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New Brewery Looks to Offer Craft Beer In Bristol By End of 2018

New Brewery Looks to Offer Craft Beer In Bristol By End of 2018

By the time people are putting up Santa decorations and wrapping presents, Rachel and Michael Haseltine hope their Better Half Brewing will be serving beer in downtown Bristol.

The Haseltines are working this summer to have the town’s second brewery and taproom ready to go by early winter.

”I’m from Bristol — Bristol-born and raised,” said Rachel Haseltine, a Bristol Eastern High School graduate who now teaches third grade in Hartford. “I really wanted to rejuvenate this Bristol area and give a place for people to hang out and spend time together.”

First, the couple must nail down financing and license and regulatory approvals. They’re running a Kickstarter campaign in...

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