We traveled to a couple of small towns in Connecticut this week to find some decent places to drink. These bay towns offer a different view and some different beers. We traveled to Niantic, CT and New London which are to awesome towns that sit on the Niantic Bay. The views are great and the people are great also. This is one of those places you can come to and relax and not have to worry about a busy night life. This isn’t Dewey Beach which is more for partying than relaxing. The seafood up in Niantic makes it worth the trip also. Good Bars, Good People, and Good Beers, totally made this trip worth it.
The first bar we visited was the The Black Sheep Public House. This bar has an old school pub feel to it. We pulled up to the bar and began a conversation with the bartender. Low and behold she went to college in Delaware. It’s unreal how small this world is. The beer list had some new beers on it and made it difficult to choose from. I stuck with a local from the area and chose Captains Daughter from Grey Sail Brewing out of Rhode Island. If you like Double IPA’s then have at it, but I didn’t like the way she felt in my mouth.
Bar #2 was a joint called Fat Boys Kitchen and Bar that overlooked the New London Harbor and had a train that went by about a thousand times in an hour. This bar and many other bars are on Bank Street in New London. This road travels against the water and offers some great views while you enjoy some good food and drinks. At Fat Boys I went with Smiley Blue Pils from Stevens Point Brewery. This was an easy drinking Pils and more my taste. It was nice sitting and drinking and looking out over the harbor. If you go there I would suggest getting the Fried Cucumber and the Scallop Tacos. Wow.
Bar# 3 was a little different from the last two but had 50 beers on tap. Yup 50, and they could make some pretty wild cocktails also. This bar is more built for the millennials like the guy that was on his laptop at the bar. Come on bro get a drink and tell a story shithead. Sorry I am sure he had something really important that couldn’t wait. So back to me, I decided to stick with something on the lighter side and went with Back East Brewing’s Summer Ale. This was a good choice and went down well. Some of the other beers that were there were Metric Pilsner from Industrial Arts Brewing, Dog Fish Heads Alternate #5, a sour beer, and many other beers from all over the area.
Beer #, well honestly who the F@#$ is counting. So I picked up a variety pack from Cisco Brewers. It’s was just ok, yeah that is probably the best way to describe it as just ok. The beers weren’t mind-blowing or leave an impact at all. The Pale Ale was the best one in the pack.
If you ever get a chance head up to Connecticut and have a good time. There is plenty of beer and plenty of good times to be had by all.
Remember Never Drink Alone
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