Fox Farm Brewery62 Music Vale Road Salem CT 06420
THE VIBESFox Farm Brewery sits on a bucolic 30-acre piece of farmland where you are immediately drawn to a weathered grain silo and a meticulously restored 1960s dairy barn, painted in a traditional red with white. The barn serves as the brewery and houses a two-story tasting room that shines in modern blonde woods. While sparse on seating inside, a second floor mezzanine overlooks the brewing operation. Fox Farm Brewery was initially known for IPAs and pale ales but has been expanding into farmhouse ales (naturally) and other traditional European styles that emphasize homegrown/locally sourced ingredients, including grapes from a vineyard down the road owned by co-owner Lauren Adams’ family. Outside, you can enjoy a spacious patio or lounge on a grassy know and take in views of the fruit trees and crops used in your brew. The tasting room limits patrons to two full or four half pours of on tap beers (sorry, no flights). Bring your children along, but note the four-legged kind must remain outside.
THE STORYFox Farms owner/brewer Zach Adams, like many other craft beer makers, started as a homebrewer; however, few of them people can say they won the Samuel Adams Longshot American Homebrew Contest and had their mug featured on bottles sold nationwide. He won in 2012 at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver with his Magnificent Seven IPA, and two years later made the top 10 with a pale ale. Adams opened Fox Farms Brewing in 2017 with his wife, and they live there on the property. Adams’ brother, Dave, serves as general manager and regularly works the tasting room.
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