Out on the Beer Trail

Suddenly there are more than 70 breweries, brewpubs and beer bars along the Connecticut Beer Trail – each of them offering its own special brews and each no doubt worthy of your attention. With so many choices, you can make your own itinerary, but here’s a tour to get you started.

1-2 days

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  • Cambridge House Brew Pub
  • Thomas Hooker Brewing Company
  • Willimantic Brewing Company
  • Connecticut Beer Trail
Cambridge House Brew Pub, Granby

Cambridge House Brew Pub

Start your excursion with lunch and a beer at the Cambridge House Brew Pub in Granby. At last look, Moonbean Stout, Abijah Rowe IPA and Copper Hill Kolsch were all on the menu, along with food, of course.

Thomas Hooker Brewing Company, Bloomfield

Thomas Hooker Brewing Company

Next, get to the Thomas Hooker Brewing Co. in Bloomfield, where tours, tasting and occasional open houses are always on the schedule at one of Connecticut’s better-known breweries.

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Willimantic Brewing Company, Willimantic

Willimantic Brewing Company

Next day, it’s time to head east to see what’s happening on the campus of the University of Connecticut in Storrs. Check out the school’s Calendar of Events for ideas on what to do, or perhaps there’s an on-campus basketball game (both teams were national champs last year!) After your day, get to the Willimantic Brewing Company, which has found a happy home in the former Willimantic post office. You’ll find WBC beers, guest beers and bottled beers, and a full dinner menu.

The Connecticut Beer Trail, Statewide

Connecticut Beer Trail

If you like our samples above you may want to visit our Connecticut Beer Trail page, which can help you plot out your next excursion to Connecticut.