Centerbrook, Connecticut

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Connecticut Events Calendar

Surfridge Brewing Company offers a variety of fun, family-friendly and interactive events throughout the year. From live music to trivia nights to all-day family fun events on the lawn and patio. 

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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

Joanne R.
Joanne R.
22:52 26 Jun 22
Selection of beer was great. Food choices were varied and delicious. We chose the charcuterie tray which had cheeses from nearby makers. Meats were different and so good! They had a guest cider pour as well which we enjoyed.
Brian M.
Brian M.
22:24 24 Jun 22
Great beer and atmosphere!
Samantha
Samantha
23:58 05 Jun 22
Wow! We're currently working our way through the CT Beer Trail. This place is GREAT! Our server Mike gave us good recommendations. The hazy ipa was my favorite. They also have cocktails if you're not into beer. I tried a tiki rum drink that was pretty refreshing. The pizza was DELICIOUS. I highly recommend the spicy Capicola. 👌 I also love that they have used books to bring the check. It was sweet to read the messages left by other patrons. All in all, this was the perfect stop after a day out on the water. I can't wait to bring my friends back here.
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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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.

You did it! 👏 You made it to the weekend! Well done.
Now get down to Surfridge for a cocktail🍹 (or in this photos case, a mocktail). Staff is shucking oysters, firing up the pizza oven, making drinks, and pouring delicious #surfridgebeer. Let’s do this, weekend.

#centerbrookct #essexct #breweryinct #notjustbeer #woodfiredpizza #freshoysters #mocktails #dineoutessex #witchhazelworks #dineoutfriday #ctbrewery #finallyfriday #mocktails #mocktailsandcocktails #mocktailsofinstagram
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An Apology from the Owners:

We wanted to publicly apologize to any and all who may of had a less than enjoyable experience at Surfridge yesterday. Without notice, the power to our establishment was turned off from 1pm to 5pm for a larger electrical issue happening in the Centerbrook, CT, area. Unfortunately, this led to us having to juggle handling indoor service, as well as our Father's Day Celebration on the Lawn, without any power all afternoon. While we did our best to manage the situation, we know some had less ideal conditions, and for that we are sincerely sorry.

We wanted to take a moment to publicly thank all of our staff for their perseverance and grace working through such challenging conditions. We're so proud to have you on our team.

We also wanted to publicly thank all of the patrons - indoors and on the lawn - who made the most of a weird situation with us, as we still poured hundreds of beers and shucked hundreds of oysters all afternoon! Your positive attitudes and smiling faces helped us get through the day! Never before has our motto felt so true... Extending our family, one beer at a time.

Though the power outage was out of our control, we're taking this as a learning moment to create contingency plans for similar circumstances, should they arise in the future.

We learn. We grow. We move forward.

Sincerely,
Jenn & Steve Lieberman
Owners of Surfridge Brewing Co
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Join us tomorrow for our Father's Day on the Lawn Celebration! We'll have a raw bar set up outside, pizza available, #surfridgebeer on tap from the original Witch Hazel works sweet truck , and a cornhole tournament! The owner (and Dad himself!) Steve will be ready to take you on at cornhole. 😉 We'll have other yard games set up as well.
The fun starts at 1pm and the weather looks P-E-R-F-E-C-T. 🌞
We hope to see all you Dad's and families tomorrow!

#Surfridgeeast #surfridgebrewingco #surfridgebrewing #surfridgebrewery #fathersday #fathersdayinct #CTFathersday #howtospendfathersday #centerbrookCT #essexCT #visitessexCT #beertruck #rawbar #foodwiredpizza#essex#localbusiness
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Join us for our 1st annual One Drop of Sunshine Festival, in partnership with the great folks at @witchhazelworks. A musical event on the lawn with Surfridge Beer Truck, yard games, raw bar, brats, gourmet grilled cheese, raffles, and an amazing live music show with @brettwilsonmusic and friends!

LIVE MUSIC
We're pumped to be partnering with the talented Brett Wilson Music from the popular band, @rootsofcreation, to rock out at the Festival. Two sets, starting at 4:30 pm, so be sure to arrive early to have a bite to eat before the show.

FAMILY FRIENDLY
This event is welcome to everyone, including dogs (leashed on the lawn.)

TICKETS (link in bio)
Tickets to the event are $22 per adult, kids under 18 are free!

Full Price Tickets include…
- 1 draft pint, or a glass of wine, or non-alcoholic beverage
- raffle ticket with a chance to win prizes
- 15% off at Surfridge restaurant nearby (In case you need a post show snack!)

Join us for a fun-filled festival on the lawn and get yourself primed for 4th of July the next day.
#surfridgebeer #surfridgebrewingco #surfridgebrewing #essexevents #ctsummer #ctsummerevents #brettwilson #summerfestival #livemusic #experienceessex #centerbrookct #craftbeer
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Thank you to @theelist for the great article on our summer eats and drinks. Head to their bio or story to read the article.

#essexct #centerbrookct #surfridgebrewing #surfridgeeast #surfridgebeer #summerdrinks #summercocktails #connecticutdining #eatCT #craftbeer #ctcraftbeerlovers

#Repost @theelist
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We’ve enjoyed @surfridgebeereast’s wood-fired dishes and lively atmosphere since they opened last Winter and we knew they’d deliver something special for summer. We recently spent a lazy Sunday afternoon on their spacious patio in Centerbrook and sampled their fresh, seasonal menu. Link in bio for the cocktails and eats that make this place worth the table wait.
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Sipping cocktails on the patio on a Friday just hits different.

Join us all weekend for delicious bites and brews! And don’t forget - Trivia Night starts 7pm on Monday with @besttriviaever - no cost to play and you can win prizes!

#surfridgeeast
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Activate your Thirsty Thursday with a Smokin Barrel cocktail!

Blackberry, agave, jalapeño in a smoked glass (shoutout @fun_and_funky_vintage ) and smooth @litchfielddistillery barrel-aged gin will have you thinking the weekend starts tonight!

#surfridgeeast
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Today we remember those who sacrificed for us. Thank you for your service.

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Holiday weekends are the best! Bring your crew, your pups, and your thirst for some patio fun! ...

Roll on thru this weekend! We can’t wait to see you! ...

Cheers to summertime! Come enjoy bites and brews on our patio! 🍻 ...

Eenie meenie miney m—one of each please! 😉

#surfridgeeast #surfridgeCT #surfridgebrewery #surfridgebrewing
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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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