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Grab A Bright Ale To Go As Stamford's Half Full Brewery Offers Beer In Cans

Half Full Brewery starts distributing their "Bright Ale" beer in can.
Half Full Brewery starts distributing their "Bright Ale" beer in can. Photo Credit: Half Full Brewery

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Stamford's Half Full Brewery is starting to offer beer in cans for the first time as it distributes its Bright Ale beer to Connecticut liquor retailers.

This past week, the brewery marked a new milestone by filling 18,000 cans with its signature Bright Ale and sending it to stores for sale, it announced in a press release.

Beer fans can get in on the fun as Half Full Brewery holds a Bright Ale can launch party at the brewery from 2:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 23. The first 100 attendees will receive one free commemorative can of the newly packaged Bright Ale. Tours and tastings will also be available and a local food truck will be onsite.

The 12-ounce cans are now available in stores across Fairfield County. The beer to-go is being offered just in time for the beach season. The owners choose cans over bottles so the Bright Ale beer can be taken to beaches, which often ban bottles.

The Half Full Brewery crew worked with Patti Murphy Designs to concept the packaging, featuring Half Full’s distinctly optimistic and local look and feel, the press release said.

The Bright Ale is the first release of a three-part installment called the Inspirational Series, which will also include the launch of its other two core beers in 12-ounce packaging over the next several months.

“The Half Full ‘Inspirational Series’ was designed with our mission in mind, which is to inspire people to pursue their passions,” said Conor Horrigan, Half Full’s founder and chief beer philosopher. “The ‘Inspirational Series’ will take the consumer through our story, from entertaining our ‘Bright Idea’ of opening a brewery, to turning our ‘Bright Idea’ into a reality, to finally toasting that journey from dreamer to doer.”

The Bright Ale installment of the “Inspirational Series” will focus on encouraging consumers to follow their passions by taking that first step of ‘Entertaining That Bright Idea’. Half Full has partnered on events with a number of local organizations, including the Stamford Innovation Center, the B:Hive Bridgeport Collaborative Coworking Workspace, and Ignite Stamford.

Half Full Brewery is located at 43 Homestead Ave. in Stamford. It is open 4 to 7 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays. It hosts an open house every other Friday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

For more information, visit or call 203-658-3631.

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