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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 Rochefort4755100
2Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company2048100
3Founders Backstage Series # 2: CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company709100
4Goose Island Bourbon County StoutGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)263499.9
5Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Brewing Company316599.9
6Lawson’s Finest Double Sunshine IPALawson’s Finest Liquids20399.9
7Evil Twin Even More JesusEvil Twin Brewing52599.9
8Rochefort Trappistes 8Brasserie Rochefort338299.8
9Lawson’s Finest Sip of Sunshine IPALawson’s Finest Liquids22299.8
10Dogfish Head 90 Minute Imperial IPADogfish Head Brewery442299.8
11Samuel Adams UtopiasBoston Beer Company92099.8
12Baladin Xyauyù BarrelLe Baladin11299.8
13Stone Ruination IPAStone Brewing Company363499.7
14Ballast Point Sculpin IPABallast Point Brewing Company222699.7
15Maine Beer LunchMaine Beer Company50599.7
16Stillwater Gose Gone WildStillwater Artisanal8399.7
17Oude (Gueuze Tilquin)² à l’Ancienne Gueuzerie Tilquin15999.7
18Chimay Bleue (Blue) / Grande RéserveChimay441099.7
19Abbaye des Rocs Grand CruBrasserie de l’Abbaye des Rocs122999.6
20Maine Beer Another OneMaine Beer Company26799.6
21Otter Creek / Lawson’s Finest Liquids Double Dose IPAOtter Creek Brewing11799.6
22Stone IPA (India Pale Ale)Stone Brewing Company361999.6
23Founders Backwoods BastardFounders Brewing Company165099.6
24Unibroue Trois PistolesUnibroue (Sapporo)274199.5
25Evil Twin Imperial Doughnut BreakEvil Twin Brewing38399.5


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.2599.6
3New England Imperial Stout TrooperNew England Brewing Co.38699.2
4New England Gandhi-Bot Double IPANew England Brewing Co.25698.8
5Thomas Hooker Liberator DoppelbockThomas Hooker Brewing Company42798.8
6Willimantic Willi WhammerWillimantic Brewing Company2898.5
7OEC Experimentalis With Meyer Lemons (Pinot Noir/Gin Barrel)OEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)1598.4
8New England 668 Chardonneighbor Of The Beast New England Brewing Co.1998
9New England Imperial Stout Trooper (Bourbon)New England Brewing Co.10397.9
10New England Supernaut IPANew England Brewing Co.1997.9
11New England Galaxy Pale AleNew England Brewing Co.2397.6
12Two Roads UnorthodoxTwo Roads Brewing Company13997.4
13Willimantic Address Unknown IPAWillimantic Brewing Company1597
14Thomas Hooker Imperial PorterThomas Hooker Brewing Company35397
15OEC AerisOEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)1396.9
16New England Weiss Trash Culture New England Brewing Co.4196.5
17OEC Experimentalis with Peaches (Pedro Ximenez Barrel)OEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)1196.4
18OEC ExilisOEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)2596.3
191809 Berliner Style Weisse Zymatore - Gin & Pinot Noir BarrelsB. United International Inc. (Zymatore Project)1496.2
20OEC Artista Zynergia: SolarisOEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)2595.8
21Thomas Hooker Old Marley BarleywineThomas Hooker Brewing Company25695.8
22Willimantic VEG IPAWillimantic Brewing Company2195.8
23Willimantic First Class Festive AleWillimantic Brewing Company1795.2
24New England Zapata BotNew England Brewing Co.4595
25OEC Tempus (Blend #2)OEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)1094.9

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Get out and experience craft beer at area festivals, tastings and gatherings.
  Event  City  Date 
CRAFTY: Paint Night Willibrew Style   Willimantic  8/12/2015 
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 
OEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)   Oxford  () 203 295-2831 
Worldwide Wine & Spirits   Southington  () 860 276-5801 
Old Heidelberg   Bethel  (203) 203 797-1860 

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