CT Beer Trail

July 2011 Blog Posts (16)

The best way to socialize!

Anyone who crossed paths with me today (80 people!?!?!?!), knows that I  was totally psyched on riding bikes around Granby today. I am new to the area and I have met so many people who share the same passion for drinking beer while NOT sitting on the couch. If I missed you today, I hope to meet you during future events. If you even know how to pedal a bike, the bikes and beers events are worth attending. We ride casually and soak in the glory of not being in the cubicle or office space! I hope… Continue

Added by Stuart Linke on July 31, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments

A Preview of "The Beer Gods Week" and Other Big Events at Eli Cannon's Tap Room

Last beer drank: Abita Beer Strawberry Lager

 

 

I've been on a real "fruity" beer kick recently. I guess I'm off to prove that all fruit beers don't have to be bad or something. This one from …

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Added by Brien Stephen on July 27, 2011 at 5:19pm — 1 Comment

CT Beer Trail & Cambridge House Brew Pub Home Brew Competition RULES

Competition Rules and Entry Information (Event Details | Entry form and bottle labels)…
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Added by Bryon Turner on July 26, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Cambridge House Brew Pub in Granby to host next Bikes and beers event along the CT Beer Trail

Granby, Conn.  – Local bicyclists and Conn. craft beer enthusiast will take part in the second official “Bikes & Beers” tour along the CT Beer Trail on Sunday July 31st.

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Added by Bryon Turner on July 25, 2011 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

From Hops to Hope and Everything In Between: Madison is alive with beer fever

 

MADISON, Conn.…

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Added by joshua.a.mead on July 24, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

From Hops to Hope charity event will have a strong Conn. beer presence

7/22/2011 – Madison, Conn.  – Local beer enthusiast will be thrilled by a selection of more than 100 craft beers and local food while attending the Madison Wine Exchange’s first annual From Hops to Hope charity beer festival on this Sunday.

 

The local beer community will be represented at this event by both representatives from the CT Beer Trail, and some of the artisans…

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Added by Bryon Turner on July 22, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments

HOPPY DAYS! GREEN HOP ORDERING INFO — SIMCOE & CITRA



First a little info, then an offering.

Though I’ve more to say about hot weather ferments (and a few recipes up my sleeve that I believe many will enjoy), a moment about hops again. They are quite the topic, and so essential to our hobby of course! So why do some run out? Whats the scoop?

Most hops in the US are bread from native strains that have mixed with European strains. Some are…

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Added by Brew and Wine Hobby on July 22, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments

I Am A "Crafter"...

By the Half Full Brewery Chief Beer Philosopher, on July 21st, 2011



Recently, I was thinking about how much I loathe overused mainstream words (don't get me started on the word "networking", which I decided to rename "foreplay" the moment I got to business school...just think about the similarities for a second).  In particular, I can't stand the word "entrepreneur". Not only is it difficult to say, but it sounds a bit too fancy to describe the innumerable people like me, who every… Continue

Added by Half Full Brewery on July 21, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

What is in a Name?

Last beer drank: Hooker Watermelon Ale.

 

The tagline for this beer is "surprisingly refreshing", and that is really the perfect way to describe this light, fruity brew. It pours a deep, translucent…

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Added by Brien Stephen on July 20, 2011 at 7:57pm — No Comments

Act Establishing the CT Beer Trail Signed by Governor

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed the act establishing the CT Beer Trail into law on July 13, 2011.



This act allows the Department of Transportation to permit directional and other official signs or notices about facilities where Connecticut beer is made or sold, including signs or notices containing the words “Connecticut Brewery Trail. ” It also allows private persons or entities affiliated with Connecticut-made beer manufacturers or sellers to pay for the design and production of these… Continue

Added by Bryon Turner on July 16, 2011 at 7:03am — No Comments

I Blog, You Blog, We All Blog

I don't regularly "blog" about beer or things related to beer, but here are a couple of beer-themed posts on my page:

 

http://sirjonofct.blogspot.com/2011/06/beer.html

 

and

 

http://sirjonofct.blogspot.com/2011/06/connecticut-beer-trail.html

 

I hope you enjoy…

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Added by Jon Johnson on July 13, 2011 at 9:12pm — No Comments

Making the most of your downtime during Wedding Season…

So, wedding season is officially in full swing and given that I’m in the business of doling out advice this week, I thought I would give a quick tip to wedding goers.  Unless you are in the wedding party, you often find yourself with a ton of downtime.  To make the most of your downtime, I suggest that you look up a local and brewery/brewpub and…

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Added by Half Full Brewery on July 13, 2011 at 10:31am — 1 Comment

7 Quick Tips for anyone thinking of starting a business…

Last week, I took on quite a bit of road time while traveling to Albany, Fairfield County, Westchester County, and New Hampshire and after a few hours, I grew sick of my Ipod.  So, I decided to do what I do best — worry about my business.  As my mind wandered, I thought to myself that I should write a blog about some of the things that have helped…

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Added by Half Full Brewery on July 12, 2011 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Grillin' N Chillin' on the CT Beer Trail

The Summer is filled with back yard BBQs, poolside fun, and gatherings with family and friends.  Nothing goes better with Summer time relaxing than locally crafted beer from the CT Beer Trail.  So tell us, what are you drinking this Summer Connecticut?  

 

We'd love to see your Grillin' N Chillin' photos, so why not upload them…

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Added by Bryon Turner on July 4, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

A Full Summer of Full Glasses

Last beer drank: Olde Burnside's Dirty Penny Ale

 

            This…

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Added by Brien Stephen on July 2, 2011 at 3:54pm — 1 Comment

Bikes & Beers along the CT Beer Trail

NEXT RIDE IS ON JULY 31, 2011 - DETAILS HERE

Bikes and Beer seem like strange bedfellows at first mention.  But a couple of months ago the point was made to me that active bicyclists and craft beer enthusiasts overlap.  Folks who…

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Added by Bryon Turner on July 1, 2011 at 9:00pm — 3 Comments

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