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.
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
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
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!
Craftbeer.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
Happy 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.
Attention Beer Fans! We’re hosting a Thread City Hop Fest: Oktoberfest event on Thursday, October 20th on Main Street, Willimantic and you’re invited!
Put on your lederhosen and raise your glass, the Thread City Hop Fest will host an Oktoberfest on Thursday, October 20th! This first-time beer fest will feature traditional Oktoberfest brews, a selection of the best seasonal beers, and delicious food as well. Enjoy an Autumn evening on Main Street, Willimantic!
Look for Broad Brook Brewing, Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest, Hog River Brewing, Hofbrau Oktoberfest , Spaten Octoberfest, Two Roads Brewing, Willimantic Brewing Company We’ll be adding as we go, so stay tuned!
Ticket Price: $30 in advance. $40 at the gate (if any remain). Admission includes a commemorative Oktoberfest stein, and 4 half pours.
DD tickets: $5