Buy dad a beer or three to celebrate Father’s Day. At FCA, we’ll be pouring $5 pints and tulips for everyone all day.
Still haven’t gotten dad a gift? How about a gift card or a mug club membership? Or stop in any time we’re open from Thursday through Sunday to pick up some cans. Under a new Connecticut law, you can now buy up to three cases directly from the brewery.
This Saturday at 1 pm, our newest IPA, Plush, hits the tap lines. It’s a tasty New England style, with a winning combination of Mosaic, Simcoe, Ekuanot, and Citra hops. Come get a pour, a growler, or some cans! Mug club members get $1 off their first pour.
We haven’t had a double IPA on tap in a few weeks. Well, all that changes this Saturday, when we bring back Gimme Three Steps. We changed up the hop schedule and added some lactose, for a dangerously smooth-drinking brew. Come give it a try. Mug club members get $1 off their first pour all day Saturday.
Join us at Noon on March 23 for an hour-long “Pound & Pour” fitness class in the tap room. The cost is $20, and includes one refreshing post-workout beer.
What the heck is Pound & Pour? It’s a music and movement workout, a full-body cardio jam session that combines light resistance with constant simulated drumming. It fuses cardio, Pilates, strength movements, and plyometrics and isometrics poses. You’ll use light weight drum sticks called Ripstix to become a calorie-torching drummer, POUNDing off pounds as each song goes by.
Get ready to sweat, sculpt, and rock! Register here.
We have a brand-new beer for you this week, just as we make our way out of winter and start to think about St. Patrick’s Day. It’s a dark Irish ale (not a stout) called Galway Girl, and not to brag, but several of our customers who have tried it say it’s the best beer we’ve ever made. The taste is all brilliant caramel and toast, balanced by traditional hops so it’s not too sweet. Truly delicious.
It officially goes on tap this Thursday (when mug club members will get $1 off their first pour), but stop in any time during our regular hours and try it out:
This weekend, Fairfield Craft Ales will be open during its regular hours: 5-9 pm Thursday and Friday; 1-9 pm Saturday; and 1-6 pm Sunday. Be sure to come in for Resilience Night on Thursday, our Ugly Sweater Party with the SWAT food truck on Friday, and to get your growler fills by Sunday at 6 pm, so you can treat Santa to some brews on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. This classic poem explains why he really needs it:
‘Twas the night before Christmas, I needed a beer Not tomorrow or the next day, but right now and right here I sat in my chair by the chimney and stared In hopes that a beer would soon pop out of there The children were finally asleep in their beds Their whining and fighting had done a job on my head When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter Some dude was out there—sure, I’m fat but he’s fatter He had a cool sleigh and a bunch of small deer I ran out to see if in his sack was some beer I’d run through my supply just a few days before I explained to the man who brought booze through my door We sat and we drank, and we drank drank drank drank Until both our breaths really started to stank He told me his travels were kind of a bother I complained about work and about being a father Then we had a few laughs and felt a lot better He said it was time to get back to being a sledder And laying a finger to the side of his nose He chugged one more and up the chimney he rose But I heard him exclaim as he drove out of sight Merry Christmas beer buddy, you made my night!
Together with more than 1,400 breweries around the country, Fairfield Craft Ales (FCA) is joining in an effort led by Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. to celebrate the release of Resilience Butte County Proud IPA with a nationwide pint night. The breweries will celebrate “Resilience Night” on Thursday, December 20, 2018, in taprooms from coast to coast to raise funds for the Camp Fire relief effort. FCA’s hours on Thursday are from 5-9 pm, and its weekly trivia night begins at 7:30 pm.
Resilience IPA is a collaborative fundraising effort for those impacted by Northern California’s Camp Fire. The Camp Fire, which started in the hills above Sierra Nevada’s Chico brewery last month, was the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history, killing at least 86 people and displacing more than 14,000 families, including many Sierra Nevada employees. In the days following the fire, Sierra Nevada announced plans to brew Resilience IPA and donate 100% of the sales to the Sierra Nevada Camp Fire Relief Fund. The company invited every brewery in the country to brew the beer and donate 100% of the sales to the fund, as well. More than 1,400 breweries, including FCA, rallied alongside Sierra Nevada’s call for help.
“The brewing community has really come together in this large-scale fundraising effort,” said Sierra Nevada founder and owner Ken Grossman. “Now we’re asking drinkers to come together and help us raise funds by buying the beer. And what better way to do it than with a nationwide pint night?” If the beer sells out, the project could raise more than $15 million for direct Camp Fire relief.
On Resilience Night, FCA will join other participating breweries to serve its version of Resilience IPA in its taproom, and donate the beer sales to the relief fund. Sierra Nevada will also host Resilience Night events at both its Chico, CA, and Mills River, NC, breweries.
“We are so grateful to the breweries, the suppliers, the wholesalers and retailers who have so graciously donated their time and resources to make this happen,” said Grossman. “With their help—and the help of the drinkers everywhere—we’ll be able to make a lasting and impactful difference in the lives of those impacted by this terrible tragedy.”