What’s brewing in Mystic Country? Last Updated: May 2022
Spring is finally upon us! With warmer weather and longer evenings ahead, who wouldn’t enjoy spending some time outside with a good brew in hand? Here are some of our favorite spots in Mystic Country to grab a beer or two, some small bites, and soak up the Springtime sun:
These Guys Brewing – Norwich, CT
These Guys Brewing Co. in Norwich offers up solid house made brews and high quality “pub grub” that has locals and visitors alike singing their praises. Located in a historic building on Franklin Street in downtown Norwich, These Guys always have something fun lined up from trivia to paint nights to live music nights featuring local musicians along with so much more. Sample some delicious food from their menu with the wings, brewhouse burger, and beer queso nachos being a few standout options. Whether you stop by with some friends, plan a date night, or want to escape the house with the kids for a while, make sure you add These Guys Brewing Co. to your brewery itinerary- we know you’ll love it!
Bank & Bridge Brewing – Mystic, CT
Bank & Bridge Brewing is the perfect spot to take a break from exploring the many shops and activities that downtown Mystic has to offer. Coming up on their one-year anniversary in July, Bank & Bridge Brewery is located on Main Street (right next door to the famous Mystic Pizza) and offers both indoor and outdoor seating. Secure your spot and choose from their rotating in house beers, mixed drinks, and wine selection. If you’re looking for something to nosh on, you’re in luck! Bank & Bridge has an extensive menu packed with finger licking good options for all to enjoy. Come here with your kids and pup, or for a date night- either way Bank & Bridge should be next on your list of breweries to visit this spring in Mystic Country.
Willimantic Brewing Company – Willimantic, CT
Located in the heart of northeastern Connecticut in downtown Willimantic, Willimantic Brewing Company has been serving its community quality brews and delicious food since 1991. Affectionately referred to as “Willibrew”, this local gem is located in a former U.S. Postal Office that provides ample space for a relaxing visit. Gather your group of friends and try a beer from their extensive list which features Willibrew’s own house made beers as well as other favorites from around the country. When hunger strikes, choose from their substantial menu offerings which includes Bavarian pretzels, nachos, flatbread pizzas, burgers, and salads just to name a few. There’s something for everyone to enjoy!
Black Pond Brews – Dayville, CT
This brewery might be located in an area of northeastern Connecticut known as the “quiet corner”, but the locals sure aren’t quiet about how much they love Black Pond Brews. With a tap list that showcases house made beers with names including “Machu Picchu” a jalapeno saison, “Pink is the New Black” a New England I.P.A with pomegranate flavor, and “Mister Kitty” an aptly named milk stout, you’ll have fun experimenting and finding the perfect brew for you. Black Pond Brews has both a lunch and dinner menu which offers visitors small bites including house fries, poutine, flatbreads, and sandwiches. Make a pit stop here on a weekend road trip or drop in during the week for their trivia night. No matter when you make the trip to Black Pond Brews, you’re guaranteed to have a damn good time.
Tox Brewing Company – New London, CT
With their tagline “Delicately crafted. Dangerously drinkable”, Tox Brewing Company is definitely the spot to grab a good brew in New London. With an impressive tap list boasting thirteen house made beer varieties Tox certainly has something for everyone., even that picky drinker in your group. And if you find a beer that you absolutely love, you can take a pack of cans or an entire growler to go! Don’t miss this hidden gem in New London as you make your way through Mystic Country’s impressive brewery scene.