Stony Creek Brewery to open 2-story brewpub at Foxwoods
BRANFORD — Stony Creek Brewery, which has expanded its craft-beer brewing capacity in recent years and operates a successful flagship tasting facility on Indian Neck Avenue, will open a two-story brewpub at Foxwoods Resort Casino this summer.
The annoucement by Foxwoods Tuesday said the new, 7,100-square-foot brewery will be Stony Creek’s second brewing operation and will seat more than 300 guests. The location will be next to the Fox Theater in the entertainment district of the sprawling resort in Mashantucket.
“We are thrilled to be able to deliver a true local beer experience to our guests and we have a tremendous in-state partner in Stony Creek Brewery,” said Jason Guyot, senior vice president resort operations & development at Foxwoods, in the release. “Stony Creek Brewery will be a unique, exciting attraction that we believe will be a hit with loyal Foxwoods guests.”
The ground floor will be designed as an ode to Stony Creek’s New England heritage with a large beer garden and a brew deck with a view into the brewhouse and beer production process. The release said food will be avaiable from “one of Foxwoods’ world-class dining experiences.” The second-floor design includes a Southern California-themed cocktail bar, a stage for live entertainment and an elevated banquet table overlooking the property.
There will also be a Pool House area, described as “an intimate space with canvas privacy screens, integrated bar counter and a large HD video screen.”
“Over the last year we have forged a strong relationship with Foxwoods Resort Casino,” said Stony Creek founder Ed Crowley Sr. “They have shown a genuine belief in the importance of supporting local craft beer.”
Stony Creek not only participated in the recent Foxwoods on Tap beer fest recently but also created a special beer for the occasion called Foxwoods IPA.