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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CTNow Best of Hartford 2017

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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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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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Thread City Hop Fest: Oktoberfest

hop-fest-octoberfest-1-75x2-25Attention 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 BrewingHacker-Pschorr OktoberfestHog River BrewingHofbrau Oktoberfest Spaten OctoberfestTwo Roads BrewingWillimantic Brewing Company We’ll be adding as we go, so stay tuned!

It’s not an Oktoberfest without food! We’ll be out on the street, along with our neighbors Cafemantic and A Cupcake For Later. Look for our spin on Oktoberfest fare.

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

For more information and to purchase tickets, head this way!

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Beer and Bourbon Dinner

Willimantic Brewing Company
Beer & Bourbon Dinner

DATE CHANGED to Monday February 23, 2015!

Featuring our house-brewed beers with Old Forester & Woodford Reserve Bourbons

Willibrew’s Beer and Bourbon Dinner – Featuring Woodford Reserve and Old Forester bourbons along with a barrel aged Willibrew bourbon blend. Our chef has created an amazing menu of four courses to complement the robust flavors. Tickets are $100 and by advanced sale only. Seating is limited for this first time event. Call or stop in and get your tickets today! 860-423-6777

 

First Course: Spicy Sweet Potato & Peanut Soup – Sweet potatoes and peanuts simmered in a spicy poultry broth garnished with crushed peanuts.

Paired with an Old Forester Bourbon & Beer Cocktail

 

 

Second Course: Steak Stuffed Portabellas – Fresh portabella mushroom caps baked with balsamic marinated grilled flank steak, pistachio pesto and baby arugula.

Paired with Woodford Reserve Distiller’s Select Bourbon

 

 

Third Course: Barbequed Ahi Tuna – Grilled Ahi tuna brushed with a zesty barbeque sauce served atop fire roasted red pepper corn cakes. Accompanied by Southern-style collard greens with crispy seared pork belly.

Paired with Woodford Reserve Double Oaked Bourbon

 

 

Fourth Course: Drunken Peach & Cinnamon Crepes– Cinnamon and vanilla crepes filled with grilled drunken peaches and cream.

Paired with Willi Whammer 2014 Barleywine Aged in a Woodford Reserve Barrel

Menu subject to change.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with our special Couples’ Menu ~ now accepting reservations!

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IPA Day 2014

This day goes out to the beer we love! IPA’s! Join us on #IPADay and get a dollar off all Guest IPA’s.

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Via Craftbeer.com:

On Thursday, Aug. 7, join beer enthusiasts, breweries and bars across the globe in a collective toast to one of craft beer’s most iconic styles: the India pale ale.

Founded in 2011, IPA Day is a universal movement created to unite the voices of craft beer enthusiasts, bloggers and brewers worldwide, using social media as the common arena for connecting the conversation.

IPA Day is not the brainchild of a corporate marketing machine, nor is it meant to serve any particular beer brand. IPA Day is opportunity for all breweries, bloggers, businesses and consumers to connect and share their love of craft beer. It is an opportunity for the entire craft beer culture to combine forces and advocate craft beer through increased education and global awareness.

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2013 Voted in top 3 in CT for Best Bar, Brew Pub,
 Beer Selection on Tap and Bartender