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Dixie Chicken back this Saturday

Come on down on Saturday for this year’s batch of our honey BBQ ale, Dixie Chicken. This one built a good fan base last year with its unique combination of cherrywood smoked malt, honey, and four types of roasted hot peppers. And to give it slightly more kick than last year (without being overwhelming), we threw a good amount of habanero peppers into the fermenter. It got as hot as we wanted within 24 hours!

Also, there are still a few spots left for yoga night this Friday from 6-7:30 pm, led by Jiiva Yoga Center of Stratford. Click here to sign up!

And don’t forget to hold the afternoon of Saturday, July 8, open for our one-year anniversary. Starting at 1 pm, we’ll have two special casks—Big Me double IPA with habanero peppers and Dixie Chicken honey BBQ ale aged on mango and grilled peaches. From 2-5 pm, we’ll have live music from Fred & Ethel. Then at 6 pm, we’ll be closing a little early for our private anniversary party, which has just sold out. The following day, we’ll have live music with Matt Orlando from 2-5 pm.

FCA anniversary party July 8

Crazy as it may seem, our one-year anniversary is in just a few short weeks, on July 8. 

From 1-6 pm, we’ll have an open celebration featuring a special cask and live music by Fred & Ethel from 2-5 pm.

From 6-9 pm, we’ll have a private, ticketed event for 40 people. The cost is $40, which includes open beer bar (excluding wine and cider),  catered food, and music from our good friends, The Better Half band. For tickets, click here.

Closed Thursday; cask and music Friday; Father’s Day gifts

Here’s what’s happening at FCA this weekend:

Thursday: Closed for our sons’ high school graduation

Friday: We’ll be tapping a cask of Live & Let Rye IPA, naturally carbonated and aged on caraway seeds. There will be live music from Matt Orlando.

Sunday, Father’s Day: Have you gotten dad an FCA eGift card yet? Order a card in any amount you’d like here. We’ll be brewing an Oktoberfest, so the brewery should smell pretty darned good.

New beer release Thursday, live music Friday and Saturday

This weekend, starting at 4 pm Thursday, our new pilsner, My Hero, is debuting in the tap room at 724 Honeyspot Road. My Hero is a bready, flavorful pilsner we brewed at the request of our friends in the Connecticut chapter of the Fourth Watch Motorcycle Club, which was formed by first responders to honor a colleague who died in the 9/11 attacks

Mug club and Fourth Watch members will get $1 off their first pint of this new release!

On Friday, Matt Orlando will be playing live music from 6-9 pm, and on Saturday at the same time we’ll have SuperNeutral back playing some great tunes.

Also, now’s the time to get dad the perfect Father’s Day gift: an eGift card to FCA. Order a card in any amount you’d like here.

Live & Let Rye release, tap takeover Thursday

Come to 724 Honeyspot Road for a new beer release this Thursday, starting at 4 pm. Live & Let Rye is coming back with a new look and taste—lighter in color with spicy, piney hops. Mug club members will get $1 off their first pint of this new release!

Also on Thursday is our tap takeover at the Blind Rhino in South Norwalk, benefiting the Michael Ness Golf Tournament.

On Saturday, Fred & Ethel return to the tap room for live music from 6:30-9 pm.

Come by during any of our regular hours Thursday through Sunday to fill growlers for your Memorial Day BBQs.

Saturday: Single-hop IPA release, live music

This Saturday we’re releasing Substitute, the first in our single-hop IPA series. Named after a song by The Who, we brewed this one with lots of Centennial hops, which means it’s packed with citrusy, floral flavor. Doors at 724 Honeyspot Road open at 1 pm. We’ll also have live music from SuperNeutral starting at 6 pm. Mug club members will get $1 off their first pint of this new release!

On Sunday, Craft 260 in Fairfield is having a cask fest, where we’ll have casks of Substitute with habanero peppers and of our Belgian tripel, Divine Thing, aged on oak chips.



New beer release this Saturday

We have a lot going on at 724 Honeyspot Road in Stratford this weekend!

On Saturday we are releasing Snowblind IPA, which we brewed with the CT Beer Drinkers Facebook group this past January. The beer was named by CT Beer Drinkers group members, after a Black Sabbath song. It’s a single-hop New England Style IPA featuring Azacca hops. We will also have a cask version with pineapple and jalapeños. We will have The Chowder Spot food truck serving up some New England classics and live music from 2:30-4:30 pm by The Sulls.

Mug club members will get $1 off their first pint of this new release!

On Sunday, Mike and his buddies will be having an acoustic jam from 2-4 pm. If you play, feel free to join in. If not, come have a listen. You can check out the playlist here.

We hope to see you!