Fox Farm Brewery in Salem, CT is perhaps one of the most jaw-dropping taprooms in Connecticut. The sheer size of the converted dairy farm is breathtaking, add in the craftsmanship of restored wood around every corner, and the stainless-steel fermenters towering over your head, it’s safe to say this place is going to be one of a kind.
It also helps that the beer is great. We were able to sample two beers and both were superb. The first of the pair was Freckled Fields, a mixed fermentation Saison/Farmhouse Ale. The “funk” aspect to Farmhouse Ales can sometimes be off-putting. Most of the time it’s the wild yeast that is used to ferment the beer, while the flavors can be appealing, the aromas, however, are not as desired.
With Freckled Fields, the aroma is clean with a hint of funk. The finish on this beer is what makes it. Along with hints of earthy tones, spice, and a touch of orange peel, the tart finale is that makes you go back for another sip.
With the taproom just months away from opening, hopefully, we’ll see Freckled Fields sitting atop the tap list when the doors open. Focusing on 12oz pours and growler fills, Fox Farm will be a destination for craft beer lovers from all areas of the state. Check in on their progress on Instagram, or visit for all news and updates.
FOX FARM BREWERY