Back East Brewing Company

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Back East Brewing CompanyBack East Brewing Company
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15 Beers
600 Ratings
Place Score: 88
Ratings: 22
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

1296 Blue Hills Ave
Ste A
Bloomfield, Connecticut, 06002-5312
United States
phone: (860) 242-1793

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @backeastbrewery

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Ratings: 22 | Reviews: 5
Photo of royalflushr
5/5  rDev +28.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Excellent customer service. All of their beer was available for purchase. Place is a bit small and thrown together but they welcome you in and offer you free beer to try.

Photo of ChrisChagnon
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

The atmosphere here isnt bad at all, its a tiny place so its mostly just a bunch of people trying their beers, as they do give out free samples. It's a decent atmosphere with a few tables, but thats about it honestly.

I guess the quality is ok, again, there isnt much to the place. You walk in the door and there is a table where they pour you samples of about 4-5 different beers. They have growlers pre-filled where you can just swap yours out.

Service was good, not slow at all. Right when you go up to the table there is someone there ready to give you a sample or take your order for a growler. They also have shirts and glasses available for purchase too.

Selection is nothing crazy. All of their regular beers are on tap along with maybe 1-2 others.

Value is good, about $10 for a growler, $5 for a glass. Free samples

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.15/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Visited this place in early October with the girlfriend and the family. Located in a laid back small industrial park near a Dunkin Donuts. Walked in around noon or so to a smallish, but neat tasting room with cool newspaper articles chronicling their history and swag around. The tasting girl was cheerful and pretty knowledgeable with the beers and they had 5 beers on tap, all of which were free to try in 4 oz. or so glasses. Didn't seem to be any 'limit' once you tried the line-up you were free to re-try any other ones you liked again without any question. Besides our group of four, one other couple was there and we were given a free tour of the back 'industrial' part by one of the co-owners of the company. The guy was a bit dry, but funny and informative and we were given (another) free beer to take along with us on the tour. On the way out headed back to the tasting room where they had some special release bottles (their RIS) and shirts, t-shirts, growlers, etc. all at very reasonable prices.

Cool up and coming place, would definitely check them out again and worth a day trip if in the area (also helps they are a five minute drive from Hooker brewery).

Photo of FrankL66
4.87/5  rDev +25.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Great place to go and sample the beers they offer. Usually all beers are on tap. No charge for sampling Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and on Saturdays they have free tours. You can purchase right at the brewery, Six-packs and Growlers. Merchandise also for sale.

Photo of NJBeer265
3.88/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

Stopped by Back East during a CT brewery tour with friends. They had just started out but the staff was friendly and brought out the owner to talk to us. Very generous on their sample pours. The IPA was smooth with the right amount of hops and the Stout was one the best we had in CT.

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Back East Brewing Company in Bloomfield, CT
88 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.