Stratford may soon become Fairfield County\u2019s capital of beer, as another brewing company is set to open its doors in town. Joe Bow and Mike Borruso received approval in September from the Zoning Commission to operate Fairfield Craft Ales. The men will open up shop at a former debit card-making facility at 724 Honeyspot Road. Both men had discovered a love for making beer over the years, with Bow making brews for about 20 years and Borruso starting a couple of years ago. \u201cWe have a shared interest in brewing. We got excited about trying something on our own,\u201d Borruso said. \u201cWe always got good feedback from family and friends. That always adds to the confidence and expectations,\u201d Bow said. While the men had received high marks from friends and family on their concoctions, this is their first foray into making brews for a larger group of consumers. As they both live in Fairfield County, they wanted to open up shop somewhere close by, and Stratford seemed ideal, especially with Two Roads Brewery already in town and flourishing. A brewer they talked to in Branford said they should set up in a town that has a brewery running. \u201cThey told us to go to a town where there\u2019s already a brewery. The towns know how to handle it,\u201d Bow said. Bow added that Two Roads is \u201cone of the nicest breweries we\u2019ve ever seen.\u201d \u201cThey do everything top-notch and it\u2019s very impressive,\u201d he said, noting that they look forward to talking with Two Roads to get a better idea of what they do. But now that Fairfield Craft Ales has a home, Bow and Borruso are excited to start making their own. Some of the brews they have made are named for songs they like. A double IPA they make is named \u201cBig Me,\u201d inspired by a song from the band Foo Fighters. They also make a chocolate milk stout called \u201cTwist and Stout.\u201d \u201cWe want to keep things interesting and we want people to keep coming back for more,\u201d Borruso said. Fairfield Craft Ales will have eight taps and have four to six regular offerings and up to four seasonal offerings throughout the year. They will sell beer in growlers, as it will be several years before they start bottling beers. Bow says the joy of starting has not completely kicked in, but it will once they get their equipment in their new Honeyspot Road digs. \u201cWe\u2019re excited to take the first steps. It\u2019s very exciting,\u201d Borruso said. For more information, visit fairfieldcraftailes.com.