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

11 May

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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*.

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Bringing the Brew-haha this May @ Coalhouse Pizza: CT Pour Tour, Utopia Raffle, Flight + Beer Nights, and More

29 Apr

American Craft Beer Week goes from 5/12 to 5/18 this year and it coincides exactly, as we previously shared, with the first of two CT Beer Weeks.  So, it’s no surprise that Coalhouse Pizza in Stamford is up to some hoppy goodness for this time…and, well, the entire month, and well…every single day of the year.  Truly, Gerard is devoted to tapping the best craft and CT brews.  Here are some of the great things planned for this May at Coalhouse Pizza in Stamford…

Todd Ruggere of the CT Pour Tour Visits and Rare Beer Raffle

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Ginger Man + Coalhouse Celebrate American Craft Beer Week

13 May

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Two of our favorite spots to get brews and grub in Fairfield County have lots of fun ahead for American Craft Beer Week.  ACBW kicks off today, 5/13, and goes until 5/19.  The focus of the beer week has always been on smaller batch brews, a focus on fine details, and more of a hands-on approach to beer.  Now, it’s no coincidence that Ginger Man in Norwalk and Coalhouse Pizza in Stamford live and breathe this philosophy year round, but you know they have to step up their game (is that possible?) to celebrate American Craft Beer Week.  It’s kind of like the Super Bowl of the beer world.

Coalhouse Pizza is featuring a week of tap takeovers:

Flights at Coalhouse Pizza in Stamford CT

Flights at Coalhouse Pizza in Stamford CT

Monday, 5/13:  Sebago

Tuesday, 5/14:  Half Full (see a full week of special Half Full events here)

Wednesday, 5/15:  Harpoon

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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.
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