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3/18/2015 - Aspetuck Brew Lab to Open New Business, Taproom in Bridgeport

“Whether it’s catching a Grammy-winning artists’ concert at Webster Bank Arena, enjoying The New York Times-acclaimed barbecue at Walrus + Carpenter or enjoying an award-winning beer from Aspetuck Brew Lab, Bridgeport is quickly becoming a cultural hub for the region.” – Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch

Bridgeport, Conn. (March 18, 2015) – Bridgeport will soon be home to a new brewery, Aspetuck Brew Lab. Founded by Peter and Tara Cowles, the microbrewery will be moving to its new location at 3389 Fairfield Avenue in the Black Rock.

“We’re excited to move into our new home in Bridgeport. The city is getting better every day, and there is a positive energy in the culture that’s developing here,” Peter Cowles said. “Bridgeport also is a perfect location for our business as we continue to grow. Its position along the I-95 corridor will let us quickly reach surrounding cities like New York and Boston. “

Cowles has racked up medals in some of the most prestigious and competitive brewing competitions in the country, including 18 Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) categories with over 40 different styles of beer, mead and cider. His black IPA was selected as Best-in-Show in 2011 by the Heartland Brewing Company, which resulted in a commercial brewing collaboration with two of Heartland’s New York City restaurants.

Aspetuck Brew Lab will be refurbishing the facility on Fairfield Avenue, installing their equipment and building their brewery and taproom over the next several months. They will also be creating up to six new jobs for the city.

“The Park City is home many award-winning small business, and we are proud of their contribution to our community and our economy. We’re glad Aspetuck Brew Lab is joining our Park City family, and I look forward to visiting their taproom once it’s up and running,” Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch said.

“Whether it’s catching a Grammy-winning artists’ concert at Webster Bank Arena, enjoying The New York Times-acclaimed barbecue at Walrus + Carpenter or enjoying an award-winning beer from Aspetuck Brew Lab, Bridgeport is quickly becoming a cultural hub for the region. It’s also another reason why our city continues to get better every day.”