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Thimble Island Brewing Company

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BEER AVG
4.05/5
Based on:
12 Beers
230 Ratings
Place Score: 97
Ratings: 29
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 13.2%
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

53 E Industrial Rd
Branford, Connecticut, 06405-6525
United States
phone: (203) 208-2827

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @thimblebeer

Notes:
Tasting Room Hours:
Wednesday - Friday: 3:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am - 8:00pm

Tours are offered on Saturdays at 12:00pm, 2:00pm and 4:00pm.

(Place added by: jimmy82063 on 02-18-2013)
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5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.75/5  rDev -16.1%

Visited this place on a Friday afternoon over Thanksgiving break... easy to find in a business park right off of 95 (surprisingly next to a pole fitness center).

Anyway, the people here are super friendly and laid back, in addition to having a few cute, knowledgeable server girls, which is always a good thing. Medium sized bar space and decent enough room inside, but no seating which is a bit of a bummer.

Anyway, they had 7 beers on tap (6 regular and 1 limited release), all of which were offered as FREE samples. And no, not the usual free sample where you get 1/2 oz., you are generously given a solid 4 or 5 oz. pour of each offering (except for the limited release RIS, which we received half pours of which is completely understandable). The beers covered the usual template of beer styles you see at a new brewery (IPA, stout, session ale, etc.) and they ranged from average to pretty good. Growler fill prices seemed to be on the low side which was nice to see, and they had plenty of merch available for purchase including some branded tulip glasses.

Always nice to see a new brewery in CT and this place has a nice thing going. Pretty solid beers, very friendly and generous workers, and easy on/off 95 if passing through. Definitely worth checking out and hope they can branch into some more unique styles in the future.

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4/5  rDev -10.5%

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4/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -16.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -16.1%

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4/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of PatCodd
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Thimble Islands Brewery is located in an industrial complex that is a little hard to find but worth the trouble finding to enjoy the ever growing selections of brews. Staff are friendly and courteous with good knowledge and appreciation of their beloved brew. They are expanding and I can only guess that with more room the company will explode.

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -38.5%

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -16.1%

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of roxymhc618
4.59/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

love the pumpkin beer! i'm not usually a beer person but mike and company do a great job making and running this brewery. I love trying their new beers and their seasonal selections. a great gem in otherwise bland southern connecticut. Great job, guys, i can't wait to come back in a few months!

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4.58/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Great, local craft brewery with very friendly brewer/owners. On saturdays the brewers are usually there and gladly share their thoughts on the beers and the process. Samples are available for all their brews on tap as well as selling and refilling growlers. The sample room was expanded but is still small. The dark pumpkin porter is a great fall beer and their coffee stout continues the local feel with connections to a local coffee house. All around a great little brewery with good beers and friendly people.

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

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5/5  rDev +11.9%

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Thimble Island Brewing Company in Branford, CT
97 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.