Two Roads Brewing Company

BEER AVG
3.88/5
Two Roads Brewing CompanyTwo Roads Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar

1700 Stratford Ave
Stratford, Connecticut, 06615-6419
United States

(203) 375-3361 | map
tworoadsbrewing.com

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Added by ColForbinBC on 12-06-2012

BEER STATS
Beers:
57
Ratings:
7,463
Reviews:
1,345
PLACE STATS
Score:
89
Ratings:
146
Reviews:
33
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
7.3%
 
 
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Ratings: 146 |  Reviews: 33
Photo of Abragg3
1.83/5  rDev -53.9%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 4

I'm very disappointed in my service here and being kicked out in a very mean fasion with 10 of my friends after only having one beer. As a pervious fan of two roads and all of their beers, Im sad to say that I can no longer support them and am sorry that they are in my backyard, as a craft beer enthusiast it hurts me to say that I can no longer drink or recommend their beers. Sorry two roads but you lost this customer and all of her friends for life.

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Photo of obeermeister
2.68/5  rDev -32.5%
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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Photo of Dennis-McAllister
2.86/5  rDev -28%
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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Photo of Moneypenny
3/5  rDev -24.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3

I had fun at this place, which you might not be able to tell from my rating. It's kind of a party for people who can't stay out late. Gift shop, growler station, huge bar, decent selection. BUT.......and there's always a but.......I asked for a flight of something that was both on tap and available out of a cask. I was told to ask for the cask aged beer. But the bar tender who did the pour told me that what was in the cask was flat, and they were just trying to get rid of it. WTF! To add insult to injury, we took home two growlers, one of which was flat because the bar tender didn't bother to screw the cap on. But wait.......that's not all. The food trucks sell everything from fried potatoes to fried pickles. And I ODed on fried pickles, which was not pretty. This is the brewery that brewery virgins think is awesome until they go someplace really cool like OEC.

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Photo of Thedrizzle
3.38/5  rDev -14.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25

Photo of mltobin
3.41/5  rDev -14.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of JohnCassillo
3.43/5  rDev -13.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3

Photo of edplante
3.46/5  rDev -12.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75

Photo of markgugs
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of mrskunk
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of Dylanloe
3.51/5  rDev -11.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
3.53/5  rDev -11.1%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of fosters9
3.53/5  rDev -11.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of strYkn14
3.53/5  rDev -11.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4

Photo of coljesep
3.55/5  rDev -10.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 1 | selection: 5

The good: The beer is fantastic. Lots of great options. Big enough space to accommodate large groups
The bad: Staff/"security"refused entry to sober guests due to recycling a beer from a party van. They admitted days later they were in the wrong, but still - staff refused to even show an ounce of customer service to us.

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Photo of Duesler
3.62/5  rDev -8.8%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of SenatorSpaceman
3.62/5  rDev -8.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 2.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of maxk
3.63/5  rDev -8.6%
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.

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Photo of woodchipper
3.67/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3

Been to the tasting room twice now. Both times there was a large release party and the place was PACKED. I have to complement the bar tenders. Under these conditions they did a fabulous job. It was still a wait, but considering the crowd, they were fair and as fast as physically possible.
Lots of money in this place for the age of the company. Obviously they have friends in high places. One of the tanks just had some Connecticut related artwork installed on it, looks pretty cool.

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Photo of Homebrew
3.68/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of jaluria
3.69/5  rDev -7.1%
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.

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.7/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

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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Photo of Mfoleybrews
3.71/5  rDev -6.5%
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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Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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Two Roads Brewing Company in Stratford, CT
3.88 out of 5 based on 7,463 ratings.
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