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The Famous Narragansett: Proving They're More Than Just a Big Can!

Reposted from my blog: Malted Musings.

The Narragansett Brewing Company is one of those breweries that many of us have fairly fond memories of. These memories (probably) revolve around tall boy cans full of "decent" beer being served at summer BBQs and on the…

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Added by Brien Stephen on January 21, 2013 at 3:09pm — 3 Comments

AT AGE 2, BACKSTAGE PLANS TO HIT 40!

 

Sunday, January 20, 2013:

Backstage turned 2 yesterday, and we want to thank everybody for their support along the…

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Added by Backstage on January 21, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Stratford Brewery Bound for Success Down the Road

Brad Hittle co-owner of Two Roads Brewing Company in Stratford poses in the brewery’s tasting room.

STRATFORD—When it comes to choosing what craft beer to drink in Connecticut, there’s still time to change the road you’re on. In fact…

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Added by Jay Lederman on January 20, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Exciting News from the CT Beer Trail!

We've got a lot going on around here at the CT Beer Trail back office and we wanted to let you know about it.

We will make a big announcement on Friday, Jan 18th!  You will not want to miss this bit of news!  Write yourself a reminder to check our site, FaceBook page, and…

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Added by Bryon Turner on January 17, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Cork & Brew - new banquet & party facility opening!

Cork & Brew's Banquet & Party Facility is opening in February 2013!  Just across the street from our current location.  The Banquet & Party facility is at 26 North Main St.  A beautiful 1000 square foot facility dedicated to banquet events & parties. 

Perfect to host bachelor or bachelorette parties, showers, anniversary parties, summer parties, surprise & birthday parties, a block party.  Company…

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Added by Cork & Brew on January 15, 2013 at 5:04pm — No Comments

Tasting Notes: Olde Burnside - Time-Tested Local Beer With a Winter Kick

Re-posted from my blog: Malted Musings.

Olde Burnside Brewing Company, often times erroneously referred to as "Ten Penny Brewery," is the local beer company that is most commonly known for their rock-solid Ten Penny and Dirty Penny ales. What many may not…

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Added by Brien Stephen on January 12, 2013 at 12:06pm — 5 Comments

Cork & Brew needs your help!

Cork & Brew needs your help!!!



Cork & Brew is expanding to include a large banquet/party facility across from our current location.  Perfect for corporate events, fundraisers, private parties, etc.  We are hoping to open our doors the beginning of February of this year!  We are keeping our current location, just opening the new place across the street for events.



We need your help!  In need of finding used equipment:

stainless…

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Added by Cork & Brew on January 10, 2013 at 1:54pm — No Comments

Cork & Brew staff at Hooker Brewery tonight!!

Come hang out with the staff of Cork & Brew tonight!  We are supporting Thomas Hooker Brewery in Bloomfield! 

January 4 | 5-8 pm at Thomas Hooker Brewery

 

A $10 donation gets you a beer tasting, a tour, a pint glass, a chance to hang out with other beer lovers, and a great start to your…

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Added by Cork & Brew on January 4, 2013 at 2:04pm — No Comments

Tasting Notes: Thomas Hooker's Big Beers

Re-posted from my blog: Malted Musings.

Happy New Year! It's been a nice Holiday break for me, but now I'm back with some great bigger-styled beers from Thomas Hooker Brewing Company that I had a few weeks back at Eli Cannon's Tap Room.…



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Added by Brien Stephen on January 3, 2013 at 7:36pm — No Comments

Cork & Brew bridal show contest for this weekend!!

4 FREE Tickets to the CT Bridal Expo this weekend.  January 5-6th.  www.jenksproductions.com.

A random winner will be chosen Friday morning.  Just facebook us bridal show and you may win!

 

https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/home.php 

Added by Cork & Brew on January 3, 2013 at 3:19pm — No Comments


Trailblazer 2015
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


Trailblazer 2015
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

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