Published by State Representative John Fusco 81st General Assembly District on March 22, 2018

State Representatives John Fusco (R-81) and Rob Sampson (R-80) joined dozens of beer aficionados in a packed tasting room before taking a tour of Milldale’s newest hot spot, Kinsmen Brewery.

The new brewery, located in a former factory building in the Milldale section of Southington at 409 Canal St., has been open for about a year and offers visitors a unique experience, food from their on-site restaurant, Sauced, and finely crafted beer in varying flavors and styles.

“Southington has always had a vibrant restaurant scene and Kinsmen Brewing fills a perfect niche to bring even more people to town to experience well-crafted, local food and beer just steps away from the scenic Farmington Canal Trail,” Rep. Fusco said. “It’s a great location to enjoy food and drinks with friends, and showcases the possibilities of how smart investment with an eye toward re-purposing can bring new life to aging factory buildings that were once eyesores in our community.”

“I’m very happy to see this business and others like it succeeding in our community,” Rep. Sampson said. “This year I proposed legislation that will allow breweries like Kinsmen to expand the products they sell, and I’m hoping that it will pass through the legislature soon. Craft breweries are an emerging, high-demand industry in Connecticut, and I will continue to lend them my support in any way possible.”

With at least seven varieties of Kinsmen brew on tap, Reps. Fusco and Sampson discussed the origins of the unique beer names, including Ahi Manu, Super Ultra Premium, Roast, Clark Bros., North Sea, W Bruce Wayne and Heart FlapperThey also had The Gardeners Tale, produced by Kent Falls Brewing Co., and Fresh Blend, a cider made by New England Cider Company, on tap.🍺