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December 2012 Blog Posts (27)


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Beer411: And at #1... An EPIC ending to another holiday season

Were you lucky enough to cellar a few of…
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Added by Tony Leone on December 25, 2012 at 2:32pm — No Comments


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Beer411: On the 2nd Beer of Xmas, Brunch's New Side Kick: Founders Breakfast Stout



Founders Double Chocolate, Coffee, Oatmeal Breakfast Stout

ABV: 8.3I | IBUs: 60 | Availability: Sep – Feb



Christmas Brunch has never had a better…

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Added by Tony Leone on December 24, 2012 at 1:26pm — No Comments

The End is Beer!

Well we made it past the end of the world and into the twilite zone where all good things end in beer!  To celebrate we have all 12 taps pouring CBH Beers today!  Even our newly released End of Days Russian Imperial Stout!  Now that you've made it to the end,  have a CBH Beer!

Added by Cambridge House Brew Pub on December 21, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Two Roads Brewery - two beers

In all my excitement with blogging about the opening of Two Roads Brewery I was remiss in doing a review of the two new beers I tried while I was there.

So here it…

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Added by Cheryl Lemos on December 21, 2012 at 11:05am — No Comments


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Beer411: 3 French Hens? Not if Genghis has anything to say about it.



Brewery: Clown Shoes

Style: Porter

ABV: 7%

Website: ClownShoesBeer.com



Several months ago, CT was invaded by 4 fantastic breweries:…

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Added by Tony Leone on December 21, 2012 at 10:11am — No Comments


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Beer411: At #4, You're a Mean One, KayTeeStinch

Clearly, Ghost is not impressed with Magic…
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Added by Tony Leone on December 21, 2012 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Two Roads Brewery opens quietly

Since I had my sneak peek at Two Roads Brewery a couple weeks ago, I have been waiting with happy anticipation for them to open their doors to the public and a chance to try more of their brews.
My opportunity came on December…
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Added by Cheryl Lemos on December 19, 2012 at 10:41am — No Comments


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Beer411: Heading Back East for #5 on our countdown





Brewery: Back East Brewing Co.

Style: Amber

ABV: 5.0%

Website: http://backeastbrewing.com



Rule #1:

If you want to…

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Added by Tony Leone on December 19, 2012 at 10:21am — No Comments

Thomas Hooker Brewing Co: Iconic CT Brewery With Big Plans

When most Connecticut residents think of Thomas Hooker Brewery Company, they probably think of their flagship beer: Hooker Blonde Ale. This stellar lower ABV brew has sweet taste, low clinginess on the palate, and is just an overall fantastic summer/gateway beer. However, Hooker isn't content with being regarded as just a gateway beer (especially since their …

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Added by Brien Stephen on December 18, 2012 at 6:34pm — No Comments


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Beer411: On the 6th Beer of Xmas, Lock @KayTeeStinch In With a Keg of Cabin Fever

Berkshire Brewing Company, Cabin Fever Ale

6.3% Alcohol by volume (ABV)

20 International Bitterness Units (IBU)



Here’s another brewery I need to tour: The Berkshire Brewing Company.

BBC are the genius creators behind our delicious sixth beer of Christmas, the cabin fever ale.



Located in South Deerfield, Mass., (meaning another sup-Ah fresh beer for me) BBC was launched in 1994 by a pair of homebrewers. The website…

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Added by Tony Leone on December 18, 2012 at 9:35am — No Comments

FREE T-SHIRT! The perfect stocking stuffer!

Looking for a great last minute gift idea?  Look no further!  There’s still time to order a Trail Blazers’ Club membership for that craft beer lover in your life!  To make this the ideal stocking stuffer we’ll give the first 20 online shoppers who order memberships a free CT Beer Trail t-shirt.* …

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Added by Bryon Turner on December 17, 2012 at 11:04am — No Comments


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Beer411: At #7, Widmer's Brrrfect Beer for the Countdown



Brewery: Widmer Brothers Brewing Co.

Style: Winter Warmer

ABV: 9.4%

Website: http://widmerbrothers.com/

Lucky Number 7. I walked into the package store several…

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Added by Tony Leone on December 17, 2012 at 9:23am — No Comments


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Beer411: On the 8th beer of Xmas, Blue Hills Dunkelweizen Makes the Nice List





Style | ABV

Dunkelweizen | 6.90% ABV

“Wampatuck Winter Wheat” by Blue Hills Brewery

Brewed in Canton, Mass. (for me = SUP-ah…

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Added by Tony Leone on December 14, 2012 at 9:14am — No Comments

CONTEST: Resolve to support CT craft beer in 2013!

The CT Beer Trail is asking you to make a New Year’s resolution to support local Connecticut beer and we’re going to make it worth your while.

Throughout the month of January take a photo every time you enjoy a local Connecticut craft beer at home or every time you…

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Added by Bryon Turner on December 13, 2012 at 9:52pm — No Comments

Tasting Notes: Two Hearty Beers and a Randall from Dog Fish Head

Re-posted from my blog: Malted Musings.

In my continuing search for great winter beer, I have come across a few fine selections from Dogfish Head during their tasting night at Eli Cannon's Tap Room. As usual, Eli's had an…

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Added by Brien Stephen on December 13, 2012 at 6:34pm — 4 Comments


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Beer411: Sammy's up to no good, on the 9th Beer of Xmas...







Brewery: Boston Beer Company

Style: Sweet Stout

ABV: 9%



Ok, so perhaps the title of this post is slightly misleading. After yesterday's…

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Added by Tony Leone on December 13, 2012 at 9:49am — No Comments


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Beer411: Bing Does Not Come With Every Bottle: White Christmas

Back to you in the studio, @KayTeeStinch...

 

White…

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Added by Tony Leone on December 12, 2012 at 9:23am — No Comments


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Beer411: On the 11th Beer of Xmas... Are we "Peaking" too early?



Brewery: Peak Organic

Style: Amber

ABV: 7%

IBUs: 22

Website: http://www.peakbrewing.com

Trust the people that know what they are talking…

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Added by Tony Leone on December 11, 2012 at 9:22am — No Comments

Which will reign supreme?

Added by Ryan Dacey on December 10, 2012 at 8:37pm — No Comments


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Beer411: The 12th Beer of Christmas, not exactly a Lump of Coal

@KayTeeStinch kicks off this year's 12 Beers of Xmas!!

 



Happy Holidays Beer411 fans!



Tis’ the season to eat, drink and be merry and starting today we’ll be… Continue

Added by Tony Leone on December 10, 2012 at 9:16am — No Comments

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