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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!


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

    Have you heard of...

    I've heard good things from other's. Check out my friend
    Bryan's experience at The Brew Lounge


    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.

  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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