Matt Westfall, head brewer of New England Brewing Company, talks to the sold out Coalhouse crowd
NEBCO ineth the houseth…
Hobbit Juice DIPA, one of the legendary beers from Beer’d Brewing that people go crazy for.
Hot off winning Best Beer Selection in the 2015 OmNomys, Coalhouse Pizza is hosting their annual New England Brewing Company tap takeover tonight. But, what kind of party would it be without some friends? That’s why Gerard is bringing along some Beer’d to make things even merrier!
When we first talked with Gerard last week about this he had mentioned that there was a chance in getting G-bot. Well, he got it . . . and he also got the Imperial Stout Trooper, both released today at the brewery. Well, no need to go to Woodbridge, just stop by Coalhouse starting at 5! Continue reading
Becoming a certified Cicerone is a big deal. It means that you’ve reached your dreams of becoming the ultimate beer nerd and that you know more about beer than the average human. Plus, it’s damn cool. Who doesn’t want a new title added to an ordinary name?
Well, in 7 short weeks, you can be a bit closer to being called a Certified Cicerone! That’s because Dan and a bunch of other people are heading to Coalhouse Pizza in Stamford for the latest in their Beer Academy classes. For $25, you’ll get a personal pizza, instruction from Max Finnance Certified Cicerone, and a flight of beer to match up with the instruction. After the 7 weeks, you’ll have enough knowledge stuffed in your cranium that you’ll be able to pass the online exam and become a Certified Beer Server, Level 1 of the Cicerone training. Plus, if you’re a Coalhouse Beer Club member, you get a free pint of beer . . . but deciding might not be easy with 85 brews on tap. NBD, but just the biggest selection of beer on tap in the entire state of CT.
Tap it, Gerard!
Best thing? People asking to put it on the menu. Second best? Watching people scream in pain from the habanero.
UPDATE: Gerard announced today that they will have 85 brews on tap, actually. 85. That pushes Coalhouse Pizza over the edge for the most beers on tap in not only Fairfield County, but also the entire state of Connecticut! Get those growlers ready!
Did you just wet yourself a little?
Yeah, we did too when Gerard Robertson told us the news a few months back. After some back and forth, Gerard (the owner, pizzaiola, and all around good guy) had his plans for another expansion approved and is all ready to go. You might remember the original Coalhouse as being only the main room where the bar and pizza oven is now. Then the room next door was available, so Gerard hopped on it, tore down those walls, installed more seating, and a game room. And so begins the next chapter in Coalhouse Pizza history: the brand new beer and bourbon bar!
Get ready Fairfield County, Beer’d Brewing Co. is coming to Coalhouse Pizza in Stamford. Pic from http://beerdbrewing.com
When we first shared with you about the Beer’d Brewing Co. of Stonington finally coming to Fairfield County, the interwebs went crazy. Could it be true? The brewery with quite the cult following tucked away at the corner of the state, just around the corner from Rhode Island, would finally be making its way to the 203?
Beer’d Brewing, based out of Stonington, has been on our bucket list of CT breweries for quite a while. The good word on the streets is that they have some of the best beer in the state, but we’ve never even had the chance to try it. Our problem: it takes about 2 hours to get there from Greenwich. We are planning to hit them up in April while we’re hitting up Saybrook Point Inn to check out a food-centric weekend of awesomeness.
The beer game at Coalhouse Pizza just keeps getting better and better, it’s actually hard to keep up with everything planned there. Just a few weeks back, we hit up the special NEBCo release party that featured Fuzzy Baby Ducks, Zapata-Bot, Gandhi-bot, a casked version of Gandhi-Bot, as well as Session 2 and Sip of Sunshine from Lawson’s Finest Liquids. We could not believe how PACKED the place got, but the staff handled things well and get brews out to people no problem. And, yeah, having 31 Dogfish Head brews at our disposal for New Year’s brunch was pretty damn awesome, too.
Clear your calendar for 12/23 at 5 pm, well . . . then you might as well clear your calendar for Christmas Eve, too, because you’re going to need some serious recovery time after you see what Gerard Robertson at Coalhouse Pizza in Stamford has planned for you.
Yes, it’s true: some of New England Brewing’s best beers will be on tap for this special night (we’ll update with the time when we get it). Think of it as Gerard’s Christmas present to you.
There are lots of surreal moments that we remember. One of the most recent was rolling up to Coalhouse Pizza on Monday and hearing the DJ on 95.9 talk about the dinner we were headed to. WHAT? A shout out to Coalhouse Pizza and New England Brewing coming together to raise vital funds for the Bennett Cancer Center! Hours later, after a sprawling, decadent, and pourworthy dinner, attendees had raised a total of $1,200!
Flights at Coalhouse Pizza in Stamford CT
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
Set Saturday, 11/23, aside for some great times, awesome beer, and great food. On that date, all day long, Coalhouse Pizza in Stamford will be donating 10% of dine-in and take-out sales to Community Plates of Fairfield County. We were very excited to learn that Gerard Robertson, owner of Coalhouse, wanted to step up to the plate (pun intended) and help out this great organization that is rescuing food to help feed those who don’t have enough to eat on a daily basis.
Now, onto some of the reasons why you’ll need to come by Coalhouse Pizza on 11/23:
1) You’ll be helping out Community Plates to get into restaurants, stores, and markets to help rescue food that gets to soup kitchens and pantries!
2) Brunch will be served from 10 am until 3 pm, though you can also order from their regular menu. Brunch items include make-it-yourself pizzas that include two eggs in the middle, Irish breakfast, corned beef hash, and lots of other options. There will be bottomless mimosas (mimosai???) and lots of beer-infused cocktails to drink, too.