Connecticut startup breweries are all the buzz right now. Innovation Destination Hartford has had the pleasure of touring several throughout the Greater Hartford area. Check out our feature stories to see what’s brewing. Cheers!
Alvarium Beer Company
“One of the great things about the Connecticut beer community is that everyone is willing to help each other out,” says Alvarium Beer Company Co-Founder Chris DeGasero.
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Black Hog Brewing
Business advice from Tom Sobocinski, Co-Owner at Black Hog Brewing: “I think it’s important in any business to always continue to innovate and try new things while maintaining great quality and good customer service.”
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“Entrepreneurs have to be comfortable with risk,” says Brewery Legitimus Co-Founder Chris Sayer. “You have to be good under pressure.”
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Broad Brook Brewing Co.
“This business is recession-proof. When times are good people drink; when times are bad they drink some more,” according toTom Rossing, Co-Founder of Broad Brook Brewing Co. in East Windsor, CT. “Craft beer is growing and increasing its growth percentages every year.”
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Firefly Hollow Brewing
“Last year we went from three guys and a dream to having four full-time employees, about seven part-time employees, and a very sustainable business on a growth trend,” says Firefly Hollow Brewing Co-Founder Bill Collins.
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Hanging Hills Brewery
Hanging Hills Brewery Co-Founder Joe Ploof offers advice for those launching a startup brewery: “The big thing is just make the best beer you know how to and the rest will come.”
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New Park Brewing
New Park Brewing Co-Founder John Doyle on the importance of partnerships: “Having people you can trust in, depend on, and believe in is huge. If you don’t have that strong partnership, it doesn’t matter what you do, it’s not going to work.”
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Powder Hollow Brewery
Michael McManus, Owner of Powder Hollow Brewery, on his outlook for the future of the company: “The two- to five-year year plan is in my head, but it’s always happening faster then you’re prepared, which is great. It’s a lot to manage this much growth so quickly.”
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“I always wanted to own my own business,” says Mark Sigman, Founder of Relic Brewing. “When I reached a point in my life where it was realistic, I researched a lot of different business opportunities. In the end the one I thought was most viable was opening a brewery.”
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Still Hill Brewery
“Along with the tremendous growth in craft beer in Connecticut, there is a strong market desire for locally crafted beers. It’s the perfect time to start a brewery in Connecticut," notes Scott Barbanel, Head Brewer and Founder, Still Hill Brewery
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