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Article Published June 28, 2022

Westbrook Brewery Open in Time for Summer Crowds

By Eric O’Connell/

Fun is finally on tap. Coastline Brewery, the new brewery located at 4 Grove Beach Road North, is now open.

Last summer, the Westbrook Planning Commission as well as the Zoning Commission have approved an application to convert old medical offices located at 4 Grove Beach Road North into Coastline Brewery.

The application filed by applicant Richard Lemieux sought to turn vacant medical offices into a 2,500-square-foot brewery with about 80 seats indoors and an additional 24 seats outdoors. The facility will manufacture and distribute beer, cider, and seltzers.

“We are very excited to open our doors, it’s been over a year of bringing our dream to life. Me, [partner Phil Violette], and Rich have spent the last year building Coastline to stand out from other breweries and we can’t wait for people to see all of our hard work and try our beers!” said partner and head brewer Jason Magisano.

After several months of cosmetic work, hiring people to work the brewery, and anticipation, it’s finally open. The brewery celebrated its opening day on June 25 (after press time).

Asked his favorite beer that the brewery makes, Magisano said, “My personal favorite right now is the Man-Mosa DIPA. It tastes exactly like a mimosa with a slight hop flavor and the Beach Bum Amber is nice, too, light easy drinking amber ale.”

The business will be open from 2 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays to Sundays, according to the brewery’s application. The brewery doesn’t have food but operators have said they’ll collaborate with local businesses to spread the business around.

“We want you to feel like you’re hanging out by the beach when you come down to Coastline. We have a little different feel than most breweries in Connecticut and that’s what we were going for—a beachy feel with a modern touch,” explained Magisano.

A website for the brewery has been set up at