The award winning 1881 Series brings alumni owned breweries, distilleries, wineries and beverage industry leaders together through unique and exclusive events.
The 1881 Series, originally launched to feature alumni-owned breweries, brewing a unique and never been done before beer, and releasing it to fellow Huskies first. Due to popular demand, the series now has a family of spinoffs and sub-series: Uncorked, On the Rocks and What's on Tap.
For wine loving Huskies, Uncorked – our wine-based twist to our initial brewery series. Brings a unique and exclusive experience to our alumni-owned wineries and vineyards, giving our alumni a chance to experience vineyards, and wine blends from near and far. This includes our virtual wine tasting events as well.
For the spirit based Husky, On the Rocks – our spirit based version brings alumni a unique experience that focuses on unique and exclusive blends of spirits and distilled products, distilled and crafted by fellow Huskies. Included in this sub-series is our virtual mixology classes.
What’s on Tap – A virtual spinoff, first pioneered during the COVID-19 pivot. A blend of our alumni experts in the beverage world, partnered with UConn faculty bringing research and academic expertise to the forefront on various alcoholic-beverage related topics and current/trending topics.