East Haven, CT – Overshores Brewing Co., Connecticut’s first and only dedicated Belgian style brewery will open its doors for tours and tastings early on Thursday, May 15 at 12:00 pm to host East Haven’s stop of the Connecticut Pour Tour. The Connecticut Pour Tour is the creation of Todd Ruggere who intends to drink one Connecticut-brewed beer in each of the state’s 169 towns. The Connecticut Pour Tour is open to the public and a donation from the proceeds raised will be given to Smilow Children’s Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven.
Overshores Brewing Co.’s first signature beer, Belle Fermiere Saison, is now available at the brewery and from Connecticut retailers, bars and restaurants. In coming weeks, Blanc de Blanche Wit, Overshores Simpel, Tripel Brun and the Belgique du Noire will all make their Connecticut debuts.
The brewery is open regularly on Thursday and Fridays from 4:00-7:00 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 12:00-4:00 pm for tours and tastings of both Overshores Brewing Co. signature beers and select Belgian beers from brewers around the globe.
“The Connecticut Pour Tour is a great way to bring awareness to the wide range of Connecticut-produced beers while raising money to help fight pediatric cancers,” said Christian Amport, founder and president of Overshores Brewing Co. “As the state’s first and only Belgian style brewery, we look forward to providing a different kind of tasting experience for all those who are participating in the Pour Tour.”
The Connecticut Pour Tour was inspired by the Massachusetts Pour Tour, which Mr. Ruggere completed in 2013 after drinking one Samuel Adams beer in all 351 towns, raising over $43,000 for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The Connecticut Pour Tour is sponsored by Two Roads Brewery in Stratford and has already visited 71 of the 169 towns.
Other upcoming stops on the Connecticut Pour Tour include Ginger Man in Greenwich on May 15 from 6:00-8:00 pm, Chef Luis in New Canaan on May 16 from 6:00-8:00 pm, and Coalhouse Pizza in Stamford on May 17 from 4:00-7:00 pm.
For more information on Overshores’ product line, please visit www.overshores.com.
About Overshores Brewing Co.
Overshores Brewing Co. is dedicated to the Belgian style of making beers. To be “Belgian” means to never compromise on taste, richness, strength of alcohol, and to enjoy total freedom in choosing ingredients. If it makes the beer better and more interesting, we put it in. Established in 2010 and located in East Haven, Overshores Brewing Co. is Connecticut’s first and only Belgian style brewery. Overshores’ signature and award-winning beers include Belle Fermiere Saison, Blanc de Blanche Wit, Overshore Simpel, Overshores Tripel Brun and Belgique du Noire. For more information, visit www.overshores.com.