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 Company2808100
2Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti BreakEvil Twin Brewing77899.9
3Baladin Xyauyù BarrelLe Baladin16699.8
4Lawson’s Finest Sip of Sunshine IPALawson’s Finest Liquids36699.8
5AleSmith Double IPAAleSmith Brewing Company137399.8
6Omnipollo Agamemnon BourbonOmnipollo12299.8
7New England Fuzzy Baby Ducks IPA New England Brewing Co.3199.7
8Sierra Nevada Barrel-Aged Narwhal Imperial StoutSierra Nevada Brewing Company35099.7
9Allagash Cuvée d’IndustrialAllagash Brewing Company8499.7
10Maine Beer IMaine Beer Company6199.6
11Oude Quetsche Tilquin à l’Ancienne avec Prunes de NamurGueuzerie Tilquin15399.6
12Alpine Beer Company Pure HoppinessAlpine Beer Company (CA)95899.5
13Lagunitas Born Yesterday Pale AleLagunitas Brewing Company (Heineken)28599.4
14Crooked Stave ProgenitorCrooked Stave20899.3
15Omnipollo Hypnopompa BourbonOmnipollo9599.3
16Evil Twin Lil’ BEvil Twin Brewing64299.2
17Founders Sumatra Mountain BrownFounders Brewing Company33499.1
18Omnipollo Nebuchadnezzar IIPAOmnipollo76399
19Crooked Stave Petite Sour (Passion Fruit)Crooked Stave13599
20Foley Brothers Pieces of Eight Imperial India Pale AleFoley Brothers Brewing2798.9
21Grey Sail Captain’s DaughterGrey Sail Brewing Company9998.9
22Sixpoint PuffSixpoint Brewery15698.9
23Crooked Stave Hop Savant (NZ Pacifica)Crooked Stave6298.8
24Goose Island JulietGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)50398.8
25Clown Shoes Blaecorn UnidragonClown Shoes Beer61498.8


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 Fuzzy Baby Ducks IPA New England Brewing Co.3199.7
2New England CoriolisNew England Brewing Co.3299.7
3New England Imperial Stout TrooperNew England Brewing Co.40799
4New England Supernaut IPANew England Brewing Co.2498.9
5OEC Experimentalis With Meyer Lemons (Pinot Noir/Gin Barrel)OEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)2098.9
6Willimantic Willi WhammerWillimantic Brewing Company2998.7
7New England G-Bot Double IPANew England Brewing Co.27598.7
8OEC Artista Zynergia: OudilisOEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)2298.7
9Thomas Hooker Liberator DoppelbockThomas Hooker Brewing Company43398.6
10New England 668 Chardonneighbor Of The Beast New England Brewing Co.1998
11New England Galaxy Pale AleNew England Brewing Co.2798
12Two Roads Igor’s Dream - Rye Whiskey Barrel AgedTwo Roads Brewing Company7297.8
13OEC AlbusOEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)1697.6
14New England Imperial Stout Trooper (Bourbon)New England Brewing Co.10597.4
15OEC Artista Zynergia: Gosatequin (Blend #1)OEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)2397.4
16OEC NepenthesOEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)2097.4
17Willimantic Address Unknown IPAWillimantic Brewing Company1597
18Thomas Hooker Imperial PorterThomas Hooker Brewing Company35397
19Two Roads UnorthodoxTwo Roads Brewing Company17896.9
20OEC AerisOEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)1396.9
21New England Locust ReignNew England Brewing Co.996.8
22OEC ExilisOEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)3196.8
23OEC Experimentalis with Peaches (Pedro Ximenez Barrel)OEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)1496.8
241809 Berliner Style Weisse Zymatore - Gin & Pinot Noir BarrelsB. United International Inc. (Zymatore Project)1496.2
25Kent Falls Alternate WorldKent Falls Brewing1696.1


A list of the RateBeerians from this area with the most beer ratings. These are great people to contact to better get to know beer in this area.



Get out and experience craft beer at area festivals, tastings and gatherings.
Friends of Harpoon Night at Billy Tees
Cromwell 9/14/2016
Connecticut On Tap
Danbury 9/24/2016
Hartford On Tap
Hartford 10/22/2016

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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
The Ginger Man - Norwalk
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