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#7 Stone Vertical Epic 11.11.11

Alright. I drank this beer a couple of weeks ago. It has taken me this long to review it for a couple reason...One,  I lost my detailed and slightly drunken scrawled notes. Second, this beer is intimidating. Seriously. There has been more than one occasion when I pick up a bottle of Stone and I second guess my masculinity. The Oaked Arrogant Bastard bottle alone is begging you for a knock down,…


Added by Jake Scholan on June 5, 2012 at 8:53pm — No Comments

7,318 Reasons to visit Coalhouse Pizza in Stamford (Tapintoct.blogspot.com)

Why should I visit   Coalhouse Pizza in Stamford?

Because of the Pizza!

Because of the Wings!!

Because of the Draft List!!!

Because of the Bottle List!!!!

Because of the Vibe and Atmosphere!!!!!


Coalhouse Pizza is beyond AWESOME.  Coalhouse Pizza has that "IT"…


Added by TapintoCT on June 5, 2012 at 8:11am — No Comments

Mid Review Post - My Latest Haul

So, basically, because this week has been hell, and my energy and focus are somewhere else. I still wanted to post something between my next review. I figured, what better than a haul post?!

So, my neighborhood Stop & Shop (or Giant, as I've discovered) has spent the last few months re-modeling to look and feel like all these new, fancy looking grocery stores, a la Wegmans or Stu Leonards or something along those lines. I suppose along with that, they decided…


Added by Jake Scholan on June 3, 2012 at 1:45am — No Comments

Tasting Relic's Antiquity and Discussing the "Lawnmower Effect"

Last Beer Drank: 2011 Relic Antiquity

Today's beer has been aged for a bit above the recommended year for optimal taste. I was given it last December by Relic owner and head-brewer Mark Sigman to sample after it had aged appropriately. …


Added by Brien Stephen on June 1, 2012 at 7:53am — 5 Comments

#6 Brew at the Zoo 2012

Ok, so I can shut up about it after this post, but my girlfriend, who rules, bought us tickets for Saturdays "Brew at the Zoo" in Baltimore. There were about 16 breweries, each with small assortment of their brews. From large names like Sam Adams to smaller "who?" brewers like The Brewers Art and a bunch of others in between, there was something for everyone. And it felt like…


Added by Jake Scholan on May 31, 2012 at 9:05am — No Comments

Trailblazer 2015
Beer411: Harpoon Catamount Maple Wheat (100 Barrel Series)

KayTee hits up the CT Beer Trail...

Harpoon Brewery

American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by Volume: (ABV) 6.8%

My colleague recently visited the Harpoon brewery…


Added by Tony Leone on May 29, 2012 at 10:12am — No Comments

Cork & Brew - win 4 movie tickets & a bottle of wine!

In honor of National Wine day - which is today, Cork & Brew is holding a contest!  Win 4 tickets to see a special advanced screening of the movie "People Like US".  Screening is Wednesday May 30th at 7pm at AMC Plainville, CT.  You will also win a bottle of wine!  Take a look at the preview:




All you have to do is like this post by the end of the day on…


Added by Cork & Brew on May 25, 2012 at 3:35pm — 2 Comments

The Weekender (May 25-28) @ Tapintoct.blogspot.com

Every Friday I will publish "The Weekender".  This will be your guide to awesome craft beer events and deals for that weekend.

Image Detail I will give a brief highlight of 5 Connecticut Craft Beer events or deals to check out.  Some will be the same from week to week and some will be different.  So please check back each week.




Added by TapintoCT on May 25, 2012 at 7:51am — No Comments

Cork & Brew Memorial Day Sale! Take $50 off wine making & $40 off beer making!

Cork & Brew Memorial Day Sale!  Do not miss out!  Take $50 off wine making & $40 off beer making. 


For this offer, you must book the appointment to make beer or wine on Friday 5/25/12, Saturday 5/26/12 or Sunday 5/27/12.  The actual appointment date when you come in to make the beer or wine can be anytime in 2012. 



Added by Cork & Brew on May 24, 2012 at 1:47pm — No Comments

Connecticut Sunday Liquor Sales: A Craft Consumer's View

Re-posted from my blog: Malted Musings.

This past Sunday a law took effect in Connecticut that allowed beer and liquor to be sold on Sundays, thus ending the archaic "blue law." I, like other beer fans, took it upon myself to visit my local beer superstore to pick up a few bottles to commemorate the event. In doing this, though, I fell into the trap that several…


Added by Brien Stephen on May 23, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Beer Dinner: Mikro Beer Bar and Allagash Brewing Company, Monday, June 4th (Tapintoct.blogspot.com)

Beer Bar:  Mikro Beer Beer

Brewery:  Allagash Brewing Company

Location:  3000 Whitney Avenue, Hamden

When:  Monday, June 4th (Reception 5:00PM - 6:00PM & Dinner 6:00PM)

Price:  $75 Per Person (Includes tax and gratuity) …


Added by TapintoCT on May 23, 2012 at 9:21am — No Comments

Cork & Brew - save 10% or up to $25 on making your own beer or wine!

Save 10% or up to $25 off of making your own beer or wine at Cork & Brew.  This deal will not last long so take a look! 

Take these few simple steps:  go to www.wfsb.com - click on whatever the main story is for the day on the left - scroll down to the ad under the "most popular stories" on that page on the…


Added by Cork & Brew on May 21, 2012 at 6:10pm — No Comments

Bikes, beer and cheese oh my!

Four small businesses are coming together this Sunday for a special event along Hartford’s Riverfront Recapture area to celebrate a unique marriage of bikes, beer and cheese.

The CT Beer Trail has teamed up with cycling experts from the Pedal Power bicycle shops to host their first “Bikes & Beers” …


Added by Bryon Turner on May 18, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

The 2nd Annual Rising Pint Brewfest Rocks Rentschler Field

Reposted from 
my blog: Malted Musings.


Rentschler field, in East Hartford Connecticut, was the hosting location of the 2nd Annual Rising Pint Brewfest. The 'fest featured over 70 breweries including Connecticut breweries Relic Brewing, Williantic Brewery, Tullycross Tavern, Olde Burnside, City Steam, Thomas Hooker Brewery, Calvary Brewing, The Hartford Better…


Added by Brien Stephen on May 17, 2012 at 12:28pm — No Comments

Trailblazer 2015
Revolutionize Your Beer Drinking

I hope you all are enjoying your American Craft Beer Week as much as I am. Monday, my friends and I did a vertical tasting of the Anchor Merry Xmas Happy New Year Ale from 2007, 2008 and 2009... Tuesday, I picked up my Hefeweizen home brew and hooked it up to my kegerator... then, we enjoyed some Hatch Plug Ale and Marauder IPA from Cavalry Brewing... and yesterday we kicked the night off up at Backstage up in Torrington. Yea, its been a good beer…


Added by Tony Leone on May 17, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Developing brewery looks to Connecticut’s craft beer community for a kick-start

Three local entrepreneurs are working to make Bristol a part of the state’s growing craft beer industry and they're looking for your help.

Rich Loomis, Bill Collins and Dana Bourque are no strangers to the craft beer scene as they have been teaching many of the state’s would be brewmasters the finer points of making quality beer from their home brew supply shop,…


Added by Bryon Turner on May 15, 2012 at 9:00pm — 3 Comments

Tasting Notes: Oskar Blues

Re-posted from my blog: Malted Musings.

Famed Colorado brewery
Oskar Blues was featured for tasting this past Tuesday at
Eli Cannon's Tap Room in Middletown, CT. Oskar Blue, infamous for being one of the first major craft breweries to offer their beer in cans, had four beers on draught: Mama's…


Added by Brien Stephen on May 14, 2012 at 2:38pm — No Comments

Official (unofficial) Guide to American Craft Beer Week in Connecticut (http://tapintoct.blogspot.com/)

American Craft Beer Week is right around the corner.  It will be celebrated nationwide and more importantly statewide from May 14th - May 20th.  There will be tastings and flights and draft specials and bottle specials and much much more.

So, consider this your Official (unofficial) guide to American Craft Beer Week in Connecticut.  Check back throughout the week for updates.  In addition to all of the events/specials detailed below, check out these links for comprehensive…


Added by TapintoCT on May 14, 2012 at 8:17am — No Comments

Rising Pint Brew Fest today - photos from Cork & Brew!


Added by Cork & Brew on May 12, 2012 at 8:43pm — No Comments

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