On International Beer Day, A Look Into Connecticut's Craft Beer Scene
27 Aug 2018
Friday marks International Beer Day, a global celebration of local breweries and bars.
Ten years ago, the craft brewing industry was going through a rough patch. The combination of a hops shortage and the economic downturn meant there were only 1,574 breweries in the United States. Today, there are well over 6,000.
And there’s been a similar trend in Connecticut, which is now home to 60 craft breweries, up from only 16 in 2011. Tony Karlowicz is the co-owner of one of them, Back East Brewery in Bloomfield.