Connecticut Craft Brewery List

This is a complete list of all breweries that are currently open in Connecticut:

List maintained by the craft-beer fans at: Indian Neck Liquor Store of Branford, CT

Let us know if any of our info is inaccurate or help us add to it! CraftBeerLocal@gmail.com

We have supported and participated in the original "micro-brew" phase of the CT history of brewing here in Connecticut. See here CT micro/craft brewing history.

Last Updated: Jun 15, 2024

75 Main St
Old Saybrook, CT


New Cambridge Project
Opened May 2024
139 Center Street
Bristol, CT

Opened in the former space of Firefly Hollow, reportedly run by former 12% staffers, this brewery plans to offer their own brews but also will bring in guest brewers regularly.


Dead Language Beer Project
Opened March 2024
1429 Park St
Hartford, CT

Opened by Chris DeGasero, a former owner/brewer at Alvarium Beer Co., along with his wife. Grand Opening Fri 3/15/2024. They are in the old Hog River space across from the Parkville Market. Specializing in Lagers, Euro styles and American IPA (no hazies).


Haven Beer Co
Opened March 2024
2323 Whitney Ave
Hamden, CT


Elicit Brewing
Opened February 2024
111 Black Rock Tpke
Fairfield, CT


Red Brewster Brewery
Opened October 2023
50 Weymouth Rd
Enfield, CT


Dudleytown Brewing
Opened August 2023
1001 Day Hill Rd
Windsor, CT


Off The Rails Brewing Co
Opened July 2023
86 Main St E
Stafford Springs, CT


Tree House Fermentory (MA)
Opened July 2023
54 Joy Rd
Woodstock, CT

Open in 2021 with a focus on cider and other experiments, the famed Tree House Brewing Co (MA) in 2023 started offering locally produced beer under a Woodstock label along with cans of Julius, Green, Haze and more. (Max of 3 draft pours per visit. Reservation required.)


Caius Farm Brewery
Opened March 2023
101 North Branford Rd
Branford, CT


5 Churches by the Bay
Opened January 2023
215 Main St
Niantic, CT

Second location of the New Britain brewery


Rule of 3
Opened August 2022
201 W High St
East Hampton, CT


Brewbury
Opened July 2022
1383 Whittemore Rd
Middlebury, CT


Coastline Brewing Company
Opened June 2022
4 Grove Beach Rd North
Westbrook, CT


Myrcene Ale Co
Opened June 2022
39 Ragged Rock Road
Old Saybrook, CT


Boroughs Brewing Company
Opened May 2022
21 Furnace St
Danielson, CT


Armada Brewing
Opened April 2022
190 River St
New Haven, CT

Armada first started brewing @Overshores in East Haven and became a driving force being creating a collaborative space there now called The Beeracks. Armada beers range from a Pilsner to several IPAs and collaboratively-brewed stouts! They've recently open their own brewery/taproom in New Haven. Grand opening weekend set for April 22-24, 2022. The brand was launched in January 2017.


Almost Famous
Opened February 2022
17 Kripes Rd
East Granby, CT



Evening Sky
Opened October 2021


WeHa
Opened October 2021
41 Shield Street
West Hartford, CT


SpaceCat
Opened October 2021
57 Chestnut Street
Norwalk, CT


Bank & Bridge
Opened June 2021
54 W Main St
Mystic, CT


Berlinetta Brewing Company
Opened June 2021
1188 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT


Cheshire Craft Brewing
Opened May 2021


Concentric Brewing
Opened February 2021
91 Main St
Portland, CT


Bad Dog Brewing
Opened January 2021
117 Water Street
Torrington, CT


East Hartford Brewing Group
Opened November 2020
776 Tolland St
East Hartford, CT


Clocktown Brewing Co
Opened October 2020
135 South Main St.
Thomaston, CT


Transcend Beer Crafters
Opened September 2020
36 Triano Drive
Southington, CT


Paddle Creek Beer Company
Opened August 2020
1277 Main Street
East Hartford, CT


Hopmeadow Brewing
Opened June 2020


Coles Road Brewing
Opened June 2020
817 Farmington Ave
Berlin, CT


Phantom Brewing
Opened April 2020
290 Murphy Road
Hartford, CT


NewSylum Brewing
Opened April 2020
36 Keating Farms Ave
Newtown, CT


Dockside
Opened March 2020
40 Bridgeport Ave
Milford, CT


Bear Hands Brewing Co
Opened February 2020
75 Main Street
Putnam, CT


Beer'd Brewing Co II - The Silo
Opened January 2020
225 Leonard Drive
Groton, CT


470 James Street
New Haven, CT

Second location for Black Hog


12 Percent Beer Project
Opened November 2019
341 State Street
North Haven, CT


Marlowe Artisanal Ales
Opened November 2019
@12-Percent-Beer-Project
North Haven, CT


High Nine Brewing
Opened November 2019
6 Winter Ave, Unit 7
Deep River, CT


Elicit Brewing
Opened November 2019
165 Adams Street
Manchester, CT


418 Forest Road
Northford, CT


2 Wyassup Road
North Stonington, CT


Luppoleto Brewing
Opened September 2019
20 Main St Unit #15
Windsor Locks, CT


Urban Lodge Brewing
Opened August 2019
47 Purnell Place
Manchester, CT


Taylor Brooke Brewery
Opened July 2019
848 Route 171
Woodstock, CT


Little Red Barn
Opened July 2019
32 Lake St
Winsted, CT


Hops on the Hill
Opened June 2019
275 Dug Road
Glastonbury, CT


Reverie Brewing
Opened May 2019
57B Church Hill Road
Newtown, CT


Hop Culture Farms & Brewing
Opened May 2019
144 Cato Corner Rd
Colchester, CT


Brewery at Maple View Farm
Opened April 2019
98R Salmon Brook St
Granby, CT


Tox Brewing
Opened April 2019
635 Broad Street
New London, CT


Niantic Public House
Opened April 2019
243 Main Street
Niantic, CT


Center Street Brewing
Opened March 2019
25 Wallace Ave
Wallingford, CT


Two Roads - Area Two
Opened March 2019
1526 Stratford Avenue
Stratford, CT


Stranger Tides Brewing
Opened January 2019
199 Old Hartford Rd
Colchester, CT


5 Depot Place
Bethel, CT


Hoax
Opened 2018
250 Bradley St
@Beeracks


45 Main Street
Putnam, CT


Thomas Hooker at Colt
Opened 2018
140 Huyshope Ave
Hartford, CT


Tribus
Opened 2018
100 Raton Drive
Milford, CT


Witchdoctor Brewing
Opened 2018
168 Center St.
Southington, CT

In a massive space in a brick building by the canal that many breweries would be jealous of, Witchdoctor has built a great facility with pool tables, darts, space for bands and plenty of brewing capacity. Up to 16 different styles of beer at a time, plenty to choose from for the diverse crowd here.


Great Falls Brewing
Opened December 2018
1 Railroad Plaza
Canaan, CT


Erector Brewing
Opened December 2018
250 Bradley St
@Beeracks

Originally @Beeracks then open as part of the NOLO restaurant in New Haven in Dec 2018... but that partnership only last until Sept 2019. Beer still available around the state in cans.


Norbrook Farm Brewery
Opened September 2018
204 Stillman Hill Rd
Colebrook, CT


Problem Solved
Opened September 2018
2 North Rd Suite #4
East Windsor, CT


Little House Brewing Co
Opened September 2018
16 Main Street
Chester, CT


Housatonic River
Opened September 2018
30 Kent Road
New Milford, CT


East Rock Brewing Co
Opened August 2018
285 Nicoll St
New Haven, CT

Lager specialists here, a wide selection of German-style beers including lager, weisse and pilsner. Great beer hall and a spacious brewing area with plenty of room to become a large-scale operation.


Hulls II
Opened July 2018
250 Bradley St
@Beeracks


350 Long Beach Blvd
Stratford, CT

Brews NON-ALCOHOLIC Beer only in their aim to pioneer a revolution in non-alcoholic craft beer.


Milford Point Brewing
Opened April 2018
230 Woodmont Rd #29b
Milford, CT


Connecticut Valley Brewing
Opened February 2018
765 Sullivan Ave
South Windsor, CT


Bad Sons
Opened 2017
251 Roosevelt Dr
Derby, CT


Woodbury
Opened 2017
738 Main Street South
Woodbury, CT


Nod Hill
Opened October 2017
137 Ethan Allen Hwy
Ridgefield, CT


Redding Beer Co
Opened October 2017
7 Main Street
Redding, CT


Labyrinth Brewing
Opened August 2017
148 Forest Street
Manchester, CT


Breakaway Brew Haus
Opened August 2017


Barley Head
Opened July 2017
12 Water St
Mystic, CT


Kinsmen
Opened June 2017
409 Canal St
Southington, CT

Brewery with a large facility including on-site pizza restaurant and full dar in the Milldale section of Southington. Offers a wide array of self-brewed beer from IPAs to experimentals including a root-beer porter, double coffee stout and even a conifer/spruce flavored expiremental Gose beers


Fox Farm Brewery
Opened June 2017
62 Music Vale Road
Salem, CT


Epicure
Opened June 2017
40 Franklin Street
Norwich, CT


Alvarium Beer
Opened June 2017


CounterWeight Brewing
Opened April 2017
7 Diana Ct
Cheshire, CT

Counter-Weight hit the ground running when they launched in 2016... they began distributing their now popular Headway IPA and Workhorse Pilsner right away and just in their second year have gained great popularity in Southern CT. Newly launched Critical Mass is/was quite a much sought after hit from day one upon hitting the market in Jan 2019. Just in business a couple short years, this brewery with a great taproom and retail/distribution operation is well on its way from Workhorse to powerhouse here in CT!


5 Churches
Opened March 2017
193 Arch St
New Britain, CT


New Park Brewing
Opened March 2017
485 New Park Ave
West Hartford, CT


Beeracks
Opened January 2017
250 Bradley St
East Haven, CT


2nd Bridge Brewing
Opened 2016
642 Hilliard St
Manchester, CT


Brewport
Opened 2016
225 South Frontage Road
Bridgeport, CT


Forest City Brewing
Opened 2016
180 Johnson St
Middletown, CT


Lasting Brass
Opened 2016
1864 Watertown Ave
Oakville (Watertown), CT


Brewery Legitmus
Opened November 2016
283 Main Street
New Hartford, CT


Fat Orange Cat
Opened August 2016
@TwelvePercentBeerProject

No longer allowing on-site visit at their farm taproom in East Hampton, but still brewing onsite and at Twelve Percent in North Haven


These Guys Brewing
Opened March 2016
78 Franklin St
Norwich, CT


Still Hill
Opened February 2016


Outer Light
Opened 2015
266 Bridge St
Groton, CT


Aspetuck Brew Lab
Opened December 2015
3389 Fairfield Ave
Bridgeport/Black Rock, CT


Brass Works
Opened October 2015
2066 THOMASTON AVE
Waterbury, CT


Stony Creek
Opened March 2015
5 Indian Neck Ave.
Branford, CT

Beautiful venue on the Branford river, combined with a large operation sometimes used for contract brewing, Stony Creek has built a brand our their own Cranky style of beers and recently opened a second location at


Kent Falls Brewing
Opened March 2015
33 Camps Rd
Kent, CT


Black Pond Brews
Opened 2014
1001 Hartford Pike
Dayville, CT


No Worries Brewing
Opened 2014
2520 State St
Hamden, CT

Evolution without worrying... this brewery is constantly churning out new products. Since 2014 they've been a staple on State Street in Hamden with an idealic taproom filled with a wide-range of beers. We hear they are starting to distribute canned beer too, so look for it on store shelves soon!


OEC
Opened 2014
7 Fox Hollow Road
Oxford, CT


Overshores
Opened 2014
250 Bradley St
@Beeracks

Overshores launched as the first local CT brewery focusing on making beer in the Belgian style with bottle-fermented wheat beers. It has since evolved to now also offers cans and other brews in their taproom. The facility and operation is also collaborative as they are sharing space with several other contract brewers in CT's first brewing collaborative now known as The Beeracks in East Haven.


Pies and Pub
Opened 2014
1 Store Rd #2314
Middlebury, CT


Powder Hollow
Opened 2014
504 Hazard Avenue
Enfield, CT


Stubborn Beauty
Opened 2014
180 Johnson St
Middletown, CT


Black Hog
Opened August 2014

Producing award-winning beers, including their Granola Brown, while distributing canned beer statewide has helped put this Oxford brewery on the map in CT! Quality recipes. We haven't visited in person yet but we're enjoying their brews from afar and look forward to a trip to Oxford.


Broad Brook Brewing
Opened 2013
915 South St
Suffield, CT

Formerly located in East Windsor at the location that now houses Problem Solved brewing, they are now located in Suffield


Back East
Opened 2012
1296A Blue Hills Ave
Bloomfield, CT


Half Full Brewery
Opened 2012
43 Homestead Ave
Stamford, CT


16 Business Park Dr
Branford, CT

True Craftsmen here - Thimble Island is constantly churning out great beers and offers a wide-ranging selection both for on-site consumption in their tasting room and off-site retail.


Two Roads Brewing Co
Opened December 2012
1700 Stratford Ave
Stratford, CT

Miles ahead and on two roads ;) Two Roads was the first big NEW operation in the state in quite a while. A huge operation with 100-BBL setup on day one, they've being brewing their own and craft brewering for other craft breweries from around the country since beginning operations in a large former factory in Stratford. Lead by veteran brewer Phil Markowski, who headed New England Brewing Co (v1) operations until 1996 and returned to CT to lead brewing here.


Beer'd Brewing Co
Opened November 2012
22 Bayview Ave #15
Stonington, CT


Charter Oak
Opened April 2012
39 Shelter Rock Rd
Danbury, CT

Originally a gypsy brewing operation, but always a CT business... Charter Oak is now set up in their new home opened in 2018 in Danbury, CT.


Relic Brewing Co
Opened February 2012
95B Whiting St.
Plainville, CT


Cambridge House
Opened May 2005
357 Salmon Brook St
Granby, CT

The current owners acquired this established business in 2009 from the prior owners who started it up in 2005. The prior owners subsequently opened, then closed, a second location in Torrington.


Thomas Hooker
Opened 2003
16 Tobey Rd
Bloomfield, CT

After the industry faltered post-micro phase, the remanants of Troutbrook Brewhouse' organization were acquired by "Thomas Hooker Brewing Co" (named after one of Troutbrook's most popular brews, which in turn was named after the founder of Connecticut). Hooker carried the torch for independant CT brewing while many others avoided starting or growing during the early 2000 decade. Great selection available in retail or on-site at two locations in the Hartford area.


New England Brewing Co
Opened June 2003
175 Amity Road
Woodbridge, CT

After the original company of the same name battled on for many years, the current ownership acquired the brand in 2002 and re-opened near New Haven by "The Tunnel" in Woodbridge, CT. They carried on an original recipe or two, but hit gold with their own Sea Hag, the controversially-named Gandhi-Bot (now G-bot) and more. True founder(s) here in CT - twice an innovative brand!


Bru Rm at BAR
Opened 1993
254 Crown St
New Haven, CT

Existing establishment BAR saw the trend early, designed a workable business model and stuck with it! Excellent micro beer, Wooster Street -style pizza, and an eclectic bar that's either brewpub, dance club or college hangout (or all of the above) depending on which night you go - that's been their recipe for success and longevity in New Haven since they started brewing in 1996.


Willibrew
Opened October 1993
967 Main Street
Willimantic, CT

Perhaps the longest continuously-operated, active brewery in CT. They started up during the micro/brewpub era in 1993 and persist to this day. The pub/restaurant houses a museum like collection of history worthy of browing for hours!


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For more information: If you are a brewery on this list, or one that hasn't been included yet, please email us with the details of the month/year of your opening to the public. We'd love to hear more about you and we look forward to visiting!

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