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Half Full and SBC to release a collabo beer and hold a tap takeover event – Stamford, CT

8 May

Stamford’s own Half Full Brewery has collaborated with Southport Brewing Company Stamford to create Stamford Ale.  This beer is a Rye Ale that clocks in at an impressive 7% ABV and was created for a few reasons.  First of all, beer is just damn awesome.  Secondly, Stamford Ale was created as a celebration for American Craft Beer Week and CT Beer Week #1, going on from May 12-18.  And, lastly, both Half Full and SBC wanted to help shift people’s focus onto Stamford as a craft beer city.  Conor Horrigan, owner and Chief Beer Philosopher at Half Full told us recently,  “Hartford and New Haven are known as being very crafty because of the brewery presence in and around those cities and so we wanted to highlight the fact that right here in our city, we have two breweries and a burgeoning craft beer scene when you consider the beer bars that we have or will have  including Cask Republic, Coalhouse, and World of Beer.

So, want a taste of this collabo brew from Jen Muckerman of Half Full and Frank DelGreco of SBC ?  Come on down to SBC Stamford on May 15th from 6-9 pm to find out!  At that time you can taste Stamford Ale and you’ll also be greeted to a Stamford tap takeover featuring SBC and Half Full beer.  Adding some more excitement into the mix will be live  music from 9style Acoustic Duo with a crazy session of karaoke afterwards.

This will be a great event, bringing together two brewers and two breweries…and uniting a city in a common purpose.  If you’re keeping track, this marks SBC’s second collobaration during CT Beer Week, the first being White Willi with Dave Wollner of Willimantic Brewing and Mark DaSilva of SBC.


Stamford Ale Release Party and Stamford Tap Takeover

May 15, 6-9 pm

SBC Stamford

131 Summer Street

Stamford, CT 06901

 

SBC and Willimantic Brew CT Beer Week Signature Beer: White Willi

30 Apr
Will from Willimantic and Mark from SBC Brewing up Awesomeness

Dave from Willimantic and Mark from SBC Brewing up Awesomeness. Photo from Willimantic’s FB page.

Introducing…the one, the only…White Willi.  It’s a collabo between Dave Wollner of Willimantic Brewing Company and Mark DaSilva of Southport Brewing Company.  They met at SBC Stamford just yesterday to get the brew started.  This bad boy will be a beautiful, sessionable beer.  Here’s a bit more about it:

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Chef Kardos brings New England + New Orleans together with NOLA in SoNo

9 Sep

NOLA.  While this word might conjure up images of New Orleans, Chef Dan Kardos and the owners from Southport Brewing Company had more than just New Orleans in mind when they put together the concept for NOLA Oyster Bar.  Think East Coast shoreline cuisine, and all you love about New England, mixed up with inspiration from the creole stylings of good ‘ole New Orleans. Based on this eclectic mix, it should be no surprise the menu is heavily focused on seafood, which is great because Chef Kardos happens to be straight from Fairfield County’s own seafood mecca, The Whelk.

We live on seafood in the summer, so you best believe we were excited to hit up this new restaurant with some of our favorite friends, Mike and Kelley (with two e’s, get it right). Being majorly early, like early bird special, eat with the blue-hairs early, we sat down at the bar for some pregaming.  Although they had a nice beer selection, we decided to start with some cocktails.  Kristien, Mike, and Kelley all started with Leenie’s Lemonade, a cocktail with Hangar 1 Maine blueberry vodka, fresh muddled mint, lemon, and simple sugar.  The lemon flavor hit first, but then you got nice notes of blueberry and mint.  Awesome and refreshing, not overly tart or sweet.  Dan had to be different and tried the French Quarter, made with rye whiskey, cardamaro, and old-fashioned bitters.  This has a classic kind of flavor and is a great choice if you love rye.  Because we were the first people at the bar for the day, the manager treated us to his soon-to-be-famous (by the time we write this it should already be famous) oyster shooters.  You’ll find this on the happy hour menu, but it just might show up on the regular cocktail menu soon too.  This shot is similar in flavor to a Bloody Mary with some kick and an oyster waiting for you on the bottom.  Very refreshing and a nice way to usher in our meal.

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SBC and Garden Catering Raising $ for Local Muscular Dystrophy Camp and ALS Research

18 Apr

Southport Help Line Beers 2013

Southport Brewing Company

Last year we told you about something special that Southport Brewing Company does.  They have a special “Help Line” that you can ask for.  You’ll get to pick any of their house brews, but just for asking for the “Help Line” you’ll be donating .50 to a charity that they have chosen.

The two charities that they are currently collecting for (.25 per beer goes to each charity) goes until the end of June and are near and dear to us.  The first charity is ALS TDI who is working hard to wipe out ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.  According to their site, “Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that leads to paralysis, due to the death of motor neurons in the spinal cord and brain. There is no known cure for the disease…the average patient survives only 2-5 years following diagnosis.”  The second charity is Camp Promise East who hosts a summer camp each year for people of all ages with muscular dystrophy.  The collection of funds for both charities is going on now until the end of June, so if you’re having some SBC brews, remember to ask for the “Help Line.”  You’ll be helping out big time.

Garden Catering

And also Garden Catering of Old Greenwich is helping raise money again, too.  They’ll be donating a portion of their sales to the same two charities on May 22 from 2 to 7 pm.  They’ll be donating 10% of all in-store sales and will donate 20% of all gift card sales.  You know what that means?  Yup!  Plenty of birthday, Christmas, Hanukkah, Halloween, Groundhogs Day, and any other holiday where you get presents for the people you love.  Or, maybe you’ll just hoard them for yourself to make that next trip to Garden Catering a bit easier?

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Southport Brewing Company Pale Ale Now in Stores and Plans for a SoNo Location!

26 Sep

So, I was on one of my trips to Crazy Grapes on Hope Street in Stamford to replenish our beer supply.  Well, maybe I need to clarify.  I need to add to it and add more variety.  Kristien doesn’t understand why there has to be 10 different kinds of beer in the fridge, but, look…variety is the spice of life.  Right?  Whoever first said that was a brilliant person.  So, yes, I was at Crazy Grapes just to see if I could find some Dogfish Head beer to prepare for our dinner with Coalhouse pizza.  I did sure find their nice Punkin Ale, a favorite of mine now.  But, I also found something new, something very local.

SBC (Southport Brewing Company) Connecticut Pale Ale.  Yes, SBC has begun sales of their CPA in package stores, supermarkets, and restaurants throughout Connecticut.  I decided to get the Punkin Ale and also the CPA even though I knew I might get in big trouble.

The next night the SBC Connecticut Pale Ale was nice and cold, so I poured out a glass.  Here’s what I thought:

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Eat, Drink, and Vote in Your Favorites: BANDAPALOOZA Decides 3 Alive @ Five Acts! Stamford Downtown, CT

19 May

Update:  Here are the results, live at 5, 5/23.  There will be three more competitions to decide the bands who will play at Alive @ Five.  Check back for the final entrants shortly after June 16.

June 2           The Woulda Coulda Shouldas (eliminated) vs. Black Taxi  (eliminated)
June 9           Stalking Sally vs. The Mike Cusato Band
June 16         The Adam Currie Band vs.The Mad Things featuring The Good Doctor
All three dates are on Bedford Street at 5 pm.

If you live in or near Stamford, you’ve probably been to at least one Alive @ Five event.  This year will be uber-awesome with acts like Third Eye Blind, MC Hammer and The B-52s, but there are other acts yet to be decided.  12 acts will be playing in Downtown Stamford this Friday, May 20, in hopes of being one of the three finalists who will actually play at Alive @ Five!  Yeah, damn cool honor.

So, check out some of the restaurants listed below, all linked up for your easy consumption.  Check out these spots, do some Omnoming, vote for your faves, and rock on!  After this, check out BANDAPALOOZA on Bedford Street on June 2, 9, and 16 to see your favorite band through to the Alive @ Five stage.

The Palms -> Freddy & The Yetis (Full set time: 8:30pm-9:30pm)

Hula Hank’s -> The Adam Currie Band (Full set time: 8:30pm-9:30pm)

Bobby Vs -> Sea Rhapsody (Full set time: 9:30pm-11:00pm)

Rack N’ Roll -> Bend or Break (Full set time: 9:30pm-10:30pm)

-> Black Taxi (Full set time: 11:00pm-11:45pm)

BUtterfield 8 -> The Woulda Coulda Shouldas (Full set time: 9:00pm-10:30pm)

Tigín Irish Pub -> Coax Rhino (Full set time: 10:00pm-11:00pm)

Bradford’s -> The Mad Things featuring The Good Doctor (Full set time: 10:30pm-11:30pm)

Black Bear Saloon -> Stalking Sally (Full set time: 10:00pm-12:00am)

SBC (Food + Beer Review) -> Kristin Errett (Full set time: 10:45pm-11:45pm)

The Fez (1st Review, 2nd Review)  -> Made Again (Full set time: 11:00pm-12:15am)

Brick House -> The Mike Cusato Band (Full set time: 10:30pm-1:30am)

For up-to-date info see  www.stamford-downtown.com.

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