|A staffer at the Stony Creek Brewing Company table looks for a drink coaster at the Smoke in the Valley Festival on Saturday, Oct. 3, in Seymour. Stony Creek, a Branford-based brewery, was one of several local breweries handing out samples on Saturday, Oct. 3. Esteban L. Hernandez — New Haven Register|
SEYMOUR >> Making beer is hard. It’s one of the first lessons Mike Davies learned when he started brewing at home.
“It’s fun,” Davies said. “It’s scientific and it’s an art.”
Davies, of New Haven, is a member of the homebrewing club Brew Haven, and was one several homebrewers who showcased their beer at the 5th annual Smoke in the Valley festival. Davies has been homebrewing for about six month said it was his first time showcasing the beer at an event, though he added that people’s reaction to his porter, made from dark malt and maple syrup, was positive.
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