Friendly crowd plus craft brews equals happiness

Log Tavern Brewery is Milford's new hot spot for meeting friends

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  • Tonya and Steve Duryea, John Farrell, William Hashagen and Brigid Gray enjoyed a variety of the day’s offerings. Tonya liked the chocolate coffee drink. (Photo by Frances Ruth Harris)

  • Patty and Randy Paladino, married for 44 years with two children, enjoy a flight. Randy is a retired K9 handler. (Photo by Frances Ruth Harris)

  • Shawn Meiser, who works for Kahr Arms in Greely, enjoys a Harford Haze. He says he loves beer, especially Ryan’s LC beer. (Photo by Frances Ruth Harris)

  • Tom Jensen and John Bodnar enjoyed brews and often pick up a growler to take home. (Photo by Frances Ruth Harris)

  • Michael Masucci enjoys a Sawkill Sweet Stout (Photo by Frances Ruth Harris)

  • Bartenders Rob Leve and Terri Fischer (Photo by Frances Ruth Harris)

  • Owners Ryan Scott (left) and Joe Fischer (right) with architect Richard Pedranti (center) (Photo by Frances Ruth Harris)

  • Log Tavern Brewery’s selections change often (Photo by Frances Ruth Harris)

  • WIFI and gift certificates are available, along with flights and growlers (Photo by Frances Ruth Harris)

By Frances Ruth Harris

— Ryan Scott and Joe Fischer found a craft brewing home in Milford.

And craft beer enthusiasts have also found their home at the Log Tavern Brewery, where they gather for flights and growlers.

Scott brought to the business his zeal for home brewing, while Fischer contributed his business acumen.

They bought the pole barn that became their brewery from Milford Mayor Sean Strub. The brewery's slate chalkboards are from the original Historic Milford School house.

Architect Richard Pedranti designed the Log Tavern Brewery as a rustic-yet-modern space. Scott and Fischer built the high-top tables from abandoned wooden wire spools and trunks. They hand-welded the bar stools and used wooden shipping pallets to panel the bar wall. They found their refrigeration room, now their cold-brew room, on e-Bay.

All of the customers gathered recently at the newly opened brewery say the combination of a congenial crowd and the owners' excellent brews make it a hot spot for meeting friends and sharing laughter.

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