Celebrate IPA Day with CT Brews and Vote for CT’s Best IPA!

1 Aug

Awesome IPADay banner from The Drink Nation

August 1.  It’s a day each year when we pause to remember the brilliant men who loaded hops into beer to preserve it on a long voyage on ships to India.  We salute you, o’ brave and tenacious travelers.  And, we thank you!  Your invention far surpasses the usefulness of things such as wheels, pulleys, levels, and even filtered water.

Yes, it’s on this day when we profess our love of IPAs!  Say it loud, say it proud:  I drink India Pale Ales!  And, to help you fuel up this day, we’re providing you with a list of IPAs made locally that you should try.  Also, please vote below by Thursday (8/8) for your favorite CT IPA.  We’ll announce a first, second, third, and OmNomCT choice winner next Friday, 8/9.

Connecticut IPAs

Back East Brewing, Bloomfield:  Misty Mountain IPA

Beaver Beer Co, Greens Farms:  Big Red IPA

Beer’d Brewing Co,  Stonington:  Anomaly Black IPA + Double IPA + Grove Stand Double IPA

Cambridge House Brew Pub, Granby:  Abijah Rowe IPA

Cavalry Brewing Company, Oxford:  Marauder IPA

Charter Oak Brewing Company – New Canaan:  Wadsworth IPA

City Steam Brewery, Hartford:  Innocence Ale

Cottrell Brewing Co, Pawcatuck:  Mystic Bridge IPA

Half Full Brewery, Stamford:  Half Full India Pale Ale (Rye)

New England Brewing Co, Woodbridge:  Coriolis + Fuzzy Baby Ducks + Sea Hag IPA + Gandhi-Bot

Olde Burnside Brewing Co, East Hartford:  Hop’t Scot

Relic Brewing Co, Plainville:  Transatlantic Belgian IPA + Clockwork IPA

Shebeen Brewing Company, Wolcott:  Black Hop IPA

Southport Brewing Co; Shelton, Southport, Branford and Stamford:  IPA

Thimble Island Brewery, Branford:  IPA

Thomas Hooker Brewing Co, Bloomfield:  Hop Meadow IPA

Tullycross Tavern & Brewery, Manchester:  Flux IPA

Two Roads Brewing Co, Stratford:  Road 2 Ruin + Honeyspot Road White IPA

Willimantic Brewing Co, Willimantic:  Evil Ey-PA + Take Time IPA + Late Nite IPA + Veg IPA

3 Responses to “Celebrate IPA Day with CT Brews and Vote for CT’s Best IPA!”

  1. kosherlikeme August 1, 2013 at 1:11 pm #

    Just back from Bend, OR, the little city with a huge number of micro brews. I had no idea there were so many CT brews. Gotta get drinkin’ locally! Thanks for this helpful list.


    • Dan and Kristien Del Ferraro August 1, 2013 at 5:51 pm #

      Oregon is a beautiful hotbed of breweries, love it there! :) Isn’t it amazing to see how many CT breweries there are, too? What’s even more impressive is that there are a few breweries not on the list above because they didn’t have IPAs.



  1. You Voted: What Are CT’s Best IPAs? | OmNomCT - August 9, 2013

    […] we set out to see what Connecticut’s favorite IPAs were, we had no idea that so many people would vote.  By the end of Thursday there were almost 1,000 […]


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