Back East Brewing Company is an award-winning independent Craft brewery located in Bloomfield, CT, with distribution throughout Connecticut. Back East was formed by Edward Fabrycki, Jr. and Tony Karlowicz, two cousins with a passion for great-tasting, high-quality beer. Back East brews several different styles of high-quality ales and lagers and distributed on draft and in 64 oz growlers and 750 ml bottles at fine establishments throughout the Greater Hartford area.
Although originally from Connecticut, Edward began to home-brew while living in San Diego in the early 1990s. He eventually moved Back East to Connecticut in 2000, with the dream of someday operating a Craft brewery. As a Professional Engineer, Edward enjoys the technical aspects of brewing. Tony developed his appreciation for Craft beer during his college years in Vermont, and always imagined launching a brewery. An entrepreneur at heart and a CPA with extensive experience in accounting, auditing, and insurance, Tony loves building a successful business from the ground up. Tony and Edward began homebrewing and experimenting with different recipes in early 2006, and immersed themselves in all things Craft beer.
Over this time, we have developed several exciting recipes that we are proud to put the Back East name on. Our beer will be brewed at our small, but state-of-the-art brewery in Bloomfield.
Our brewery is open for tastings and growler fills Wed-Fri (4-7 PM) and Saturdays from Noon-4, with tours every hour.