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An Announcement from the Broad Brook Brewing Company

Did you hear the special announcement from our friends at Broad Brook Brewing earlier today?  In case you missed it, check out the note from owner Eric Mance below...

From Broad Brook Brewing…


Added by Bryon Turner on June 1, 2016 at 5:46pm — No Comments

Last Minute Open Seats on Today's Bus Tours!

Good Morning,

Today's West Central CT Brewery Bus Tour (April 16th) may have some limited last minute available seating on bus one and two.  First-come-first-serve with cash in hand ($20).…


Added by Bryon Turner on April 16, 2016 at 9:06am — No Comments

Thank you from your friends at the CT Beer Trail!

CT Beer Week is now over, but our gratitude for your enthusiasm is not.  On behalf of all of the breweries in Connecticut, thank you all for your great love and support for local beer and the creative small business owners and artisans who brew…


Added by Bryon Turner on November 24, 2015 at 9:22pm — No Comments

Still time to tour Branford's breweries with us today!

THERE'S STILL TIME TO JOIN US FOR THE BRANFORD BREWERY BUS TOUR TODAY!  Show up at the bus at departure time, and if there's room we'll have ticket available to you...  Cash or credit is fine!  Its a beautiful day to visit Branford's breweries, don't miss out!  If you need a ride or from the tour kick off location, sign up for an Uber account with our promo code (uberCTBeerTrail) and get you first ride free!  (Up to…


Added by Bryon Turner on November 21, 2015 at 10:56am — No Comments

Hog River Brewing - targeting Spring 2016 for opening

I first had the pleasure of chatting with Ben Braddock and writing a short piece on his efforts to open his own brewery,…


Added by Bryon Turner on November 17, 2015 at 11:00pm — No Comments

CT Beer Week update

We started our CT Beer Week festivities off with a visit to Willimantic Brewing Company, where we had a couple of beers with owner David Wollner and brewer Ben Braddock, who will soon open his own brewery Hog River Brewing.  The guys from Outer Light Brewing were there too, and Stony Creek Brewing was represented... …


Added by Bryon Turner on November 16, 2015 at 10:00pm — 3 Comments

CT Beer Week has begun!

Good evening, and happy CT Beer Week!

The days building up to this special week-long celebration our local beer have been interesting to say the least. If you have not yet done so, you can read a little about it (and about how the CT Beer Trail works) right here.…


Added by Bryon Turner on November 15, 2015 at 10:37pm — No Comments

An Open Letter to Connecticut Restaurants and Bars from the CT Beer Trail

Bar & Restaurant owners,
The CT Beer Trail and CT Brewers Guild invite you to…

Added by Bryon Turner on November 5, 2015 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Connecticut Brewers Lauded for Their Brews: Great International Beer & Cider Competition 2015 Winners

Congratulations to all the Connecticut craft brewers and their award winning beers!  Our state was awarded:

  • First Place in 10 categories
  • Second Place in 5 categories
  • Third Place in 6 categories

Two Roads - Eight 1st Place - Three 2nd Place - Two 3rd Place

1st Place - Honeyspot Road - Two Roads Brewing - Stratford, CT…


Added by Bryon Turner on October 26, 2015 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Free brewfest tickets!

Are you going to the Sun Brewfest tomorrow?  It's not too late to enter for a chance to win a pair of tickets to one of the two sessions but taking part in our current FaceBook…


Added by Bryon Turner on October 2, 2015 at 8:52pm — No Comments

What's the deal with Tidal River Brewing?

We recently had a one-on-one conversation with Geoff Mattheis, founder of Tidal River Brewing Co. In the interest of transparency I must tell you that Geoff was an ‘early adopter’ for the CT Beer Trail. He and his bride Mary were on our very first brewery bus tour, and number of tours after that. We see them at most brew fest throughout the state and almost always adorned in CT…


Added by Bryon Turner on June 25, 2015 at 10:10pm — No Comments

Happy Father's Day Weekend!

Forgot to get Dad something for Father's Day?  Why not get him a Trail Blazers Club card?  We'll even toss in an extra card for you, or Mom, or who ever.  Valid for cards ordered online between June 17 - 22. So …


Added by Bryon Turner on June 19, 2015 at 8:15pm — No Comments

Four chances to win tickets to four different brew fests!

We love to give away free brew fest tickets!  Here's four chances to win tickets for four different events via FaceBook!  UPDATE:  All winners have been announced, look below to see if you won!  More chances to win tickets are coming!  Congrats to our winners!!!


Added by Bryon Turner on May 14, 2015 at 8:30pm — 4 Comments

Meet our artists! Paint a masterpiece while sipping local craft beer!

The CT Beer Trail is proud to announce our very first Pints & Palette painting at the pub event!  We'll gather at the City Steam Brewpub in Hartford on Saturday, June 13th at 6:30 pm.  


Added by Bryon Turner on May 5, 2015 at 4:46pm — No Comments

Some great events on the CT Beer Trail!

Good evening,

I hope you're all enduring this winter with a smile and your sense of humor intact.  Why not plan to spend some time on the CT Beer Trail to break free of your cabin fever...  Here are some awesome events in the near future you will not want to miss!…


Added by Bryon Turner on February 27, 2015 at 10:08pm — No Comments

Let's go to the movies!

Do you have plans for tomorrow (Sat, Jan 31st)?  We'd love it if you would join us for our first Movies & Beers event.  

We'll be hosting a lighthearted double feature (…


Added by Bryon Turner on January 30, 2015 at 10:22pm — No Comments

Reflections on 2014 and our vision for 2015

2014 was a great year for Connecticut beer.  We saw the birth of a number of new breweries, we enjoyed some new festivals along with old favorites and started to work on some exciting projects.  The following are some thoughts on the year and our vision for 2015.…


Added by Bryon Turner on January 15, 2015 at 9:59am — No Comments

What are your New Beer's Resolutions for 2015?

It's almost time to make your New Year's resolutions...  Let's all stop kidding ourselves about cutting calories, going to the gym and cutting back on coffee.  Instead, let's make some resolution about local craft beer.  We would love to hear your related resolutions, but here are some to get you started...  Leave…


Added by Bryon Turner on December 27, 2014 at 9:50pm — No Comments

Dec 13th will be a day of choices on the CT Beer Trail!

Saturday, Dec 13th will be a day of choices on the CT Beer Trail.  First we have two breweries offering two great celebrations, both events should be a great deal of fun!


Added by Bryon Turner on December 4, 2014 at 8:07pm — 3 Comments

Holiday Deals at the CT Beer Trail

Happy Friday!

We hope your Thanksgiving was a great time!  We just wanted to let you know about a couple of Black Friday deals we have (online only) today, and extended in some cases throughout Monday.…


Added by Bryon Turner on November 28, 2014 at 10:33am — No Comments

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