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All Grain Class

Are you looking to make the transition into all grain brewing? We will have a class on All Grain Brewing on Saturday, December 12th at 10 AM. Space is limited so please reserve your spot early. The class will run approximately 2 hrs and the cost is $20.  To reserve a spot please email us at info@bwmwct.com

Added by Beer and Wine Makers Warehouse on November 25, 2015 at 7:55am — No Comments

Thank you from your friends at the CT Beer Trail!

CT Beer Week is now over, but our gratitude for your enthusiasm is not.  On behalf of all of the breweries in Connecticut, thank you all for your great love and support for local beer and the creative small business owners and artisans who brew…


Added by Bryon Turner on November 24, 2015 at 9:22pm — No Comments

Still time to tour Branford's breweries with us today!

THERE'S STILL TIME TO JOIN US FOR THE BRANFORD BREWERY BUS TOUR TODAY!  Show up at the bus at departure time, and if there's room we'll have ticket available to you...  Cash or credit is fine!  Its a beautiful day to visit Branford's breweries, don't miss out!  If you need a ride or from the tour kick off location, sign up for an Uber account with our promo code (uberCTBeerTrail) and get you first ride free!  (Up to…


Added by Bryon Turner on November 21, 2015 at 10:56am — No Comments

Hog River Brewing - targeting Spring 2016 for opening

I first had the pleasure of chatting with Ben Braddock and writing a short piece on his efforts to open his own brewery,…


Added by Bryon Turner on November 17, 2015 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Support your local "new" brewery!

Hello fellow craft beer lovers.
    I am posting this to you to see if you might be interested in supporting a new brewery trying to open in Hartford.  II t will be called Hog River Brewing and owned by Ben Braddock a former Hooker brewer and current brewer at Willibrew.  Please take a few minutes and watch the video in the link below.  There are many levels at which to donate.  Every dollar helps. He only has about another month to reach his goal to be…

Added by Alan C. on November 17, 2015 at 3:51pm — No Comments

CT Beer Week update

We started our CT Beer Week festivities off with a visit to Willimantic Brewing Company, where we had a couple of beers with owner David Wollner and brewer Ben Braddock, who will soon open his own brewery Hog River Brewing.  The guys from Outer Light Brewing were there too, and Stony Creek Brewing was represented... …


Added by Bryon Turner on November 16, 2015 at 10:00pm — 3 Comments

Eli's craft beer week

Eli's restaurant group ofHamden, Branford , orange & Milford is celebrating Connecticut craft beer week with a beer passport . You must drink the two beers associated with each Eli's & get it stamped from a bartender . Once completed turn in your passport & the top four winners will receive private tours at Nebco, firefly, back east & stubborn beauty breweries . The tours will include free growler fills & beers all day after the tour . You will also receive an Eli's $50 gift… Continue

Added by Kevin Fitzsimmons on November 16, 2015 at 3:43pm — No Comments

We love our local beers at KC's and what better way to show them off!

CT Beer Week starts Today and we can't wait to celebrate! Thimble Island American Ale, Thimble Island IPA, Thimble Island Dark Pumpkin Porter, Black Hog Autumn Nugget, and Duvig Cream Ale.  Look for Two Roads Route of All Evil (a Black Ale) tapping later today or tomorrow. Coming soon selections from Back East, Hooker, New England, and more; we will have ALL LOCAL all week. 

Added by KC's Restaurant and Pub on November 16, 2015 at 10:45am — No Comments

CT Beer Week has begun!

Good evening, and happy CT Beer Week!

The days building up to this special week-long celebration our local beer have been interesting to say the least. If you have not yet done so, you can read a little about it (and about how the CT Beer Trail works) right here.…


Added by Bryon Turner on November 15, 2015 at 10:37pm — No Comments

An Open Letter to Connecticut Restaurants and Bars from the CT Beer Trail

Bar & Restaurant owners,
The CT Beer Trail and CT Brewers Guild invite you to…

Added by Bryon Turner on November 5, 2015 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Getting Close!

Hi gang. We're getting close to opening and we can't wait to start serving you our beers!

It looks like we'll be getting our state permit in Mid-December. That would push our opening to late December or early January. We'll keep you posted via our websiteFacebook, Twitter and here.

We're in the final days of our Kickstarter campaign so there is…


Added by Still Hill Brewery on November 4, 2015 at 7:57am — No Comments

Connecticut Brewers Lauded for Their Brews: Great International Beer & Cider Competition 2015 Winners

Congratulations to all the Connecticut craft brewers and their award winning beers!  Our state was awarded:

  • First Place in 10 categories
  • Second Place in 5 categories
  • Third Place in 6 categories

Two Roads - Eight 1st Place - Three 2nd Place - Two 3rd Place

1st Place - Honeyspot Road - Two Roads Brewing - Stratford, CT…


Added by Bryon Turner on October 26, 2015 at 8:30pm — No Comments


Holiday Beer Kits available for the Home Brewer or the "want to be" Home Brewer!  These won't last: 

Milk Stout, Holiday Ale, Pumpkin Spice, Oktoberfest, Coffee Porter & so much more!!…


Added by Cork & Brew on October 14, 2015 at 3:50pm — No Comments

The Malted Musings Video Series: Firefly Hollow Brewing

Over the course of this past summer my posting has gone down a little bit (or a lot even). While some of that can be attributed to my general lameness, a huge reason for the blogging slow down was the work I've been putting in (with my camera/tech/editing counterpart Brendan Plake…


Added by Brien Stephen on October 12, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

CT Brewers Fest at 2 Roads on 11/2


Any discount for Trailblazers attending this event?


Added by Andrew Parfitt on October 10, 2015 at 1:58pm — 5 Comments

Sip of Sunshine on Tap this Wednesday!!!

KC's will tap a log of Sip of Sunshine this Wednesday at 3:30. It's a perfect day to come in and meet our newest bartender, Deb. Sip of Sunshine is a  lupulin-ladin India Pale Ale packed with juicy tropical fruit character, bright floral aromas and delectable layers of hop flavor. Pour mindfully, inhale deeply and enjoy a tropical vacation in a glass.

And don't forget KC's can fill growlers for take home, to…


Added by KC's Restaurant and Pub on October 6, 2015 at 10:25am — No Comments

Free brewfest tickets!

Are you going to the Sun Brewfest tomorrow?  It's not too late to enter for a chance to win a pair of tickets to one of the two sessions but taking part in our current FaceBook…


Added by Bryon Turner on October 2, 2015 at 8:52pm — No Comments

Lagunitas Gives a Lotta Sumpin' To Heineken

Re-posted from my blog: Malted Musings.

Earlier this month Lagunitas (in an effort to hold and expand market shares) …


Added by Brien Stephen on September 30, 2015 at 6:28pm — No Comments

Cork & Brew will be closed Saturday Sept 19th! We will be open on Sunday Sept 20th!

Cork & Brew will not be open this coming Saturday Sept 19th. Cork & Brew is a family run business & we have a big family celebration that day.  Sorry for any inconvenience.  We are open on Sunday from 11am - 5pm.  www.corkandbrew.com

Added by Cork & Brew on September 16, 2015 at 1:57pm — No Comments

KC's Pub Tap Rotation this week!

NEBCO Sea Hag, NEBCO Galaxy Pale Ale, Black Hog Ginga Ninja, Yuengling Light, Yuengling Black & Tan,
Yuengling Oktoberfest, Lawson's Super Session #2, Thimble Island American Ale, Thimble Island IPA, Half Full Peach Wheat, Blue Moon, Bud Light, Guinness
(while supplies last)
 Thimble Island's Session IPA - tapped this week! -  we're one of the only places to have it on draft!
- also later in the week: Duvig Cream Ale and Allagash White will…

Added by KC's Restaurant and Pub on September 9, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

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