Two Roads is one of the most iconic breweries here in CT, so Dan was more than excited when he got a special media event this past Tuesday. The epic day consisted of picking hops off the vine and gathering them, a special release vault tasting of beers such as all their sours and every single vintage of Igor’s Dream, and a guided tour with founder and Headbrewer Phil Markowski and founders Brad Hittle and Clem Pellani. It all wrapped up with a special catered dinner from Marcia Selden Catering at Stratford Point overlooking the ocean and a lighthouse. That dinner? Woahh! Four courses with each representing a season . . . in terms of food and beer.
Needless to say, this was an amazing experience that won’t soon be forgotten. So, we compiled a list of 16 things that you just might not know about Two Roads, based off what we learned. Continue reading
I am the god of Helles fire!
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
We have two tickets set aside for a very lucky winner . . .
UPDATE: The winner of the contest is @hippousmc1 on Instagram! Thanks to everyone for entering. :)
If you’ve got a sumo sized thirst for one of CT’s newest breweries, No Worries, we’ve got an event for you: Sumoslam. This first ever event is hitting Hamden right at No Worries Brewing from 1-5 on July 10. Tickets cost $30 and that gets you unlimited pours of all No Worries beer (you can drink more than $30 of beer, right?), a commemorative t-shirt, and free entry (if you want) into the Intergender Inflatable Sumo Wrestling Tournament. Registration begins right at 1, so you’ll wanna sign up ASAP to get your shot on the competition bracket. Your hosts for the event are Ken Tuccio of the Welcome to Connecticut Podcast (who organized this) and everybody’s favorite chef: Chef Plum! And, tying it all together will be the Spud Stud food truck who will be on site selling some bites of goodness. Continue reading
Summertime, and the beer fest tix are freebies . . .
Yes, it’s true, we’re giving away two tickets to Two Roads amazing Road Jam Fest thanks to our beer-buds at Two Roads and Beerfests.com. This awesome annual event takes place on 6/25 from 2-9 and will feature Road Jam Raspberry Wheat and other awesome Two Roads brews, a Cluster Truck food hub, and two stages of music from the likes of Alpaca Gnomes, Turkuaz, Moon Hooch, and Deep Banana Blackout. Tickets are normally $30 (includes your first pint) or $22 for DD, but when you roll with us, there are benefits. Well, not like friends with benefits benefits, but you get us. Continue reading
It seemed like such a long time ago when we told you about Kent Falls, a brewery that we believed in with its roots deep in the CT soil. They started off slowly with a few beers and self-distributing to a very select set of restaurants . . . but soon, they had a beast on their hands. People caught on to the Brett-ilicious brews and other funky beers that they’ve put out and distribution grew as well as their popularity. Then, back in February we caught up with Barry who shared they were looking to open soon . . . and now we can share that they will be open next week, June 11!
While they’ll be releasing the full details next week on their site, Kent Falls Brewery shared that they would not only have some of their regular bottles for sale (no on-site consumption), but will also have a special bottle release that day. Also, they are set to remain open on Saturdays from 11-5 during the warmer months. Trust us: you don’t want to drive through those roads in winter!
When we get more details, we’ll let you know, but let’s just say this: it’s such a beautiful brewery and we think you’re gonna fall even more heads over heels for Kent Falls after visiting.
Here’s more from Kent Falls regarding their opening:
“And to answer a lot of questions that have been coming at us about what the experience will be like when we finally do open, I thought I would share them with you here. The experience will be similar to farmer’s market…
- pre packaged bottles available for sale
- focused on special releases – brewery only bottled IPAs, barrel aged beers, small batch projects… (distributed brands available as well)
- no growlers
- no samples
- no full pours
- no on site consumption
- farm store open on site
…only with a few improvements.
- increased allotments (9 liter/18 bottle limit per person at the brewery vs 5 liter/10 bottle limit at the farmers market)
- a wider selection of beer available
- longer hours and eventually multiple retail days per week
- self guided farm tours (walk through the hop yard, see animals…)
- seeing the brewery, ability to ask us about our setup etc…”
Kent Falls Brewing
33 Camps Rd
Kent, CT 06757
Over 40 casks . . . and we’ve got your shot at free tickets to attend this year’s event!
Thanks for all the great entries for this contest! We are excited to say that Melissa Dowers was randomly selected as the winner! Thank you all for entering . . . and we hope that you can still stop by!
The 2016 Craft 260 Cask Festival is taking place at the Scandinavian Club in Fairfield from 1-5 on June 12 . . . and there are a whole cask full of reasons to go. Well, actually, more than 40 casks full of options. That’s because 20+ local breweries from CT and the Northeast will be on hand with two casks each. Both casks that each brewery brings will have the same exact base beer, but there will be two different recipes to create two different beers. Also, it wouldn’t be much of a beer fest if there wasn’t food involved . . . and lucky for you that Craft 260 which we gave a 3.75 Nom rating to, will be catering the event! There will also be live music playing all day including Hide & Seek and CT’s own The Alpaca Gnomes. Plus, it’s damn nice to say that they will be offering up a portion of proceeds directly to the Connecticut Fallen Heroes Foundation. Continue reading
Update: we generated a random winner from all the contestants on FB and on here and our winner is: Timothy Bartlett! Congratulations and thanks to everyone for entering!
Tucked off from downtown SoNo is a park that most people have probably never noticed. We’re talking about Oyster Shell Park . . . and it has some breathtaking views of the Sound. This is exactly where the 3rd Annual Ninety 9 Bottles Craft Beer Festival will be, again, this year, as they celebrate with great brews and killer eats. The action goes down on June 4 from 2-5 with tickets costing $40 or $20 for designated drivers. You’ll get unlimited pours of beer, live music, and access to food trucks! Continue reading
Swine, swigs, and swishes . . .
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
We love our Bridgeport Bluefish! We love beer! So, naturally these two loves would join together in a night of pure hoppiness. Just stop by Veracious Brewing Company in Monroe (246 Main Street) from 1-4 on April 10 and get ready for some great beer and a good time. While you’re there you can meet up with players from the team as well as their cute and mischievous mascot, B.B. the Bluefish. In addition, the hot dog cart from Harbor Yard will make a trip to Veracious to supply all your nomming needs for that day! Continue reading
Beer tour? Sign us up!
9 out of 10 times that we hit up a new city in our travels we book a beer tour. And, to be honest, they have always been a major highlight of our trips! We’ve done a walking beer tour, a biking beer tour, and a shuttled beer tour and each one rocked in its own special way. The thing is this: you’re guided by someone who knows the beer, brewery, brewmaster, and owners very well. And, oftentimes, you get special tastings, tours, and info that you won’t normally get if you visit a brewery.
That’s why we’re so excited that CT Beer Tours is pretty close to launching! People ready to check out CT beer or for those who just want to try out new breweries in their home state can take a nice variety of tours that will expand out throughout the state. Continue reading