9 Events to Check Out for CT Beer Week

James Gribbon

Connecticut Beer Week has officially begun, and CTBites is here to bring you a sampling of events and other news of note. This week is a celebration of both beers made in Connecticut, and the restaurants and bars who help our small state be such a big part of the national beer scene. 

The hashtag for searching on social media is #CTBeerWeek, and a further list of events can be found here. Many links to further events and information are included below, and please let us know in the comments if there's anything we may have missed. 

1. Kent Falls Debuts Shruggie - Kent Falls will drop its brand-newest IPA, Shruggie (¯\_(ツ)_/¯) this week, starting in Litchfield on Nov. 18. Kent Falls calls this part of their "bartender interaction series." I may have agreed to order one through interpretive dance. Their next event will be at J. Timothy's.

2. Get Beer'd - J. Tim's will host a Beer'd Brewing tap takeover Nov. 17, including Elihue, This Side Of Paradise, and Midnight Oil.

3. Half Full/Lorca Rare Beer Night - Hall Full Brewery and Lorca of Stamford will host a night of food and drink featuring coffee stout, Mexican chocolate weizen, and more, with food pairings, including Lorca's famous churros.

4. Mikro Beer Bar in Hamden will have specials all week, and tonight features $5 beers to celebrate the fifth anniversary of CTBeerWeek. Mikro's worth the trip if you're in the New Haven Area.

5. Fuzzy Baby Ducks and Coriolis, two of New England Brewing Co.'s most maniacally sought-after beers, will both be tapped at The Cask Republic in New Haven tonight. Check in for CTBW events at Cask locations in New Haven, Stamford, and their new South Norwalk location, all week long.

6. Prime16 has a huge list of Stubborn Beauty beers tapping now. You want to drink these, trust me.

7. Big Beers - Southport Brewing Company will be pouring 20oz. servings of select drafts at 16oz. prices all week long.

8. Eli Cannon's Tap Room in Middletown will have a list loaded with Connecticut beers all week long, and is posting their tap lists, so you'll always know what's in store. 

9. City Steam in Hartford is a must visit for any CT-dwelling or CT-loving fan of beer. They always have rare, house-made offerings on tap, and have recently announced some additions to theirfall menu.

Have anything else to share? Let everyone know in the comments, and spread the CT beer love.