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Thursday, October 11, 2007

Things to Look Forward to

Once I get done blogging about my recent Boston Beer Tour, I will begin to plan the next big Beer Tour.

The Big Apple Beer Tour
I plan on setting something up for New York City, so if you have a favorite micro-brewery or brewpub in NYC, please let me know and I'll consider it for the next road trip.

The Connecticut Beer Trail
Living in CT, I've heard a ton about the so called CT wine trail. They have a website, and signs all over the state. The different wineries actually work together to drive customers their way. I just don't get why the beer makers don't do the same thing. this is where I come in... I'm going to do my own CT Beer Trail thing right here on this site. Here's a sneak peek at the brewereis in CT and where they are in the state. My plan is to hit a couple of these individually as a fact finding mission, and then set up a weekend deal where I hit all of them and maybe a few choice pubs along the way.


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And the breweries are as follows:

Now there are a few other so called contract breweries in CT, but I'm not really sure what that means. Do any of you? Like what's the deal with Streichs Brewing Co, there's a few more but they seem to lead to dead ends on the internet... Anyone have a clue? Did I miss any breweries in CT? Please let me know!

2 comments:

  1. Cool. Thanks for the list. I sometimes travel to Hartford for business.

    Have you heard of...

    Willimantic
    http://www.willibrew.com/
    I've heard good things from other's. Check out my friend
    Bryan's experience at The Brew Lounge


    and

    City Steam Brewing Cafe

    City Steam had some problems when I visited a while back. Beer tasted off. Not sure what things are like there now.

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  2. No problem, but keep in mind, I only included breweries, not brewpubs or regular pubs, yet...

    I lived in Willimantic for a couple years back in college. It's not the greatest town in the world, but it has a lot of potential. The Willi Brewing Co is a great place, but at the time, I was in college, lived in a crappy apartment, and didn't have the budget for quality beer.

    City Steam is a cool place to go if you're in Hartford. Good food, and the beer is usually pretty good. I never had a problem there. They also have live entertainment in the form of music upstairs, and a comedy club in the basement.

    I might need to add these to my map, City Steam might be just the place to go for lunch or a post brewery tour supper... Willi will take more planning, there's not much else out there for me to see...

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