Athletic Brewing Company, based in Stratford, is Connecticut’s only nonalcoholic brewery.
Bill Shufelt, the co-founder of Athletic Brewing Company, the only nonalcoholic brewery in Connecticut, said he created his company because he wanted an alternative to alcoholic beverages when he was having a night out.
“Nonalcoholic beer emerged as an authentic need in my lifestyle. I was turning 30, about to get married, taking my job more seriously as I got older, and starting to monitor the quality of my diet more,” Shufelt said. “I noticed that everything in my life was pointing towards performance-oriented, healthy decisions, and mindfulness ... except one thing — alcohol.”