Willibrew’s turning 21! We’re finally old enough to drink and we’re celebrating!
Join us from Monday, April 2nd through Saturday, April 7 and help us raise a toast to 21 years as the Willimantic Brewing Company (and 27 as the Main Street Café)!
How are we celebrating?
Blast-from-the-past menu items all week!
We’ll be tapping Willibrew beers (including some from our barrel aged cellar) throughout the week and wrapping up when we take over 21 of our lines!!
And we’ll cap it off with a Party in the Pub with RHYTHM STEW on Saturday, April 7th! The fun starts at 9:30!
And it wouldn’t be a Willibrew event if we didn’t #beeritforward! We’ll offer a few ways to raise money for Covenant Soup Kitchen. One is a beer brewed just for the occasion, we’ll have some fun ways to display your artwork behind the bar for a donation, we’ll be donating a percentage of the profit from our daily specials (on Saturday only), AND we’ll be collecting donations on Saturday night.
‘Tis the season for the CTNow Hartford Readers’ Poll! They’re mixing things up a bit this year and are asking you to nominate your favorite organization in appropriate categories. Once nominating ends, they’ll assemble top finalists from each category and official voting will begin on May 1st.
Also, new this year is the ability to start nominating, take a break and then revisit it. Nice!
Please show Willibrew some love!
The Thread City Hop Fest is celebrating 5 years of cheers and beers on Sunday, April 29th from 1 – 5 pm on Jillson Square (645 Main Street) in Willimantic!
Tickets are $35/per person in advance, or $50 at the gate (if any remain). (Proper ID will be required.) Attendees will enjoy samples from over 45 breweries from throughout New England. Tickets are limited!
All New VIP Hour: We’re teaming up with our favorite local historian, Bev York, and our friends at Mercado for our VIP session this year! Willibrew will be on hand with a special cask, Mercado will be there with something sure to please, and Bev York will share some stories about our founding fathers (and mothers!) and their favorite libations. The VIP session begins at 11:45 and ends at 12:45, just in time for the 5th annual Thread City Hop Fest to begin! Tickets are $55 each and are limited to 50 ticket buyers. First come first serve!
The Thread City Hop Fest is organized by the Willimantic Brewing Company on behalf of Willimantic Renaissance, Inc. Proceeds from the Hop Fest benefit The No Freeze Project, Willimantic Renaissance, Inc. Vulturetown Arts, Windham Area Interfaith Ministry, Covenant Soup Kitchen, and Horizons, Inc.
Please be prepared to show ID at the gate.
We ask that you not bring dogs or children to the event.
Tickets are available online and here at Willibrew!
Super Bowl LII is around the corner,
But don’t Stress!
We’ll do the cooking for you!
Football spread samplers!
Choose any three from the list below & create your own combo
Brewers bread loaf sandwiches
Approximately 14 Pieces Each
Corned Beef or Turkey
With L/T/O | Cheddar | Mayo | Mustard
24 Wings – Any Flavor – Ranch or Blue Cheese
24 Jalapeno Poppers w/Cream Cheese Filling
24 Beer-B-Q Meatballs
15 Panko Encrusted Crab Balls
Injected with Red Pepper Crème
24 Caprese Skewers
Fresh Mozzarella | Cherry Tomato | Basil
Balsamic Reduction Drizzled
30 Fresh Fruit Skewers
With Creamy Yogurt Dipping Sauce
Assorted Vegetable Crudité
Ranch Dipping Sauce
Mix, Match, and MASTER your Super Bowl Party!
$60 per 3 Choice Sampler
All orders must be in by 2/2 @ 5:00 PM
Voting is open for the Best of Hartford Magazine 2018!
Please take a moment to vote for Willibrew!
Join us on Small Business Saturday for our 2nd annual Holiday Shop at Willibrew! Relax, enjoy a brew and do some of your holiday shopping!
We’ll have our Willibrew Gear available, glassware, growler of the month club and gift cards, too! PLUS we’ll feature vintage items, custom signs and paintings from Brehant Creations, and we’ll be joined by some of our neighbors!
Where can you do your holiday shopping AND relax and enjoy a bite and a brew? Willibrew!
Are you a craftsperson who would like to join us? Send an email with details and photos to firstname.lastname@example.org
Voting in CTNow’s annual Best of Hartford Readers’ Poll has begun!
Last year you really showed Willibrew some love! (Thank you! We love you, too!) Please take a moment to vote for Willibrew! In fact, while you’re voting, how about showing some Willimantic love too? Vote for Willibrew AND your other favorite downtown businesses!
Next up in our Women’s Year for Beer event series we introduce Carey Niekrash a Certified Cicerone® and Craft Brand Manager at Levine Distributing who will lead us in a Craft Beer 101.
We’ll learn about what it means to be a Certified Cicerone, beer styles, glassware, beer origins and more!
Sign up today to kick off your weekend with a bite, a brew, and expanding your beer knowledge,too!
Admission to Craft Beer 101 includes a tasting of 5 beers and a boxed lunch (choose from WBC’s Franklin Farmer wrap, a BLT or turkey wrap). Price: $21.95 (includes tax and gratuity). This event is by reservation only and seating is limited. Don’t delay, call today! 860-423-6777
Thank you to everyone who joined us at our Women’s Year for Beer Dinner with Relic Brewing!
The combination of Relic‘s brews and our Executive Chef, Will Deason’s carefully crafted menu was amazing!
Our main course was paired with our first Ladies Who Brew session beer. Look for Venus the Goddess of Victory IPA on tap now. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this beer will benefit the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut’s Women and Girls Fund.
Stay tuned for more of our Women’s Year events and our next beer dinner!
Last weekend we kicked off our first event for our Women’s Year for Beer with a Ladies Who Brew session. Representatives of the Community Foundation of Eastern CT’s Windham Area Women & Girls Fund (WWGF) joined David and Stephanie, a brewer from Relic Brewing in the brewery. Leigh Duffy, Lee Terry, Mary Weinland, Lilli Rhodes and Toni Moran of WWGF rolled up their sleeves and assisted in brewing a brand new IPA. The ladies worked up a sweat heading the arduous task of adding local Connecticut malts to boiling water in the mash tun and continuously stirring the quickly thickening mixture.
This IPA will be debuted at our first FILL-anthropic event, held from 6pm till 9pm in our Post Master’s Office on Wednesday, March 8th. Attendees will have the opportunity to make a cash donation to the WWGF in exchange for the chance to offer a name suggestion for this collaborative IPA! A portion of the sales of this beer will also be donated to the WWGF until supplies run out.
The Windham Area Women and Girls Fund’s mission is to break through challenges that hold women back, and, to help build a brighter future for women and girls in the Windham area. A division of the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut, the WWGF works to reduce domestic violence, improve services for the elderly, increase economic security and enhances youth development.