Stamford's Half-Full Brewery Expands Farther Into Husky Territory

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Stamford-based Half Full Brewery will soon expand its distribution into most of Connecticut.
Stamford-based Half Full Brewery will soon expand its distribution into most of Connecticut. Photo Credit: Contributed

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Beer enthusiasts will soon be able to enjoy selections from Half-Full Brewery, based in Stamford, just about anywhere in the state of Connecticut.

Half-Full announced the signing of a distribution agreement with ROGO Distributors of East Hartford, which will allow the brewery to expand into three new markets around the University of Connecticut and Hartford areas.

The expansion will be a homecoming for Half Full. The brewery became a reality at the University of Connecticut School of Business when the brewery’s founder, Conor Horrigan, submitted his business plan and won the Annual Wolff Business Plan Competition as part of an entrepreneurship class.

“The concept for Half Full Brewery began as an epiphany in 2008 but ultimately became a reality at UConn in 2011 when I won the business plan competition. I’ve been looking forward to toasting with my (Half Full) glass in the heart of UConn country ever since we poured our first beer 18 months ago,” Horrigan said in a statement.

“We are extremely excited about our new partnership with ROGO. Their team brings a depth and breadth of knowledge, service, and relationships that will allow us to properly share our local, handcrafted beers with the people of Hartford, Windham, and Tolland counties.”

Half-Full currently serves three beers on draught but will release a line of its beers in cans in May.

“ROGO Distributors is immensely pleased to welcome Half Full Brewery to our family. As a locally operated and family-owned distributor, we value personal relationships, supporting our community, and representing great beers,” ROGO General Manager Clem Sayers added in the statement.

“Conor and the entire Half Full crew share our commitment to these principles, and we couldn’t be happier to partner with them to continue providing northern Connecticut with world-class beers by world-class people. Half Full’s energy, passion, and dedication to their craft and mission is truly astounding, and we look forward to many years of mutual success.”

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