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Yes We CAN: Black Hog Brewery Readies Can Distribution

8 Jan
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This trinity of beer will make you feel all tingly inside. Picture from Black Hog’s FB page.

One of the major success stories for CT beer in 2014 was Black Hog Brewery, opened up over the summer in Oxford. Part of their overwhelming success came from the people behind the brewery: Jason and Tom Sobocinski from Caseus and Tyler Jones, former brewer at Portsmouth Brewpub. The other reason, we believe, they became so popular was the arsenal of brews that they released. They started with one of our favorite brews of the year, Ginga’ Ninja, and lots of other great brews like their S.W.A.G., Easy Rye’ Da, and Granola Brown Ale. Soon after these came out, though, they were off adding seasonal beers like their Strawberry Gose and special releases called The Hop Collective that feature one strain of hops.

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New England Brewing Co. Opens New Spot on Saturday in Woodbridge!

19 Dec
New England Brewing Company Logo
We told you about New England Brewing Co. of Woodbridge moving down the road to some bigger digs back on September 3.   And, dear beer lovers, the day has finally come when you can check out their new brewery.  So, let’s get this started….
The first official day for growlers fills is this Saturday, 12/21.  They’ll be filling you up with six different NEBCO brews, though Matt and co. want to keep the exact lineup a surprise.  Hmm, wonder what they’ll have?   With New England Brewing, it’s hard to tell because they are so dark, brooding, and mysterious…
And, to make your Christmas a NEBCO Christmas, you can stop by for grower fills and tastings on Monday from 3-7 and Tuesday 11-3.  Just sayin’:  if they have 668:  Neighbor of the Beast on tap, you could serve it honor of your in-laws visiting or your evil twin.  Just sayin’.  

Sixpoint Brewery Beer Soon to Be Sold in Connecticut!

26 Apr

Six points, get it?

May 24,

Statewide,

The fulfillment of all your beer-laden dreams.

Yes, it’s true.  If you keep eating your Wheaties and saying your prayers bruthha, Sixpoint Brewery will start to ship their bottled liquid awesomeness to Connecticut retailers.  They have a devoted following in New York, Massachusets, Vermont, and beyond and if you’re a beerocrat, you probably visited their brewery in Brooklyn, have downed their brews, and have heard how legen-wait for it-dary they are.  Yes, Sixpoint is known for making wicked good beer, but also taking it up a few thousand notches.  Yes, you can trust their year round selection like your BFF, but they also have a beer to match each season.

Once you start drinking Sixpoint beer, you’ll want to visit their brewery.  And, when you visit, you’ll need to try their awesome, one-0f-a-kind-redonkulous formulations.  We had a chance to try some of these at Beer for Beasts 2 this year and loved the 50 or so shots of different beer that we tasted.  Beer with crimini mushrooms, beer brewed with lobster shells, beer that was spicy, beer with chocolate…you name it, we tried it.  Our next stop is checking out the brewery because we want to see where the magic happens.

So, we’ve put together a nice list of their beer that gets sent to stores in cans.  Yes, cans.  Check out their explanation for why (remember that New England Brewing Company also cans their goodies).  Have any of you had Sixpoint beer?  Which kind(s) are your favorites?   More importantly, what are you doing May 24?

Year Round

Sweet Action
5.2% ABV • 34 IBU
12 SRM
Righteous Ale
6.3% ABV • 57 IBU
19 SRM
Bengali Tiger
6.4% ABV • 62 IBU
13 SRM
The Crisp
5.4% ABV • 42 IBU
5.9 SRM
Resin
9.1% ABV • 103 IBU
9.5 SRM

Seasonal

Harbinger
4.9% ABV • 35 IBU
4.4 SRM • Spring
Apollo
5.2% ABV • 11 IBU
3.7 SRM • Summer
Autumnation
6.7% ABV • 68 IBU
15 SRM • Autumn
Diesel
6.3% ABV • 69 IBU
33 SRM • Winter
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