CraftBeer.com is accepting nominations for the Great American Beer Bar!
You may remember this contest from last year. (Thanks for voting for us!) This year is a little different. They’re asking you to vote for the Best Beer Bar in your state!
Show some Willibrew love!
Please and thank you!
With more than 3,800 operating breweries in the U.S., your options for places to enjoy craft beer continue to grow. To put it into perspective, according the Brewers Association, breweries are opening at a rate of 2 per day, and there are more than 1,800 breweries in planning.
To keep up with this growth, we decided to switch up the Great American Beer Bars competition this year in order to highlight more bars across the country that truly show what craft beer is all about.
With your help, we’re looking to name the best beer bar in every state!
Thank you to everyone who helped us film our latest commercial! Look for it in the coming weeks on NBC CT. Let us know what you think!
We’ve tallied the votes from our Beer vs Wine Dinner!
Without further ado – we announce the winner ….
Here’s the breakdown of votes by course:
Course 1 – Appetizer Tasting – Thai Chicken Cake
- Beer – Simon Saaz-On – 18
- Wine – Chateau Ducasse White Bordeaux – 11
Course 2 – Pasta Course – Duck Ravioli
- Beer – AmBeerlicious – 21
- Wine – Fortenza Pinot Noir -9
Course 3 – Salad Course – Panzanella Salad
- Beer – Anytown USA ASB – 13
- Wine – Haymaker Sauvignon Blanc – 17
Course 4 – Entrée Course – Veal Rib
- Beer – Derailed Mail IPA – 12
- Wine – Chappallet Mountain Cuvee Proprietors Blend -18
Course 5 – Dessert Course – Citrus Sabayon
- Beer – Willi Whammer 2015 – 16
- Wine – Electra Moscato -15
Beer – 80
Wine – 70
We’ve got a lot of fun new things on the horizon at Willibrew! First and foremost is our new event series, Crafty! Join us on the 2nd Wednesday of the month to enjoy a Crafty Libation, locally sourced appetizers and learn a fun new craft.
Our first event takes place on Wednesday, August 12th at 6 pm. We’re teaming up with our friends at the Kerri Art Studio & Gallery for a paint night, Willibrew style.
Your ticket includes two Crafty Libations, farm-to-table appetizers presented by our Executive Chef and everything you need to bring home a masterpiece.
Want to grab a growler to take with you to the gallery? No problem. We’re offering 50% off growler fills that night, for Crafty guests. (Good for fill only, growlers are available to purchase here or bring in a clean one from home.)
Tickets are $55 per person, are limited and by advanced sale only.
Don’t miss your opportunity to vote at our Beer vs. Wine Dinner!
Join us for this on-going debate over which pairs better with food. Enjoy four courses, each paired with a beer and a wine – then you decide which paired better for each course.
At the end we’ll tally the results and decide the winner – Beer or Wine.
Tickets are $75.00 and by advanced sales only.
It’s Independence Day and we’re open! Our hours are 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM! Show your patriotism and come downtown for the annual Boom Box Parade. There’s no better place to gather with family & friends to watch the parade! Doors open at 10:00 AM, so get here early for a great spot to watch the procession down Main Street! See you at the Parade!
Willimantic Brewing Company’s
Spring Beer Dinner
Monday, April 20th, 2015
Featuring our house beers.
First Course: Avocado, Orange & Jicama Salad – Topped with crumbled feta cheese and garnished with Maryland crab and avocado spread on Brewer’s bread toast points.
Paired with Anniversary Amber Ale
Second Course: Ale Braised Chicken Stew – Pulled braised chicken simmered with fava beans and fresh peas in a Scotch Tapped broth.
Paired with Scotch Tapped Ale
Third Course: Veal Short Ribs – Roasted veal short ribs accompanied by mushrooms and spring vegetables finished with a Bootlegger IPA and baby onion reduction.
Paired with Bootlegger IPA
Fourth Course: Rhubarb Soup – Spiced rhubarb soup topped with vanilla ice cream and garnished with crispy cayenne pepper wafers.
Paired with Pre-Prohibition Porter