CT Beer + Food News, Vol. 20: Save Ferris, Chiles, Cocktails, Exciting Brews + Exclusive Events

11 Sep

Before we get started with our weekly beer, food, and event news for the 203 (and beyond), we’d like to just thank you all for reading.  Over the past few years we have seen our blog grow so much, but we couldn’t do it without you.  Literally, we couldn’t do it without you.  Look, without you we’d just be writing all of this with only 1 page view, maybe 2 if we both looked at what we posted.  Well, thanks again.  Always feel free to ask us questions or send event and info our way.

-Dan and Kristien

Events + News

9/12 SAVE FERRIS!  Ohhh yeahhh, chicka, chicka..chickachaka!  Java Westport will be playing Ferris Bueller’s Day Off at 7 pm on their big screen, so get your best Rooney voices ready and practice your driving to avoid any mishaps like driving your dad’s car off of a giant cliff.

9/13 Need to take a chill pill?  Then check out a free outdoor Yoga class to celebrate the opening of Yogasmoga in Greenwich.  Meet at 9:30 in the Julian Curtiss School Field, then afterwards get some free juices at Yogasmoga on 66 Greenwich Avenue from Meli-Melo.

9/13-14 Live Green Connecticut! is back at Taylor Farm Park in Norwalk.  Admission is free with parking only costing $5 per car. While you’re there, check out different events, bands, speakers, how to keep living green, and chow down on lots of food from Skinny Pines, The Stand Juice Company, Maddy’s Food Truck, Cowabunga, LobsterCraft, Elm City Kettle Corn, Melt Mobile, The Granola Bar, and Vanchetta.  Hours on Saturday are 10-4 and Sunday 11-4.

9/14 Get ready for the 3rd Annual Chile Pepper Festival at Stamford Hospital’s Tulley Health Center (32 Strawberry Hill) from 12-2. There will be plenty of hot peppers to try like ghost peppers and the hottest of them all, the Carolina Reaper.  Also up for tasting are dishes using peppers from Coromandel and Pellicci’s.  You’ll also want to check out the cooking demos.  Finally, perhaps the coolest part is that you can stroll through the garden and pick your own peppers to take home.  The event is free.

9/19-20 The Irish Heritage Society of Milford presents the 9th Annual Milford Irish Festival!  There will be plenty of live music on both days, Irish dancers on Saturday, an Irish Marketplace, food, and pints of awesomeness in the beer tent.  The Irish Fest takes place on The Fowler Field Rotary Pavilion, but there is no parking there, so follow the directions on the right of their site.  Friday goes from 6-11 and costs $5, Saturday goes from 11-11 and costs $12 or you can go to both days for $15.  Oh, and kids 15 and under are free. ;)

9/22 Check out ROIA in New Haven from 6-10 for The Art of the Cocktail.  There will be 25 tables of cocktails (25?  That’s ridiculous!)  and some noms to help keep the liquor down.  There will be music, dancing, mixology demos, too.  They encourage you to wear 1920’s garb, so come dressed to impress.  If interested in attending, RSVP to rsvp@brescomebarton.com and let them know we sent ya!

Fairway Stamford BBQ Cook-off Winners Belltown Fire Department recently donated a check for $3,186 to The Stamford Fire Safety Foundation.  This money was raised from a day of shopping where a portion of the profits were gathered just for this cause.

Paloma, Chef Aarón Sánchez‘s new restaurant in Stamford, has begun serving lunch!  Lunch will be served daily from 11:30-2:30 and will feature a variety of small plates, salads, tortillas, tortas, and entrees.  Some of the highlights include squash blossom quesadillas, Chile arbol steamed mussels, Grilled Maya Prawn Salad, Albondigas sliders, chilaquiles (OH YES!), a Cubano, and a Carne Asada skirt steak.

Beer and Liquor Get Ya There Quicker News

Half Full‘s Rare Beer Night on 10/15 from 7-9 will be a very special one for us.  That’s because we spent this past Sunday with Headbrewer Jen Muckerman making a beer with her that will be featured.  For now, we’re keeping some of the details under wraps, but be prepared for a darker style beer…that’s about all we’re saying right now.  To get your tickets, just go right here.  Be warned, ALL of the Rare Beer Nights sell out, so snag it fast…or else.

Spiked Seltzer, based right here in Westport, has expanded even deeper into NY.  Now they are also available in Rochester, Syracuse, Albany, and almost the rest of the state.  Congrats.

9/11 Two Roads of Stratford takes over the taps of Plan B Milford tonight at 6.  Hmm, wonder what they’ll bring? ;)

9/11 Black Hog is being found in more and more spots throughout the 203.  Case in point:  Local in Fairfield.  Just stop by starting at 6 and you’ll get $1 off Black Hog brews and, if you’re there soon enough, you’ll get a fancy Black Hog pint glass of your own.  #swag

9/19-??? We told ya all about Plan B Milford’s Bacon Week yesterday, but we didn’t mention this goodie:  a Black Hog Granola Brown Ale rendered with bacon.  Hot damn, get your ass there starting at 6 pm and lasting until whenever it kicks.

9/17 Cask Republic in Stamford will have a Cisco tap takeover starting at 6 pm.  They’ll be featuring Sanktay Light, Whales Tale, Grey Lady, Pumple Drunkin, Double IPA, a series of beers from their Island Reserve, and a cask of Cisco IPA dry hopped with galaxy.

9/21 While it’s a bit of a hike to Plan B Springfield, they are hosting a great event that we want to tell ya about:  Sip Nip Puff.  Brews from Jack’s Abbey like Mass Rising, Smoke & Danger, Lesiure Time, Cascadian Schwarzbier, and Smoked Marzen, Four Roses bourbon like Yellow, Small Batch, and Single Barrel, and your own complimentary cigar gift bag.  Tix are $50, all in, with the event going from 2-5.

10/6 Save the date and get your tix for a New England Brewing Company Beer Dinner at Coalhouse Pizza with a menu created by both of us!  The awesomeness begins at 7 with 5 great courses that will feature NEBCO beer in each recipe and a pairing.  Tickets are $55 (tax and tip extra), with proceeds going to the Bennet Cancer Center.  

One Response to “CT Beer + Food News, Vol. 20: Save Ferris, Chiles, Cocktails, Exciting Brews + Exclusive Events”


  1. CT Beer + Food News, Vol. 21: Openings, Updates, Fundraisers, Deals, Beer Dinners + More | OmNomCT - September 18, 2014

    […] 9/19 Plan B Milford will tap a special keg of Black Hog Granola Brown Ale with bacon […]


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