Epicure Brewing and Willimantic Brewing Team Up To Brew Beer for Sea Unicorns

NORWICH, CT- The Norwich Sea Unicorns today have announced that Epicure Brewing Company of Norwich and Willimantic Brewing Company of Willimantic have teamed up to brew a beer that will be served at Sea Unicorns games this summer. The Sea Unicorns Beer To Be Named Later is aptly named after the most traded player in the history of baseball, The Player To Be Named Later. Throughout the season, fans at Dodd Stadium, as well as guests at both Epicure and Willibrew, will have the opportunity to submit names for the beer. The deadline to submit entries will be Sunday, July 30th with the winner to be announced at the August 3rd Thirsty Thursday Sea Unicorns game at Dodd Stadium. There is no purchase required to submit an entry. The winner will receive a prize pack courtesy of the Sea Unicorns, Epicure Brewing and Willimantic Brewing.

The beer style will be a Golden Ale that will also be served at Epicure and Willibrew during the summer. The first opportunity to taste the Sea Unicorns Beer To Be Named Later will occur at the Thread City Hop Fest held at Jilson Square in Willimantic on Sunday, May 21st, just over a week before the Sea Unicorns home opener on Monday, May 29th. The Sea Unicorns, Epicure and Willibrew will also be hosting cross-promotional events during the summer. More details for those events will be released in the coming weeks.

“When looking for a partner to brew a beer for the Sea Unicorns, I knew I had to find someone I could trust to create the best possible product for our fans and the beer drinkers in the region,” said Sea Unicorns General Manager Lee Walter, Jr. “To do that, I reached back to my days working in the beverage industry to find friends that I know are great beer minds and this led me to David Wollner of Willibrew and John Brisson of Epicure. I am looking forward to tasting the beer when it is ready and being able to share it with everyone!”

“If you brew it, they will come. Beer and baseball, two of America’s greatest pastimes come together,” said John Brisson of Epicure Brewing. “We at Epicure Brewing Company are honored to collaborate with Connecticut brewing legend David Wollner of Willimantic Brewing Company in creating the official beer for the Norwich Sea Unicorns. We love being a part of the thriving Norwich community.”

“We are so honored to be chosen as a brewing partner for the Sea Unicorns inaugural brew,” said David Wollner, owner and brewer at Willimantic Brewing Company. “As a neighbor to the north of Norwich, Willimantic is excited to be represented in the Rose City. The collaboration with our friends at Epicure Brewing is exciting as we put our brewing boots on and exchange our recipes.”

The Sea Unicorns Beer To Be Named Later will be the featured beer during Thirsty Thursday games in 2023. The Sea Unicorns have also created a Thirsty Thursday Mini Plan Mug Club for the 2023 season. For $75, this mini plan comes with a ticket to all six Thursday home games, free parking, a Sea Unicorns, Epicure and Willibrew branded beer mug (will not be made of glass) and the opportunity to join us for a special beer and food pairing during the first Thursday home game on June 1st as well as an end of season Happy Hour special at the final Thursday home game on August 3rd.

The Norwich Sea Unicorns are located at Dodd Stadium in Norwich, Connecticut. The front office and box office are open daily from 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday and can be accessed in person or by calling 860-887-7962. Sea Unicorns merchandise is available anytime by visiting

Epicure Brewing Company is located at 40 Franklin St in Norwich, Connecticut. Hours of operation are Wednesday-Thursday from 5-9pm, Friday from 3-9pm, Saturday from 12-9pm and Sunday from 1-6pm.

Willimantic Brewing Company is located at 967 Main St in Willimantic, Connecticut. Hours of operation are Tuesday-Thursday from 11:30am-9pm, Friday-Saturday from 11:30am-10pm and Sunday from 11am-8pm.

The Thread City Hop Fest will be on Sunday, May 21st from 1-5pm at Jilson Square, located at 533 Main St in Willimantic, Connecticut. Tickets will be on sale beginning on March, 10th.