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February 2012 Blog Posts (19)

CT Beer Trail T-Shirts!

Our first T-Shirts will be available in limited quantities at the First Annual City Steam/CT Beer Trail Winter Beer Festival.  If you want one, you'll need to make a beeline for…


Added by Bryon Turner on February 29, 2012 at 8:00pm — No Comments

First batch in a long time

   Just got back to brewing. Just finished an American ale based on a recipe from Lake Front brewery and provided by Northern Brewers. Unbelievably good. Tomorrow going to start a brew from Surly brewery.

 I know I have a ways to go but you got to start somewhere


Added by Jay Walsh on February 29, 2012 at 5:42pm — 2 Comments

Trail Blazer
Beer411 Profiles: Spitzer's Corner, NYC

Website: spitzerscorner.com

Everything happens for a reason. (Grandma Leone would always say...)…


Added by Tony Leone on February 28, 2012 at 8:50am — No Comments

Your feedback is wanted

Thank you,

As a member of the CT Beer Trail you are taking an active role in our state's craft beer industry and for that we thank you. Our goal is to promote, strengthen, and help Connecticut's craft beer community to grow, with your help we can make that happen. Your input is important to us, please consider taking a few minutes to complete this survey to help us…


Added by Bryon Turner on February 25, 2012 at 8:36pm — No Comments

CT Beer Trail gathers steam in the city

Hartford, Conn.  – Every active craft brewery and brewpub in Conn. will converge on the state capital to share samples of their hand crafted masterpieces for attendees of the First Annual City Steam/CT Beer Trail Winter Beer Festival on Thursday March 1. 

The event is a collaborative effort between Hartford’s own City Steam Brewery Café and the CT Beer Trail with the goal of promoting the state’s entire craft beer community to craft beer fans and members of local…


Added by Bryon Turner on February 24, 2012 at 10:26pm — No Comments

  These are just a few new items now offered at Cork & Brew.  Go to our facebook page for all the items or stop by the store!          


These are just a few new items now offered at Cork & Brew.  Go to our facebook page for all the items or stop by the store!






Added by Cork & Brew on February 22, 2012 at 8:19pm — No Comments

Cork & Brew T-shirts!

Please let me know if you know any business that prints up business t-shirts.  Looking for inexpensive & local.  Thanks


Added by Cork & Brew on February 21, 2012 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Name that beer

Broad Brook Brewing Company is reaching out to local craft beer fans seeking assistance in naming their latest creation at the 1st Annual City Steam/CT Beer Trail Winter Beer Festival on March…


Added by Bryon Turner on February 18, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Relic Brewing open for business

Connecticut's craft beer industry will get a little bigger this week with the announcement that one of the state's developing breweries is now officially open for business.


Relic Brewing, a small batch brewery located in Plainville, Conn will formally announce later this weekend that they are officially state…


Added by Bryon Turner on February 18, 2012 at 3:38pm — 5 Comments

Tasting Notes: Stone's Arrogant Bastard vs. Oaked Bastard Ale

     This past Tuesday I attended  Eli Cannon's Tap Room's Anti-Valentines Party with my wife, which featured a Stone Brewing Co. tap takeover. They had Levitation, Arrogant Bastard, Double Bastard, and Oaked Bastard on draught, in addition to their already-copious beer list.

        Though I am well acquainted with Stone's Arrogant Bastard…


Added by Brien Stephen on February 18, 2012 at 11:53am — No Comments

City Steam Contest - We need your help!

We have some exciting news for those of you coming to City Steam on March 1st... We need you, our fans and brew enthusiasts to help name our newest creation, a complex IPA that is certainly one-of-a-kind. So stop by our table and sample this interesting beverage, grab an entry form and help us out. You must be at the City Steam event to enter. Official entry forms will be available only at the…

Added by Broad Brook Brewing on February 17, 2012 at 12:28pm — No Comments

Entry level position open at Cork & Brew!

Seeking a part time entry level Marketing Assistant to work at Cork & Brew.


  • Generate new leads for Cork & Brew through research, new client visits, direct mail, social media marketing, bridal & home show events, etc.
  • Research, negotiate & meet with advertisers & vendors.
  • Learn the home brewing process for beer, wine & soda.
  • Sell items at Cork &…

Added by Cork & Brew on February 15, 2012 at 2:27pm — No Comments

Press Release: Half Full signs lease for brewery site at 43 Homestead Avenue in Stamford, CT

STAMFORD, CT, February 6th, 2012 (Half Full Brewery Newswire)–  The Half Full Brewery is excited to announce that after months of searching for its dream space, it has finally signed a lease on a 5,280 square foot facility in the Waterside section of Stamford, CT at 43 Homestead, Stamford, Ct 06902.  Founder Conor Horrigan had this to say "Over the past year or more, we have seen probably two dozen sites and this was by far our favorite site, so we are very excited that we will be able to…


Added by Half Full Brewery on February 13, 2012 at 10:14am — No Comments

Newcomer looking for help

I'm from Manchester, and looking for someone to teach this old dog about all grain brewing.

Added by dave hanley on February 12, 2012 at 9:53am — 1 Comment

15% off all kegging equipment at Cork & Brew including used kegs!

Dear Cork & Brew Friends,
Select Kegging equipment on Sale at Cork & Brew. 15% off used ball lock kegs & other kegging equipment. Used ball lock kegs normally $63.99, now $54.40.  Sale from February 8th - March 8th.  No coupon necessary.  Prices taken off in store. 

Contact Cork & Brew for more information or stop by!

35 N. Main St…

Added by Cork & Brew on February 8, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Big Ticket Give-Aways at the CT Beer Trail

Looking to win beer event tickets? Well you've come to the right place!  The CT Beer Trail gave away a ton of event ticket during our first year, and 2012 shows no signs that we'll be slowing down.  Here's the first two ticket giveaways of the year, and we already have more in the works!  See below for details on how to enter! 



Added by Bryon Turner on February 7, 2012 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

Vote for Cork & Brew in the "Advocate Best of Hartford 2012!"

Cork & Brew fans:  Vote for us at "Advocate's Best of Hartford 2012!" 


It's simple - Go to: http://www.ct.com/news/advocates/best-of-ct/.

Pick People & Places (on left) - Best Local Attraction (write in Cork & Brew) and Best Place for Indoor Fun (write in Cork & Brew). 



Added by Cork & Brew on February 3, 2012 at 11:55am — No Comments

Valentine's Day & Kiss 95.7 radio spots!

Listen for Cork & Brew's radio spots on Kiss 95.7 from Feb 6-12th!



Valentine's Day is right around the corner.  Give a gift certificate to have your sweetie make a batch or beer or wine.  A unique gift that anyone would love. 


Cork &…


Added by Cork & Brew on February 2, 2012 at 4:56pm — No Comments

Trail Blazer
Dogfish's Fort, Not for the Meek

Brewery: Dogfish Head (Milton, DE)

IBU: 49

ABV: 18%

Style: Fruit Beer

No, I haven't gone soft on you.

I know some of you that read this blog, probably just caught the "fruit beer" style and thought that perhaps Tone has lost it since the 12 Beers of Christmas countdown.

Listen, if you are going to judge before even tasting…


Added by Tony Leone on February 1, 2012 at 1:28pm — No Comments

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