There's Something Brewing in Bridgeport

There's Something Brewing in Bridgeport

Oct 27, 2022

There’s something brewing in Bridgeport.


And it’s not just the excitement of a strong start to the season, or the roster full of future NHL talent.


The Bridgeport Islanders and Black Hog Brewing Co. have teamed up to create “Face Off,” a blonde ale that is already a big hit at Total Mortgage Arena. The team will sell its new one-of-a-kind beer at every home game this season, and throughout Fairfield County as soon as next month.


“We wanted to do something fun for Islanders fans and all hockey lovers,” said Tom Sobocinski, owner of Black Hog Brewing Co. in Oxford. “Our goal was to make something approachable. A bright, light, easy drinking blonde ale.”


“When I think of a sports game, I want something that’s easy drinking, you can have a couple of beers and enjoy yourself,” Sobocinski continued. “I think we accomplished that.”


“Face Off” checks in with a mild 5.5% ABV. There’s still plenty of light citrusy flavors, but not too light.


“The Bridgeport Islanders are proud to partner with local businesses like Black Hog Brewing Co.,” Islanders President of Business Operations Mike Cosentino said. “We were encouraged by the response from fans on opening night, so we expect this to be the beginning of something much bigger.”


I must say, the can design looks incredible too.”


The goal is to have “Face Off” distributed and available in stores in November. There are also plans to introduce an amber ale later in the season. Ask your favorite retailer to order a case!

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