Lock City Brewing, which opened last month on Research Drive in Stamford, is founded by co-brewers Mike Bushnell and Patrick Casciolo who both share a passion for great beer. It should come as no surprise that Stamford’s newest brewery is no stranger to Alternative Control. We’ve been eagerly anticipating their opening since we first met at Beer… Continue reading Lock City Brewing Opens in Stamford
It was an honor to again be invited for the 3rd time for the 3rd Annual Beer Conn presented by Starfish Junction at the Webster Bank Arena. We were also glad to see our friends from CTBeer.com and BeerFests.com, who have been instrumental in getting the word out about events such as this one. This year… Continue reading Alternative Adventures at Beer Conn 2016
On Saturday December 10, Nutmeg-State beer lovers will descend on Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport for the third annual Beer Conn. Forty breweries are confirmed so far, both local and far-flung. Here are a few we’re looking forward to: Fairfield Craft Ales (Stratford, CT) — Uh oh, Two Roads has some competition! Let’s see what… Continue reading Beer Conn 2016 Is Upon Us!
I hope you all didn’t think Jessie was insinuating I was a beer connoisseur; I know a thing or two but I wouldn’t say I’m a connoisseur, mainly because I’m too biased against certain types of beers. But everything’s relative I guess, so ok I’ll take it. This past weekend was the 2nd annual Beer… Continue reading Beer Conn 2015: The Connoisseur’s Perspective
This past Saturday, Starfish Junction Events hosted their second annual Beer Conn at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport. Over 1,500 people were in attendance at the evening session, including myself, Pluckman, and Designated Driving Correspondent Jesse Styles. (She also served as Official Note-Taker, Auxiliary Photographer, and Overall Voice of Reason.) Speaking of designated driving…… Continue reading Beer Conn 2015: The Non-Connoisseur’s Perspective
On December 13, 2014, Johnny Pluckman and The Hipster King were cordially invited to attend BEER CONN at The Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Connecticut. They both missed their trains, but luckily they found a Good Samaritan willing to cart this precious cargo to the event. Armed with only a tasting glass, a pen and pad,… Continue reading Remember That Time We Went to BEER CONN?