FRIDAY: Restaurant group kicks-off the “Eli’s Craft Beer Project” with event featuring brewers from Two Roads, No Worries, and Black Hog (4:00 PM)

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FRIDAY: Restaurant group kicks-off the “Eli’s Craft Beer Project” with event featuring brewers from Two Roads, No Worries, and Black Hog (4:00 PM)

  • WHAT: Kick-off event for the “Eli's Craft Beer Project,” highlighting craft breweries across the state and their contributions to communities and Eli’s restaurants, featuring a tap takeover and meet and greet with brewers from Two Roads, No Worries, and Black Hog. There will be great-tasting craft beer, a free buffet, and live music. Come for the beer and stay for the conversation.

  • WHO: Phil Markowski, Master Brewer at Two Roads Brewing Company; Head brewer at No Worries!; Head brewer at Black Hog; Eli’s Tavern and Orange General Manager Kevin Fitzsimmons; Eli’s Mug Club members; and others.

  • WHERE: Eli’s Orange (285 Boston Post Rd, Orange, CT 06477).

  • WHEN: Friday, February 23 @ 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM.

Orange, Conn. (February 21, 2018) – On Friday, February 23, 2018 at 4:00 PM, Eli’s Restaurant Group will host a kick-off party for the “Eli’s Craft Beer Project” at its Orange location (285 Boston Post Road, Orange, Connecticut). The kick-off event will feature the brewers from several local Connecticut breweries, including Two Roads, Black Hog, and No Worries! There will also be a great selection of craft beer from all three breweries.
Kevin Fitzsimmons, General Manager of Eli’s Tavern in Milford and Eli’s Orange, stated that the reason for launching the “Eli’s Craft Beer Project” is to celebrate the great relationship between craft breweries and the restaurant group – giving customers an opportunity to have access to a vast array of great-tasting, job-creating, locally brewed craft beer – but also to highlight the economic impact and neighborhood revitalizing impact that craft breweries are making across the state.

  • Click here for an exclusive preview of the first Eli’s Craft Beer Project video ad featuring Two Roads:
  • Click here for an Eli’s Craft Beer Project sponsored map of all of the craft breweries across Connecticut:

“At Eli’s, we support local, and if you’re going to support local, who else would we want to highlight besides the amazing craft breweries across Connecticut,” said Fitzsimmons. “That’s why we’re launching the ‘Eli’s Craft Beer Project,’ to showcase the importance of the growing craft beer industry across the state while providing our customers additional insight into the passion, care, expertise, and most importantly, the people that produce the local brews that they drink regularly at Eli’s restaurants.”
Fitzsimmons also noted that there’s a family-esque relationship between Eli’s Restaurant Group and the craft beer industry, resulting in a great customer experience for folks who imbibe at any of the five locations Eli’s locations (Eli’s Tavern (Milford), Eli’s Orange, Eli’s on Whitney (Hamden), Eli’s on the Hill (Branford), and Eli’s Brick Oven Pizza (Hamden)).
“At Eli’s, we’re a family, and we consider the craft beer industry as part of our family, too,” said Fitzsimmons. “It’s important to celebrate family and that’s why we’re excited to launch the ‘Eli’s Craft Beer Project.’”

About Eli’s Orange (285 Boston Post Road, Orange, Connecticut 06477)
Eli's Restaurant Group has opened their fifth Connecticut Restaurant with the addition of its all new and completely renovated restaurant located on the "Miracle Mile" of the Boston Post Road in Orange. Eli's Orange is located near the intersection of Orange Center Road at 285 Boston Post Road at the beginning of restaurant row in Orange. Click here to learn more:
Click here to see what craft beers are on tap at Eli’s Orange on

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