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Raise A Pint For The Weston Environment At Aspetuck Brew Lab

Peter Cowles (right), CEO of the Aspetuck Brew Lab and David Brant, executive director of the Aspetuck Land Trust, toast their fundraising event for Earth Day at the Aspetuck Brew Lab.
Peter Cowles (right), CEO of the Aspetuck Brew Lab and David Brant, executive director of the Aspetuck Land Trust, toast their fundraising event for Earth Day at the Aspetuck Brew Lab. Photo Credit: Contributed

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – Visit Aspetuck Brew Lab on Earth Day – Friday, April 22 – and $1 of every pint and $2 of every 64-ounce growler of beer sold will be donated to the Aspetuck Land Trust of Weston.

The seven-barrel brewery, owned and operated by husband-and-wife-team Peter and Tara Cowles from Fairfield, features a 50-person taproom serving beers for on-premise consumption and filling growlers to go. Having worked for the land trust for almost 10 years before starting the brew lab, Tara Cowles is thrilled to support the local nonprofit on Earth Day.

“We have been so warmly welcomed by the community that we feel it’s important to give back, and the land trust is a great partner for Earth Day,” she said.

The brewery takes its name from its water source, the Aspetuck water shed. “Aspetuck literally means ‘river from a high place’ in an Algonquin language,” said Peter Cowles. “We strive to take beer to a higher place and are proud to be the first brewery in Connecticut’s largest city since the 1930s.”

While the brewery is newly opened, the Aspetuck Land Trust is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Tax-deductible donations make possible the preservation of local open space from development so people can enjoy the great outdoors and wildlife. The trust has preserved more than 130 properties on more than 1,700 acres in the towns of Westport, Weston, Fairfield, Easton, Redding, Wilton and Bridgeport. This includes 45 trailed nature preserves and 40 miles of hiking trails maintained for the public.

Click here to learn more about the Aspetuck Land Trust or to make a contribution.

The Aspetuck Brew Lab is at 3389 Fairfield Avenue and is open from 5-9 p.m. Friday, 1-8 p.m. Saturday and 1-6 p.m. Sunday. The facility is available for private functions. Food is not offered, but customers are welcome to bring their own or order from menus of neighborhood restaurants. Aspetuck Brew Lab beers also are available at select local bars and restaurants.

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