Thimble Islands Brewing Company, Branford

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Thimble Island Brewing Co. is a brewery established in 2009 by homebrewers Mike Fawcett and Justin Gargano in Branford, Connecticut, USA. It is the only brewery on the Connecticut shoreline. Thimble Island's American Amber Ale is the company's flagship and best-selling craft beer.
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  • Excellent brewery . The best brewery f be 3 in Branford by far. Staff is very knowledgeable and very friendly. Pet friendly, Great outdoor sitting .  more »
  • A good brewery tour with consistently friendly staff. Their American Ale flagship is a perfectly balanced (hops vs malt) amber ale. Their IPAs can stand next to any other produced in CT.  more »
  • I attended a function at Thimble Island recently and enjoyed myself. Their IPAs are decent though I would give the nod to Stoney Creek Brewery (4 miles away) for best beer in the immediate area. Still...  more »
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  • My first experience touring a brewery and I loved it. The actual brewing room was a bit warm but that's the way it has to be for the brewing I assume. The beers here are cold and refreshing. Tip: Buy the Groupon! You get a tour for 4, 4 flights of beer, 4 pint glasses to bring home, and 2 growlers filled with your favorite beer! Such an amazing deal for an amazing experience. Support for small breweries!
  • This is a large facility that has a front room tasting area and a back room that is used for overflow. They have a few events a year that are well worth going to. The beers themselves are solid. My personal favorites are the pumpkin porter and session IPA. Friendly staff and a nice vibe.
  • Very nice selection of Stouts and Ipa's. Mass Destruction was my favorite. Bartender was nice and informative. Must go back soon
  • My friends and I (group of 4) found a great deal on groupon for thimble island. The deal was a steal- for $37 ( we had a discount) on Groupon, we had 4 flights, 4 empty pint glasses, tours for all, and took home 2- 64oz growlers with beer of our choice. That is a steal. The workers were all friendly and nice. They greeted us warmly and we were able to go outside to enjoy our flights. It had the American ale, ghost IPA, coffee stout and their thimble island lager. I'd have to say I really enjoyed the thimble lager. It was light and not as strong as the ghost which I couldn't finish. The coffee stout had a good coffee taste but it wasn't how I expected it to be. The tour lasted around 30min and it was interesting to see the backends of a brewery and how everything is made. Outside the brewery is a good truck and the guy makes a pretty good burger. Overall, it's a good spot to come to and hang out with friends!
  • 2stars rating because customers not allowed to pick own flights. The purpose of flights is to find wht we like. SMH.

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