March 2013 – Production beginning this summer
We are in the process of building out our production facilities and are pleased to announce that Overshores Brewing Co. will be producing its three signature beers—the Simpel, the Tripel Brun, and the Belgique du Noire—for shipment beginning in the second half of this year.
Overshores beer has been long awaited by beer connoisseurs around state since the start-up debuted at the 2011 CPTV Craft Beer and Chili Challenge and stood out as the third place finisher in a field of over 70 breweries, including a number of true Belgian imports. In 2012, Overshores returned to the event and was awarded first place, beating over 85 other established breweries.
“After several years of refining our product line and securing financing, we are thrilled to have moved to East Haven and begun the build-out of our production facility,” said Christian Amport, founder and president of Overshores Brewing Co. “Our Belgian style beer has received such a warm welcome in Connecticut and it is satisfying to know that in a few short months people will be able to purchase it directly from their local bar or liquor store.”
Jan. 2013 – Closed on out State Funding!
We’re excited to announce that we’ve finally closed on our start up loan from the State of Connecticut.
It is so exciting to see the kind of support we’re getting from the state in order to create jobs and bring this amazing beer to our fans in Connecticut and beyond!
Dec. 2012 – New Location!
We have a real brewery, folks! We have signed a lease for an 11,000 sf facility in East Haven, CT that will be the new official home for Overshores Brewing Co.!
The place is perfect. It has a loading dock, an on-grade entry, well water, it is on sewer, it already has space built out for a shop in the front as well as a tasting room. It is super sweet.
Stay tuned for news on our grand opening. Probably will be late spring/ early summer.
Nov. 2012 – Not So Snooty Beer, Wine, and Cheese Tasting
Overshores will be supporting the 2012 Not-So-Snooty Beer, Wine and Cheese Tasting again this year on Friday, November 16th. The event supports The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp.
The event will be held at the New England Air Museum which is a very cool place and is worth visiting.
Follow the link for more information. Tickets prior to the event are $55, $70 at the door.
Sept. 2012 – Connecticut Small Business Express Program to Support Overshores
Overshores is proud to announce that we have been approved for a sizable loan from the state of Connecticut that will allow us to start commercial operations very soon!
The details need to be worked out but this event will close our round of seed investment and put us on track to build a proper brewery that with any luck will have beer on the shelf by summer 2013!
Aug. 2012 – Overshores Takes 1st Place at CPTV Craft Beer and Chili Challenge!
Overshores is proud to announce our first GOLD MEDAL! Overshores took 1st Place in the beer competition at the 3rd Annual CPTV Craft Beer and Chili Challenge. A huge thanks goes out to all our supporters, all the great people at Connecticut Public Broadcasting and all the volunteers, donors and sponsors at the event.
We hope to be commercially available as soon as possible but we still need investors! So if you or someone you know might be interested in owning a piece of an award winning brewery email Christian@overshores.com and we’ll send you all the info you need.
Aug. 2012 – Beer and Chili Challenge 2012
Overshores will be back at Rentschler Field on August 12th for the 3rd Annual Beer and Chili Challenge!
We took 3rd Place last year and we’re shooting for an even better showing this year!
The event benefits Connecticut Public Television.
Details to come…
June 2012 – Fundraiser for Chester Fair
Overshores will be serving beer at the 1st Beer and Wine Tasting for the Chester Fair in Chester, CT.
The event will be June 2nd from 7-10pm at the Chester Fairgrounds.
Admission is $20 and goes to benefit the Chester Fair. See below for details!
Nov. 2011 – Overshores Supports Hole-In-The-Wall Gang Camp
Overshores will be at the 7th Annual Not-So-Snooty Beer and Wine Tasting. The event will benefit Paul Newman’s Hole In The Wall Gang Camps. The camps are for terminally ill children that serve as a getaway where kids can have fun and also be around other children that share the difficulties of being very ill.
The event will be held Nov. 18th at the New England Air Museum. See below for details!
Oct. 2010 – Overshores Featured in Bloomberg BusinessWeek!
We are being featured in BusinessWeek!