Brewery breaks even after 2 months of business

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STONINGTON, CT (WFSB) –

A brewery in Stonington that opened only two months ago told Eyewitness News that the company has broken even.

Beer’d, which is located in the old mill building in the borough of town, is the newest of a dozen micro-breweries in Connecticut.

“We’re brewing one batch a week and selling one batch a week,” said Aaren Simoncini of Beer’d Brewing Company. “So, it’s kind of like treading water at this point in time.”

Simoncini and his partner Precious Putnam say it’s not easy holding down full-time jobs and getting the brewery up and running, but it’s been rewarding.

“And luckily we both like beer so, it’s something I can take part in,” Simoncini said.

Beer’d brews and sells three barrels or 93 gallons a week.

“It’s a labor of love,”  Putnam said. “We’ve been together for seven years, and this is probably the happiest he’s been, so that’s all you can ask for.”

The brewery’s signature beer is a Belgian white-style ale, but they also have a Belgian trippleon and an oatmeal stout.

“Basically one a week. We’re coming out with something new,” Simoncini said.

Besides the brewery, the Belgian white-style ale can also be purchased at the Pizzetta in Mystic.

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