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 Company2907100
2St. Bernardus Abt 12St. Bernardus Brouwerij4427100
3North Coast Old Rasputin (Bourbon Barrel)North Coast Brewing Company1132100
4Goose Island Bourbon County BarleywineGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)687100
5Founders Imperial StoutFounders Brewing Company2138100
6Thirsty Dog Siberian Night Imperial StoutThirsty Dog Brewing Company1318100
7Oskar Blues Ten FIDYOskar Blues Brewery2537100
8Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti BreakEvil Twin Brewing970100
9Evil Twin Even More JesusEvil Twin Brewing854100
10AleSmith Double IPAAleSmith Brewing Company1425100
11North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve (Bourbon Barrel)North Coast Brewing Company521100
12Stone Enjoy By IPAStone Brewing1707100
13AleSmith Old NumbskullAleSmith Brewing Company1495100
14Dogfish Head 90 Minute Imperial IPADogfish Head Brewery4635100
15New England Fuzzy Baby Ducks IPA New England Brewing Co.37100
16New England CoriolisNew England Brewing Co.44100
17Sierra Nevada Barrel-Aged Narwhal Imperial StoutSierra Nevada Brewing Company379100
18Founders PorterFounders Brewing Company2153100
19Maine Beer IMaine Beer Company67100
20Avery The Maharaja Imperial India Pale AleAvery Brewing Company2084100
21Stone Enjoy By IPA - UnfilteredStone Brewing181100
22Lagunitas Sonoma Farmhouse Hop StoopidLagunitas Brewing Company (Heineken)222299
23Stone IPA (India Pale Ale)Stone Brewing405699
24Lagunitas The Waldos’ Special AleLagunitas Brewing Company (Heineken)39499
25Humboldt Black XantusHumboldt Brewing Company (Total Beverage Solution)58699


1New England CoriolisNew England Brewing Co.44100
2New England Fuzzy Baby Ducks IPA New England Brewing Co.37100
3New England Imperial Stout TrooperNew England Brewing Co.40899
4New England Supernaut IPANew England Brewing Co.2699
5OEC Experimentalis With Meyer Lemons (Pinot Noir/Gin Barrel)OEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)2199
6New England G-Bot Double IPANew England Brewing Co.28099
7Willimantic Willi WhammerWillimantic Brewing Company2999
8OEC Artista Zynergia: OudilisOEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)2399
9Thomas Hooker Liberator DoppelbockThomas Hooker Brewing Company43399
10OEC AlbusOEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)2198
11New England Galaxy Pale AleNew England Brewing Co.2898
12Two Roads Igor’s Dream - Rye Whiskey Barrel AgedTwo Roads Brewing Company9898
13OEC Artista Zynergia: Gosatequin (Blend #1)OEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)2498
14New England 668 Chardonneighbor Of The Beast New England Brewing Co.2198
15New England Imperial Stout Trooper (Bourbon)New England Brewing Co.10897
16OEC Aeris Singularis (Pinot Noir/Gin Barrel)OEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)1697
17OEC NepenthesOEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)2297
18Willimantic Address Unknown IPAWillimantic Brewing Company1597
19Thomas Hooker Imperial PorterThomas Hooker Brewing Company35397
20OEC ExilisOEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)3397
21OEC AerisOEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)1397
22New England Locust ReignNew England Brewing Co.1097
23Two Roads UnorthodoxTwo Roads Brewing Company18897
24OEC Experimentalis with Peaches (Pedro Ximenez Barrel)OEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)1497
25Willimantic VEG IPAWillimantic Brewing Company2196

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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
Cask Republic
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