In less than five years, Thimble Island Brewing Company’s operation has already expanded to four times its original space. Like many brewery founders, Justin Gargano and Mike Fawcett, started out as home brewers. In 2010, the pair founded Thimble Island Brewing Company.
Brewery co-founder, Justin Gargano credits strong marketing and self-distribution for the brewery’s success. With the help of four salespeople and a delivery truck driver, Thimble Island Brewing Company beers are on tap in over 150 bars and restaurants across central Connecticut. Their American Ale is also available in 100 Connecticut package stores. This brewery sells directly to restaurants and bars like farmers and other value added producers. Connecticut laws allow the brewery to self-distribute their beers avoiding costly distributor fees. [Read more here.]