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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 Rochefort4672100
2Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company1951100
3Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)260899.9
4Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Brewing Company312699.9
5Lawson’s Finest Double Sunshine IPALawson’s Finest Liquids20399.9
6Evil Twin Even More JesusEvil Twin Brewing51399.9
7Rochefort Trappistes 8Brasserie Rochefort332099.8
8Lawson’s Finest Sip of Sunshine IPALawson’s Finest Liquids16499.8
9Dogfish Head 90 Minute Imperial IPADogfish Head Brewery437999.8
10Samuel Adams UtopiasBoston Beer Company91399.8
11Stone Ruination IPAStone Brewing Company359299.8
12Baladin Xyauyù BarrelLe Baladin9899.8
13Ballast Point Sculpin IPABallast Point Brewing Company214899.7
14Maine Beer LunchMaine Beer Company47799.7
15Chimay Bleue (Blue) / Grande RéserveChimay435599.7
16Abbaye des Rocs Grand CruBrasserie de l’Abbaye des Rocs122099.7
17Maine Beer Another OneMaine Beer Company25299.7
18Stillwater Gose Gone WildStillwater Artisanal8099.7
19Oude (Gueuze Tilquin)² à l’Ancienne Gueuzerie Tilquin13699.7
20Stone IPA (India Pale Ale)Stone Brewing Company357399.6
21Founders Backwoods BastardFounders Brewing Company161899.6
22New England CoriolisNew England Brewing Co.2399.6
23Otter Creek / Lawson’s Finest Liquids Double Dose IPAOtter Creek Brewing11699.6
24Evil Twin Imperial Doughnut BreakEvil Twin Brewing37199.6
25Unibroue Trois PistolesUnibroue (Sapporo)272499.5


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.2199.7
2New England CoriolisNew England Brewing Co.2399.6
3New England Imperial Stout TrooperNew England Brewing Co.38299.3
4New England Gandhi-Bot Double IPANew England Brewing Co.25398.9
5Thomas Hooker Liberator DoppelbockThomas Hooker Brewing Company42698.9
6Willimantic Willi WhammerWillimantic Brewing Company2898.5
7New England 668 Chardonneighbor Of The Beast New England Brewing Co.1998
8Two Roads UnorthodoxTwo Roads Brewing Company12097.9
9New England Imperial Stout Trooper (Bourbon)New England Brewing Co.10397.9
10New England Supernaut IPANew England Brewing Co.1997.9
11Thomas Hooker Imperial PorterThomas Hooker Brewing Company35297.2
12OEC ExilisOEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)1597.2
13Willimantic Address Unknown IPAWillimantic Brewing Company1597
14OEC Experimentalis with Peaches (Pedro Ximenez Barrel)OEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)1096.1
15New England Galaxy Pale AleNew England Brewing Co.2296
16Willimantic VEG IPAWillimantic Brewing Company2195.8
17Thomas Hooker Old Marley BarleywineThomas Hooker Brewing Company25695.8
18OEC AerisOEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)995.5
19New England Weiss Trash Culture New England Brewing Co.4095.4
20Willimantic First Class Festive AleWillimantic Brewing Company1795.2
21Two Roads Lil’ HeavenTwo Roads Brewing Company5595.1
22New England Zapata BotNew England Brewing Co.4595
23BFM Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien Zymatore - Sherry BarrelB. United International Inc. (Zymatore Project)1794.1
241809 Berliner Style Weisse Zymatore - Gin & Pinot Noir BarrelsB. United International Inc. (Zymatore Project)1293.7
25OEC Tempus (Blend #3)OEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)1493.5

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Cletus Cletus 6354
 jkwood04 4462
 Reynolds314 2728


Get out and experience craft beer at area festivals, tastings and gatherings.
  Event  City  Date 
Women Crush Wednesdays (#WCW)   Stamford  5/6/2015 
Heavy Seas Meet & Greet w/Hugh Sisson   Middletown  5/7/2015 
Shmaltz - American Craft Beer Week: Total Wine’s Discover Beer Series: Sampling Seminar   Norwalk  5/15/2015 
Shmaltz Brewing Tap Takeover   Mystic   6/3/2015 
Shmaltz Tap Takeover    Putnam  6/4/2015 
Ninety9Bottles Craft Beer Festival   Norwalk  6/6/2015 
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 
OEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)   Oxford  () 203 295-2831 
The Ginger Man - Norwalk   Norwalk  (203) 203 354 0163 
Worldwide Wine & Spirits   Southington  () 860 276-5801 
Old Heidelberg   Bethel  (203) 203 797-1860 

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