Willimantic Brewing Company | Main Street Café

967 Main Street, Willimantic CT 06226 | 860-423-6777 | FAX 860-450-0794

If You Like Fresh Beer
& Enjoy Good Food…


The Willimantic Brewing Co./Main Street Café is a living
landmark restaurant & pub brewery located in Willimantic, in the heart of rural northeastern Connecticut. Located at 967 Main St. Willimantic, CT 06226 at the corner of Main Street & High Street in downtown Willimantic, Connecticut

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Holiday Shop

holiday shop at 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!

Look for:

BLISS
CLiCK Willimantic
Grounded Coffee Company
Kerri Art Studio and Gallery
Plumgully Farm
&more!

 

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 karen.gilbransen@willibrew.com

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CTNow Best of Hartford 2017

ctnow best of 2017

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!

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WYFB – Craft Beer 101

womens year for beer craft beer 101Next 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

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WYFB Relic Beer Dinner

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!

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Ladies Are Brewin’ It For Themselves!

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.

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Super Bowl Sunday

Super Bowl LI is around the corner,

But don’t stress!

We’ll do your Super Bowl 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

Our Private Events Menu is also available!

 

 And grab a growler while you’re here!

Mix, Match, and MASTER your Super Bowl Party!

$60 per 3 Choice Sampler

All orders must be in by 2/4 @ 5:00 PM

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Holiday Shop at Willibrew

holiday shop at Willibrew

Join us for our first ever Holiday Shop at Willibrew! Relax, enjoy a brew and finish up some of your holiday shopping!

We’ll have our Willibrew Gear available (we just got new designs in!), glassware, growler of the month club and gift cards, too! In fact, with gift card purchases of $50 or more we’ll be giving away a free shirt (limited quantities and designs)!

PLUS look for gifts from the Thread City Hop Fest, Romantic Willimantic tees and select items from some of the craftspeople of Willibrew and our downtown neighbors!

Where can you do your holiday shopping AND relax and enjoy a bite and a brew? Willibrew!

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Vote for Willibrew!

great american beer bar, willimantic, willibrew, connecticutCraftbeer.com is accepting nominations for the Great American Beer Bar 2017, please take a moment to vote for Willibrew!

 

With more than 4,100 small and independent craft breweries operating in the country, there are more options than ever to enjoy great beer. Bars specializing in craft beer have become a common site in American cities and beer lists in restaurants and pubs are expanding to keep up with customer demands. – via craftbeer.com

Last year your voting named us the best beer bar in Connecticut! (Thank you!) Please take a moment to vote for us again and if you have an extra minute please help us spread the word!

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Thanksgiving Growler Suggestions!

thanksgiving, willibrew, willimantic, brewer, pilgrim, craft beerHappy Thanksgiving Everyone!
Thanksgiving comes but once a year, and it is a wonderful time to spend with family and friends.
Here are a few suggestions from your friendly local brewer on what best to enjoy as your day progresses.
As your guests arrive and the endless platters of appetizers and amuse-bouche are displayed. A wonderful beer to get the festivities (and your palate) started is our Certified Gold, a mild blonde ale with a beautiful balance between malt & hops. At 4.7% abv. it will start things off right, but keep you from seeing double, unless Aunt Mildred brings her two Schnauzers.
As the day moves along, the turkey’s out of the oven, arguments over football abate, and the family sits down for dinner. There surely will be a myriad of flavors on the table and one might question what can go with all of this food. Well thankfully either a nice malty Fire Engine Red or hoppy Junk Mail IPA should fit the bill. Both beers, depending on individual palates, should be able to accept any flavors you throw at it without losing either the food or the beer in the process.
Finally with bellies full and the thought of more food boggles ones mind, on comes dessert. Some will be enjoying coffee or tea at this time, but you are looking for one final beer to cap off a wonderful day. There is no better way to end a meal than a nice rich, dark, and roasty dark ale, such as our Six Shooter Oyster Stout. A beer to settle the stomach and prepare you for that post meal nap.
Hopefully our suggestions find you in good cheer and a very Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours.

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