Relic Brewing Co.

Relic Brewing Co.Relic Brewing Co.
Relic Brewing Co.Relic Brewing Co.
Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

95 Whiting St
Ste B
Plainville, Connecticut, 06062-2842
United States

(860) 255-4252 | map

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Ratings by rorjets:
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Reviewed by rorjets from Connecticut

3.93/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75
Stopped in around 2 pm on a Thursday, and was pleasantly surprised to find several other patrons enjoying the small taproom on a grey, dreary day. It's an intimate space, which could be tight if there was a large crowd. There is a bar with 8 - 12 taps, with an adjoining room with 3 tables. Along the wall behind the bar were hundreds of bottles of whiskey, something special that they offer. I was there for the beer. I purchased a Halcyon Winter Ale, a tasty english brown ale; and then moved on to something a little stronger - Violet Ray, a double dry hopped IPA, made with 80% citra and 20% mosiac hops. Abv of 7.1%, good citrus fruit flavor with a nice finish.

I was able to purchase a mixed six pack, so I will be able to sample more of their beers at home. They fill growlers too. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the Plainville-Southington-Bristol area.
Jan 28, 2018
More User Ratings:
Rated: 3.99 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Jul 19, 2019
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Reviewed by Fieceheart from Connecticut

4.56/5  rDev +14.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5
Very generous with their samples so you can find exactly what you might want to purcase. they take very good care of you at Relic. And the beer is excellent. Pretty chill.
May 05, 2019
Rated: 4.76 by ejane from Connecticut

Feb 05, 2019
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Reviewed by TreeHouse_Erection from Connecticut

4.42/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
They just expanded their tap room and it's got a ton more room now. Very nice because before there was barely room for 15-20 people. The beer is really good for the most part, and they also have the biggest whiskey selection in the area (along with wine and a variety of hard ciders) which makes this a great place for anyone.

Check them out, you won't be disappointed.
Jan 12, 2019
Rated: 4.37 by kevinweir from Connecticut

Dec 21, 2018
Rated: 3.89 by rrossjets from New York

Jul 15, 2018
Rated: 4 by von_kaiser from Connecticut

Feb 26, 2018
Rated: 3.78 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut

Feb 03, 2018
Rated: 3.94 by MarkJP6 from New York

Dec 10, 2017
Rated: 3.11 by Darren53 from Connecticut

Sep 12, 2017
Rated: 4.88 by AngeloPietri from Connecticut

May 08, 2017
Rated: 4.54 by skyfra from Connecticut

Apr 25, 2017
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Reviewed by mccrackrlm from Connecticut

4.14/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5
This is a small location, but worth stopping at if in the vicinity. I had first heard about it searching here at BA, then found some bottles of Sorceress at a nearby store. The first time I dropped in to the brewery, it was early afternoon, I had planned to just fill two growlers. I believe one was Sorceress and the other Flaxen Foal. The friendly staff insisted I check out the list of what was on tap, and I was impressed with what I tried at that time. Thrice, Ryddle and probably the Flaxen Foal were what I had sampled. Other times I had stopped in just for growler fills, but recently stopped for more samples on a Friday afternoon; the place was quite busy, people inside and also right outside the door as it was a nice day. New to me were Blackheart, Cygnet, Points West and Simcot samples. All were very good, and then a glass of the Cygnet. The only bad thing was that I had not properly prepared for the trip, and should have also had my growlers to fill.
Apr 21, 2017
Rated: 3.68 by mkyer from Connecticut

Feb 07, 2017
Rated: 4.47 by Kelvarsmom from Massachusetts

Jan 08, 2017
Rated: 3.81 by happyreefer from Connecticut

Jun 22, 2016
Rated: 4.24 by Uconnelmo from Connecticut

May 24, 2016
Rated: 4.69 by TheDudeFromTheThing from Connecticut

May 22, 2016
Rated: 4.07 by Clamzo from Connecticut

Dec 08, 2015
Rated: 4.11 by psweendogg from Connecticut

Nov 28, 2015
Rated: 4.83 by HopsinBarley from Connecticut

Oct 10, 2015
Rated: 3.14 by MikeRusso from Connecticut

Sep 20, 2015
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Reviewed by Drazdi from Connecticut

4.15/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4
I visited today for the second time I'm in the last year candy tend to enjoy the style and variety of beer that is offered here. I am careful to suggest that this is a Farmhouse style brewery, but the taste and sense are there then bring me back to a time when beer was made at home with those ingredients left in surplus. Fruity, sweet, aromatic, slightly sour funkalicious, if you will.

Every offering they had today I enjoyed thoroughly, in some I loved. I really enjoy the slightly fruity, poignantly aromatic offers commonly offered here, but I always wonder if I'd enjoy a whole glass, rather than just a taste or two?

I tend to be a fan of Belgian style beers, whitbeirs, Farmhouse and Saison's, so my ratings will tend to be a bit higher than others, but I think Relic Brewing their niche justice.
Sep 20, 2015
Rated: 3.88 by NYR-Zuuuuc from Connecticut

Aug 16, 2015
Rated: 4.33 by Mertman256 from Connecticut

Aug 06, 2015
Rated: 3.56 by neil2me from Connecticut

May 19, 2015
Rated: 3.53 by hoppymcgee from Maine

May 15, 2015
Rated: 3.61 by xtonytx from Connecticut

May 09, 2015
Rated: 3.38 by emptyglassagain from Massachusetts

Apr 16, 2015
Rated: 4.09 by Tylerhurlburt from Connecticut

Apr 16, 2015
Rated: 3.57 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Mar 24, 2015
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Reviewed by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

3.76/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4
Stopped in here and was very surprised how small the facility was. The taproom was about the size of a normal living room. They has several beers on tap that weren't anything super special. The people there were nice though.
Mar 20, 2015
Rated: 4.27 by grahuba from Connecticut

Feb 13, 2015
Rated: 3.9 by OntheLambic from Connecticut

Jan 19, 2015
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Reviewed by NEBeerGirl from Connecticut

4.8/5  rDev +20.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5
Always something new to make your trip worthwhile. Mark is super knowledgeable about his craft and loves to talk "shop" with everyone that stops in. I love that he is willing to experiment with his recipes. A recent twist with his Huntsman Oatmeal stout using coffee beans resulted in The Double Huntsman and IMHO the best beer to come out of Relic so far.

Relic has something for everyone at great prices. In addition to beer, you can also pick up some nice glassware and other swag.

I agree with fellow posters that seating would be a welcomed addition. Until this is resolved, my husband and I have found that Big Steve's (turn left out of the parking lot and drive about 1 minute) allows you to bring in your Relic bottles and growlers and eat and drink there. The staff there is SUPER friendly.

I am already looking forward to my next visit!
Jan 09, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by Rideguy64 from New Hampshire

Dec 07, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by LoveStout from New York

Nov 29, 2014
Rated: 4.4 by Patbrown2 from Connecticut

Nov 15, 2014
Relic Brewing Co. in Plainville, CT
Brewery rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 1863 ratings