Enjoy a cold one, Madison!

TGIF and raise your glass because today, Friday, September 28, is National Drink A Beer Day!

A recent report by 247WallStreet indicates that beer drinking among Connecticut residents has dwindled as of late. Come on Connecticut! We’re ranked #49 of #50 for beer drinking, consuming 20.7 gallons of beer annually. That might seem like a lot, but not in comparison to New Hampshire which placed first by consuming 40.6 gallons of beer annually!

In the past decade, local breweries have been popping up all over Connecticut and around Madison. The State of Connecticut coined the phrase  “The Connecticut Beer Trail” to highlight the many beer destinations. According to Connecticut Brewers Guild, promoters of Connecticut breweries, as of September 2018, there are 80 operational breweries (with many more on the horizon).

Here is a list of local breweries near Madison that you can check out:

NameLocationPhoneWebsite
30 Mile Brewing Co. 39 Ragged Rock Rd Unit 5, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-1518 (860) 339-5238www.30milebrewingco.com
Duvig Brewing Co59 School Ground Rd Ste 10, Branford, CT 06405-2868(203) 208-2213www.duvig.com
Little House Brewing CompanyChester, CT 06412-1342(612) 810-5315www.littlehousebrewing.com
Steady Habit Brewing Company95 Bridge Rd, Haddam, CT 06438-1354(860) 777-5041
Stony Creek Brewery5 Indian Neck Ave, Branford, CT 06405-4615(203) 433-4545www.stonycreekbeer.com
Thimble Island Brewery16 Business Park Dr, Branford, CT 06405-2924(203) 208-2827www.thimbleislandbrewery.com

(courtesy of Wikipedia)

Enjoy a cold one while taking in the magnificent colors of fall in New England. Of course, safety first - before hitting the trail (beer trail) name a designated driver.

For more information check out Connecticut Breweries here.