale Ale is super smooth, subtle on the pallet, and finishes with a sweet softness, kind of like Chris. ABV – 4.5%
Spring is the perfect Season to craft a Saison. Brewed with a hint of spice, this beer is complex yet balanced, with a subtle hop bitterness up front. This Saison is full-bodied and has a long, dry finish. ABV – 6%
Peanut Butter Hefeweizen
Our take on a German style unfiltered wheat. We utilize a special strand of yeast, which holds a characteristic cloudiness and presents a banana forward nose and flavor. This full-bodied beer has a hint of peanut butter flavor (it should, we added a bunch to it) and is very lightly hopped. ABV – 4.6%
Half Full Black and Tan
1 part Dry Irish Stout +1 part InaugurAle = Total Heaven. Jen will be blending a traditional Dry Irish Stout that she brewed on the Nano with THE LAST KEG OF INAUGURALE. Black and Tans – Yes Please!