Thomas Hooker Brewing Company
Ratings: 23 | Reviews: 11 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by sinstaineddemon:
4.3/5 rDev +10%
Thomas Hooker is a fabulous beer destination for CT. Not much more than a factory brewery with a tasting area and a merch area, two fridays a month it transforms. On these days, it fills up withcraft beer lovers (and their friends) for tastings. For $10 you get a sample cup and unlimited refills at whatever taps they have lined up, usually 4-6 beers in two stations to relieve pressure at one spot. Then as you leave for the night, you trade in your sample cup for a Hooker Logo pint glass. Win!
The service there is wonderful, simply by asking, we managed to convince the employees to give us an impromptu tour. Very informative and appreciated. They even let us taste beer right out of the tank.
The one downside is the crowd, unlimited beer for $10 attracts a lot of buzz seekers who don't care about the beer.
They dont offer food. While I was there there was delivered pizza for $2 a slice, but that may have been anoutside organization for charity, I cannot recall.
If you live in CT you must do this at least once, quite an experience.
07-17-2012 15:35:55 | More by sinstaineddemon
More User Reviews:
3.63/5 rDev -7.2%
As I'm sure most have read the beers are average to poor except for a few. The brewery is very large with two bars and room for hundreds of people in the gift shop/tasting area. They are very generous with the samples. You get a bracelet with 10 little tabs you are supposed to tear off and exchange for 3-4oz pours. Your choice, 10 of the same if you'd like. This seems loosely enforced, evidenced by the hundred or so free loaders pounding little beers and eating chips like it was a barbeque. This place appears to be a free beer pre-gaming stop for bar goers. Not passing judgement, just letting you know what to expect.
03-03-2014 01:59:36 | More by AGust82
Thomas Hooker Brewing Company in Bloomfield, CT
89 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.