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Brien Stephen
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  • Middletown, CT
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Brien Stephen's Friends

  • Ryan Cayer
  • Chris Chimento
  • Plan B Burger Bar
  • Tony Leone
  • Eli Cannon's Tap Room
  • Jake Kulinski
  • Jim Hartzell
  • Daniel Oleksiw
  • Olde Burnside Brewing Company
  • Kevin
  • Brew and Wine Hobby
  • joshua.a.mead
  • New England Brewing Co
  • Cavalry Brewing
  • Thomas Hooker Brewing Company

Brien Stephen's Discussions

Tools of the Trade

Started this discussion. Last reply by KMM Mar 10. 12 Replies

Now that my tax return has come in and I (amazingly enough) have a little extra money, I'm looking to buy into a decent home-brewing kit. I have the essentials priced out, but I'm wondering what you…Continue

What's Your Favorite Brewery (Out of State)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kate Eber May 9, 2011. 13 Replies

Ok, I could drink Old Burnside, Hooker, Cottrell, and the other locals all day long: theres nothing like good, fresh, local beer. But is there any out-of-state beer that you can just grab, knowing…Continue

 

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Tasting Notes: Two Roads Brewing Company

Re-posted from my blog: Malted Musings.The other week I had an opportunity to try a ton of different beer from Two Roads Brewing Company during their tasting at Eli Cannon's Tap Room.…See More
Apr 14
KMM commented on Brien Stephen's blog post Local Brewery Snapshot: Two Roads Brewing Company
"You for got to mention Two Roads will be brewing some of the most sought after beer in the country Lawsons Finest"
Apr 9
Brien Stephen posted a blog post

Local Brewery Snapshot: Two Roads Brewing Company

Re-posted from my blog: Malted Musings.If you're a craft beer fan like me then maybe you were equally as shocked when, a few years back, Two Roads Brewing Company suddenly materialized on every store shelf as if by magic (and if you aren't a craft beer fan then I'm pleased, but curious as to why you're on my blog)! At the fantastic…See More
Apr 8
Brien Stephen posted a blog post

Tasting Notes: Dogfish Head World Wide Stout

Re-posted from my blog: Malted Musings.Usually when I post Tasting Notes I make notes on a few beers and give some background on the brewery, or some special addition to the notes themselves. For this beer though, The Dogfish Head World Wide Stout, I decided that this legendary…See More
Mar 31
Brien Stephen posted a blog post

Tasting Notes: Four Beers from Stubborn Beauty Brewing Co.

Re-posted from my blog: Malted Musings.At the beginning of the month Middletown's own Stubborn Beauty Brewing Company opened its doors, becoming the first full-fledged craft beer brewery in Middlesex County (that I know of at least). During their grand opening the place was packed, and they had five different brews on. Of the five I managed to score four before the kegs started running dry. …See More
Mar 24
Brien Stephen's blog post was featured

Local Brewery Spotlight: Stubborn Beauty Brewing Company

Re-posted from my blog: Malted Musings.Earlier this month (March 1st) Stubborn Beauty Brewing Company officially opened it's doors, becoming Middletown CT's first true production brewery. I had a chance to talk to the owners (Shane Lentini and Andrew Daigle) before the grand opening, and then swung back for the grand opening…See More
Mar 21
KMM commented on Brien Stephen's blog post Local Brewery Spotlight: Stubborn Beauty Brewing Company
" A LITTLE LONG WINDED"
Mar 21
Brien Stephen posted a blog post

Local Brewery Spotlight: Stubborn Beauty Brewing Company

Re-posted from my blog: Malted Musings.Earlier this month (March 1st) Stubborn Beauty Brewing Company officially opened it's doors, becoming Middletown CT's first true production brewery. I had a chance to talk to the owners (Shane Lentini and Andrew Daigle) before the grand opening, and then swung back for the grand opening…See More
Mar 17

Trail Blazer 2014
Frank Lea liked Brien Stephen's blog post Sebago Steps Forward With A Branding Shift
Mar 14
Brien Stephen posted a blog post

Sebago Steps Forward With A Branding Shift

Re-posted from my blog: Malted Musings.After trying some of the great beer lineup at the Sebago tap takeover at Eli Cannon's Tap Room (which included a casked Frye's Leap, Lake Trout Stout, Runabout Red, Slick Nick Winter, Patersbier, Bump…See More
Mar 13
KMM replied to Brien Stephen's discussion Tools of the Trade
"Campchef makes the best burner out there"
Mar 10
KMM commented on Brien Stephen's blog post Tasting Notes: Two Great Spring Beers From Sebago
"Shouldnt you be tasting with a glass with a wider rim ?"
Mar 10
Brien Stephen posted a blog post

Tasting Notes: Two Great Spring Beers From Sebago

Re-posted from my blog: Malted Musings.At a tasting over at Eli Cannon's Taproom in Middletown, CT the other night, I had the opportunity to try some of Sebago's brand new beer. While I was at it I figured I would try one of their old flagships as well.  …See More
Mar 5
KMM commented on Brien Stephen's blog post Tasting Notes: Another Hop Session and a New One From Otter Creek
"Their beers have improved greatly since they were bought by longtrail and have a great new brewer."
Mar 5
KMM commented on Brien Stephen's blog post No Title
"It would be great to go but weather permitting it's a very small place for so many people."
Mar 5
KMM liked Brien Stephen's blog post Tasting Notes: Another Hop Session and a New One From Otter Creek
Mar 4

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Tasting Notes: Two Roads Brewing Company

Posted on April 14, 2014 at 6:55pm 0 Comments

Re-posted from my blog: Malted Musings.

The other week I had an opportunity to try a ton of different beer from Two Roads Brewing Company during…

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Local Brewery Snapshot: Two Roads Brewing Company

Posted on April 8, 2014 at 7:20pm 1 Comment

Re-posted from my blog: Malted Musings.

If you're a craft beer fan like me then maybe you were equally as shocked when, a few years back, Two Roads Brewing Company suddenly…

Continue

Tasting Notes: Dogfish Head World Wide Stout

Posted on March 31, 2014 at 7:17pm 0 Comments

Re-posted from my blog: Malted Musings.

Usually when I post Tasting Notes I make notes on a few beers and give some background on the brewery, or some special addition to the notes themselves. For this beer…

Continue

Tasting Notes: Four Beers from Stubborn Beauty Brewing Co.

Posted on March 24, 2014 at 9:03pm 0 Comments

Re-posted from my blog: Malted Musings.


At the beginning of the month Middletown's own Stubborn Beauty Brewing Company opened its doors, becoming the first full-fledged craft beer brewery in Middlesex County (that I know of at least).…
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At 11:36am on February 22, 2011, Kevin said…
Welcome to the trail! What is the name of your beer blog?
At 8:21am on February 20, 2011, Michael Page said…
Welcome!
At 3:57am on February 20, 2011, Bryon Turner said…
Welcome to the trail Brian!
 
 
 

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