C’mon Get Hoppy: American Craft Beer Week 2015 Events in Fairfield County

11 May


American Craft Beer Week is exciting, especially now with the enormous growth of the CT Beer scene. And, while we don’t need any week in particular as an excuse to go out and drink good brews, we love the focus and attention that this week brings. It’s a time to think about your beer, where it comes from, who makes it, and why you love it so damn much. For this year, American Craft Beer Week goes from May 11 until May 17 and we decided to gather up some great events in Fairfield County so that you can make the best of these days*.

Cask Republic, Stamford

Monday: 18 taps devoted to CT beer including a speciality cask from Two Roads. Brews include NEBCo, Black Hog, Half Full, Back East, Stubborn Beauty, OEC, and more.

Black Hog Brewing in Oxford, CTTuesday: Meet, cheese, and beer! Yes, they’ll pair beer with a meat and cheese board for ya.

Wednesday: Check out West Coast brews featuring one of our faves, Lagunitas and others like Stone, Ballast Point, Green Flash, and more.

Thursday: You’ll want to definitely come today as Cask Republic taps into three 2010 vintage beers that they’ll put side by side their 2015 counterparts. You decide which one you like more. On tap will be Brooklyn Brewery Black Chocolate, Dogfish Head Palo Santo, and Oskar Blues Ten Fidy Stout!

Friday: Flights of brew are just $10!

Saturday: Boozy brunch with beer pairings, beer cocktails, and beer flights.

Sunday: 1/2 price on big bottles of brewskis allll day long!

Center Street Social, Shelton

Saturday from 12-5: Patio kick off party with a Two Roads tap takeover

Coalhouse Pizza, Stamford

Monday at 5: CT Craft Beer Pitcher Special and Half Full Tap Takeover

Flight of beer at Firefly Hollow in BristolTuesday at 5: CT Craft Beer Pitcher Special and Firefly Hollow Tap Takeover

Wednesday at 5: CT Craft Beer Pitcher Special and Kent Falls Tap Takeover

Thursday at 5: CT Craft Beer Pitcher Special, .50 wings, and New England Brewing Tap Takeover including 668, Supernaut, Gandhi-Bot, Sea Hag, and a mystery cask

Friday at 5: CT Craft Beer Pitcher Special and Two Roads Tap Takeover

Saturday: Weekend brunch, CT Craft Beer Pitcher Special, and IPA Day

Sunday: Weekend brunch, CT Craft Beer Pitcher Special, and

Craft 260, Fairfield

Monday, 5/11 from 4:30-close: It’s a Two Roads tap takeover with Hizzonner Maibock, Rye 95, Roadsmary’s Other Baby, Barrel Aged Henry’s Farm, Road 2 Ruin, 20 Ton, Road 2 Rouen, and even more. Plus, as an added bonus owner Brad Hittle and other Two Roads reps will be on hand to talk about their brews.

Beer taps at The Ginger Man in Norwalk

Crafty Monk, Black Rock

Thursday from 6-9: CT Brewery Tap Takeover ft. Two Roads, Black Hog, Broad Brook, DuVig, Charter Oak, and Hooker. Plus, many brewers will be on hand to talk about their beer

Ginger Man, Greenwich

Monday: It’s Mountain Monday with some awesome brews from the West. They’ll have Sierra Nevada and Oskar Blues featured not only on tap, but also in cans. 

Ginger Man, Norwalk

Monday at 6: New England Brewing Company tap takeover featuring Sea Hag, 668, Supernaut, Gandhi-Bot, Locust Reign, Imperial Stout Trooper, Fat-Ten-Er 18, 20, and 21, Hoppy Lager, a mystery cask, and a cask conditioned Galaxy Pale Ale.

Wednesday: Barrel Aged Beer Night including Founders KBS, Weyberbacher Sunday Morning, Oskar Blues Bulleit Barrel Aged G’Nkight, Jack’s Abby Coffee BA Framinghammer, Crooked Stave Vielle, OEC Malefactus wine Barrel Aged #1, and more. 

Thursday at 6: Two Roads Tap Takeover

half full glass stamfordHalf Full Brewery, Stamford

Friday: Free Tastings, Growler Fills, and Open House w/ unlimited brews for $15. Also, Bounty Food Truck will be on hand!

Saturday: Tours and Tastings from 12-5

Sunday: Tours and Tastings from 12-5

Local, Fairfield

Thursday from 6-9: Two Roads Tap Takeover

Two Roads Brewery, Stratford

Tuesday-Saturday: Bar and beer garden are open from 12-9.

Tuesday: Adam Martin will be performing an acoustic set from 6-8 with Bounty Food Truck on hand.

Ride the Lightning! (Please don't sue us Lars)

Wednesday: Valencia food truck will be on hand!

Thursday: It’s Firkin Thursday starting at 5 and Spud Stud will be there.

Friday: Tours at 6:30 with Caseus Grilled Cheese Truck.

Saturday: Tours at 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. Also, Firehouse Grill will be there.

Sunday: Open from 12-7 with tours at 1, 3, and 5. Also, Fryborg will be on hand!

*OmNomCT will not be held responsible for your drunkenness or anything that you might do including (but not limited to) stripping, bad choices, awkward texts, snapchats, or ruining a perfectly good pair of jeans.

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