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December 2013 Blog Posts (35)

Fuzzy Baby Ducks - New England Brewing



Fuzzy Baby Ducks (6.20% ABV) is an American IPA. It was served in an fluted pint.  It was a hazy orange yellow with a nice floof of foam that clung to the glass and left behind amazing lacing.



The aroma is a nose full of tart citrus and earthy hoppy goodness. You know what you're…

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Added by Cheryl Lemos on December 31, 2013 at 11:53am — No Comments

Thimble Island Brewery

Check out Thimble Island Brewery.

Bought Growler koozie, perfect holiday gift for the beer…

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Added by Terry Poley on December 25, 2013 at 7:21pm — No Comments

Last minute Christmas gift idea!

Are you looking for a great last minute gift idea?  There's still time!  Order a Trail Blazer Club membership card for that special someone in your life right now online here!  Not familiar with the Trail Blazers Club?…

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Added by Bryon Turner on December 24, 2013 at 4:21pm — No Comments


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Beer411: And at #1 on our Countdown, Katie and I want to know... What Ale's You??



AleSmith Brewing Company

Location: San Diego, CA

Style: Stout

abv: 12.0%

Website: AleSmith.com

Twitter:…

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Added by Tony Leone on December 24, 2013 at 12:59pm — No Comments


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Beer411: At #2, KayTee is ready to Hibernate with Great Divide



This beer was a happy find for my co-taster Phil and me as we wind down our Beer411 Xmas countdown.



We are down to #2 … can you believe it?

We bring to…

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Added by Tony Leone on December 23, 2013 at 12:41pm — No Comments

Intro to Black Pond Brews

http://www.craftbrewguy.com/black-pond-brews/

Added by CraftBrewGuy on December 22, 2013 at 8:54am — No Comments

Chaz and AJ beer for Charity

'tis the season for raising a glass of cheer and, more importantly, being charitable to those less fortunate than ourselves.



Chaz and AJ are the hosts of WPLR and The FOX morning drive shows. Their sometimes unorthodox and often rude humor graces our airwaves to amuse us while we sit in the never ending…

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Added by Cheryl Lemos on December 21, 2013 at 12:34pm — No Comments

Two Roads Anniversary Ale

I can't tell you how much it's means to me having a brewery in my home town.



It was just over a year ago when I got a chance to visit Two Roads before they opened their doors to the public (read about it …

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Added by Cheryl Lemos on December 20, 2013 at 1:01pm — No Comments


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Beer411: At #3... If you don't know White Birch, you're barking up the wrong tree.



Brewery: White Birch Brewing (Hooksett, NH)

Style: Smoked Imperial…

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Added by Tony Leone on December 20, 2013 at 10:05am — No Comments


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Beer411: At #4, Hardywood's Gingerbread Stout is a Bottle of Christmas Spirit



Hardywood Reserve Series

Gingerbread Stout

9.2% ABV

2013 release

@Hardywood




First off, this post is brought to you by the Christmas Spirit – 100%



I was minding my own business, tweeting Hardywood Brewery to find out if I could get my hands on their Gingerbread Stout anywhere in Mass. for our 12 beers of Xmas countdown and then “poof” a ghost of Christmas past appears (a friendly one!!) – an…

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Added by Tony Leone on December 19, 2013 at 9:29am — No Comments


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Beer411: 5 GOLDEN RINGS!!! (BADA BUM BUM!!) Special thanks to the Beer Coasters Podcast for the hook up!



Brewery: The Bruery (CA)…
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Added by Tony Leone on December 18, 2013 at 10:14am — No Comments


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Beer411: And at #6: Shipyard... The Freshmaker.

KayTeeStinch rolls the dice at #6...…


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Added by Tony Leone on December 17, 2013 at 11:38am — No Comments

Kent Falls Brewing Co coming '14

Tucked away in the idyllic northwest hills of Litchfield County (Connecticut), you can find the historic town of Kent. Revered as one of the most aesthetically beautiful towns in all of New England, this quaint Connecticut gem has been noted for its... 

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Added by CraftBrewGuy on December 16, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments


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Beer411: Keeping it local for the 7th Beer on our Xmas Countdown.



Brewery: Two Roads Brewing…

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Added by Tony Leone on December 16, 2013 at 10:29am — No Comments

Thomas Hooker Nor'Easter



As my search for local winter beer continued, there was one beer that is an annual favorite that I hadn't gotten my greedy little hands on yet - …

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Added by Cheryl Lemos on December 14, 2013 at 3:06pm — No Comments

Post a fun photo and you may win something!

We love snow storm photos and holiday pics!  We're looking for funny, sexy, cool, interesting, and creative images.  Have fun with it! 

 

Post your snap shots all weekend long and we'll re-post some of our favorite and ask you to vote for your favorites with "likes" and "shares"...  Vote here at the CTBeerTrail website, on Facebook and on Twitter.  Best way to get votes is to share…

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Added by Bryon Turner on December 14, 2013 at 12:09pm — 2 Comments

SBC Big Chill Ale



I am on a mission to find winter brews from Connecticut breweries. For some reason unknown to me Southport Brewing Company wasn't on my radar.



While scoping out the beer section of …

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Added by Cheryl Lemos on December 14, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

CT Breweries Update 12/14/13

UPDATE 12/14/13

Several CT breweries seem to be open despite the weather- be safe if venturing out for your growler fills.

Back East Brewing Company Open 12-4

Thomas Hooker Brewery Old Marley Barleywine Release NOW

Firefly Hollow Brewing Open at 12p- until TBD

Relic Brewing Co Open 12-4 (New Rye Saison King of Wands)

The Beer'd Brewing Co. Open 11a-5p (New DIPA Vegemite Sandwich)

Shebeen Brewing Company Open 12-5

New England Brewing Co. Closed due to…

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Added by CraftBrewGuy on December 14, 2013 at 11:17am — 3 Comments

Shebeen Bourbon Barrel Aged Double Rye Porter

I don't think I've had a Shebeen beer I didn't like. Maybe it's the beer. Maybe it's the whole package.



Sure, the beer is good, distinctive, and creative. But the brewery is welcoming, the brewmaster is accommodating, the tasting room is comfortable, the staff is friendly.



The combination of…

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Added by Cheryl Lemos on December 13, 2013 at 1:45pm — No Comments


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Beer411: Katie and Phil do their best Arnold impression to get to the 8th Beer on our Xmas Countdown.





Gouden Carolus Noel

Brouwerij Het Anker

Belgium



Style | ABV

Belgian Strong Dark Ale | 10% ABV

@BreweryHetAnker



The first thing that…

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Added by Tony Leone on December 13, 2013 at 11:27am — No Comments

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