Hog River Brewing Company

Connecticut Beer Week is a celebration of Connecticut’s craft beer and the artisans that brew it. We’d like to direct your attention to one particular artisan – Ben Braddock – who has been brewing with us for many years. Ben is preparing to move on to the next phase of his hoppy adventure – Hog River Brewing Co. Please show Ben some ‪Willibrew‬ love by supporting his dream! ‪#‎Cheers

Learn more about Hog River Brewing Company, and support Ben’s Kickstarter Campaign!

Check out the CT Beer Trail’s recent interview with Ben about Hog River.

Connecticut Restaurant Association Salute to Excellence Finalists

CRA Salute to Excellence

The Connecticut Restaurant Association announced their Salute to Excellence Awards 2015 finalists and we’re proud to say that we’ve been nominated for Casual Restaurant of the Year! Please take a moment to vote for Willibrew! Thank you!

VOTE HERE!

Talk Like A Pirate

Join us this Thursday, September 17th during Willimantic’s 3rd Thursday Street Fest for our early celebration of International Talk Like A Pirate Day!

We’ll have Piraat schwag to give out and we’ll be raising money for the Willimantic Public Library‘s Children’s Department, too!

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Vote for Willibrew!

CraftBeer.comGABB_beer is accepting nominations for the Great American Beer Bar!

You may remember this contest from last year. (Thanks for voting for us!) This year is a little different. They’re asking you to vote for the Best Beer Bar in your state!

Show some Willibrew love!

Please and thank you!

 

Via Craftbeer.com: 

With more than 3,800 operating breweries in the U.S., your options for places to enjoy craft beer continue to grow. To put it into perspective, according the Brewers Association, breweries are opening at a rate of 2 per day, and there are more than 1,800 breweries in planning.

To keep up with this growth, we decided to switch up the Great American Beer Bars competition this year in order to highlight more bars across the country that truly show what craft beer is all about.

With your help, we’re looking to name the best beer bar in every state!

VOTE FOR WILLIBREW!

 

 

Willibrew: Not Far From Where You Are

Thank you to everyone who helped us film our latest commercial! Look for it in the coming weeks on NBC CT. Let us know what you think!

Beer vs Wine 2015 Winner

We’ve tallied the votes from our Beer vs Wine Dinner!

Without further ado – we announce the winner ….

Here’s the breakdown of votes by course:

Course 1 – Appetizer Tasting – Thai Chicken Cake 

  • Beer – Simon Saaz-On – 18
  • Wine – Chateau Ducasse White Bordeaux – 11

Course 2 – Pasta Course – Duck Ravioli 

  • Beer – AmBeerlicious – 21
  • Wine – Fortenza Pinot Noir -9

Course 3 – Salad Course – Panzanella Salad

  • Beer – Anytown USA ASB – 13
  • Wine – Haymaker Sauvignon Blanc – 17

Course 4 – Entrée Course – Veal Rib

  • Beer – Derailed Mail IPA – 12
  • Wine – Chappallet Mountain Cuvee Proprietors Blend  -18

Course 5 – Dessert Course – Citrus Sabayon

  • Beer – Willi Whammer 2015 – 16
  • Wine – Electra Moscato  -15

Total Votes

Beer – 80

Wine – 70

 

Introducing Crafty – a new event series at Willibrew

Crafty

 

We’ve got a lot of fun new things on the horizon at Willibrew! First and foremost is our new event series, Crafty! Join us on the 2nd Wednesday of the month to enjoy a Crafty Libation, locally sourced appetizers and learn a fun new craft.

Our first event takes place on Wednesday, August 12th at 6 pm. We’re teaming up with our friends at the Kerri Art Studio & Gallery for a paint night, Willibrew style.

Your ticket includes two Crafty Libations, farm-to-table appetizers presented by our Executive Chef and everything you need to bring home a masterpiece.

Want to grab a growler to take with you to the gallery? No problem. We’re offering 50% off growler fills that night, for Crafty guests. (Good for fill only, growlers are available to purchase here or bring in a clean one from home.)

Tickets are $55 per person, are limited and by advanced sale only.


Aww, Shucks! Oysters at Willibrew

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Beer vs Wine Dinner – Menu

Our annual Beer vs Wine Dinner is coming up on Monday, July 20th at 6 pm! Tickets are limited and by advanced sale only. Don’t delay, get yours today!

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Beer vs Wine Dinner

Don’t miss your opportunity to vote at our Beer vs. Wine Dinner!

Join us for this on-going debate over which pairs better with food. Enjoy four courses, each paired with a beer and a wine – then you decide which paired better for each course.

At the end we’ll tally the results and decide the winner – Beer or Wine.

Tickets are $75.00 and by advanced sales only.

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