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 Sono. 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 Sono 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|
|Fairfield Craft Ales||724 Honeyspot Rd, Stratford, CT 06615-7109||(203) 296-2530||www.fairfieldcraftales.com|
|Half Full Brewery||43 Homestead Ave, Stamford, CT 06902-7204||(203) 274-8788||www.halffullbrewery.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|
|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|
(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.