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Kent Falls Brewing Opening June 11 w/ Special Bottle Release!

3 Jun

It seemed like such a long time ago when we told you about Kent Falls, a brewery that we believed in with its roots deep in the CT soil. They started off slowly with a few beers and self-distributing to a very select set of restaurants . . . but soon, they had a beast on their hands. People caught on to the Brett-ilicious brews and other funky beers that they’ve put out and distribution grew as well as their popularity. Then, back in February we caught up with Barry who shared they were looking to open soon . . . and now we can share that they will be open next week, June 11!

While they’ll be releasing the full details next week on their site, Kent Falls Brewery shared that they would not only have some of their regular bottles for sale (no on-site consumption), but will also have a special bottle release that day. Also, they are set to remain open on Saturdays from 11-5 during the warmer months. Trust us: you don’t want to drive through those roads in winter!

When we get more details, we’ll let you know, but let’s just say this: it’s such a beautiful brewery and we think you’re gonna fall even more heads over heels for Kent Falls after visiting. 

Here’s more from Kent Falls regarding their opening:

“And to answer a lot of questions that have been coming at us about what the experience will be like when we finally do open, I thought I would share them with you here.  The experience will be similar to  farmer’s market…

  • pre packaged bottles available for sale
  • focused on special releases – brewery only bottled IPAs, barrel aged beers, small batch projects… (distributed brands available as well)
  • no growlers
  • no samples
  • no full pours
  • no on site consumption
  • farm store open on site

…only with a few improvements.

  • increased allotments (9 liter/18 bottle limit per person at the brewery vs 5 liter/10 bottle limit at the farmers market)
  • a wider selection of beer available
  • longer hours and eventually multiple retail days per week
  • self guided farm tours (walk through the hop yard, see animals…)
  • seeing the brewery, ability to ask us about our setup etc…”

Kent Falls Brewing

33 Camps Rd

Kent, CT 06757

The Growth, Future, and Success of Kent Falls Brewing: An Interview w/ Barry Labendz

8 Feb

We’ve written about a ton of restaurants, events, breweries, and we’ve tasted hundreds and hundreds of brews, but we seem to get a rare feeling from time to time. It’s the kind of feeling like we’re in the midst of something great. That we’re going to watch something amazing happen. Well, that’s exactly how we felt when we first talked with Barry Labendz of Kent Falls Brewery last February. Just a few weeks later, Dan met up with Barry and Headbrewer Derek Dellinger at Coalhouse Pizza to taste some first sips of their brews. But, it all came together for us and we knew what a big deal this brewery would be when we went by to tour the farm and their brewhouse. Continue reading

Nomworthy: Kent Falls Beer Dinner @ Little Pub Ridgefield

26 Jan

Hopefully you have Tuesday, February 9th available. Even if you don’t, cancel your plans and head to Little Pub in Ridgefield at 7 for a very special 5-course beer dinner. The menu for the night was developed in conjunction between Barry and Derek of Kent Falls Brewing and Executive Chef Timmy Passaro Jr. But that’s not all: the boys will be coming along for the fun that night to talk about their brews, their brewery, and to drop some major knowledge bombs.  Continue reading

Win 2 Tix to Beers at the Beach: Kent Falls Edition – Calf Pasture Beach, Norwalk

7 Jul

We’ve got some great news OmNomivores: we’ve got two tickets to giveaway for the second installment of Beers at the Beach on July 16! This time around, right on Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk, Ken Tuccio of Welcome 2 Connecticut Podcast will be hosting a night of beer sampling with Kent Falls Brewing. If you’re lucky enough to snag these tix from us, just arrive at 6:30 with $10 for parking (free for Norwalk residents) and you’ll get to drink plenty of Kent Falls beer and get your choice of hamburger, veggie burger, or 2 hot dogs from Ripka’s Cafe. Plus, if you dig it, they’ll be shelling oysters on the spot too.

Ken Tuccio JacketSo, how do you win these two tix, valued at $60? All you have to do is tag the person you’d like to take with you either in a comment on our event Facebook post or in a tweet to @omnomct mentioning the event. The contest starts now and goes until Friday, 6/10, at 5 pm. From there, we’ll pick one winner to give the two tickets to.

If you’re straight up baller status then you might want to swing a VIP ticket at $42 that includes entrance at 6, one-on-one time with Barry from Kent Falls, a limited edition Beers at the Beach shirt, and drink the first (and maybe only) release of Shower Beer, their lime zest gose. 

For more about Ken, check out his site and our post on him.

For more about Kent Falls Brewing, check out our original interview with Barry and our recent visit and review of their beer.

What’s Brewing? An Inside Look at Kent Falls Brewing and Camps Road Farm

15 Jun

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The Orchard at Camps Road Farm for Neversink Spirits

Set in the back of the farm you can see glimpses of the orchard where apples are being grown for Neversink Spirits Brandy.

If you went to Fools Day Farm just three years ago you wouldn’t see much at all, just some grass and weeds growing a mile high, overtaking the once proud dairy farm and orchard. But, that all changed when Barry Labendz, Headbrewer Derek Dellinger, and David Birnbaum took over the farm and have since put in a ton of hard work to make it what it is today: Camps Road Farm. Starting with the orchard, they had planted hundreds of trees whose fruit will soon be used to make Neversink Spirits brandy. And three years ago, in the main farm area, they planted an impressive hops garden that has now grown to a total of 2,800 vines. In fact, it’s gotten so huge that last year, even before they were officially a brewery, they had to recruit friends and family to help with the hop harvest, which will take place again this year (complete with a BBQ and beers to enjoy) on September 5.

Centennial Hops being grown at Kent Falls farmhouse Camps Road FarmBecause we wanted to help spread the word of all the great things they have going on, Barry was kind enough to take us on a tour of the farm and farmhouse brewery. He took us row by row, through the hops garden, past the Willamette, the Centennials, the Chinooks, the Cascades, the Brewer’s Gold, and the Northern Brewer, and shared several other awesome things. Here are some highlights:

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Kent Falls Brewing to Headline Beers at the Beach on July 16 – Calf Pasture Beach, Norwalk

12 Jun

Ken Tuccio of Welcome to Connecticut Podcast held his first Beers at the Beach yesterday right at Calf Pasture Beach. It was a nice turnout and there were just enough people to make it feel busy, but not too many to create crazy long lines for beer and food. Speaking of beer, Aaren and Precious from Beer’d were there and brought some friends: Whisker’d Wit, 5.2%; 8 Days a Week, APA, 6%; House Divided, DIPA, 8.4%; and Get to the Choppa, Imperial Amber Ale, 9.1%. It seems that there was a consensus with everyone we talked with about two things:

1) 8 Days a Week was citrusy, bright, and the best of the night.

2) We just liked to say, GET TO THE CHOPPAAAAA! 

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