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 Company2857100
2North Coast Old Rasputin (Bourbon Barrel)North Coast Brewing Company1124100
3Goose Island Bourbon County BarleywineGoose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)663100
4Oskar Blues Ten FIDYOskar Blues Brewery2447100
5Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti BreakEvil Twin Brewing888100
6Lawson’s Finest Sip of Sunshine IPALawson’s Finest Liquids408100
7AleSmith Double IPAAleSmith Brewing Company1423100
8North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve (Bourbon Barrel)North Coast Brewing Company516100
9AleSmith Old NumbskullAleSmith Brewing Company1486100
10Dogfish Head 90 Minute Imperial IPADogfish Head Brewery4604100
11New England Fuzzy Baby Ducks IPA New England Brewing Co.31100
12Sierra Nevada Barrel-Aged Narwhal Imperial StoutSierra Nevada Brewing Company372100
13Founders PorterFounders Brewing Company2121100
14Maine Beer IMaine Beer Company67100
15Stone Enjoy By IPA - UnfilteredStone Brewing181100
16Stone IPA (India Pale Ale)Stone Brewing397999
17Lagunitas Sonoma Farmhouse Hop StoopidLagunitas Brewing Company (Heineken)221199
18Humboldt Black XantusHumboldt Brewing Company (Total Beverage Solution)58499
19Lagunitas SucksLagunitas Brewing Company (Heineken)160899
20Foley Brothers Pieces of Eight Imperial India Pale AleFoley Brothers Brewing3499
21New England Imperial Stout TrooperNew England Brewing Co.40799
22Founders Sumatra Mountain BrownFounders Brewing Company40799
23Victory DirtWolf Double IPAVictory Brewing Company (ABV)120199
24J.W. Lees Harvest AleJ.W. Lees108699
25Clown Shoes Undead Party CrasherClown Shoes Beer70899


1New England CoriolisNew England Brewing Co.41100
2New England Fuzzy Baby Ducks IPA New England Brewing Co.31100
3New England Imperial Stout TrooperNew England Brewing Co.40799
4OEC Experimentalis With Meyer Lemons (Pinot Noir/Gin Barrel)OEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)2099
5New England Supernaut IPANew England Brewing Co.2599
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
12New England 668 Chardonneighbor Of The Beast New England Brewing Co.2198
13Two Roads Igor’s Dream - Rye Whiskey Barrel AgedTwo Roads Brewing Company9097
14OEC Artista Zynergia: Gosatequin (Blend #1)OEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)2397
15New England Imperial Stout Trooper (Bourbon)New England Brewing Co.10697
16OEC Aeris Singularis (Pinot Noir/Gin Barrel)OEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)1697
17OEC NepenthesOEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)2197
18OEC ExilisOEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)3297
19Willimantic Address Unknown IPAWillimantic Brewing Company1597
20Thomas Hooker Imperial PorterThomas Hooker Brewing Company35397
21Two Roads UnorthodoxTwo Roads Brewing Company18297
22OEC AerisOEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)1397
23New England Locust ReignNew England Brewing Co.1097
24OEC Experimentalis with Peaches (Pedro Ximenez Barrel)OEC Brewing (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores)1497
251809 Berliner Style Weisse Zymatore - Gin & Pinot Noir BarrelsB. United International Inc. (Zymatore Project)1496

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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