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Thimble Islands Brewing Company, Branford
(4.5/5 based on 30+ reviews on the web)
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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  • We were on our way to dinner and we're passing by this place so we figured we would pop in for a tasting. It's located in an industrial area as most new breweries seem to be. It's a decent size place ...  more »
  • Pulling into an industrial park to visit a brewery may seem a bit uninviting; however, you won't forgive yourself if you don't stop in! We went here with a Groupon for a tasting, tour, and a growler t...  more »
  • Hands down the best beer in CT. Location is not the best (in an industrial park)but the tasting room is spacious and friendly. There is a room you can rent to host small events. We held a fundraiser h...  more »
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  • Best beer in Branford, definitely a contender for Two Roads for best in CT. Do not skip this place. Every beer has its own distinct flavor and is delicious.
  • Thimble Island is really coming into its own, fun little venue with plenty of seating and a bar open a little later than your typical brewery. They host events like paint nights fairly regularly, and some good food trucks visit. The beer is getting better and better as they move beyond their flagship "American Ale," as well.
  • We had an event in their private room for my birthday. We had about 45-50 people in there and all fit very comfortably with plenty of room to move around, talk, hang out and play some corn hole (my wife got it for me as a bday present that day and gave it to me there). The TIB staff and bartenders were a pleasure to work with from the first email inquiring about the room, all the way up to when we left. I can't say enough positive things about the people here and the beautiful space they have. I highly recommend it if you're looking for a fun place to have an event that also happens to have some of the best craft brews in CT.
  • Excellent knowledgeable workers. Love the American Ale
  • THE GOOD: The Beers are amazing. I would give their beers a solid 5. Ghost Island is my favorite - a good balance of strong hops and the underlying taste. THE BAD: Only reason I gave them a 4 is because of the space. Could have been used much more efficiently - I did see that the back room is under construction. I know that they get enough business to invest a little into some seating, maybe even outdoor seating. THE UGLY: Nothing!