TGIF and raise your glass because today, Friday, September 28, is National Drink A Beer Day!
A recent report by 247WallStreet indicates that beer drinking among Connecticut residents has dwindled as of late. Come on Connecticut! We’re ranked #49 of #50 for beer drinking, consuming 20.7 gallons of beer annually. That might seem like a lot, but not in comparison to New Hampshire which placed first by consuming 40.6 gallons of beer annually!
In the past decade, local breweries have been popping up all over Connecticut and around FCBuzz. The State of Connecticut coined the phrase “The Connecticut Beer Trail” to highlight the many beer destinations. According to Connecticut Brewers Guild, promoters of Connecticut breweries, as of September 2018, there are 80 operational breweries (with many more on the horizon).
Here is a list of local breweries near FCBuzz that you can check out:
|Aspetuck Brew Labs||3389 Fairfield Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06605-3228||(203) 540-5555||www.aspetuckbrewlab.com|
|Athletic Brewing Company||350 Long Beach Blvd, Stratford, CT 06615||(203) 273-0422||www.AthleticBrewing.com|
|Beaver Beer Co||307 Greens Farms Rd, Westport, CT 06880-6227||www.beaverbeer.com|
|Dockside Waterfront Biergarten and Brewery||Milford, CT 06460|
|Fairfield Craft Ales||724 Honeyspot Rd, Stratford, CT 06615-7109||(203) 296-2530||www.fairfieldcraftales.com|
|Hammer & Nail Brewing||Trumbull, CT 06611-4975||(203) 240-4987||www.HammerNailBrewing.com|
|Iron Brewing Company||136 Washington St, Norwalk, CT 06854||(203) 354-4010||www.ironbrewing.com|
|Lock City Brewing||54 Research Dr, Stamford, CT 06906-1428||(203) 313-6454||www.lockcitybrewing.com|
|Milford Point Brewing Company||230 Woodmont Rd., Milford, CT||https://milfordpointbrewing.com/|
|Nod Hill Brewery||137 Ethan Allen Hwy, Ridgefield, CT 06877-6238||(203) 617-1191||www.nodhillbrewery.com|
|The Redding Beer Company||7 Main St, Redding, CT 06896-3203||(203) 587-9000||www.reddingbeer.com|
|Two Roads Brewing Co||1700 Stratford Ave, Stratford, CT 06615-6419||203.335.2010||www.tworoadsbrewing.com|
|Veracious Brewing Company||246 Main St, Monroe, CT 06468-1171||(203) 880-5670||www.veraciousbrewing.com|
(courtesy of Wikipedia)
Enjoy a cold one while taking in the magnificent colors of fall in New England. Of course, safety first - before hitting the trail (beer trail) name a designated driver.
For more information check out Connecticut Breweries here.