Stony Creek Brewery

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Stony Creek BreweryStony Creek Brewery
BA SCORE
3.71/5
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1,061 Ratings
Stony Creek BreweryStony Creek Brewery
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

5 Indian Neck Ave
Branford, Connecticut, 06405-4615
United States

(203) 433-4545 | map
stonycreekbeer.com

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Added by shigg85 on 10-08-2012

BEER STATS
Beers:
39
Reviews:
239
Ratings:
1,061
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
3.8/5
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
38
pDev:
13.95%
 
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Ratings: 38 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of rorjets
4.08/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Met some friends here, who had been asking us for over a year to come down to Branford and check it out. We arrived early on a Saturday afternoon in the winter, around 2 pm. Huge parking lot, which I was told gets filled in the nicer weather. Impressive brewery, quite large. Had been a metal fabricating business long ago. Large taproom, with a fire in the fireplace, which is surrounded by couches, in addition to the more traditional seating. There is a deck overlooking what could be Stony Creek, and a marina. Below that was more outside space. In the summer it must be quite the scene!

At the bar there were 18 beers listed, with 2 sold out, so a good selection of beers that are available across the area, and beers that were only available at the taproom. I started with Dank Feathers, a NE style DIPA: I got my spouse a Garza as she prefers light beers. I knocked down my DIPA in minutes, then ordered a flight for my friends arrival. The place started to fill up quickly. Once our friends arrived we sampled the flight and had another flight. The flights are four 5 ounce samples for $12.00. There was a BBQ food purveyor right next to our table (Stony Creek doesn't serve food) so we sampled the wings, which were excellent. By the time we left at 4 pm the place was packed. I look forward to another visit in the warmer weather!

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Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.43/5  rDev -9.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25

Photo of CTHomer
3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

A really nice spot on the water - beautiful facility. Staff is friendly and helpful. I'm not a fan of their beer, but they have guest taps and a full bar, so there are plenty of options.

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Photo of MarkJP6
3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of jfcaa193
3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

Photo of swierczt
3.67/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Photo of JohnWesolowski
3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3

A couple good beers. (Little Cranky). No really good beers. Great outside ambiance right on the water.

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Photo of mltobin
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

Photo of ManMoosePig
4.46/5  rDev +17.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of mjco04
4.01/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of ElmerTLee
2.84/5  rDev -25.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 2 | service: 2.75 | selection: 3.5

Beautiful place located on the edge of a river. When I went, it was packed with people, mostly 20 somethings. I ordered a sample of beer, mostly Cranky variations and ended up leaving most of them on the table. The beer is very clean, however it is pretty pedestrian. Each one of the ones I tried only had a bitterness quality to them with little to no malt flavor, or distinguishable hop aroma. I would stop by again and try some of their other offerings, however their beer really fell flat based on what I tasted.

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Photo of KEICHAPPER
4.86/5  rDev +27.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

First time submitting a review always appreciate the well informed opinion:
Snow Hole from Stony Creek brewery without a doubt is the finest read Ale I have experienced for all the reasons that I've already been expressed… though there's a lot of taste from everyone of this brewery's bears they often leave a little bit too much of a resin or oily mouth feel for my predilection… though there are some tough critics here This is close to a five stars I could think but no one wants to give the five star-you always want to think there's something just a wee bit better

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Photo of RobPedicano
4.29/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of LMSMITH
3.51/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25

Love this place. Wish it was closer to home. Crowded but easy to get served.

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Photo of AndrewBV
4.22/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of mkyer
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of coljesep
4.75/5  rDev +25%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

This brewery has a "winery" feel to it. It's a gorgeous site.

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Photo of ArtVandelay21
4.73/5  rDev +24.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Photo of JustaDMC
3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of N1Nkasi
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of JLK7299
3.57/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3

Photo of Maprezens
2.19/5  rDev -42.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2 | service: 1.5 | selection: 2.5

Photo of ABUSIV3
4.79/5  rDev +26.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of tjcamm
3.59/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of KirleyBrew
3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

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Stony Creek Brewery in Branford, CT
Brewery rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 1,061 ratings