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CT Beer Trail Looking for Best in Beer and Blogging for 2014

11 Jan

CT Beer Trail, run by Bryon Turner, is looking for you to share your love of CT beer by voting in the 2014 Best Of Awards. This year you vote by visiting their Facebook poll and giving your top choices. Here are the categories:

Favorite Brew Fest
Favorite new CT brewery
Favorite new CT beer
Favorite craft beer bar w/ focus on CT beer
Favorite CT beer blogger
Thoughts on CT Brewers Guild’s app
Favorite places to use Trail Blazer Club card 
Favorite Bikes & Beers event

It’s nice to show some love to your favorite local spots and festivals, so vote in your faves. And, if you happen to have appreciated our musings on beer, our beer reviews, and our extensive coverage of the CT beer scene, won’t you vote us in for favorite CT Beer Blogger?

Drink up + Vote for the Best in CT Beer in 2013!

27 Nov

The CT Beer Trail is looking for the best in Connecticut beer for 2013!  You might remember that we talked about the CT Beer Trail a while back when we told you about their Brewery Bus Tours.  But, the CT Beer Trail is much more than just bus tours.  It’s a thriving community of beer lovers who have united to praise beer and to help the CT beer business thrive.  There are groups to join, discussions to be a part of, and plenty of events to get your drink on at.  Plus, if you become a Trail Blazer for $20, you’ll get a pretty card that gets you some major discounts at beer fests, breweries, brewpubs, bars, and even brewery supply stores.

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Turkey Tour and Tastings @ 5 CT Breweries w/ CT Beer Trail

30 Oct

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.

Thomas Hooker Octoberfest LagerYou’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.

Home Brew Contest @ Ginger Man SoNo with Prizes, BBQ, Tap Takeovers + Special Guest Judges

6 Jun

Home Brew Competition at Ginger Man Norwalk

Here’s something new at The Ginger Man in Norwalk:  a home brew competition!  They are accepting all types of brewing styles for their first contest ever.  Here’s how it works:

1) Call up (203) 354-0163 and register for the competition.  Entrants are limited to just 40 total, so make sure you sign up quickly.

2) Brew up a storm!

3) Label two bottles for each type of brew (you can give in two styles per entrant) with name, ABV, IBU, and what style.  You can ask The Ginger Man for labels, too.

4) Drop off your bottles by July 4 at The Ginger Man in Norwalk.

5) Head out to The Ginger Man on July 10 from 5-9 to see the winners!

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