If you would like to sip an ice-cold beer on a warm night, head to one of the nearby breweries where you are sure to enjoy a fun evening with friends:
Hanging Hills Brewing Company
In 2012, Brian Cox and Joe Ploof met as graduates of the American Brewers Guild during graduation week. Both had decided to leave their careers behind to work in the beer industry. Eventually, they opened the Hanging Hills Brewing Company which has a four-star rating on Yelp. Guests are often greeted by a friendly pup named Wheeler who likes to wander around and make new friends, and in addition to petting the dog, they can also play darts and board games. The tap list includes McQueen Robust Porter, Triple H, and Hanging Hills Heartbeat.
Hog River Brewing
Founded by Ben Braddock who was born and raised in Connecticut, Hog River Brewing often knows regulars by name. This was Ben's goal when he created a space that's community oriented, and there is always a friendly face at the bar willing to chat with guests. Beers include Hartford Pale Ale, Behind the Rocks Smoked Red Ale, and Brick Earth Schwarzbier.
City Steam Brewery
The City Steam Brewery is in Hartford's Cheney Building that dates back to 1877. It originally housed the largest department store in Connecticut, and the building is the finest example of Romanesque architecture in the United States. The brewery takes guests back in time as it features many of the cast iron railings and millwork from the store, and they will also see steam when the brewers blow antique steam whistles. Beers on tap include Colt 46, Purple Paw, and Jungle Crush.
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