Centerbrook, Connecticut

860.662.4038

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Surfridge East

Centerbrook, Connecticut

Surfridge East is a taproom and eatery nestled in the beautiful Witch Hazel Works property in Centerbrook, Connecticut. With a 10-barrel copper and brass system and a natural, airy vibe, the space reflects the connection between timeless New England sophistication with California roots.

Fresh brews, wood-fired pizzas, and local oysters are just a few of the delicious items offered at the cozy taproom. Our space is family-friendly, great for small or large groups, and our patio in the summer makes for a great place to have a pint with your pup.  We also offer hand-crafted cocktails and Jonathan Edwards Winery wine.

Our mural by the talented Trek6, captures our tribute to the whales that have been a part of the rich history in Connecticut, as well as blue butterflies that have an interesting origin story with Surfridge.

Family Friendly

Dog Friendly Patio

Cocktails & Wine

Full Menu

Our Story

The history of our name, our logo, and our connection to oceans have a pretty incredible back story that we'd love to share with you. Click the button to read the full story and learn why Surfridge is much more than a name. It's a vibe.

LOCATION

SURFRIDGE BREWING CO EAST

6 Main Street, Building 3
Centerbrook, CT 06409
860.662.4038

Directions Tip: Once entering off of Hwy 154 (Turn in where you see “Witch Hazel Works”), stay to your right, follow the road to the end to building #3, where the brewery will be on your left.

HOURS
Mon  4pm – 10pm
Tues  Closed
Wed  Closed
Thurs  4pm – 10pm
Fri   4pm – 10pm
Sat  4pm – 10pm
Sun  1pm – 8pm

HEARD AT THE BAR

Barry B.
Barry B.
22:22 14 May 22
Great beer !! Food was awesome too. Had pizza and oysters. Yum
Kelly R.
Kelly R.
21:28 14 May 22
Great food and atmosphere!
Marcus L.
Marcus L.
13:00 11 Apr 22
Really fun spot! The beer was excellent and the wood fired pizza, delicious. Very friendly staff, too. Fun place for weekend afternoon. Can't wait for the warmer weather to enjoy their outdoor patio. Definitely will be back!
Samantha D.
Samantha D.
00:39 24 Mar 22
Great new brewery!! Food is delicious!! Great pizza and beer!
T. J. E.
T. J. E.
20:09 21 Mar 22
Great beer, amazing atmosphere, can’t wait to come back for some oysters on the half shell.
Bob J.
Bob J.
02:31 15 Feb 22
Great food. Great beer. Outstanding service.
miranda M.
miranda M.
23:24 12 Feb 22
We had a great time at Surfridge- the beer and cocktails were great and for a place that was pretty busy we never felt like we waited. Dinner was amazing we had the sausage and fennel pizza, a dozen oysters,charcuterie, and steak and roasted potatoes.. everything was cooked to perfection. The manger Alex even check in on us to make sure our experience was top notch! Totally suggest this!!
KT
KT
01:32 12 Feb 22
Awesome place. Great to have a brewery open up in Centerbrook for a local hangout with good food and decent drinks. We needed this. Margarita pizza and baked oysters were amazing! Can’t wait for summer to sit out on the patio with a drink.
Robert A.
Robert A.
00:51 11 Feb 22
First time there..... WOW, it was great. Beer was fantastic. We had bone marrow, a dozen Mystic oysters, and a mushroom pizza. The food was great. Emily, our server, was excellent. The brewery atmosphere was really nice, and the entire visit was pleasant. We will be back.
Wiktoria G.
Wiktoria G.
21:04 25 Jan 22
Love this place! The beer is delicious, and the pizza is out of this world!Definitely recommend trying the Throwback 1997
mybeneteau B.
mybeneteau B.
01:19 16 Jan 22
Hidden landscape in the Essex, CT area behind the old “Witch Hazel Works” warehouse and next to the Essex Steam Train…. YES!!!You can MISS the entrance if you don't know where you're going as there is no big sign to speak of. Enter by the large water tower as you drive over the rail-road tracks coming off of Route 9. Love the vast, festive space—big bar, adult tables, upfront counter top tables for the kids to watch the pizza’s be made. Surfridge Brewing is a real Craft brewery and full-service restaurant. Looking forward to this spring to sitting outside and enjoy their outdoor patio. Word of mouth brought us here and it was fun-- the beers are all worth sampling. I particularly like the flavorful wheat Belgian, but the stout was complex and smooth. You can try a sampler of 5 interesting beers. There's a couple of big screens to watch sports. And here's something you don't see every day: a play area for the kiddies! I also hear that they're dog friendly. Our hostess was all smiles and helpful. What's not to like? Well worth a visit for beer, pizza & food lovers. Nice family atmosphere. Good vibes!
Julie D.
Julie D.
00:32 10 Jan 22
What a great addition for the tri town....and the state!!! Great atmosphere, incredible beer/cocktail selection. Food is top notch and our ambassador Mike was not only an absolute pleasure to chat with...he convinced us to step outside of our comfort zone and oh man.....so glad we did!!! We will be back!!!
Ataribowling C.
Ataribowling C.
00:19 10 Jan 22
We went last night for some food and beer. Despite being short handed, the staff was quick, on the ball and super friendly. We started out with the octopus which was excellent and followed up with a margherita pizza, a dozen oysters, and duck confit. All of the food was excellent and it was nice to see a selection of oysters rather than just the usual Blue Points.Beer wise, I really enoyed both the kolsch and West Coast IPA. My wife liked the oatmeal stout and Belgian Witbier she had.The vibe and layout is very nice. There is a large bar area up front and a nice sized dining area toward the back. The homage to the blue butterfly and lamp post from the original West Coast location is nice to see.There is a large patio that will be great when the weather gets warmer. This is definitely a great place to check out if in the area.
Pamela R.
Pamela R.
23:29 08 Jan 22
Great atmosphere. Great beer. Great food. Great staff. We needed this here!
Laura M.
Laura M.
22:05 28 Dec 21
When my husband and I walked into this place we immediately felt transported to Miami Beach? California? with a lively, hip vibe! The contemporary, Industrial style provided a very cool atmosphere in which to enjoy a craft cocktail (me) or house brewed beer (my husband). No entrees are offered here but there is a curated selection of small plates. My husband thoroughly enjoyed his selection from the oyster bar which he found to be very fresh and well prepared. Our simple salad was delicious and the pork belly with pickled slaw was heavenly!!! Don't leave here without trying the pork belly!!! We also shared duck confit and the most delicious roasted cauliflower I've ever had. We found the staff to be super friendly and efficient. When we first arrived we saw a lot of families with little kids enjoying thin crust pizzas, then later in the evening, the 20 and 30 somethings arrived in droves. We are so happy to have this fun, happening place right here in our hometown!
Ric F.
Ric F.
18:24 27 Dec 21
Had such a wonderful time getting dinner here, we went back the same week. The beer, pizza, oysters and peppers were all delicious. What more can you want. So happy to have such a nice brewery with food in the area
Jon c
Jon c
00:24 27 Dec 21
A wonderful addition to an amazing community! Great local food and drinks with a perfect vibe.
Jennifer M.
Jennifer M.
18:39 22 Dec 21
I enjoyed Surfridge so much. The space is open and the natural light is stunning. The Kölsch was delicious and I almost finished the onion pizza by myself - it was so good! Shout out to the aperol smash cocktail and cauliflower dish too! Can’t wait to go back!
Robert K.
Robert K.
00:09 21 Dec 21
Artichoke pizza was good. The food menu had some other interesting items on there as well. I'll come back for the food alone. The staff/bartenders were friendly. The brewing owl milkshake IPA was smooth. Not too sweet.
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BUSHELS OF OYSTERS

(we support local farms)

Raw Half Dozen

$18

served with lemon, pink peppercorn, mignonette, house cocktail sauce.

Raw Full Dozen

$32

served with lemon, pink peppercorn, mignonette, house cocktail sauce.

Baked Half Dozen

$18

garlic, butter, parsley, bacon

Baked Full Dozen

$32

garlic, butter, parsley, bacon

STARTS & SALADS

Olives

$8

assorted marinated olives

Pickled Veggies

$9

cauliflower, cornichons, carrot, beet

Smoked Fish Dip

$14

blue fish, caper, and dill, served with crostini

Charcuterie Board

$22

Featuring rotating cheese from The Cheese Shop in Centerbrook, meats, house-pickled veggies, dried fruit, nuts, served with crostini.

Watermelon Salad

$14

thai chili, black sesame seed, scallion, feta, ginger dressing

Ceviche

$16

shrimp, salmon, red onion, radish, apple, jalapeno, chilis. Served with bibb lettuce.

Shrimp Cocktail

$19

5 jumbo shrimp with house cocktail sauce and lemon

Simply Greens

$11

mesclun greens, radish, olive oil vinaigrette

Baby Kale

$12

hemp hearts, bee pollen, house vinaigrette

Bibb Salad

$13

crumbled blue cheese, walnut, apple, dried currant

WOOD FIRED PIZZA – Red

Margarita

$14

fresh basil and mozzarella 

Spicy Capicola

$15

spicy capicola & thai chili peppers

Bananaroni

$15

cupping pepperoni & banana peppers

Prosciutto

$15

does it need anything else?

Sausage Fennel

$15

housemade sausage, jalapeno, fennel seeds

WOOD FIRED PIZZA – White

Bacon Onion

$14

Braised onions, bacon lardons

Mushroom

$15

hon shimeji, maitake, oyster, mushroom duxelles

WOOD FIRED PIZZA – Green

Roasted Summer Veg

$14

balsamic marinade, pesto & feta

Kelp & Clam

$15

chopped clam, roasted garlic, pecorino cheese, dried kelp

HEARTH TO TABLE

Seared Shishitos

$9

mostly mild, but one will get ya

Roasted Cauliflower

$10

yellow curry, shallot garlic butter, capers

Fingerling Potatoes

$11

duck fat, rosemary

Pork Belly

$19

soy honey glaze, herbed cabbage slaw

Octopus

$17

togarashi, romesco, cucumber yogurt

Fire Roasted Clams

$15

hard-shelled clams, prosciutto, fennel, white wine

Salmon

$23

braised fennel, grapefruit, gastrique

Wood Fired Steak

$28

spinach and chimichurri

Duck Confit

$23

red wine currant sauce, turnip

BUSHELS OF OYSTERS

(we support local farms)

Half Dozen

$16

Full Dozen

$29

Served raw or baked with lemon, pink peppercorn, mignonette, house cocktail sauce.

STARTS & SALADS

Olives

$7

assorted marinated olives

Pickled Veggies

$8

cauliflower, cornichons, carrot, beet

Smoked Fish Dip

$14

blue fish, caper, and dill, served with crostini

Charcuterie Board

$22

daily selection of meat & cheese, pickled veggies, & olives

Simply Greens

$11

mesclun greens, radish, olive oil vinaigrette

Baby Kale

$12

hemp hearts, bee pollen, house vinaigrette

Bibb Salad

$13

crumbled blue cheese, walnut, apple, dried currant

WOOD FIRED PIZZA – Red

Margarita

$12

fresh basil and mozzarella 

Artichoke

$13

marinated artichoke, roasted red peppers

Bananaroni

$14

cupping pepperoni & banana peppers

Prosciutto

$14

does it need anything else?

Sausage Fennel

$14

housemade sausage, jalapeno, fennel seeds

WOOD FIRED PIZZA – White

Spinach

$12

chili, garlic

Onion

$13

surfridge oatmeal stout braised onions, bacon lardons

Mushroom

$14

hon shimeji, maitake, oyster, mushroom duxelles

HEARTH TO TABLE

Seared Shishitos

$9

mostly mild, but one will get ya

Roasted Cauliflower

$10

yellow curry, shallot garlic butter, capers

Fingerling Potatoes

$11

duck fat, rosemary

Octopus

$16

togarashi, romesco, cucumber yogurt

Salmon

$22

braised fennel, grapefruit, gastrique

Bone Marrow

$16

radish salad, chive, crostini

Duck Confit

$22

red wine currant sauce, turnip

Wood Fired Steak

$28

spinach and chimichurri

Pork Belly

$22

soy honey glaze, herbed cabbage slaw

What’s On Tap?

Below are our family favorites.
Click the Currently on Tap button to see what we’re pouring TODAY
in Centerbrook, Connecticut. 32oz to-go growlers available.

We also offer hand-crafted cocktails and Jonathan Edwards Winery wine.

Throwback 1997

Throwback 1997

IPA

This Ain’t Your Grandma’s

This Ain’t Your Grandma’s

Oatmeal Stout

Hazy Hollow

Hazy Hollow

NEIPA

Mr. Pink

Mr. Pink

White Ale

Gimme One

Gimme One

Kölsch

Rent Our Space

Our indoor taproom as well as our large private outdoor patio make for a great space to reserve for your private event in Centerbrook, CT. Be it a family gathering, birthday party, corporate social or wedding celebration,  our taproom offers an amazing atmosphere and memorable location. Click the button to inquire about pricing and availability.

Eenie meenie miney m—one of each please! 😉 ...

Fresh summer menu is coming at ya! Come try our new Watermelon Salad with Thai chili, black sesame seed, scallion, feta, and ginger dressing! 🍉☀️ ...

🦋 NEW BEER ALERT

🦪 THE DARK PEARL
🍺 Oyster Stout // 5.5% abv
👅 Chocolatey, Roasted Coffee

Try a pint of our new dark brew this weekend! Cheers!
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Come celebrate #americancraftbeerweek with us! Cold, craft beer and fresh dishes and you! It’s a party!

Gimme One Kolsch, Mr. Pink, and the Throwback 1997 IPA are now available in cans to go! 🍻
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Beer here! Get your beer here!

BIG NEWS! Surfridge Beer is available in CANS! 🎉 Now you can take home our Gimme One Kolsch, Mr. Pink White Ale, or Throwback 1997 IPA in a 16oz 4-pack! 🍻

Available at the taproom and eatery only. Hope you CAN get here soon! 😃
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N E W B E E R A L E R T

For the Gingers Red Ale
5% abv // on nitro
Smooth, notes of caramel and toffee

Open all weekend long! Come in and try a pint! Cheers!
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Saved ya a seat! Who’s joining us this weekend? ...

Pizza makes everything better. Even Mondays 😇 ...

Happy Mothers Day to all the mamas out there! ❤️

Treat your mama to oysters and a cocktail today!
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Sipping a Surfridge Sweet Tea on a Saturday evening. Simply splendid 🙃 ...

having a dipping moment 🤤

Come enjoy our smoked blue fish dip with homemade crostinis!
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Soar into the week with a flight! Open at 4pm tonight for all your cure-a-case-of-the-Mondays-beer-needs!

#craftbeer #beerflight #cheers
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Our awesome staff is ready to make all of your Sunday Funday dreams come true! Open til 8pm tonight! 🍻

#sundayfunday #localbrewery #cheers
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Cruise on over for another week of Surfridge! We’re open tonight through Monday with craft cocktails, fresh brews, and a locally sourced menu! Cheers! ...

Good news! Mr. Pink is back on tap tonight! Cure your case of the Mondays with pink peppercorn and grapefruit for a citrus n’ spice treat! Cheers!

#grapefruit #peppercorn
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A beautiful day for beers on the lawn! Stop by and celebrate the Steam Train half marathoners with wood-fired pizza, cold craft brews and a live band!

#craftbeer #finishline #weekendvibes
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Pizza oven is on the move for TOMORROW’S post-race PARTY!

Join us on the lawn from 11am-4pm after the Steam Train Half Marathon for wood-fired pizza, craft beer, fresh oysters, and a Saturday of fun!

Can’t wait? Come tonight too! Serving good vibes all weekend long! Cheers!

#craftbeer #woodfirepizza #cheers
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Getting ready for ya!

Who is kicking off another week of Surfridge with us tonight?

#cocktails #thirstythursday #craftbeer #drinklocal
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Happy Easter to you all! Friendly reminder that we’re closed today for the holiday but will be back open tomorrow at 4pm.

Enjoy your day, everybunny! 🐰
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Mark your calendars for 4/23! 🗓

We’re hosting a party at the finish line! After the Steam Train Half Marathon, come have some beers, food, and fun at Surfridge! We’ll have live music, wood-fired pizzas, fresh oysters, and cold beers at the ready!

We can’t wait! Go runners! 🍻

#craftbeer #brewery #cheers
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