Tag Archives: beer

The Early Beers

On a recent Saturday afternoon, each miniature glass lining the bar at the Branford-based Thimble Island Brewing Company (where the public is invited to enjoy free tastings and tours on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays) offered a couple gulps of frosty …

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Bottle Opener

Ajit Patel, owner of OddBins Bottle Shop

The stacked wooden boxes and tall shelves at Odd Bins Bottle Shop are filled with an international array of wines, from delicate whites to outspoken, robust reds.

But which to choose? “Finding a good wine for the best price, that’s …

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A Fine Brewmance

MiKro Beer Bar

When Mike Fox answered a job posting on Craigslist calling for a chef at a new restaurant in Hamden, he interviewed at a bare-bones space in a plaza on Route 10, sawdust covering every surface.

Still, he had a grand …

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Grinning from Beer to Beer

Cask Republic taps

If you’ve already discovered New Haven’s The Cask Republic, chances are you’ve found a new favorite place. Opened last year, the handsome, clubby tavern, with lots of wood, low lighting and expansive booths, specializes, as the name implies, in beer. …

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Kickin’ It Olde School

Olde School Saloon and Bistro in New Haven

Olde School is so well named. Those two little words capture the warmth of a bistro/saloon that, although only two years old, is so comfortably broken-in, it feels as if it’s been on the New Haven map for decades. Beloved …

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