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Connecticut's Craft Beer Boom Shows No Signs of Slowing

If it seems like new craft breweries are opening in Connecticut faster than ever, it's because they are. "We're not even close to having enough breweries," said John Kraszewski, founder of Armada Brewing, which opened in East Haven last month, working out of another already operating brewery. "The...

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  • Hog River Brewing Opening In Hartford

    Hog River Brewing Opening In Hartford

    In 2008, Connecticut native Benjamin Braddock was an insurance professional, feeling wholly unsatisfied with his career. He found himself looking for the perfect job, he said, hoping to follow in the footsteps of entrepreneurs in his family. Home brewing was something that really stoked his passion,...

  • Hanging Hills Brewery Opening In Hartford

    Hanging Hills Brewery Opening In Hartford

    HARTFORD — Inside the Hanging Hills Brewing Company's tasting room on Ledyard Street, license plates from all around the country hang on the wall. That's fitting, because although the dream of the owners was to be in Hartford, their journey to the capital city began and grew in several other states....

  • Freedom Beer Fest In Shelton June 18

    Freedom Beer Fest In Shelton June 18

    Shelton’s Veterans Park hosts the Freedom Beer Fest June 18, featuring more than 50 breweries and cider producers, live music, food trucks and specialty vendors. Tickets are $35 in advance and $45 at the gate; attendees will receive an ID wristband and tasting mug. The festival begins at 1 p.m.;...

  • Two Roads Hosts 'Gathering of the Bines' Hops Festival

    Two Roads Hosts 'Gathering of the Bines' Hops Festival

    Two Roads Brewing Company, 1700 Stratford Ave., Stratford, hosts its first Gathering of the Bines beer festival May 21 at 2:30 p.m., a "celebration of all things hops." The event features tastings of beer from more than 25 breweries and a "hub" of 10 local food trucks, including Caseus Cheese Truck,...

      • Barcade Brings Retro Arcade Games, Craft Beer To New Haven

        Barcade Brings Retro Arcade Games, Craft Beer To New Haven

        In New Haven, it's on like Donkey Kong. And Ms. Pac-Man. And Frogger, and other vintage arcade games of a bygone era. Barcade, a retro-style arcade with a restaurant and bar, officially opens its sixth location at 56 Orange Street Sunday at 6 p.m. The 21-and-over spot features 50 token-operated...

      • Elm City Brew Festival At College Street Music Hall

        Elm City Brew Festival At College Street Music Hall

        College Street Music Hall, 238 College St., New Haven, will host the Elm City Brew Festival Nov. 14 at 1 p.m. The event features tastings from more than 35 participating breweries, including a dozen Connecticut brewers: Back East, BAR, Black Hog, Charter Oak, City Steam, DuVig, Firefly Hollow,...

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