When two forces of nature come together, the result can be awe-inspiring and amazing. Take, for example, the sharknado. It is a cross between a tornado and the vicious power of sharks. By themselves, wow, but together . . . you don’t want to be caught in the sharknado. Continue reading
Beach and beer are like peanut butter and jelly as far as we’re concerned. Well, er, it’s not like we’d eat both of them together, but you feel us? You know what goes even better with beach and beer? Games! Yup yup, peoples. And you’ll get all this with the 2nd Annual Flag Day Cornhole Tournament, Pig Roast, and Beach Party. Oh, we left out the pig roast in all of that, well, now we didn’t. Okay, here are the juicy and hoppy details: Continue reading
Overshores Brewery, set off in an unsuspecting building on Bradley Street in East Haven, is two years old. And, CT’s only Belgian-style brewery will be celebrating on April 30 with music, food, games, deals, and, wait, what was that last thing . . . oh yeah, beer. Even a special brew that will be featured. Entrance is free and all the action goes down from 12-4. Here are the yeasty details along with some thoughts about Overshores’ success from co-owner Christian Amport from a recent conversation: Continue reading
There’s something to be very thankful for this holiday season: lots of CT breweries are open on Wednesday and the rest of the Thanksgiving break. And, why is that perfect? Well, you could:
- Drink the night away on Thanksgiving Eve, one of the biggest drinking nights of the year.
- Bring the beer to Thanksgiving and share.
- Drink away the pain of looking at your Black Friday receipts.
- If you do things right, you could theoretically do all three of these. ;)
So, here are some of the breweries (we are adding more soon) organized by name along with hours. If you have any other info that you’d like for us to add, please comment on here and we’ll add it! Also, make sure you take advantage of our growler laws and stop by some local restaurants like Coalhouse Pizza in Stamford who will fill ya up. Continue reading
Ladies and gents, it’s almost Halloween, so we thought we’d make things easy for ya and put together a nice guide to booze-infused parties that are going on here in Fairfield County and maybe just a bit beyond. We’re all super lucky this year because Halloween is actually on a Saturday, so you can go all out. Here we go, kids.
Date: 10/24 from 5-10 Continue reading
Since Dan (half of OmNomCT) is an English teacher, we thought it’d be fun to do a little geography lesson today. See, Connecticut is part of a group of six states affectionately known as New England. Those states are Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Do you notice how they are all next to each other? Weird, right? Perhaps that’s why they’ve all been grouped together, huh?
Beer fest season is here, emhergard! And let’s kick it off along with American Craft Beer Week with a giveaway of two tix. Up for grabs is two tickets that will get you into the 2nd Annual Ninety 9 Bottles Craft Beer Festival at Oyster Shell Park in Norwalk. N9BCBF goes down on June 6 from 2-5 and you’ll definitely want to get your tix ($40) because last year’s event sold out. Buy online or purchase at either Ninety 9 Bottles in Norwalk or Westport, knowing that a portion of ticket sales goes to The Team Jesse Foundation that educates and supports families of fallen soldiers.
A few weeks back, we shared some of our exploits with our doppelgänger couple, Renato and Alicia Ghio. Over the course of one day of absolute decadence, we had a crazy amount of wings at J. Timothy’s, gorged on some killer BBQ at Bear’s in Hartford, and finished up the night with some Two Roads beer at the XL Center at the Hartford Wolf Pack game. Oh, we kind of left out that we visited Relic Brewing Co. and Firefly Hollow Brewing Company in between all of that madness. Yup, when we go out, we go all out.
Join The Bridgeport Brewfish . . . er . . . Bluefish, brand new manager Ricky VanAsselberg, and Two Roads Brewing of Stratford on 2/17 for FeBREWary. This event goes down from 5-8 right at Two Roads and your $35 ticket includes a tour, food, and two beer vouchers. We gotta say, that’s a great deal, especially when CT Challenge is involved and is getting the profits from that night. If you’re not aware of the work of CT Challenge, here’s some of the great work that they do:
“The mission of CT Challenge is to empower cancer survivors to live healthier, happier, and longer lives by creating and funding unique survivorship programs, offering credible resources, and building a broad community of support. To learn more about CT Challenge, visit www.ctchallenge.org.”
$45 (tax and tip included) gets you 5 courses of food and four full pours of beer at Relic’s nearby neighbor, J. Timothy’s! The party starts at 6:30 on Wednesday, 2/25, and will also include beer trivia with some sweet prizes. This will sell out fast, as last year’s event sold out in a wee three days.