Stratford will be home to Two Roads Brewing Co., a large-scale craft brewery scheduled to open in 2012, according to a CTPost.com report. Greenwich resident Brad Hittle, a former executive at Rolling Rock and Pabst Brewing Co. and several partners and investors are backing the project. Referencing the Robert Frost poem, "The Road Not Taken," the brewery will be located at 1700 Stratford Avenue, the site of the former U.S. Baird Corporation.
According to Beernews.org, "Hittle told members of the Brewers Association this week, 'We’ve bought a great building, have a 100 bbl Rolec system on order and will be up and running in September 2012. We’ve developed a brewery on a scale that will enable us to grow our beers over time and at the same time provide brewing services to companies looking for a long-term home for their beers. Our brewery will have new bottling, kegging, canning and 750 ml cork/cage equipment.'"