It's been a good NCAA playoff season for Connecticut, with Yale and Quinnipiac men's hockey heading to the Frozen Four and the UConn's women's basketball team earning their sixth straight trip to the Final Four. And now there's more reason for home state pride.
Relic is the only Connecticut entry in the "East" division, going up against Shipyard Brewing Company of Portland, Maine. The label for its Antiquity Old Ale takes on the bright, cartoonish design for Shipyard's Monkey Fist IPA.
"We were honored to be just included," said Relic owner Mark Sigman, who opened the brewery on Whiting Street in February 2012. He recently updated and expanded the space, allowing for more tastings and growler fills. "Artist Kieran McCabe [the label's designer] is completely awesome. To make it into the top 64 is truly fantastic."
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Relic Brewing is at 95B Whiting Street in Plainville. 860-255-4252, relicbeer.com.