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Tickets Giveaway: Flag Day Pig Roast + Cornhole Tourney @ Black Hog

17 May

Update: WOW! So many entries, thank you! We listed all of your entries and put them in a random number generator. Combining all entries from FB, Instagram, and Twitter, the winner was Sip.of.CT from Instagram. Congrats to you! 

‘member how we told you about the 2nd Annual Flag Day Cornhole Tournament, Pig Roast, and Beach Party coming to the shores of Black Hog Brewing? Yes, of course you do (but, if you don’t, here’s a refresher) . . . well, we’ve got something nice for one lucky winner. Yup, yup: a pair of tix to this event brought to you by Ken Tuccio of the Welcome to Connecticut Podcast and Black Hog on 6/12 at 1.

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Black Hog Releases Barleywine; Launch Party at J. Timothy’s

1 Dec

Bacchus is our kinda dude. See, he’s the god who’s behind all the food, drinking, and general decadent merriment that we celebrate. Hell, without him, we’d have no blog. Would you care about us if we only wrote about eating rice cakes or salads? 

“Hey Julia, did you hear about that new blog that reviews the best rice cakes in Fairfield County?”

“Um, yeah, I have them on my favorites! They are OmNomInModerationCT, right?”

Hell no. 

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Black Hog Releases THC Bravo; Tap Takeover at Craft 260 in Fairfield

19 Nov

Headbrewer Tyler Jones of Black Hog Brewing Co. (see our interview with Jason and our first tastes) in Oxford has been a busy little beaver. In just a few short months, he has brewed his year-round favorites, has created numerous seasonal brews made from local produce and products, and has started another series of beers called The Hop Collective. Continue reading

Black Hog Brewing in Oxford Premieres 4 Brews + We Taste Em!

30 Jul

Black Hog Brewing, based out of Oxford, announced last Saturday that their brews would soon be on tap at bars and restaurants throughout CT.  We know people probably wet themselves with excitement…and we were part of the wetters.  Our curiosity with Black Hog was stoked back in April when we had the chance to talk with Jason Sobocinski who along with brother Tom (both of Caseus in New Haven) and Head Brewer Tyler Jones (formerly of Portsmouth Brewpub) would open up Black Hog in the former Cavalry Brewing building in Oxford.  They got everybody excited and, if your favorite spot didn’t have it, people were urged to ask.  So, we did what most people here in the Stamford area would do:  we got in touch with Gerard Robertson, owner of Coalhouse Pizza.  Turns out he already had them on tap and had all four Black Hog brews that they are launching their brewery with.

So, after we judged the Fairway Firefighter Cook-Off, you best believe we hit up Coalhouse with fellow judge, beer savant, and Stamford Advocater, Scott Gargan.  Our mission:  try all 4 brews and report back to you.

Well, here we go:

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Black Hog Brewery: The Sobocinski Bros and Tyler Jones Go Hog Wild – Oxford, CT

1 May
Yes, please...

Amen. 

Black Hog, a nickname for the Berkshire pig…arguably one of the best tasting meats around.  The name conjures up pig roasts, people coming together as a community, and celebrating over some brews.  “The slower and the lower, the better it is for cooking Berkshire pig.  I’ve had pig roasts for both of my kids birthdays.  They are respectful because we use the whole animal and it’s communal.  That theme, that idea of community and celebration…that’s what we want to propagate,” proudly shared Jason Sobocinski, one of the owners of the brand new Black Hog Brewing Co. that is opening up this summer in Oxford.  Also, with an equal part in the brewery is Jason’s brother Tom who owns Caseus with Jason and Headbrewer Tyler Jones.

We had the chance to talk with Jason about Black Hog, Tyler, the brewery itself, their beer, the beer community in CT, and their plans for the future.  So, sit back, sip on a cold one, and check out why we are so damn excited for this brewery.

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