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.

1Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company2147100
2Founders Backstage Series # 2: CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout)Founders Brewing Company728100
3Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Brewing Company326899.9
4Omnipollo Agamemnon BourbonOmnipollo8899.9
5Evil Twin Even More JesusEvil Twin Brewing56899.8
6Baladin Xyauyù BarrelLe Baladin14599.8
7Lawson’s Finest Sip of Sunshine IPALawson’s Finest Liquids30799.8
8Dogfish Head 90 Minute Imperial IPADogfish Head Brewery450899.8
9Samuel Adams UtopiasBoston Beer Company94799.8
10Ballast Point Sculpin IPABallast Point Brewing Company (Constellation)241199.7
11New England Fuzzy Baby Ducks IPA New England Brewing Co.2399.7
12Allagash Cuvée d’IndustrialAllagash Brewing Company7599.7
13Oude Quetsche Tilquin à l’Ancienne avec Prunes de NamurGueuzerie Tilquin12199.6
14Founders Backwoods BastardFounders Brewing Company172299.6
15Alpine Beer Company Pure HoppinessAlpine Beer Company (CA)85499.5
16Lagunitas Born Yesterday Pale AleLagunitas Brewing Company (Heineken)26499.4
17Allagash Mattina RossaAllagash Brewing Company8099.3
18Omnipollo Hypnopompa BourbonOmnipollo9399.3
19Crooked Stave ProgenitorCrooked Stave15699.3
20Evil Twin Aún Más Chili JesúsEvil Twin Brewing8499.2
21Evil Twin Lil’ BEvil Twin Brewing58499.2
22Allagash Century AleAllagash Brewing Company7399.2
23Oude Mûre Tilquin à l’AncienneGueuzerie Tilquin9699.2
24Founders Backstage Series # 1: Blushing MonkFounders Brewing Company55299.1
25Sierra Nevada Bigfoot - Barrel AgedSierra Nevada Brewing Company39599


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.2399.7
2New England CoriolisNew England Brewing Co.2799.7
3New England Imperial Stout TrooperNew England Brewing Co.40099.1
4New England Supernaut IPANew England Brewing Co.2098.9
5New England Gandhi-Bot Double IPANew England Brewing Co.26398.8
6Thomas Hooker Liberator DoppelbockThomas Hooker Brewing Company43098.6
7Willimantic Willi WhammerWillimantic Brewing Company2898.5
8OEC Experimentalis With Meyer Lemons (Pinot Noir/Gin Barrel)OEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)1698.3
9OEC Artista Zynergia: OudilisOEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)1798.2
10OEC AlbusOEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)1498.1
11New England 668 Chardonneighbor Of The Beast New England Brewing Co.1998
12Two Roads Igor’s Dream Rye Whiskey Barrel agedTwo Roads Brewing Company5197.9
13New England Imperial Stout Trooper (Bourbon)New England Brewing Co.10497.6
14New England Galaxy Pale AleNew England Brewing Co.2497.4
15OEC NepenthesOEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)1697.3
16OEC Artista Zynergia: Gosatequin (Blend #1)OEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)2297.2
17Willimantic Address Unknown IPAWillimantic Brewing Company1597
18Thomas Hooker Imperial PorterThomas Hooker Brewing Company35397
19OEC AerisOEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)1396.9
20Two Roads UnorthodoxTwo Roads Brewing Company16596.9
21OEC Experimentalis with Peaches (Pedro Ximenez Barrel)OEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)1196.4
22New England Weiss Trash Culture New England Brewing Co.4696.3
23OEC ExilisOEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)2796.3
241809 Berliner Style Weisse Zymatore - Gin & Pinot Noir BarrelsB. United International Inc. (Zymatore Project)1496.2
25Willimantic VEG IPAWillimantic Brewing Company2195.8


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.
Buck Valentine’s Day!!
Norwalk 2/14/2016
Live Acoustic Music during Dinner
Stamford 2/19/2016

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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
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