Firefly Hollow Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
3.8/5
Very Good
738 Ratings
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

139 Center St
Bristol, Connecticut, 06010-5074
United States

(860) 845-8977 | map
fireflyhollowbrewing.com

Notes:
Hours:
Thr-Fri:2-9pm
Sat:12-9pm
Sun:12-5pm

Added by nebula1999 on 10-25-2013

BEER STATS
Beers:
57
Reviews:
96
Ratings:
738
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.12/5
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
59
pDev:
10.44%
 
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Ratings: 59 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of rorjets
4.08/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

This brewery is in the back of an old industrial building near the center of Bristol. The taproom is split between a bar room and a room with tables and chairs. It is well designed with a large opening in the brick wall that separates the spaces which allows you to look into the brewing area from either space. One side is all windows looking out onto a covered porch. Unfortunately there is no beer allowed outside. Great vibe even on a weekday afternoon. I liked the fact that you can find a seat away from the bar where you can work on your laptop, or whatever. I had a deliciously smokey Scottish Ale, appropriately named Smokey Moor, which is brewed with 6 different malts. The addition of the smoked Scottish peat malt accounts for the distinct taste. There seemed to be 7-8 beers available on tap. I wish I had time to sample more but I had to get going. I had a great hot dog from Don's Hot Dog food truck in the parking lot to tide me over until dinner. This brewery is a bit tricky to find but worth searching out, and I will return when I have more time to enjoy it's offerings.

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Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.72/5  rDev -9.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Darren53
5/5  rDev +21.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Sellen
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of mccrackrlm
4.43/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Always seems to be a popular place, room/tables full. May be bad timing. Been there mostly for a few samples, growler fills or cans. Never disappointed. Both staff and fellow patrons friendly and pleasant. Usually a good selection to choose from.

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Photo of KirleyBrew
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 5

Photo of Gar_E_Smit
4.17/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of GoBeerGo
3.76/5  rDev -8.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Scottqc15
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of mkyer
4.11/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of psweendogg
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of MikeRusso
4.56/5  rDev +10.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of icunurok
4.51/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of mltobin
3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of ale2thechief
4.26/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

This is like hanging at a friends basement bar with a bunch of friends and a kegerator. This is a wide open space in an old factory building. No food service but you can bring your own or eat from the food truck of the night parked outside their entrance. They have 5 beers of their own design on tap. Growler fills, flights or you can have a pint and stay for a while.

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Photo of JAck199
3.92/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of brewzip
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Tylerhurlburt
3.91/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of Manjas
5/5  rDev +21.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Great laid back brewery go hang out talk beer and take some home.

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Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.01/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Knapp85
3.89/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Interesting spot in what seems like an old loading dock warehouse type of building. They have a decent tap list, the service is good. They had a guy there who was smoking meats outside and then selling them inside which was really awesome. Overall it was a good place.

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Photo of I-PEE-ALE
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Cool Comfy Local Brew just needs a few more tables but don't let that discourage CONE FLAKES DA BOMB!!

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Photo of SenatorSpaceman
3.25/5  rDev -21.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.25 | selection: 2.75

Not a ton of great beers but a few that are definitely drinkable. Awesome vibe, though. Great place to hang out.

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Photo of swierczt
2.99/5  rDev -27.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 2.75 | selection: 2.75

Place was busy on a Friday evening. Cool industrial location with a lot of space, but still overcrowded, disorganized and chaotic. Thought it was strange that a bunch of kids were running around bumping into people. Couldn't really relax. Waited about 15 minutes in line to order a flight which normally consists of 5 beers, but only 4 available (2 of which I had already tried). Beer selection was disappointing. There was no where to sit or at least put my flight down. I had to squeeze into a corner to try to get out of the way. After trying the flight, it took another 30 minutes in line to get a growler fill. I saw a couple of people come in carrying growlers and simply left after seeing the line. Maybe it would be more efficient during busy periods to have a growler fill line separate from the flights, pints, and t shirts that people were purchasing - just a thought. I was not in a hurry however, after spending the majority of my time waiting in line, getting bumped by kids, and moving so people could get around me at this brewery - I will likely not return.

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Photo of johnnyboy6
4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

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Firefly Hollow Brewing Co. in Bristol, CT
Brewery rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 738 ratings