Overshores Brewing Co., a Connecticut brewery dedicated to making Belgian-style beers, announced its plans to begin commercial production of its award-winning beer this summer.
Overshores recently moved its brewing operations to East Haven, Conn., and is in the process of building out the production facility. Founder and president Christian Amport told us that he’ll have a 15 bbl brewhouse and running 40 bbl fermenters. They have 11,000 square feet to work with though and will be adding fermenters steadily going forward.
The company will begin brewing and shipping its three signature beers — the Simpel, the Tripel Brun and the Beliguque du Noire — in the second half of 2013.
“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.”
Locally, beer connoisseurs have waited for this day. Overshores made a splash at the 2011 CPTV Craft Beer and Chili Challenge, taking a third place finish in a field of more than 70 breweries, including a number of true Belgian imports. Overshores took first in 2012. returned to the event in 2012 and bested over 85 established breweries for the coveted first place prize.