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

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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Greg Johnston commented on Brien Stephen's blog post Beer Rant: How Pumpkin is Your Pumpkin?
"I'm late to the party, but I did have the First Annual "Pumpkin Fest" in the backyard. 17 different pumpkin beers enjoyed by 25 or so friends around the fire pit. I have to say that the Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin was awesome. Of…"
Dec 4
Brien Stephen posted a blog post

Tasting Notes: Two Winter Beers From Harpoon

Re-posted from my blog: Malted Musings.Harpoon Brewing Co. was fully represented at Eli Cannons recently with almost a dozen tap lines running brew. I took it on myself to try a couple, and come up with two winter seasonals that you guys should definitely try!  …See More
Dec 1
Marissa Leone liked Brien Stephen's profile
Nov 21

Trailblazer 2015
Tony Leone commented on Brien Stephen's blog post Beer Rant: How Pumpkin is Your Pumpkin?
"A little late in the season, but the Beercoasters GOURDale KOMBAT podcast has been released!!  Check it out if you guys have a little time.  (and I'll try and work on my over-usage of the word,…"
Nov 18
Brien Stephen posted a blog post

Brew News: Shebeen Releases the CT Beer Trail Ale for CT Beer Week

Re-posted from my blog: Malted Musings.CT Beer week may be over, but it ended with a bang when Shebeen Brewing released the CT Beer Trail Ale this past Saturday. This particular style is an ESB (a woefully under-released style). In typical Shebeen Brewing fashion, though, the beer has been spiced up a bit with a little more malting to give…See More
Oct 24
Leslie commented on Brien Stephen's blog post Beer Rant: How Pumpkin is Your Pumpkin?
"Was really happy with Ithaca Country Pumpkin this year! "
Oct 17
Brien Stephen commented on Brien Stephen's blog post Beer Rant: How Pumpkin is Your Pumpkin?
"Hey Tony that sounds great. Roesmary's was a nice surprise for me this year! Last year I LOVED the Weyerbacher, but I haven't snatched one up this year yet. Let me know how you like it! "
Oct 14

Trailblazer 2015
Tony Leone commented on Brien Stephen's blog post Beer Rant: How Pumpkin is Your Pumpkin?
"I'll be joining the guys at the Beercoasters Podcast next week for their annual Pumpkin Show.  I believe we're going to try the Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin and the Two Roads Roadsmary's Baby.  I'll let you know once…"
Oct 14

Trailblazer 2015
Tony Leone liked Brien Stephen's blog post Beer Rant: How Pumpkin is Your Pumpkin?
Oct 14
Brien Stephen posted a blog post

Beer Rant: How Pumpkin is Your Pumpkin?

Re-posted frommy blog: Malted Musings.It's around this time of year (well actually it started around two months ago) that pumpkin beer is unleashed upon the beer world. It seems that before there is a bitter bite in the air or before any of the leaves begin to change, we visit our local package store and see the regular run of beers replaced with row upon row of pumpkin lagers,…See More
Oct 9
Kate Cone commented on Brien Stephen's blog post Local Brewery Snapshot: Stony Creek Beer
"Thanks!"
Oct 8
Brien Stephen commented on Brien Stephen's blog post Local Brewery Snapshot: Stony Creek Beer
"Hey! Follow the link here: http://maltedmusings.blogspot.com/ to my blog and you can follow it along from there. I also crosspost all I do onto the Beer Trail. Cheers! "
Oct 7
Kate Cone commented on Brien Stephen's blog post Local Brewery Snapshot: Stony Creek Beer
"Hey Brian! How can I follow your blog? "
Oct 6
Brien Stephen posted a blog post

Local Brewery Snapshot: Stony Creek Beer

Re-posted from my blog: Malted Musings.The other day at (where else?) Eli Cannon's Tap Room, I got a chance to be introduced formally to one of CT's newest breweries: Stony Creek Brewery. It was there I got a chance to talk to Andy Schwartz (the Brewmaster) about all things Stony Creek. …See More
Sep 21
Brien Stephen posted a blog post

Celebrate September With Four Awesome Beer Fests

Re-posted from my blog: Malted Musings.As summer wanes (supposedly at least: it's 85 degrees at the writing of this) you may be tempted to get bummed out about the approaching New England winter, but instead I say: celebrate! There's football, autumn (the best season in the world), apple spice/pumpkin everything, and (obviously) Octoberfest. If you ask me, this time of the year is…See More
Sep 4
Brien Stephen posted a blog post

CT Brewery Update Two

Re-posted from my blog: Malted Musings.There are tons of things happening with CT breweries, so much so I had to split my update into two articles! Click here for the first one, then read on to see what's going down in three brands new to CT.…See More
Aug 28

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Tasting Notes: Two Winter Beers From Harpoon

Posted on December 1, 2014 at 6:46am 0 Comments

Re-posted from my blog: Malted Musings.

Harpoon Brewing Co. was fully represented at Eli…

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Brew News: Shebeen Releases the CT Beer Trail Ale for CT Beer Week

Posted on October 24, 2014 at 6:39am 0 Comments

Re-posted from my blog: Malted Musings.

CT Beer week may be over, but it ended with a bang when Shebeen Brewing released the CT Beer Trail Ale this past Saturday. This particular…

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Beer Rant: How Pumpkin is Your Pumpkin?

Posted on October 9, 2014 at 8:10am 5 Comments

Re-posted frommy blog: Malted Musings.

It's around this time of year (well actually it started around two months ago) that pumpkin beer is unleashed upon the beer world. It seems that before there is a bitter bite…

Continue

Local Brewery Snapshot: Stony Creek Beer

Posted on September 20, 2014 at 9:53am 3 Comments

Re-posted from my blog: Malted Musings.

The other day at (where else?) Eli Cannon's Tap Room, I got a chance to be introduced formally to one of CT's newest breweries:…

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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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