The Armada is Here! Press Release


Connecticut’s Armada Brewing Launches Brewing Operations

January 13, 2017 – East Haven, Conn. – Armada Brewing, a new Connecticut-based craft brewery, has moved in with East Haven’s Overshores Brewing to begin brew operations.  On January 20, 2017, Armada will launch their “Cursed King IPA”, the first of their fleet of beers to distribute in Connecticut. The bottle release will be held at Overshores Brewing at 250 Bradley Street in East Haven from 9am - 4pm. Following the bottle release, Armada is having their launch party at The Beer Collective at 130 Court Street New Haven from 5pm - 10pm. In addition to their Cursed King IPA, Armada will have future releases and special beers on tap for your enjoyment. 

John Kraszewski, founder of Armada Brewing and Connecticut native, said, “Armada’s mission is to bring together community around great craft beer. I am excited to start offering our beers in my home state and proud to contribute to the growth of craft beer in Connecticut. Establishing a strong presence locally throughout New Haven County is our primary goal. We have many great breweries in this area and New Haven has the potential to be the Denver and Portland of Connecticut in terms of craft breweries. I plan to help make this happen.”.

Armada beers will be available in 750mL bottles and on draft at accounts. Bottle releases will be held at Overshores Brewing in East Haven prior to distribution. Pre-orders are currently available ahead of new releases. Interested accounts can send inquiries to 


Armada Brewing was founded by award-winning home brewer and beer enthusiast John Kraszewski.  Prior to bringing his Midwestern-trained brewing style to Connecticut, John lived in Chicago for eight years and managed the largest home brew supply store in Illinois.  John and his family moved back to his native Connecticut in March 2016 to launch his brewing dream.  He is a BJCP beer judge and a member of the Brew Haven home brewing club.  Armada Brewing spreads its passion and education for craft brewing via its YouTube channel with their “School of Hops” series.   Join the Armada at and through social media accounts @armadabrewing on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest updates on where Armada will be.