Stony Creek Brewery Breaks Ground in Branford

The new brewery will be open in the winter.

credit: Stony Creek Brewery website
credit: Stony Creek Brewery website

Stony Creek Brewery has broken ground for construction of a new craft brewery, to be located on the waterfront in Branford CT at 5 Indian Neck Avenue.

“Aggressively laidback beer is coming to Branford!” says Edward M. Crowley, one of the owners of Stony Creek Brewery. The company has been brewing elsewhere in Connecticut since its launch in 2012, and is planning to open the new facility by the winter of this year.

Stony Creek brews (203), (860) and (401) India Pale Ales, along with its (203) Stony Creek Lager. The beers are available throughout Connecticut and Rhode Island.

The new structure will house more than just a brewery. At nearly 30,000 square feet, it will feature two outdoor decks, a tasting room and a celebration room, all designed by Branford architect Joe Sepot. The property is located on the Branford River.

“In keeping with our commitment to be local”, says Crowley, “One of our goals has been to have the brewery built by as many Branford businesses as possible. From the architectural work, to engineering, structural, legal and contracting, we have supported our hometown.”

Plans are in place to expand Stony Creek’s beer lineup to include diverse offerings, including seasonals and limited release collaborations. All offered in draft, bottles and cans. The brews will be on tap for purchase by the pint at the Brewery’s tasting room and deck, as well as in growlers (64-ounce jugs) to carry out. Food will not be served by the brewery, but Stony Creek will work in cooperation with area restaurants for delivery of food, which customers may enjoy on the deck or in the tasting room. Guests are also welcome to bring a picnic. Stony Creek Brewery tours along with merchandise, including hats, shirts and all the knick-knacks, will be available for purchase.

A 2,400 square foot celebration room on the second floor will entertain parties and gatherings.

The room opens onto a 1,400 square foot deck. A full calendar of events is planned. And for the carefree, there will be Bocce Ball courts and Corn Hole on the grounds.

“We're grateful for those who believe in beer and in our mission to bring a great beer experience to Branford and to the regions beyond," says Crowley. "The retailers, the folks at the bars and restaurants, our distributors and our friends and families – all have helped us put these shovels into the ground to build a first-rate brewery.”

Stony Creek Brewery, LLC, is a member of both the Brewers Association and the Connecticut Craft Beer Guild and is distributed through Dichello Distributors, Inc., Hartford Distributors, Inc., Levine

Distributing, Inc. and Rhode Island Distributing. For more information on Stony Creek Brewery, call Manuel Rodriguez at 203/684-3150, email him at manuel@stonycreekbeer.com, see them on FaceBook at

www.facebook.com/StonyCreekBeer or visit the Stony Creek Brewery website at


Gerald M. Gaynor July 18, 2014 at 06:58 AM
It is always nice to see some good news on the Patch. Seeing the opening of a new brewery certainly qualifies. When I was a young man I envied my Father's stories about local breweries before they were gobbled up by the big national brands. If that was the Golden Age of beer we are living in the Platinum Age!
Cyd Sellars July 18, 2014 at 11:01 AM
This is great news! Building back our local economies are the way to get the nation back on track.


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