Two Roads Brewing Company

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Two Roads Brewing CompanyTwo Roads Brewing Company
BEER AVG
3.73/5
Based on:
36 Beers
3,176 Ratings
Place Score: 93
Ratings: 69
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
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[ 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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Photo of obeermeister
2.68/5  rDev -36.3%
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.

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2.86/5  rDev -32.1%
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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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of maxk
3.63/5  rDev -13.8%
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 jaluria
3.69/5  rDev -12.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3

Visited the taproom recently and was very impressed by the size of the brewery's operations; their taproom alone is probably 3000sqft. The taproom is on the second floor overlooking the entire brewery below. Besides their own brews, Two Roads also contract brews for craft brewers, hence their size and capacity.

Adjacent to the taproom is a small shop with various merchandise (hats, shirts, coasters, bottle openers) and of course some of their bottled beers. They fill regular and half sized growlers as well, but it has to be one of their growlers.

On to the beers; 5 in total on-tap; Holiday, Imp IPA, Pils, Saison, White IPA. All of the beers were tasty and unique when compared side by side. The Pils was very representative of the style with sharp crispness and subtle hop flavors. The Holiday and Imp IPA were my favorites with intense hop favors and complex malt bill.

Overall, I really enjoyed my visit and will definitely one back again soon.

A few last notes, the brewery offers tours for $5 per person with plenty of beer samples along the tour. Also, you can order food fin local eateries and have them delivered right to the bar; love the idea just like at dba in NYC.

Photo of Mfoleybrews
3.71/5  rDev -11.9%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of dd43
3.8/5  rDev -9.7%

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.

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4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of JStewart00
4/5  rDev -5%

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

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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.

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%
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.

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4/5  rDev -5%

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Two Roads Brewing Company in Stratford, CT
93 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.