We’re almost in November here, boys and girls, and you know what that means…Thanksgiving is on the way. Yes, the day that we test to see how far our stomachs can stretch out, laden with stuffing, turkey, and mashed potatoes. It’s a tradition and holiday that is completely American, but the CT Beer Trail (you do follow them, right?) has a new tradition that they are starting this year: The 1st Annual Turkey Tour.
You’ll meet at Back East Brewing Company in Bloomfield at 11:30 am on 11/30 to begin the day. You’ll start off by taking a tour and get a tasting of Back East brews. Like all stops on the Turkey Tour, you’ll be able to fill up growlers at each brewery (and you can down the growlers on the limo bus too). After the tour and tasting, you’ll load up on the bus (riding in style, boyyy) and head out to Cambridge House Brew Pub in Granby. You’ll get your tour and tasting, but you’ll also get a complete lunch along with a pint of beer. When done there, you’ll head out to Thomas Hooker Brewing Co. for another tour, more tastings, and you’ll even get to take home some glassware swag. After this you’ll check out Olde Burnside Brewing Co. then Broad Brook Brewing Co. for more tours and many many more tastings. The whole day ends around 7 pm when you’re dropped off at Back East Brewing…where the Turkey Tour began!
Tickets are $90 and, to be honest, it’s the best way to spend the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Do you really want to be that punk who stays at home all day or gets stuck at the mall with lines that stretch across for miles? Meh. Wouldn’t you rather check out 5 CT breweries and drink lots of great local beer? Yeah, we thought so.
Buy your tickets by clicking here, but don’t hesitate. Their bus tours sell out pretty quickly. We warned you.