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Brew and Wine Hobby
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We are Connecticut's oldest brewing supply store- revitalized with new ownership! We carry over 60 grains, 100 pre-made extract kits including: True Brew, Brewers Best, Coopers, Brewferm, Mountmellick, Muntons, and Woodforde, WYeast, White Labs, hops- and all the beer making supplies for an endless combination of brewing adventures!
Are you one or both of the following?
Home Brewer, Beer Blogger
What are your favorite CT Beers?
The one in my hand!

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At 8:42pm on July 23, 2015, Brian LaPolt said…

Love your store and thanks for the great tips every time I come in!

At 8:36pm on February 11, 2011, Bryon Turner said…
Thanks for all the one-on-one assistance in recipe building and ingredients gathering. Sunday should be fun.
At 7:28pm on January 21, 2011, Bryon Turner said…
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Glad to have you on the CT Beer Trail!

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SMASH- Let the brew show off a Hop!

Posted on April 19, 2013 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

Posted on April 19, 2013Bill from Brew and…


Wine On Premises now available

Posted on April 11, 2013 at 8:01am 0 Comments

We’ve done it: we’ve launched our wine making on-premises here at Brew & Wine Hobby. This is a bit of growth out of the old formula of running classes here. We will still have public sessions (and they will be education-based).  Details below.


The private wine making sessions (booked by one person, for one to eight people):

What you get: 26 bottles, consultation on wine selection (including discussion on how soon to drink, etc), and two visits…


So as the days start fading and we head towards Thanksgiving day, I start looking for a darker more complex beer. Next on my docket will be a nice Robust Porter. Let's take a look at the style from t…

Posted on October 30, 2012 at 11:22am 0 Comments

So as the days start fading and we head towards Thanksgiving day, I start looking for a darker more complex beer. Next on my docket will be a nice Robust Porter. Let's take a look at the style from the BJCP guidelines as to what we are trying to get to for the right feel:

Aroma: Roasty aroma (often with a lightly burnt, black malt character) should be noticeable and may be moderately strong. Optionally may also show some additional malt character in support (grainy, bready,…



Posted on October 14, 2011 at 8:45am 0 Comments



Folks, we’re trying to get the best things available. While we have access to Ruby St Brewing all grain system (and the most competitive prices, just ask), it is a bit large for our humble floorspace. Oh, we’re still looking into that, but for now I’d like to share what we’ve squeezed in.


Blichmann Engineering’s Top Tier brewtree is now in stock (with three…


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