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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.

Offshore Pour: Craft Beer and BBQ Cruise Around Long Island Sound – Norwalk, CT

5 Jun

Yup yup, you read that right.  Offshore Pour, a craft beer boat cruise.  Suds have been rounded up by Harry’s Wine & Liquor Market in Fairfield and grub’s being provided by Bobby Q’s Bodacious BBQ.  Brews ahoy from 1-4:30 pm at Veteran’s Park, but doors open at 12 pm on June 16.

Once you’re on the Island Bell, you’ll be able to eat BBQ to your heart’s content, drink down some of the best craft brews, listen to some badass live tunes, take a cruise around the Long Island Sound, and you’ll even get to take home your own souvenir tasting glass.  Here are the beers that will be available:

New England Brewing Company, Brooklyn Brewery, Sierra Nevada, Merchant du Vin, Stone Brewing Company, Dogfish Head, Harpoon Brewery, Samuel Adams, Sebago Brewing Company, Kona Brewing Co., Blue Point Brewing Company, Olde Burnside, Latis Imports, Unibroue, B. United International Inc., and Lagunitas Brewing Company.

Tickets are $59 or $75 if you buy the day of the event, June 16.  Proceeds will benefit Fairfield Theater Co. so make sure to get your tickets and get your friends to go, too.

 You need to be 21 or older to go and come with a valid ID.  Don’t bring your pets, don’t bring your children, and don’t bring your boo hoo grumpiness.  Bring an empty stomach and an unquenchable thirst!
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