Event will bring together beer and baseball

Beer and baseball will be featured during the Bridgeport Bluefish’s FeBREWary event on Tuesday, Feb. 17 at Two Roads Brewing Company in Stratford. The event is from 5-8 p.m. and all proceeds will benefit the nonprofit CT Challenge.

Attendees will have the chance to meet new Bluefish Manager Ricky VanAsselberg and check out the unique brews offered at Two Roads. The Bluefish are a professional baseball team that play in the independent Atlantic League.

“This will be a great opportunity to network with local businesses and individuals, and tour the Two Roads facility, all while supporting a great charity,” said Jamie Toole, Bluefish general manager.

Tickets cost $35 and include food and two beverage vouchers. In addition, Two Roads brewery tours will be available. For tickets and information, go to www.BridgeportBluefish.com, call 203-210-BLUE or email tickets@bridgeportbluefish.com.

Promises team ‘will play with passion’

VanAsselberg joins the Bluefish after a four-year stint as field manager of the Grand Prairie Air Hogs in Texas.

He previously worked for the Shreveport-Bossier Captains in Louisiana and Alexandria Aces in Virginia. As a manager, he has won four league championships and two Manager of the Year awards.

The Louisiana native previously had a seven-year playing career (1996-2002) as a catcher and infielder with various minor league and independent league baseball teams.

VanAsselberg was named Bluefish manager in November. As the team’s skipper, he said he’ll work at “putting our best foot forward and creating a great product on the field. I can guarantee our team will play with passion and give our best effort every single day.”

CT Challenge and Two Roads

The mission of Fairfield-based CT Challenge is to empower cancer survivors to live healthier, happier and longer lives by creating and funding survivorship programs, offering resources, and building community support. Learn more at www.ctchallenge.org.

Two Roads Brewing Company is located in a former large brick factory building at 1700 Stratford Ave., Stratford. Find out more at www.tworoadsbrewing.com.