New Fairfield businessman pitches a new brand of beer in what would be Danbury’s second brewery

DANBURY – A New Fairfield entrepreneur who closed a brewery restaurant in New York in December desires to launch a new beer brand and enterprise mannequin right here in the town’s second brewery.

“We have some thrilling, grand, and distinctive plans for the brewery,” stated Rick Cipriani, a businessman who has utilized to the town’s Zoning Commission for permission to open a brewery warehouse with a 34-seat tasting room. “It will be a wholesale operation the place folks can see the tanks and style the beer.”

The new retailer, Quick Works Brewery and Blendery, is deliberate to be 300 sq. ft on Triangle Street throughout from Lee Mac Avenue from the State Department of Motor Vehicles. The brewery would be half a mile west of Danbury’s solely different brewery, Charter Oak Brewing Co.

Scott Vallely, proprietor of Charter Oak, stated his buyer base is unfold throughout Connecticut and close by New York, and there may be loads of room for each corporations.

“I discover it unusual to decide on the identical metropolis with a brewery when there are such a lot of cities with out a brewery,” Vallely stated. “But we now have a large metropolis.”

Cipriani famous that there are two breweries close to Newtown which are each doing properly.

“We assume the extra creativity there may be in the town, the higher,” stated Cipriani.

His lawyer agreed.

“I feel this can be one other thrilling addition for Danbury, if permitted,” stated land use lawyer Tom Beecher.

The first step will be a public listening to on May 11th at which Danbury’s nine-person Zoning Commission will think about granting Quick Works particular permission to function a brewery warehouse in a industrial park.

Cipriani careworn that his enterprise mannequin for Danbury is completely different from his most up-to-date enterprise, Bull and Barrel Brewery and the Brewster, NY restaurant, which closed 5 months in the past through the second wave of coronavirus instances.

“I do not see a enterprise that depends on 200 to 400 staff on Friday and Saturday evenings both now or in the close to future,” stated Cipriani. “So I’m regrouping and opening up with a new idea and a new brand.”

Quick Works’ plan is to give attention to the wholesale enterprise whereas introducing the craft beers with its tasting room.

“The foremost enterprise is wholesale, however persons are invited to strive the beer to allow them to go to their native packaging shops and ask them to inventory these particular beers,” stated lawyer Beecher. “This enterprise is like a restaurant – those that have a good marketing strategy thrive and those that come and go.”

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