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Grab a Growler: New Connecticut Craft Brewery Opens Friday

Overshores Brewing — Connecticut's first dedicated Belgian craft beer maker — will hold its official ribbon cutting ceremony April 4 to celebrate completion of its East Haven brewing facility.

A new craft beer brewing company will soon be opening its doors in East Haven. Credit: Overshores Brewing Co Facebook page
A new craft beer brewing company will soon be opening its doors in East Haven. Credit: Overshores Brewing Co Facebook page

Written by Julie Weisberg

Craft beer lovers, rejoice, for the state's first dedicated Belgian style brewery will soon be pouring at its new East Haven brewery.

Overshores Brewing Co., Connecticut’s first and only dedicated Belgian style brewery, will celebrate the completion of its brewing facility in East Haven with a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday, April 4, beginning at 11 a.m.

The event, which will take place at the brewery's new facility at 250 Bradley St., East Haven, is hosted in partnership with the East Haven Chamber of Commerce

Community members are invited to attend, the brewery stated in a press release.

Overshores Brewing Co. will soon begin producing its five signature beers:

  • The Simpel
  • The Tripel Brun
  • Belgique du Noire, which many fans may already familiar with
  • La Belle Fermiere, a saison 
  • and Blanc de Blanche, a Belgian style white beer

"Overshores beer has been long-awaited by beer connoisseurs around state since the start-up debuted at the 2011 CPTV Craft Beer and Chili Challenge and stood out as the third place finisher in a field of over 70 breweries, including a number of true Belgian imports," the brewery noted in its release.

In 2012, Overshores returned to the event and was awarded first place, beating over 85 other established breweries.

“We are so excited to be finally brewing here in East Haven," said Christian Amport, founder and president of Overshores Brewing Co. "The town has been extremely welcoming and we're looking forward to being a part of this great community. As the only Belgian style brewery in Connecticut, we look forward to getting our beer out to our fans that have supported us for so long as we got up and running."

For more information on Overshores’ and its craft beer line, visit the Overshores Brewing website.

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