This week: Imperial stout arrives; 2 local events; mug club

As the days get shorter and the nights get colder, the only logical response is to release our imperial stout, Hard to Handle. Let it light your candle with its bold, chocolaty, roasty flavors intertwined with hints of bourbon-soaked French oak. We’ll have a private release event for mug- and growler-club members only this Wednesday night from 7:30-9 pm, and then release it to the public on Thursday.

We’ll also be pouring at two big events this weekend: Harbor Brew Fest at the ballpark at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport, and Taste of Fairfield at the Delamar Hotel in Southport.

As we mentioned last week, you can now join the mug club if you missed our Kickstarter campaign back before we opened. A one-year membership can be purchased at the brewery for $75, and gets you:

  • A mug club membership card that expires one year after your date of purchase
  • A 20-oz. pour for the cost of a pint
  • One free mug fill during the week of your birthday (new benefit that will also be given to current mug club members)
  • One free empty 32-oz. Fairfield Craft Ales logo growler (you have to pay for fills)
  • 10% off any purchase of Fairfield Craft Ales merchandise at the brewery (new benefit that will also be given to current mug club members)
  • Invitations to “first taste” parties for new beer releases, at which you’ll get $1 off your first mug fill (discount is a new benefit that will also be given to current mug club members)
  • First dibs on subsequent year’s membership slots (but you must renew on time)


Wednesday, October 5, 7:30-9 pm: Mug- and growler-club members only first taste of Hard to Handle, our imperial stout aged on bourbon-soaked French oak

Saturday, October 8, 1-5 pm: Harbor Brew Fest

Sunday, October 9, 1-5 pm: Taste of Fairfield

Saturday, October 15, 6-8:30 pm: Live music in the tap room from The Better Half

Saturday, October 22, 1-5 pm: Hartford on Tap

Wednesday, October 26, 7-10 pm: Beer dinner at Vespa in Westport


Unchained (American-style pale ale)

Empty Glass (British-style pale ale)

Dixie Chicken (honey BBQ ale with cherrywood smoke, honey & chili peppers)

Big Me (double IPA)

Hard to Handle (imperial stout aged on bourbon-soaked French oak)

Quadrophenia (Belgian-style quad)

Revolution IPA

Harvest (Belgian-style wit with lemon)


Thursday, 4-9 pm

Friday, 4-9 pm

Saturday, 1-9 pm

Sunday, 1-6pm


724A Honeyspot Road, Stratford, CT