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Two Roads Brewing Company

Two Roads Brewing CompanyTwo Roads Brewing Company

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 24
Beer Ratings: 1,397
Beer Avg: 3.74

Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
90
outstanding

31 Ratings
Ratings: 31
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 12.16%
$$ - reasonable


[ 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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(Place added by: ColForbinBC on 12-06-2012)
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G-Spot

Connecticut

4.58/5  rDev +13.6%
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!

02-12-2014 15:52:53 | More by G-Spot
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rcole1958

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

02-09-2014 00:04:30 | More by rcole1958
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maxk

Massachusetts

3.63/5  rDev -9.9%
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.

11-13-2013 00:50:12 | More by maxk
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timmy2b

New York

4.03/5  rDev 0%
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)

10-29-2013 23:43:57 | More by timmy2b
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RDHerm

Connecticut

4.29/5  rDev +6.5%
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.

10-21-2013 16:23:12 | More by RDHerm
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victory09

Connecticut

4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

09-09-2013 22:46:07 | More by victory09
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obeermeister

Connecticut

2.68/5  rDev -33.5%
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.

08-13-2013 20:51:05 | More by obeermeister
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getmeabeer

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
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.

07-29-2013 03:01:29 | More by getmeabeer
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Dennis-McAllister

Connecticut

2.86/5  rDev -29%
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.

07-13-2013 22:56:26 | More by Dennis-McAllister
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Mfoleybrews

Connecticut

3.71/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | $

What a cool spot! I love what they've done with what they had. You will feel as if you stepped back in time in an old factory. Usually a food truck outside, easy to get to and get out. I like their beers but I think more focus could be put into their stuff before contracting out their enormous capacity. When I go back I'd like to drink a few as I look at the before photos of the facility. They have done a lot for that neighborhood by rehabbing an old historic factory.

07-03-2013 12:50:26 | More by Mfoleybrews
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Two Roads Brewing Company in Stratford, CT
90 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.