On February 23rd a fully drafted Bill 464 establishing a Connecticut Beer Trail to promote the manufacturing and sale of Connecticut made beer was referred to the Joint Committee on General Law.
The bill now focuses on amending established regulations regarding the authorized use of signs along the state's roadways to promote local business. The bill lists types of signs already, "...permitted…
We will have a wide variety to choose from.
Brew your own and now grow your…Continue
What's a guy have to do to enjoy a pint (or two or . . .) of good craft beer? I suppose before I continue I need to specify the topic of my discussion. I've been to a ton of bars/pubs/taverns, from where I used to live in Torrington, down through Colinsville/Avon, and now finally through the Greater-Middletown area. Also I want to specify that I think the folks in Middletown are doing a fine job of always having at least a few craft beers on tap, and in some cases are going above and beyond…Continue
On February 15th there was a vote to draft for proposed Bill 464, which was introduced to establish a Connecticut Beer Trail, and promote the manufacturing and sale of Connecticut made beer.
A 'vote to draft' essentially means there was a vote to have a proposed bill drafted in full as a committee bill, which is a positive step toward getting the bill passed and gaining state support for the initiative.
You can help! CT Beer Trail will have more…Continue
So I recently found out that Avery (one of my favorites) will be pulling out of Connecticut. I was a bit shocked about this and emailed them about it. The response I got from Avery mentioned the need to cut their losses in CT and put their limited product in other markets that they are doing well in. The rep also said that "that with modified and more liberal laws I believe the current craft beer landscape in CT would be much improved."
This got me thinking about what exactly are the…Continue
I love beer, love the fact that someone ran with an idea I had long ago but never did anything with, and love that this site creates a vehicle for promoting quality craft beers in Connecticut. I think it is long overdue and I hope it brings more beer drinkers in the state to appreciate our local…Continue
We're proud to announce that Maltose Express has joined the CT Beer Trail!
Maltose Express Home Brew and Winemaking Supply store is located in Monroe, CT and offers a wide array of brewing supplies. They're also the authors of "…Continue
I just tried Hatch Plug Ale from Connecticut's newest Cavalry Brewing Co. this past weekend. I found it to be a welcome change from all of the super-hopped ales on the shelves now. Hatch Plug is an unfiltered, mildly hopped ale that puts the emphasis on its malt aroma and flavor. I also want to mention how impressed I was by the generous layer of thick, white foam this beer creates. My pint glass kept a steady stream of tiny bubbles rising to the top and the head never disappated. It reminds…Continue
Added by Jim Cavallari on February 15, 2011 at 7:43am — No Comments
I've been feeling under the weather for the last few days - something my 4 month old son gave me, I'm sure. I have been taking some standard cold medicine, but I wondered whether those homeopathic remedies and foods with added health benefits were any help. I began searching the internet for different remedies people have tried and investigated claims of miraculous recoveries only to find that as expected, there is no "cure" for the common cold. Each remedy and food source just provided…Continue
According to OkCupid Trends analysis:
"Among all our casual topics, whether someone likes the taste of beer is the single best predictor of if he or she has sex on the first date."
Ironically the 2nd most leading predictor question is, "Do you want to take a ride in my…Continue
Added by Erik Pettersen on February 12, 2011 at 9:39pm — No Comments
From now until March 31, 2011, we're asking you to take photos of your Ten Penny growlers in interesting, funny, strange, unique and entertaining places and situations. The photo with the most "likes" on the site on April 1, 2011 will win and will earn the…Continue
Added by Kevin Mayo on February 12, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments
I'm having a large art opening on April 2 in Plantsville, CT and am interested in seeking sponsorship from a local brewery. If you or someone you'd know may be interested in helping me out while promoting their product at the same time, please let me know. More info about the show appears below.
Added by Eric Stegmaier on February 11, 2011 at 4:36pm — No Comments
I recently brewed a kit from Northern Brewer called "Biere de Table" and the sample I just drank is perfect. Very simple malt bill, the only hops are first wort, and it uses a limited release yeast. The belgian yeast loves 70F to 85F so I had to rig up a fermentation heater! I used a seed starter heat mat that normally gets our garden veggies a jump-start in the spring, and used a spare reptile thermostat to keep the temp around 76F on the outside of the glass carboy.
With new members joining the CT Beer Trail daily, I thought it would be nice to share information about the Connecticut breweries of the past and therefore I am planning on posting a series of articles looking back at our state’s brewing history. While researching information for this article series, I was amazed to find out how many breweries our state actually had up and running. I decided to write my first article about a brewery that was once located in my hometown, the Meriden Brewing…Continue
I've been seeing the CT Beer Trail site popping up all over the internet over the last two days! Here's some examples-
Added by Luke Ryan on February 8, 2011 at 7:54pm — No Comments
2/8/2011 – CT BEER TRAIL, Hartford, Conn. – Sen. Andrew M. Maynard, 18th Dist., and Chris Kepple, representing Cotrrell Brewing Company and the Connecticut craft beer community provided testimony today before the state’s General Law Committee during a public hearing on a number of proposed bills including Bill No. 464 which promotes the development of the CT Beer Trail and the manufacturing and sale of Connecticut made beer.
The hearing was held on Tuesday,…Continue