- Aug 17, 2011
Opened in 1989 and closed in 1998. It was part of the beer revolution in the late 1980's and early 1990's after Sam Adams and Harpoon in Boston started a brewery resurgence. I have a shirt from the 1995 Boston Beer Festival that lists every brewery that was there. Most of them went out of business. With what is going on now I always wondered why that wave of breweries petered out and whether this wave will too. I hope not but I never understood why that wave of breweries didn't make it past the late 1990's/early 2000's.What ever happened to Elm City Brewery? I don't remember the details; but, I went to an old New Haven Ravens baseball game some 25 years ago for a company outing and got picked to do that game when each competetiro has to spin around a baseball bat twenty times and then run to tag the mascot. I won because I was 20 and sober unike my competitor and walked home with a case of beer from them (guess they forgot to check my ID).