The results of Connecticut Magazine’s 2016 Best Restaurants: Experts’s Picks are in!
“This group of veteran restaurant critics, food writers and contemporary bloggers have weighed in on the best our state has to offer in a variety of categories.”
We are honored to have been selected as a Craft Beer Haven! Congratulations to our fellow honorees – Local, Eli Cannon’s Tap Room, The Engine Room, Coalhouse Pizza, Prime 16, MiKro, Stanziato’s, and Cask Republic.
You are cordially invited to join us for New Year’s Eve Dinner, being served from 4:00 – 9:00 PM. We’ll offer our full menu with wonderful additions as well!
(Reservations are recommended.)
After dinner, the night’s still young and you’ve got two New Year’s Eve parties to choose from!
Party in the Pub beginning at 9:00 PM! We’ll have a fun DJ providing great tunes for dancing, a champagne toast at midnight, hats & party favors and a complimentary hors d’oeuvres buffet! Check out photos from our party last year!
Swing into the New Year right across the street in the Bellingham Auditorium beginning at 8 pm. The little Big Band will be playing and we’ll be there with a cash bar featuring beer, wine and a signature cocktail! For more information and to purchase your tickets head this way. Or, have dinner with us and get tickets for a reduced rate of $30 per person!
Connecticut Beer Week is a celebration of Connecticut’s craft beer and the artisans that brew it. We’d like to direct your attention to one particular artisan – Ben Braddock – who has been brewing with us for many years. Ben is preparing to move on to the next phase of his hoppy adventure – Hog River Brewing Co. Please show Ben some Willibrew love by supporting his dream! #Cheers
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.