The FCA homebrew contest is back

This homebrewer and his buddy got to brew their porter with us a few weeks ago and we’ll be releasing their beer in the tap room soon. Now’s your chance!

We’re running our homebrew competition again, so fire up your kettles. We’ll accept entries during our regular business hours between Saturday, June 9, and Sunday, June 17.

Winners will be announced Saturday, July 14. For details and entry forms, go here.

Trivia Thursdays at Fairfield Craft Ales

Hey smartypantses! (We think that’s how that’s spelled.) Come down to Fairfield Craft Ales at 724 Honeyspot Road in Stratford, Connecticut, every Thursday night for trivia and beer. The winning team gets $20 off its tab for the night. Plus bragging rights, of course.

We have everything you need—answer sheets, writing implements, beer, wine, hard cider, snacks, music between rounds, and an overall good time. Just bring yourself and your smartest friends.

The fun starts at 7:30 pm. We start handing out picture round sheets a little earlier, so get here early to get a head start and a good seat.

Vinyl share Fridays at Fairfield Craft Ales

Like to listen to vinyl records? Yes? You must be super cool. We have a pretty good collection that includes some of the best classic rock ever recorded, a little bit of jazz, and some of the most quotable comedy albums of the 80s.

What do you have? We want to hear it. Some of our favorites that customers have brought in for our Friday night vinyl shares have been live albums. But we’ll put on anything, so bring ’em in.

Every Friday night (except the occasional Fridays when we have live music), from 5-9 pm, we’ll play whatever you want. Come join us at 724 Honeyspot Road in Stratford, Connecticut!

June homebrew contest winners

Thanks to everyone who entered Fairfield Craft Ales’s June 2018 homebrew competition. We got to taste some very good beers, and had a great time doing it!

Without further ado, here are the top 3 beers and brewers:

1st place: Banana stout (we know what you’re thinking, but this is legit; it surprised us) by Matt Laudicina, Chris Aiuto, and Jason Rancourt (pictured)

2nd place: Imperial stout by Bradford Heines

3rd place: Berliner weisse with ginger and goji berry by Kyle Bonura

Congratulations to all our winners!

FCA celebrates 2nd anniversary July 7


STRATFORD, Conn., June 30, 2018—Fairfield Craft Ales (FCA), the music-inspired small-batch brewery on Honeyspot Road in Stratford is celebrating its second anniversary on Saturday, July 7.

From 1-6 pm, there will be $4 pours of all 12 beers on tap, food available for purchase from The Meat Truck, complimentary munchies in the tap room, and raffles of FCA merchandise and gift certificates, as well as gift certificates from several nearby restaurants such as Local Kitchen & Beer Bar in Fairfield and TruNorth in Bridgeport. FCA will also release its new doppelbock, Baby Got Bock, a delicious dark lager that weighs in at 7.5% alcohol by volume. There will be cask of the brewery’s Belgian-style tripel, Divine Thing, infused with blood orange, hazelnut, and cappuccino tiramisu flavors.

From 6-9 pm, there will be a private catered party with the owners that is already sold out, featuring a pig roast prepared by The Meat Truck, more raffles, and live music from local musicians Fred & Ethel.

Fairfield Craft Ales was opened at 724 Honeyspot Road in Stratford on July 8, 2016, by Mike Borruso and Joe Bow of Fairfield. The tap room always has 12 beers on tap across a range of styles, all named after songs. In addition to the ever-popular pale ales and IPAs, there’s always at least one dark beer (a stout or porter), the staple brown ale called Brown-Eyed Girl, some Belgian and/or German styles, and—of course—the burning-hot habanero IPA, Fire. The brewery’s regular hours are 5-9 pm Thursdays and Fridays, 1-9 pm Saturdays, and 1-6 pm Sundays. There’s trivia every Thursday night, vinyl record shares most Friday nights, and live music most weekends.

Find out more at or on the brewery’s Facebook page.


Mike Borruso


Fairfield Craft Ales, Inc.

(203) 767-8811


Twitter: @fairfieldcraft

Instagram: @fairfieldcraftales

FCA 2nd anniversary party July 7

Fairfield Craft Ales will be celebrating its second anniversary on Saturday, July 7. There will be a new beer release, special casks, and our usual fun and games from 1-6 pm, when our doors will be open to the public.

From 6-9 pm, we will have a private party with 60 guests, and it’s first come, first served to get a ticket to be one of those guests. Your $45 ticket includes:

  • Open beer bar
  • Pig roast with all the fixins provided by The Meat Truck
  • Live music from Fred & Ethel

Ticket sales have already begun, so buy yours now!

Father’s Day special at FCA

Attention moms, sons, daughters, friends! Treat your favorite dad to a special Father’s Day at Fairfield Craft Ales with this special offer available all day on Sunday, June 17:

Two flights (four 5-oz. pours each flight) for $13. That’s $5 off the retail value of $18!

Plus we have a bunch of merchandise that makes great gifts, including T-shirts, hoodies, baseball caps, pint glasses, tulips, mugs, tacker signs, and growlers.

Or get dad an annual mug club membership or gift card!

Homebrew contest winning beer release

Come celebrate with these guys, Chris and Jim, as we release their porter, Paint It Black, on Friday, April 27, at 5 pm. Get $1 off of all full pours of this delicious beer from its launch on Friday through the rest of the weekend. We’ll also have a cask of Paint It Black with added cacao nibs and toasted coconut.

And don’t forget that the entry deadline for our second homebrew contest is coming up at the beginning of June. Have you brewed your entry yet?

Small-batch brewery serving music-inspired beers to Fairfield county

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