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Cork & Brew - 20% off gift card sale for this weekend only!

Gift Card Sale! For 4 days only you can purchase Gift Cards for 20% off! November 9th-12th. Purchase at Cork & Brew or over the phone & we will mail it to you. This is a great deal that may not happen again!



Buy a $100 gift card & pay only $80. Buy a $200 gift card & pay only $160. Purchase any amount. Cash, Credit Card or Checks accepted.…
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Added by Cork & Brew on November 9, 2012 at 1:47pm — No Comments

Survey

Please remember to fill out our survey for Back East Brewing Company this week! All feedback is encouraged. Thank you so much. 

http://freeonlinesurveys.com/s.asp?sid=2r891j6p0xbi3go137561

Added by Blair Peterson on November 7, 2012 at 3:12pm — No Comments

Bikes and Beers 2012 Rides Into the History Books (And New Haven)

Bikes and Beers, an event quickly gaining popularity in Connecticut, has been one of the many great successes of the Connecticut Beer Trail in 2012. And so, to close out the year on Bikes and Beers, this last ride had to be big, loud, and tons of fun. By partnering with the Devil's Gear in New Haven, CT Beer Trail…

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Added by Brien Stephen on November 5, 2012 at 8:00pm — No Comments

CBG - Taste the Revolution



When hubby and I received an invitation to attend a local craft beer tasting it wasn't an invitation I could easily ignore.  An opportunity to sample a numbered and varied selection of craft beers was a mouthwatering prospect.

 

The invitation came from Craft Brew Guy who is attempting to incite (or inspire)  a revolution.  A craft…

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Added by Cheryl Lemos on November 5, 2012 at 4:13pm — No Comments

Back East Brewing Company Survey

Please fill out our survey for Back East Brewing Company. It will not take up much of your time and it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

http://freeonlinesurveys.com/s.asp?sid=2r891j6p0xbi3go137561

Added by Blair Peterson on November 5, 2012 at 3:26pm — 1 Comment

The real way to carve a pumpkin from Cork & Brew!

Now that's a way to carve a pumpkin! Happy Halloween!…

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Added by Cork & Brew on October 31, 2012 at 10:29pm — No Comments

So as the days start fading and we head towards Thanksgiving day, I start looking for a darker more complex beer. Next on my docket will be a nice Robust Porter. Let's take a look at the style from t…

So as the days start fading and we head towards Thanksgiving day, I start looking for a darker more complex beer. Next on my docket will be a nice Robust Porter. Let's take a look at the style from the BJCP guidelines as to what we are trying to get to for the right feel:

Aroma: Roasty aroma (often with a lightly burnt, black malt character) should be noticeable and may be moderately strong. Optionally may also show some additional malt character in support (grainy, bready,…

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Added by Brew and Wine Hobby on October 30, 2012 at 11:22am — No Comments

FINAL RESULTS: Sierra Nevada Home Brew Finals, 10/25

8 months ago we had 39 home brew entries... Last Thursday, we finally settled the score.  

 
Here are you FINAL RESULTS:
 
1st Place/Best of Show: Jody Rockhill, Cucumber Saison - Score: 41
2nd Place: Dan Roy, English Pumpkin Ale - Score: 36
3rd Place: Ed Silva, Robust Coconut Porter - Score: 34.5
4th: Mike Patient, Rose Beer - Score: 33
5th: Tim Phelps,…
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Added by Backstage on October 30, 2012 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

A Sixpoint Love Letter Of Sorts

A couple of weeks ago, I had made my first craftbeer purchase since moving to Baltimore. It was an exciting moment! A new city, with new beer availability, in a new store. Wandering the aisles, I saw a small end display of a brewery I have been chomping at the bit to try, Brooklyn own, Sixpoint.

 

(Continue reading on Hipster Brewfus)

Added by Jake Scholan on October 25, 2012 at 9:07pm — No Comments

Hanging on to Fall Fun: Looking Forward to Three Events

The temperature is dropping (well kinda), the leaves are falling, and people are fear-mongering about a monster snow storm on the way. The temptation now is to pack it in: stock up on beer and warm clothes and hibernate for the upcoming winter; but I say there's fun left to be had! Taking a look ahead I've picked out three events that will warm your chill-bitten bones, and help you see that winter may not be that bad after all.



There are two Halloween events that I want to…

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Added by Brien Stephen on October 24, 2012 at 7:00pm — 4 Comments

Why I Sometimes Like Being With My Beer Instead of My Man

I have loved beer from an early age. And I am not suggesting that beer comes first in my marriage, but there are times (and I am certain that my husband would agree) when I would rather hold my beer than him.

1) My beer can't talk. Oh, it says plenty, but it only says what I want to hear. I am…

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Added by Heidi Schelfo on October 22, 2012 at 11:27pm — No Comments

Porkin' out on beer

Hubby and I have a standing date night every week.  Most times we go to our favorite bar . . . Porky’s Café in Shelton, CT . . .  because they have the best hot wings around, awesome pizza, and the staff is cute &…
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Added by Cheryl Lemos on October 18, 2012 at 12:09pm — No Comments

#17 Widmer Brothers Lemongrass Wheat (2011)

I don't make a habit of buying the same bottle twice. But I had broken that habit when I spotted this bottle of Widmer Brothers Lemongrass Wheat Ale at my then local beer stop. It was something I had picked on a whim about a year ago. I remember taking a picture of it. I remember really enjoying it. I remember thinking "If I had a blog, I would write all about this."



Well guess what? Now I…

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Added by Jake Scholan on October 13, 2012 at 9:46pm — No Comments

Brewfus Rare Beer Party & #16 Space Monkey

Hey guys! Long time no blog!



It has been about a month since my last post, and a lot has happened!





  • I had my interview with Flying Dog and it was incredible! Best interview I had ever had. But alas, things didn't work out. That's OK though, I'm still super flattered I even got the chance to interview with them
  • I DID get a job with an engineering company, as a Structural Steel Designer!
  • I had…
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Added by Jake Scholan on October 4, 2012 at 8:51am — No Comments

White House Beer Recipe's - Cork & Brew!

White House Beer Recipe's! Have these ingredients put together by Cork & Brew & drink like the President!!

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/09/01/ale-chief-white-house-beer-recipe

Added by Cork & Brew on September 19, 2012 at 11:48am — No Comments

Get your PUMPKIN FIX this wkd!!

We started with ONE... then decided to put TWO on... then we said... "Forget it... PUT THEM ALL ON!!"

Tis the season to get your PUMPKIN FIX down at…

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Added by Backstage on September 14, 2012 at 10:52am — No Comments

Beer, bacon and bourbon

Plan B, a local restaurant that specializes in burgers, beer and bourbon, is celebrating their one year anniversary.  And they're going hog wild!  Literally!  They are  celebrating with bacon . . . it's Bacon Week!  On special this week is…

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Added by Cheryl Lemos on September 13, 2012 at 12:38pm — No Comments

Beers of Days Gone Past Part II

I personally like the idea of a short blurb about different beers I found notable, but couldn't be bothered to do a review of. My first attempt doesn't seem so wildly popular, with only 18 views. But that's ok, because I stand behind it! Lets see what I've been too lazy to write about!

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Added by Jake Scholan on September 10, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Ct beer trail kegs

Can anyone tell me if all the breweries in ct. sell there beer in kegs? The reason I ask is that Im looking to put in an extra tap in our elks club, and I want it to be ct beer trail exclusive- something we can change monthly.

Added by Michael Higgins on September 9, 2012 at 1:19pm — 3 Comments

Fall is in FULL EFFECT at Backstage!

The calendar might say SEPTEMBER... but its OCTOBERFEST time at Backstage!!  

And to give your wallet a break... we're kicking off the season with $4 Octoberfests and…

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Added by Backstage on September 6, 2012 at 11:49am — No Comments

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