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 Company2959100
2St. Bernardus Abt 12St. Bernardus Brouwerij4474100
3North Coast Old Rasputin (Bourbon Barrel)North Coast Brewing Company1137100
4Goose Island Bourbon County BarleywineGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)692100
5Founders Imperial StoutFounders Brewing Company2154100
6Thirsty Dog Siberian Night Imperial StoutThirsty Dog Brewing Company1319100
7Oskar Blues Ten FIDYOskar Blues Brewery2561100
8Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti BreakEvil Twin Brewing1035100
9Evil Twin Even More JesusEvil Twin Brewing920100
10Lawson’s Finest Sip of Sunshine IPALawson’s Finest Liquids454100
11North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve (Bourbon Barrel)North Coast Brewing Company524100
12Stone Enjoy By IPAStone Brewing1719100
13Dogfish Head 90 Minute Imperial IPADogfish Head Brewery4661100
14Ayinger Celebrator DoppelbockBrauerei Aying3719100
15AleSmith Old NumbskullAleSmith Brewing Company1504100
16Sierra Nevada Barrel-Aged Narwhal Imperial StoutSierra Nevada Brewing Company380100
17New England CoriolisNew England Brewing Co.46100
18Founders PorterFounders Brewing Company2184100
19New England Fuzzy Baby Ducks IPA New England Brewing Co.40100
20Avery The Maharaja Imperial India Pale AleAvery Brewing Company2095100
21Stone Enjoy By IPA - UnfilteredStone Brewing20399
22Stone IPA (India Pale Ale)Stone Brewing412099
23Lagunitas Sonoma Farmhouse Hop StoopidLagunitas Brewing Company (Heineken)223199
24Humboldt Black XantusHumboldt Brewing Company (Total Beverage Solution)58899
25Lagunitas The Waldos’ Special AleLagunitas Brewing Company (Heineken)42899


1New England CoriolisNew England Brewing Co.46100
2New England Fuzzy Baby Ducks IPA New England Brewing Co.40100
3New England Imperial Stout TrooperNew England Brewing Co.40899
4New England Supernaut IPANew England Brewing Co.2799
5Willimantic Willi WhammerWillimantic Brewing Company2999
6New England G-Bot Double IPANew England Brewing Co.28199
7OEC Artista Zynergia: OudilisOEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)2499
8Thomas Hooker Liberator DoppelbockThomas Hooker Brewing Company43399
9OEC AlbusOEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)2198
10New England Galaxy Pale AleNew England Brewing Co.2898
11New England 668 Chardonneighbor Of The Beast New England Brewing Co.2198
12New England Imperial Stout Trooper (Bourbon)New England Brewing Co.10897
13OEC Aeris Singularis (Pinot Noir/Gin Barrel)OEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)1697
14Two Roads Igor’s Dream - Rye Whiskey Barrel AgedTwo Roads Brewing Company11597
15OEC NepenthesOEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)2397
16Willimantic Address Unknown IPAWillimantic Brewing Company1597
17OEC ExilisOEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)3497
18Thomas Hooker Imperial PorterThomas Hooker Brewing Company35397
19OEC AerisOEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)1397
20New England Locust ReignNew England Brewing Co.1097
21Two Roads UnorthodoxTwo Roads Brewing Company19297
22New England Coup BeansNew England Brewing Co.1096
23Willimantic VEG IPAWillimantic Brewing Company2196
24OEC Artista Zynergia: SolarisOEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)2596
25Kent Falls Alternate WorldKent Falls Brewing1996

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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
Cask Republic
Norwalk (203) 203 354 0163
Worldwide Wine & Spirits
Southington () 860 276-5801
Old Heidelberg
Bethel (203) 203 797-1860