(A version of this column was published in the Waterbury (Conn.) Republican-American on Aug. 25, 2013.)
Over the past few years, the number of Connecticut breweries has increased and several are poised to open up their doors and let their beer flow. From tiny breweries that could fit in a basement to a factory-sized behemoth, the market for local beer is getting more diverse every month.
For some perspective: when I started this column in 2005, there were probably about 12 Connecticut breweries and brewpubs that I could visit. As of about two years ago, that number was up to around 20. By the end of 2013, barring unforeseen circumstances, we could have nearly 30 individual breweries to frequent in our small state.
Broad Brook Brewing (2 North Road, East Windsor, Conn.) is one brewery hoping to make its mark during this exciting time. Continue reading “Connecticut’s brewery boom: Broad Brook Brewing”