This weekend we celebrated our beautiful, friend Kait’s upcoming wedding. Not only is Kait beautiful (and have an awesome name), but she’s smart too, she decided to have her bachelorette in Connecticut. Where do you bring New Yorkers visiting CT to show them a good time? Our Breweries.
Thanks to the Connecticut Beer Trail all we had to do was tell them where we’d be, how many girls, and a price range and they took care of the rest.
There is an ICD-10 for everything now, so there’s a good chance there one for being blinded by my complexion.
We loaded up the limo bus with snacks and water, then took the extra precaution of tatting ourselves incase our matching “Brews before I do’s” shirts didn’t immediately give us away that we are special and need to be kept together.
Our first stop was Steady Habit Brewing Company in Haddam. They are a newer brewery and I was excited to try them. While they don’t have an actual tap room yet, John did a great job hosting us. Fourteen girls can be intimidating, but he managed to get our samples out quickly while continuously helping the regular patrons who stopped in. He also gifted the bride-to-be with the shirt she was eying.
My new plan is to wear a bride-t0-be sash at every brewery I go to in hopes of getting free beer and/or swag.
Outer Light Brewing Company in Groton was our second stop. I was obsessed with their backsplash and their Lonesome Boatman Red. PK is already asking to go, red’s are his absolute favorite and I know he’ll dig this one.
The queen emerges.
We ended our day in Stonington as there’s two breweries here. I’ve been to Cottrell Brewing Co. previously and their beer always reminds me of my beloved Mystic since they brew the delicious Mystic Bridge IPA. Anytime PK and I eat out in Mystic this is always my drink of choice, he’s an Old Yankee Ale fan.
Last, but definitely not least, of the day was Beer’d Brewing. I have been dying to go here for awhile now. We’ve had the beer before, but have never managed to find our way down here yet. The brewery is located in The Velvet Mill, whis is a super cool artistic community that you must check out. The girls and I must have looked a little lost wandering in looking around for the brewery because our beer angel saw us and gave us a tour.
The best part of the trip, in my opinion(aside from the beer), was being told by the New York girls that their favorite part of Connecticut was the people. It’s so true, everywhere we went we were welcomed and made to feel right at home. After living in New York for so long it was so refreshing to return home and be welcomed into this amazing beer community, and this new artistic, community-driven Connecticut. Getting to share this with friends is the cherry on top.
You’ve just seen Part 1 of our awesome bachelorette weekend. Tomorrow I’ll have up the rest of our adventure and pictures from te incredible house we stayed in!
Have you been to any of the breweries we visited? What’s your favorite thing to show out-of state friends when they visit?