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In 2011, P. Scott Vallely, an entrepreneur that had operated several businesses for over 30 years, decided to sell his paper company and focus on creating and growing a micro-craft brewery around the Southwestern Connecticut area and market innovative beers for northeast beer drinkers.  Vallely has always had a passion for and commitment to brewing only the finest beer from all natural ingredients. He later attended and successfully completed the Intensive Brewing Science and Engineering curriculum at American Brewer's Guild School.
A response to a recent interview sums up his position "I am excited to finally follow my dreams!" He has been an avid home brewer for almost forty years and has been brewing all the styles that Charter Oak will brew and market.  The Charter Oak brewery introduced its first style on June 18th, 2012.

Michael Granoth joined the Charter Oak team as our brewer.  Also an experienced home brewer and enjoys a tremendous passion for craft beer.  Michael comes to Charter Oak after working with New England Brewing and completing his studies at the American Brewer's Guild.

Charter Oak Brewing Company LLC (COBC) is a craft beer brewery which is the newest Connecticut based brewery that features hand-crafted innovative beers such as easy drinking Pale Ales, hop forward  IPAs (India Pale Ales), flavorful Brown Ales and the breweryalso markets limited release seasonal as well as more robust beers offered at our taproom only.  We offer you Connecticut's best handcrafted and freshest beers.  Charter Oak brews each style of our craft beers in small batches and does this on a frequent basis.  We are constantly introducing new styles to join our expanding family of beers, including our 1687 Brown Ale, Wadsworth India Pale Ale, and Royal Charter Pale Ale. The brewery's beers are marketed throughout Connecticut and in Massachusetts.

Thank you for visiting our website and taking the time to learn more about our micro-brew Connecticut beer company, Charter Oak Brewing, and the beers we are marketing.  As always, it's best to browse this site while enjoying a delicious Connecticut micro-crafted beer, whether it is ours or one from our fellow local craft brewers. You can also learn more about us if you click on Twitter and follow us at @CharterOakBeer.  We update Twitter with fun beer facts every day. Our brewery's model is to be a small, independent microbrewery with total focus on brewing the freshest, best beer and market world class, premium, niche craft beers.

The Charter Oak Brewing Company recently opened our Taproom in historic Danbury, Connecticut with 10 rotating draft lines.  The beers are constantly changing and there's always a style on draft that will please YOU!  Come visit our 10,000 square foot state of the art operation, grab a pint, try a flight or fill a growler.  We also offer very informative tours.

We are marketing four year-round flagship brands, IPA (India Pale Ale), Pale Ale, Brown Ale, and an ESB (Extra Special Bitter) as well as four more complex and robust seasonal brews – one for each season of the year.  Charter Oak recently introduced the Legendary Series (flavorful, well balanced), Charter Series (more robust, highly hopped, high ABV) and Oak Series (sours and aged).  These are beers that are very limited and likely 'one and done'. All our hand-crafted beers will only use the freshest barley, choice hops, and will be brewed with only the purest of water.

We hope you will enjoy drinking our beers as much as we enjoy brewing them!

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