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Cork & Brew - toy drop off site for "We Are the Children" holiday party!

Cork & brew is an official drop off site for new & unwrapped gifts for the we are the children holiday party. Please consider helping. For many of these kids this is the only gift they get. 12/21 is the deadline
 
Free beer or wine tastings to those who help…
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Added by Cork & Brew on December 6, 2012 at 2:13pm — No Comments

Two Roads Brewery

There’s a new brewery in town . . . Two Roads Brewery.  There is a lot of buzz and the opening is much anticipated.  But, alas, we still have a few weeks to wait to sample their wares. 

Or do we?…

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Added by Cheryl Lemos on December 6, 2012 at 10:18am — No Comments

Tasting Notes: Three Big Ones From Smuttynose Brewing Co.

Just in time for late fall/early winter, I have tasting notes on three big (ish) beers from Smuttynose Brewing Company that are packed with taste, yet drink nice and smooth.



I had these three on draught at Eli Cannon's in Middletown during their Smuttynose Brewing Co. night last Tuesday. The choice was rather daunting, they had the following…

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Added by Brien Stephen on December 4, 2012 at 5:44pm — No Comments

Eli Cannon's Christmas Tree Lighting Bigger and Better Than Ever

Re-posted from my blog: Malted Musings.

Eli Cannon's Tap Room yearly Christmas tree lighting ended up being bigger, better, and brighter than ever this year. New bar manager JD Crandall added more lights and more trees to the display and lit up the far North end of Middletown with a blast of holiday cheer. Going from one tree…

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Added by Brien Stephen on December 3, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Craft Beer as Tribalism: A Conversation With Smuttynose Brewing Company's Joe Grotto

Re-posted from my blog: Malted Musings.

Every Tuesday Eli Cannon's Taproom in Middletown, CT holds beer tastings where beer brands are poured and represented by the actual people responsible for their production! Last week I had the pleasure of talking to Joe Grotto, the Area Sales Manager for…

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Added by Brien Stephen on December 2, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments


Trailblazer 2015
Beer411 asks, What are you waiting for?



From the depths of the internet...

How you guys been?! I know it's been ages since we've talked…

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Added by Tony Leone on November 28, 2012 at 9:06am — No Comments

Brewfus Beef Stew

Hello again!



Today I'm going to try something new, so I ask that you bear with me. Obviously, I love beer. And I've made it known how much I love music. But there is another thing I love a lot...



Cooking!

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Added by Jake Scholan on November 28, 2012 at 7:18am — No Comments

Best Beer Christmas Gifts

Tis the season...for beer! Forget about the eggnog, I am looking forward to unique beers and beer related gifts that give me even more reason to celebrate. So Santa, if you are listening, here are a few things at the top of my Christmas list to make it even more merry!

Beer Brewing Kits

For…

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Added by Heidi Schelfo on November 26, 2012 at 10:25pm — 1 Comment

Exciting Winter Season Events at Eli Cannon's Tap Room

In my continuing efforts to get all of you out and about, and enjoying great beer and fun, I've touched base with Eli Cannon's Tap Room (in Middletown CT) to see what this great beer bar has in the cards for the winter season. As expected- they did not disappoint me; and have a few great events coming up that every beer lover should make an effort to attend.



First are the Tuesday Night Tastings. These are nights when Eli Cannons features a…

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Added by Brien Stephen on November 24, 2012 at 1:59pm — No Comments

Cork & Brew Black Friday Sale!

25% off all cork cages at Cork & Brew on Black Friday. Holiday & everyday cork cages great for gifts or for yourself. Cannot be combined with any other…

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Added by Cork & Brew on November 19, 2012 at 9:18pm — No Comments

Consumer survey for Back East Brewing Company

We are closing our Back East consumer survey by tomorrow so if you could please fill it out that would be great! Below is the link, thank you so much.

Leading PR

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

Added by Blair Peterson on November 13, 2012 at 3:49pm — No Comments

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.

 

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

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