The RateBeer 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.

1AleSmith Speedway StoutAleSmith Brewing Company2830100
2Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti BreakEvil Twin Brewing813100
3Baladin Xyauyù BarrelLe Baladin168100
4Lawson’s Finest Sip of Sunshine IPALawson’s Finest Liquids392100
5AleSmith Double IPAAleSmith Brewing Company1403100
6Dogfish Head 90 Minute Imperial IPADogfish Head Brewery4589100
7New England Fuzzy Baby Ducks IPA New England Brewing Co.31100
8Sierra Nevada Barrel-Aged Narwhal Imperial StoutSierra Nevada Brewing Company359100
9Allagash Cuvée d’IndustrialAllagash Brewing Company87100
10Founders PorterFounders Brewing Company2087100
11Maine Beer IMaine Beer Company61100
12Alpine Beer Company Pure HoppinessAlpine Beer Company (CA)963100
13Lagunitas Born Yesterday Pale AleLagunitas Brewing Company (Heineken)29399
14Lagunitas SucksLagunitas Brewing Company (Heineken)157599
15Foley Brothers Pieces of Eight Imperial India Pale AleFoley Brothers Brewing3199
16Founders Sumatra Mountain BrownFounders Brewing Company37899
17J.W. Lees Harvest AleJ.W. Lees107699
18Stone Enjoy By IPA - TangerineStone Brewing21199
19Goose Island JulietGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)50599
20New England G-Bot Double IPANew England Brewing Co.27999
21Clown Shoes Blaecorn UnidragonClown Shoes Beer62099
22Clown Shoes Hammer Of The HolyClown Shoes Beer6499
23OEC Artista Zynergia: OudilisOEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)2299
24Tröegs Nimble GiantTröegs Brewing Company11199
25Omnipollo SymzoniaOmnipollo7099


1New England CoriolisNew England Brewing Co.37100
2New England Fuzzy Baby Ducks IPA New England Brewing Co.31100
3New England Imperial Stout TrooperNew England Brewing Co.40799
4New England Supernaut IPANew England Brewing Co.2499
5OEC Experimentalis With Meyer Lemons (Pinot Noir/Gin Barrel)OEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)2099
6New England G-Bot Double IPANew England Brewing Co.27999
7OEC Artista Zynergia: OudilisOEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)2299
8Willimantic Willi WhammerWillimantic Brewing Company2999
9Thomas Hooker Liberator DoppelbockThomas Hooker Brewing Company43399
10New England Galaxy Pale AleNew England Brewing Co.2898
11OEC AlbusOEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)1998
12New England 668 Chardonneighbor Of The Beast New England Brewing Co.2098
13Two Roads Igor’s Dream - Rye Whiskey Barrel AgedTwo Roads Brewing Company7798
14OEC Artista Zynergia: Gosatequin (Blend #1)OEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)2397
15OEC NepenthesOEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)2097
16New England Imperial Stout Trooper (Bourbon)New England Brewing Co.10697
17Willimantic Address Unknown IPAWillimantic Brewing Company1597
18Thomas Hooker Imperial PorterThomas Hooker Brewing Company35397
19OEC AerisOEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)1397
20Two Roads UnorthodoxTwo Roads Brewing Company17997
21New England Locust ReignNew England Brewing Co.1097
22OEC ExilisOEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)3197
23OEC Experimentalis with Peaches (Pedro Ximenez Barrel)OEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)1497
24Kent Falls Alternate WorldKent Falls Brewing1896
251809 Berliner Style Weisse Zymatore - Gin & Pinot Noir BarrelsB. United International Inc. (Zymatore Project)1496

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Looking for great beer near you? Check out these stores recommended by other beer enthusiasts like you.
OEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)
Oxford () 203 295-2831
Cask Republic
Norwalk (203) 203 354 0163
Engine Room
Mystic () (860) 415-8117
Worldwide Wine & Spirits
Southington () 860 276-5801
Old Heidelberg
Bethel (203) 203 797-1860