Stony Creek Brewery announced plans to construct a fully operational brewpub inside Connecticut’s Foxwoods Resort Casino. This will be the company’s second brewing operation in the state. The 7,100 square foot two-story space, located adjacent to the Fox Theater, will offer two distinct experiences. The ground floor will be pure New England, complete with clapboard walls, calming colors, a spacious beer garden and communal areas for backyard games and socializing. The upstairs bar will offer another version of Stony Creek, a “an outdoor oasis” nightlife experience with a “cocktail lounge vibe.” Construction is set to commence this winter with a target opening of summer 2018.
“Craft beer has the ability to cross all chasms and bring people together as a community,” said Stony Creek founder Ed Crowley Sr. “We see this every day at our brewery in Branford—people come from all over the northeast for our beer, and end up staying for hours to enjoy the distinct experience we offer. And together with Foxwoods we can create a truly special place unique to craft beer, something that can act as a sort of post card of their time in Connecticut. This is an amazing opportunity to put Connecticut craft beer on a bigger map.”
Brewmaster Andy Schwartz said, “The beer is the most important thing we do—we are passionate about this. So it is crucial that this be more than just another taproom that pours our beer. The guests at Foxwoods will be surprised to find a real, fully operating brewery inside the casino. It’s a chance for them to see the place where beer is made. We’re going to be producing new and innovative beers on this smaller system, doing collaborations, and hosting exciting events. Our whole team is stoked.”