Two Roads Brewing Company

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Two Roads Brewing CompanyTwo Roads Brewing Company
BEER AVG
3.81/5
Based on:
40 Beers
4,189 Ratings
Place Score: 93
Ratings: 101
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar ]

1700 Stratford Ave
Stratford, Connecticut, 06615-6419
United States
phone: (203) 375-3361

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @2roadsbrewing

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Ratings: 101 | Reviews: 31
Photo of Moneypenny
3/5  rDev -28.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3

I had fun at this place, which you might not be able to tell from my rating. It's kind of a party for people who can't stay out late. Gift shop, growler station, huge bar, decent selection. BUT.......and there's always a but.......I asked for a flight of something that was both on tap and available out of a cask. I was told to ask for the cask aged beer. But the bar tender who did the pour told me that what was in the cask was flat, and they were just trying to get rid of it. WTF! To add insult to injury, we took home two growlers, one of which was flat because the bar tender didn't bother to screw the cap on. But wait.......that's not all. The food trucks sell everything from fried potatoes to fried pickles. And I ODed on fried pickles, which was not pretty. This is the brewery that brewery virgins think is awesome until they go someplace really cool like OEC.

Photo of BranfordBound
4/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Have gone here a few times now, tours cost money but last awhile and you get some brews. The bar area is huge and can accompany a lot of people. No kitchen so you have to bring your own or sometimes there's food trucks outside. The bar pretty much has any Two Roads beer that's currently going on, so around like 15 taps. All in all it's a pretty impressive facility, just wish the beer got kicked up a notch. Hell, they brew Sip of Sunshine and Super Session #2 here.

Photo of WhiteHillsStore
4.6/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

A wonderful place to go check out if you are in Connecticut. The brewery is right off the highway and uses the space of an old factory and makes it very inviting. The tasting room is stylish with servers and guides that can take you through the brewery or just answer questions. Wonderful options and knowledgeable staff make this a great stop for CT Beer geeks. No food, but always a nice selection of food trucks outdoors. It can get packed so I would recommend getting there early in the day.

Photo of DuBeats
4.36/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Went for a tour here this month. Great staff who was extremely informative on their beers. Pretty much had unlimited beers during the tour which was a huge plus as well.

Photo of AGust82
3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Nice, large space overlooking the brewery floor. Huge bar and even larger open space with tables. The place is super popular locally and is accordingly jam packed. An ex-cop type is thoroughly checking IDs at the door with an earpiece and large pistol on his belt, under his shirt. Several other bouncers are prowling around as well. Makes me wonder what type of crowd frequents this place later on. (I was there in early afternoon.) I took the tour, led by the brewery's yeast biologist. Yeah, you read that correctly. Very impressive place on the brewing side. I'm glad I went on the $5 tour. If I had just walked in to try a few beers I would not have enjoyed it very much.

Photo of Gottatryemall
4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 5

Great atmosphere fancy growler fills, always. A great selection which makes for a great time

Photo of VR86
4.64/5  rDev +11.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5

i love this place!!!!!!!!!! one of the bartenders is mean though.

Photo of BillyGam
5/5  rDev +19.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

People are friendly and everyone is a beer enthusiast. Have met people from all over here.

Photo of bmeehan
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

I love Two Roads. They've got a wonderful variety of beers and after taking a tour of the brewery, a great community in the Stratford area helping to make some quality beer. They've got a team of guys from Germany who work directly in the brewery as well as a remote team in Germany assisting with things not handled directly in house and their range of what they produce is adventerous to say the least. I can't wait until they're able to distribute into a larger market.

Photo of dd43
3.8/5  rDev -8.9%

Amazing facility, easy to see why contract brewing is such a big focus here. The tap room is great, any chance you get to attend a tasting event here is time well spent. In terms of their beers, Two Roads makes a very drinkable version of everything in their arsenal. That said, none of their packaged beers are amazing, and it's kind of a shame. The brewmasters at nearby New England Brewing create a better version of nearly everything Two Roads does, with nowhere near the state of the art capacity and quality control that is available at Two Roads. It would be great to see them put more emphasis on high end / high concept limited and seasonal releases, to juxtapose that with the volume sellers they're distributing all over the state and outside of CT.

Photo of Fredvegas
5/5  rDev +19.9%

A great place to go sit and have a beer. Bring your box of CAH and some friends and have a good time.

Photo of woodchipper
3.67/5  rDev -12%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3

Been to the tasting room twice now. Both times there was a large release party and the place was PACKED. I have to complement the bar tenders. Under these conditions they did a fabulous job. It was still a wait, but considering the crowd, they were fair and as fast as physically possible.
Lots of money in this place for the age of the company. Obviously they have friends in high places. One of the tanks just had some Connecticut related artwork installed on it, looks pretty cool.

Photo of Sellen
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Wonderful !

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.7/5  rDev -11.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

The wife really wanted to go to the Pez factory in Connecticut, and I wanted to go to New England Brewing and the Yale University Art Gallery. So there we went, but after Pez I looked at the map and saw that Two Roads was only a couple of miles down the road, so there we went (I missed out on New England, which kind of sucks).

We were surprised at the sheer size of this new brewery. They’ve only been open two or three years and yet they already have a massive facility with one of the biggest tasting rooms/bars I’ve ever seen. They mean business!

The wraparound bar is about four miles long at least, but the service is pretty swift. You can also look at the brewery tanks behind big windows.

They have six year-round breweries on tap (IPA, DIPA, White IPA), a couple of seasonals (Oktoberfest) and some specialties (Russian Imp Stout). The beers are all “fine” but not outstanding. They’re doing it right, but they’re not doing great. The taps were a tad too cold…
We got a “growlito”, a 32-oz growler filled with their DIPA. Very reasonable prices for growler prices, nothing over $17 for 64 ounces.

Photo of JStewart00
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Cool place and GIANT tasting room. Worth the visit. Beers are solid and tasting flights are convenient.

Photo of NJBeer265
4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Two Roads Brewing is a huge place that I was not expecting. 1 Minute off 95 so very easy to get to. Tasting Room is huge which is great since being packed in is never fun. It also overlooks the brewery behind glass windows so you can see what is going one while enjoying a cold beer. The Vats come right up to the second level which is built around them which is cool. 6 decent size samples for $9 so couldn't complain at all.

Photo of G-Spot
4.58/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Amazing brewery, new and young yet feeling like it's been part of the scenery for ages. Impressive bar and staff, great brewery tour and cool design. Oh and the beers they brew and serve are also really good and even though brewing is there an industrialized process, the result is stunning. Good seasonal brews and a solid craft beer lineup for any day or occasion.
Summer brings beer garden into play and there is always a decent food truck around.
Excellent job!

Photo of rcole1958
4/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

$5 dollar tour is well worth it. Five samples along the way, and a knowledgable guide who actually worked on the brewing floor, not just some college intern. They've done a great job of reclaiming a turn-of-the -century plant into a star of the art, German-equipped craft brew house.

Whatever you might think of the beer itself, which to my taste sometimes runs too far out of style, the folks there are pleasant, the brewery is a marvel of compactness and efficiency, and the overLl environment is welcoming to those touring, just visiting the tasting room, or renting one of the function rooms.

It should be noted that Phil Markowski is the head brewer, and he's an expert on beer. See his authoritative book on Farmhouse ales at

http://www.amazon.com/Farmhouse-Ales-Culture-Craftsmanship-Tradition/dp/0937381845

Easy to reach, being just off I-95. Worth the stop.

Photo of maxk
3.63/5  rDev -12.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

Dropped by the facility on 11/7 to taste some beers. I was very impressed with the physical space. They have a state of the art brewery with beautiful equipment, incredible for such a new brewery.

The tasting room is nice, it's got lots of pretty wood and that great, wort smell. The bartenders were friendly (one was an apprentice brewer). They knew their stuff. I tried most of the beers, Route of All Evil was the best, the rest were pretty mediocre. They do a ton of contract brewing at the facility too.

Overall, I had an awesome experience. The brewery doesn't have the vibe of most, small microbreweries, it has a slightly more corporate feel which means a more polished appearance and slightly less character.

Photo of timmy2b
4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Brewery is right behind a plexiglass window. Bar is a wrap around bar with several tap locations. Bartenders were knowledgeable and helpful in choosing the beers to sample. Price was reasonable. Seems like it would be a fun place to be around happy hour (I was there at 3pm, opening)

Photo of RDHerm
4.29/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

I've been to this place quite a few times.

Amazing atmosphere. The brewery is in a re-purposed old factory and they did a lot to maintain that aesthetic. There's lots of exposed steel and old wood and a few old bits of old equipment around either in use or as decoration (one bathroom has one of those giant, industrial basin sinks with the foot pedal faucet controls).

All the beers are solid. They're not all world-class, but there's not a bad one in the bunch either. They range in quality from good to great, and some of the seasonals are truly top-notch.

The staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive. If it's really busy it can be tough to get service, but that can't be helped. Growler fills can sometimes take a while though.

There's always a good selection of beers available. They offer five year-round brews as well as multiple seasonal offerings. At any given time there's between six and nine different beers available. There's not always a great variety of styles, but that's not a common problem.

They don't sell food, but if you want something to eat there's usually some pretty good food trucks parked in the lot.

The prices are pretty typical of what you'd pay for a draft beer in the area. Pints are between $4.00 and $6.00, depending on the style. Small taster glasses are $2.00. Not an amazing value, but not at all unreasonable.

Overall, I'd highly recommend checking the place out if you have the opportunity.

Photo of victory09
4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Two Roads Brewery has an excellent choice of beers. The staff is well trained regarding there beer selection and about the characteristics of the beer. A pretty cool place to sit on a Sunday afternoon to have a few drinks and look into the brewery (Its a huge place). The only down fall to the brewery is that they don't serve food but they do give out menus for local restaurants that will deliver your food to the brewery and they also have food trucks that come on Fri Sat and Sun for lunch.

Photo of obeermeister
2.68/5  rDev -35.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2 | service: 3 | selection: 3

I went there a week after they opened with high hopes. They have done an excellent job with the space - it is a great place to hang out. And their marketing is amazing - their beers instantly appeared everywhere. Too bad the beer is so disappointing - in particular the IPA. If you like the beer at SBC, you will probably like Two Roads. I may try it again in the future, but not what they are currently bottling.

Photo of getmeabeer
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

The brewery is located in the old Baird building in Stratford, CT. The brown brick building had been sitting empty for years and was in need of a new tenant. Two Roads moved in and created a great atmosphere that preserves the old legacy of the areas rich industrial contributions to America. Basically, Two Roads is a great local micro- brewery with many different and creative offerings. Nice to see a local beer brewery that's serious about growing their brand while helping out the local economy. Highly recommended.

Photo of Dennis-McAllister
2.86/5  rDev -31.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 2.5

It had some good beers, not crazy about atmosphere. I did like the Igor Sikorsky beer. It was an old machine shop that most of people in stratford worked at back in the day. They kept original flooring and office areas, which was cool.. No food trucks on the saturday when were there, but you can order in with delivery from local restaurants.

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Two Roads Brewing Company in Stratford, CT
93 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.