Celebrating craft beer week

WTNH– Get out those glasses and mugs because it’s craft beer week. Starting Monday events across the country are being held to celebrate.

In the US, there are nearly 2,500 craft breweries making up nearly 8 percent of the overall beer market. It’s estimated that last year alone craft brews had a retail value of over $14 billion.

Why not celebrate Craft Beer Week by checking out some of the local breweries on the CT Beer Trail:

  • Thomas Hooker Brewing Company: 6 Tobey Road, Bloomfield, CT 06002; phone: (860) 242-311; hookerbeer.com
  • Olde Burnside Brewing Company: 776 Tolland Street, East Hartford, CT 06108; phone: (860) 582-2200; oldeburnsidebrewing.com.
  • New England Brewing Company: 175 Amity Road, Woodbridge, CT 06525; phone: (203) 387-2222; newenglandbrewing.com.
  • Cottrell Brewing Company: 100 Mechanic St., Pawcatuck CT 06379; phone: (860) 599 – 8213; cottrellbrewing.com.
  • City Steam Brewery Cafe: 942 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103; phone: (860) 525-160; citysteam.biz.
  • Back East Brewing Company: 1296 Blue Hills Ave, Bloomfield, CT 06002; phone: (877) 923-2739; backeastbrewing.com.
  • Half Full Brewery: 43 Homestead Ave, Stamford, CT 06902; phone: (203) 658-3631; halffullbrewery.com.
  • Relic Brewing: 95 Whiting St, Plainville, CT 06062; phone: (860) 255-4252; relicbeer.com.
  • Two Roads Brewing Company: 1700 Stratford Ave, Stratford, CT 06615; phone: (203) 335-2010; tworoadsbrewing.com.
  • Beer’d Brewing Co.: 22 Bayview Ave #15, Stonington, CT 06378; phone: (860) 857-1014; beerdbrewing.com.


  • Thimble Island Brewing Co.:  53 E Industrial Dr, Branford, CT 06405; phone: (203) 208-2827; thimbleislandbrewery.com.
  • Southport Brewing Company Restaurant & Brewery: 2600 Post Rd., Southport, CT 06890 (other locations in Milford, Branford, Stamford) phone: (203) 256-BEER; southportbrewing.com.
  • Shebeen Brewing: 1 Wolcott Road, Wolcott, CT 06716; phone: (203) 514-2336; shebeenbrewing.com.
  • Top Shelf Brewing: 640 Hilliard Street suite 3104, Manchester, CT 06042; phone: (860) 680-4105; topshelfbrewery.com.
  • Cambridge House Brewing Company: 357 Salmon Brook St, Granby, CT 06035; phone: (860) 653-2739; cbhgranby.com.

Also try beer made locally from Stony Creek Brewery and Weed Brewing Company.

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