If you haven’t heard of Half Full Brewery yet, it is only a matter of time. This Stamford, Connecticut brewery is starting to make some huge waves in the local craft beer industry, and we can understand why.
Their craft beer lineup has a style for every type of beer drinker and is why you may start seeing them more and more on local taps. So, if you are looking for a few more reasons to fall in love with Half Full Brewery and add them to your bar or restaurant, we will give you 5.
#1 Their Story
Every brewery has their story, which includes the “founding moment”. Half Full Brewery is no exception but their story evolved over time. Founder/Owner Connor Horrigan didn’t know he wanted to own a brewery, in fact his original career path landed him a job on Wall Street as an investment banker. After three years on the job, he realized he wanted to find something that he was passionate about, something that would make him and his family happy.
While on a trip around the world, circumstances brought him back home where he decided to pursue the one thing that would make him happy and energized each day. He wanted to open a brewery that inspired others to be optimistic, passionate and look at the world with a glass “half full” mentality.
#2 Their Beer
One of the main reasons why we are big fans of Half Full Brewery is there selection of beer. Like every local brewery they have their year-round beers which include a double IPA, west coast style IPA and a blonde/pale ale hybrid. Although these are some of our favorite brews they offer, that isn’t all they have. Along with limited releases, they have what they call their non-quantifiable beers.
If you love the non-traditional craft beer styles like a gose or barrel aged, you will want to keep you eyes on Half Full Brewery’s options. They aren’t always offered in their taproom, but make for a special pour when they are.
#3 Their Community Sourced Ale Project
Half Full Brewery is all about their local community, and their community sourced ale project is a prime example. Their goal is to bring unique brews to craft beer lovers while collaborating with local craftsmen in the area. One of their most recent community brews utilizes flavors from Stamford’s own Rise Coffee Co. With the help of their ingredients, Half Full Brewery crafted a bold and robust Cold Brew Coffee Porter that is a beer enthusiasts dream.
#4 Their Podcast
If you are a craft beer fanatic, it is always interesting to hear about local breweries and how they got their start. Half Full Brewery has taken it upon themselves to create their own podcast which covers their story, inspiration and the changes they have made along the way. It is a great behind the scenes intro into Half Full Brewery and is a must watch for those who are thinking about adding this beer to their taprooms.
#5 Their Tasting Room
If you are already a fan of the craft beers that Hall Full Brewery has to offer, we highly recommend heading over to their local spot in Stamford for a look at their Tasting Room. There you can take tours, enjoy a tasting of their limited release beers and even fill up a growler to go.
As a Rhode Island beer distributor, we love the opportunity to get to know local breweries and the incredible flavor profiles they have to offer. We welcome you to ask us any questions you have about their product and we look forward to getting Half Full Brewery on your taps!