Stamford and Norwalk Restaurants Get Crafty with Craft Beer – Our Newest CBS Post

19 Oct

We asked our tweeps, FB buds, and friends about some of the best spots to get craft brews and that had the best variety.  What followed was an awesome research project that led us to create our newest post for CBS Connecticut.  We start at Coalhouse Pizza in Stamford, then head over to Monster B’s, then end off at Norwalk’s very own The Ginger Man.  If you haven’t been to any of these spots and you love beer, prepare to love it more.  Yes, start preparing now.

Here’s the leadin, along with the first sentences from each beer spot.  Click here for the entire article, please.  ;)

“Any restaurant can sell a few beers by the bottle and offer up a few beers on tap, but those are usually the kinds of beer that you can find at your local corner store.  A brave few spots in Stamford and Norwalk, though, pride themselves in their beer selection and what they do for their beer loving friends.  To help you on your quest for that perfect brew, we’re giving you a guide to some of our favorite watering holes that have the best beers on tap and by the bottle.  Sorry, but Budweiser just won’t cut it here.  We’re talking craft, micro, and all-around-awesome beers.  Pull on up to the tap and pour in some brew, this is going to be a tasty one.

Coalhouse Pizza

“In the mood for ice-cold beer with thin crust pizza? Want oodles of options like ribs, salads, and Italian specialties?  Well, Coalhouse Pizza has you covered…

Monster B’s

“Hall of Foam?  Yeah, we spelled that right.  At Monster B’s in Stamford you actually get rewarded for your love of hops with their Silver Challenge.  All you have to do is…

The Gingerman

“In the heart of SoNo (that’s South Norwalk for you newbies) is a bar that serves up fantastic food that goes beyond traditional bar food and pairs it with a killer beer selection…”

Read the full article…

Coalhouse Pizza
85 High Ridge Road
Stamford, CT 06905
(203) 977-7700

Monster B’s
487 Glenbrook Road
Stamford, CT 06906
(203) 355-1032

The Gingerman

99 Washington Street
South Norwalk, CT 06854
(203) 354-0163

40 Responses to “Stamford and Norwalk Restaurants Get Crafty with Craft Beer – Our Newest CBS Post”

  1. whitemist October 19, 2011 at 3:54 pm #

    i always had a standoffish attitude about Monster B’s…until i actually went there.
    Ah the beer and the bartender knew his stuff cuse my favorite is a dark German kind and he knew exactly how to pour it!
    Been back many times and what a treat it is (actually many of those times was with the local , Stamford blogger group).

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    • Dan Del Ferraro October 19, 2011 at 5:15 pm #

      Yeah, I think we both felt the same kind of way. We wondered, what can this place really offer? But, we were both really surprised at how amazing the beer selection and knowledge is. We’re going to get ourselves to one of those blogger meet ups, too!

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