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CT Beer News: Brewery Openings, Releases, Takeovers + More 1/29-2/11

29 Jan

We keep our eyes out for events, releases, openings, and anything beer related to help you keep the pulse on the CT Beer scene. If you ever have anything to share, please let us know by commenting here or sending us an e-mail. Cheers.


1/30 Brass Works Brewing in Waterbury is having their ribbon cutting ceremony today. It all starts at 12 and will include a grand opening party, beer tastings, and tours. Check out the brewery at 2066 Thomaston Avenue. Continue reading

Don’t Worry, Be Hoppy w/ Mug Club Membership at No Worries Brewing

10 Sep

No Worries Brewing Company

Now just a few weeks away from opening, No Worries Brewing in Hamden is helping you get in on the ground level. For $85, you can be a mug club member for their first year in business and get crazy good perks. Dig it: Continue reading

Kent Falls Brewing: the newest CT brewery that’s a game changer

11 Feb
It doesn't get better than this, folks. All photos from Kent Falls Brewing Company Facebook page.
It doesn’t get better than this, folks. All photos from Kent Falls Brewing Company Facebook page.

Over the past decade, Americans have focused more on keeping things local and supporting the little guys and farmers that make a community stronger. You see it in the rise and popularity of farmers’ markets and you certainly see it when you go out to eat with many restaurants touting “farm-to-table” and their use of local ingredients. But, in terms of our beer here in CT, the ingredients that go into each ale or stout aren’t always local. On a recent trip to Oregon we discovered that nearly 80% of all hops grown here in America come from the Beaver State. Yeast often finds its way to breweries across states or even across continents, and malts and barleys are often shipped from hundreds of miles away. But, that’s all about to change here in Connecticut as Kent Falls Brewing Company has just become licensed and has begun brewing.

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Noble Jay Brewing to Take Flight in East Lyme, CT

11 Dec

Noble Jay Brewing Company Logo

“So, I was thinking of an idea for a name,” said Mike Lincoln, owner and brewer of the up and coming Noble Jay Brewing Company, “but everything was taken. I looked it up . . . but I’d see that it was already a brewery! I wanted something unique, though, and that made me think of my mom. She passed away when I was a baby. Her name was Patricia Jay. So, I thought, how could I incorporate her name? I researched and found that Patricia and Patrick in Latin means Noble and Jay is her middle name—everybody called her Jay anyway. So, I figured that no one else was going to take that name for a brewery.”

Well, that answers how the name Noble Jay was created, but there are still lots of questions to answer. Luckily, we were able to talk with Mike about his plans for the brewery that is slated to open between 2015-2016 in East Lyme. So, stick with us, and we’ll take you through Mike’s brewing experiences, problems that he’s running into, his thoughts on CT beer, the beers that he’s brewing, some details on the brewery, and being a part of the CT beer community. 

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Black Hog Brewery: The Sobocinski Bros and Tyler Jones Go Hog Wild – Oxford, CT

1 May
Yes, please...


Black Hog, a nickname for the Berkshire pig…arguably one of the best tasting meats around.  The name conjures up pig roasts, people coming together as a community, and celebrating over some brews.  “The slower and the lower, the better it is for cooking Berkshire pig.  I’ve had pig roasts for both of my kids birthdays.  They are respectful because we use the whole animal and it’s communal.  That theme, that idea of community and celebration…that’s what we want to propagate,” proudly shared Jason Sobocinski, one of the owners of the brand new Black Hog Brewing Co. that is opening up this summer in Oxford.  Also, with an equal part in the brewery is Jason’s brother Tom who owns Caseus with Jason and Headbrewer Tyler Jones.

We had the chance to talk with Jason about Black Hog, Tyler, the brewery itself, their beer, the beer community in CT, and their plans for the future.  So, sit back, sip on a cold one, and check out why we are so damn excited for this brewery.

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