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RateBeer's Guide to the Best Beer in Connecticut, USA

The following are the regional highlights -- best beers available here, best beers brewed here, events and local RateBeerian info -- for Connecticut, USA. This site is interactive, so we encourage you to take part in the rating, addition and correction of the site.



These are the best beers you can find in this region's stores and restaurants based on the availability information provided by RateBeerians in this area. A beer has to have 5 or more ratings to be listed here.
1Rochefort Trappistes 10Brasserie Rochefort4572100
2Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)2563100
3Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company1858100
4Stone Imperial Russian StoutStone Brewing Company293499.9
5Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Brewing Company305699.9
6North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial StoutNorth Coast Brewing Company380299.9
7Rochefort Trappistes 8Brasserie Rochefort323799.9
8Dogfish Head World Wide Stout 2001/2003-Present (18%)Dogfish Head Brewery216199.9
9Founders Imperial StoutFounders Brewing Company176099.9
10Oskar Blues Ten FIDYOskar Blues Brewery215499.9
11Lawson’s Finest Double Sunshine IPALawson’s Finest Liquids20299.9
12Stone Enjoy By IPAStone Brewing Company141999.9
13Samuel Adams UtopiasBoston Beer Company90099.8
14Stone Ruination IPAStone Brewing Company353099.8
15Chimay Bleue (Blue) / Grande RéserveChimay426099.7
16Abbaye des Rocs Grand CruBrasserie de l’Abbaye des Rocs121199.7
17Maine Beer LunchMaine Beer Company45399.7
18Stone RuinTen IPAStone Brewing Company98299.7
19Stone Imperial Russian Stout - EspressoStone Brewing Company57899.7
20Lawson’s Finest Sip of Sunshine IPALawson’s Finest Liquids10599.7
21Stone India Pale Ale (IPA)Stone Brewing Company352199.7
22Southern Tier Imperial OatSouthern Tier Brewing Company110099.7
23Founders Backwoods BastardFounders Brewing Company155199.7
24Maine Beer Another OneMaine Beer Company23499.7
25Oude (Gueuze Tilquin)² à l’Ancienne Gueuzerie Tilquin10699.7


These are the best beers, as rated by RateBeerians everywhere, that are brewed by the brewers of this area. A beer has to have 5 or more ratings to be listed here.
1New England Imperial Stout TrooperNew England Brewing Co.38199.3
2New England CoriolisNew England Brewing Co.2399
3Thomas Hooker Liberator DoppelbockThomas Hooker Brewing Company42198.9
4New England Gandhi-Bot Double IPANew England Brewing Co.24998.8
5Willimantic Willi WhammerWillimantic Brewing Company2898.5
6New England Fuzzy Baby Ducks IPA New England Brewing Co.1698.1
7New England 668 Chardonneighbor Of The Beast New England Brewing Co.1897.8
8Two Roads UnorthodoxTwo Roads Brewing Company9197.7
9New England Imperial Stout Trooper (Bourbon)New England Brewing Co.9197.4
10Thomas Hooker Imperial PorterThomas Hooker Brewing Company35297.2
11Willimantic Address Unknown IPAWillimantic Brewing Company1597
12New England Supernaut IPANew England Brewing Co.1696.8
13New England Galaxy Pale AleNew England Brewing Co.2296
14Thomas Hooker Old Marley BarleywineThomas Hooker Brewing Company25196
15Willimantic VEG IPAWillimantic Brewing Company2195.8
16Willimantic First Class Festive AleWillimantic Brewing Company1795.2
17New England Weiss Trash Culture New England Brewing Co.3595.1
18New England Zapata BotNew England Brewing Co.4494.8
19BFM Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien Zymatore - Sherry BarrelB. United International Inc. (Zymatore Project)1794.1
201809 Berliner Style Weisse Zymatore - Gin & Pinot Noir BarrelsB. United International Inc. (Zymatore Project)1293.7
21The Cambridge House Abijah Rowe IPAThe Cambridge House6993.5
22Two Roads Igor’s DreamTwo Roads Brewing Company1893.1
23New England 668 Neighbor of the BeastNew England Brewing Co.11892.8
24Willimantic Junk Mail IPAWillimantic Brewing Company1792.5
25Two Roads Road 2 RuinTwo Roads Brewing Company16592.3

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Get out and experience craft beer at area festivals, tastings and gatherings.
  Event  City  Date 
Craft Sippin’ In New Britain   New Britain  2/20/2015 
BEER CONN   Bridgeport  12/12/2015 

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Looking for great beer near you? Check out these stores recommended by other beer enthusiasts like you.
  Place  City  Phone 
Engine Room   Mystic  () (860) 415-8117 
The Ginger Man - Norwalk   Norwalk  (203) 203 354 0163 
Worldwide Wine & Spirits   Southington  () 860 276-5801 
Old Heidelberg   Bethel  (203) 203 797-1860 
Harvest Fine Wine & Spirits   West Hartford  (860) 860 906-1623 

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