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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  • 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 »
  • They have a nice, small brewery. It has a meeting room and a bar area as well as an outside area and a food truck. The tour was nice, the lady giving it was very friendly and knowledgable about the co...  more »
  • Decent sized tap room, growlers to go, tasting flights, food truck in the parking lot, picnic tables outside, smoking allowed outside... The beer was great. They do not stick to ridged recipes, but ma...  more »
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  • Absolutely amazing! I held a private event at Thimble Island Brewery and hands down couldn't have picked a better venue. They were very responsive in all my emails, they set up the room the way I wanted it the day before so I didn't have to, the price was right, and all of the staff were so courteous, outgoing, happy, and more. If I could give 10 stars I would! :)
  • The staff and serve was excellent. We missed the tour and they gave us a free pass to come back to take the tour. The beer is very good. Overall a fun place to go.
  • Went here after purchasing a groupon and had a fantastic experience. The tour was great, led by a hilarious and very knowledgeable guy who carried around a big stick...wish I remembered his name because he was awesome. Very respectful and funny at the same time, answered everyone's questions. We stuck around after the tour and played yahtzee, but we were very lucky to have found a seat. Great beer too, love the coffee stout. Definitely worth stopping in if you're in the area!
  • Vanilla coffee stout is amazing!! So happy I tried it!!! How about a chocolate flavor??
  • I took a ride to haxtons and taste tested the "ghost island IPA" a few months back. Needless to say, I'm hooked on it. I plan on taking a tour soon!

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