Fat Orange Cat Brew Co.

Fat Orange Cat Brew Co.Fat Orange Cat Brew Co.
Fat Orange Cat Brew Co.Fat Orange Cat Brew Co.
Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

47 Tartia Rd
East Hampton, Connecticut, 06424-1636
United States

(860) 881-8045 | map
fatorangecatbrewco.com

Notes: Fat Orange Cat Brew Co. is a small, seasonal farm brewery, opened for tastings and growler sales/fills August 13, 2016 out of our barn. We specialize in extremely high quality small batch recipes, and are making every effort to support and promote local agriculture. Our demand for hops is greater than our production, so please contact us if you are interested in growing hops or grains!

We are very fortunate that our property has a vernal pool, sits next to a pond and is in the Salmon River watershed area, resulting in exceptionally high quality well water. Many thanks to the UCONN Agricultural Extension for developing our waste nutrient management plan, enabling us to use all of our waste materials either on the property or for goat feed.
Most importantly, we love brewing beer and always focus on creating delicious and varied brews!
BEER STATS
Average:
4.03
Beers:
69
Reviews:
296
Ratings:
1,026
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.36
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
22
pDev:
7.8%
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HoppyHatz from Connecticut

4.7/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Awesome place to enjoy a few beers on the weekend! Dog friendly, great layout, plenty of property space and extremely helpful staff. Do not drive thru East Hampton without stopping you will regret it!

Nov 21, 2017
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mjco04 from Connecticut

4.57/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

One of my favorite breweries in the state. family property with an old barn turned tasting area. Open air location with sales set up just outside the barn. Kid friendly with the family dog roaming around and goats that kids can pet at their leisure. Beers are phenomenal and the staff is one of the friendliest bunch I've met.

Jun 29, 2017
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woodchipper from Connecticut

3.89/5  rDev -10.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

We've been to FOC twice. One note not mentioned yet, Google Maps puts them on the wrong side of the street. This is especially confusing because we came in the "back way" and their sign only points the other way. Almost went into their neighbors house! FYI, unless you are super early, you will know when it's time to park because there will be cars up and down this rural road.
Quirky, quaint, cool, super quality beverages, dog friendly, crowded, farm oriented (hop garden, goats, chickens, cool dog).
Bottom line for the consumer is that this place makes you a victim of their quality, size and hours. Really, really good beer, but only open one day a week and only for part of the year and with limited parking and staff. Good for them, but I would love to find out how to put less effort in consuming their product.
Having said that, these are great people (spoke with one of the owners at length the 1st visit). I wish them the best. They are really living the brewing dream. Great product and respect with a business that does not take over their life.

Jan 01, 2017
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sulldaddy from Connecticut

4.39/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Visited this brewery after hitting two other spots in Middletown. This was an easy 15 minute drive from Eli Canon's.....and definitely worth it.
Driving down the road if it is dark it is easy to miss the sign, but there is well marked parking off of the side of the road. The brewery is actually on the side of the road with a large pond. Walk up a short dirt driveway and find the barn/garage where the brewery is located.
The interior is beautiful finished wood everything. there is a square shaped bar with about 15 stools scattered around and a few high table seating opportunities. Pictures of orange cats on a wall are a tribute and the entire 1 bbl brew house is clearly available with about 8 or 9 fermenters sitting alongside. There were 7 beers available on the day we arrived a jalepeno cream ale, belgian quad, double IPA, saison, imperial IPA, and a breakfast milk stout. Many of the beers had kicked by the time we arrived at the brewery. But still had the quad, cream ale, double IPA and saison. All of which were good with the quad being fairly amazing in my opinion. I growlered the quad for at home consumption as the 11% was too well hidden to have multiple samples. Im dinging the selection a bit due to beers kicking, but on a small system and heavy patronage, it is to be expected. And to be honest the styles represented posed something for everyone to enjoy.
No food provided but you can bring your own. The beers work as samples in a nice tulip glass that you can keep after the day. You get a series of poker chips that you cash in for each sample and you get the glass and sample chips for $5. Sheila and Mike were extremely accomodating and hospitable and everyone that was in the tap room gave off a really positive vibe. Bathroom is a port-o-potty and if its dark remember to ask for a light. Also the brewery is closed for tastings in the winter, but they plan on doubling capacity with a 2bbl brewhouse in the spring so more beer will be available upon your visits. This place seemed to come out of nowhere and is getting some good hype, I think it is well deserved and would recommend a visit by anyone interested in some good beers and good people. Definitely worth the travel time.

Dec 20, 2016
Fat Orange Cat Brew Co. in East Hampton, CT
Brewery rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 1026 ratings