New England Brewing Co.

BEER AVG
4.13/5
New England Brewing Co.New England Brewing Co.
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar

175 Amity Rd
Woodbridge, Connecticut, 06525-2201
United States

(203) 387-2222 | map
newenglandbrewing.com

Notes:
Tasting room and growler fill hours:
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday: 3 - 7pm
Saturday: 11am - 4pm

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BEER STATS
Beers:
69
Ratings:
12,829
Reviews:
2,972
PLACE STATS
Score:
92
Ratings:
23
Reviews:
4
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
5.48%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Ratings: 23 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of mjco04
4.51/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Free good sized samples, low key, rotating wall displays, great beers. what else can you ask for?

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Photo of VonZipper
4.34/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of kdivers
4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of smutty33
4.7/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Joenap419
3.97/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.4/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Pat_on_Tap
4.83/5  rDev +15%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

This place was one of the first breweries I've ever been to and will always be a favorite.During releases the lines file out to the parking lot but the turnover is quick enough to not wait an outrageous amount of time. The tasting room is large enough to host a solid amount of people. Once inside lines are quick to form for growler fills, merch and whatever release is going on for that day. The merch is on the other side of the bar, which is kind of slightly inconvenient simply because you'd have to get back in line. This DOES NOT hinder their service score at all, AT ALL!! It's a note from a dude who likes the idea of beer glass candles.

The staff is incredibly helpful and super patient with answering whatever questions I had. My first time there, by complete happenstance and before I started liking craft brews, was the Zapata bot release. I had had G-Bot before but wanted to know what the story was. The line wasn't too long so I felt comfortable asking about what they had done. The server, explained why I was paying $14 for a bottle (I told you, beginner) and persuaded me to get it. Absolutely decadent and I've been a repeat customer ever since.

Their beers are outstanding. Huge fan of the fuzzy baby ducks, the reliable sea hag, ghost pigeon and the dose. Most notable beers for me are their Imperial Stout Trooper, and their Wet Willy Scotch Ale. The Willy sat in my fridge for a month and was fantastic. Their selection is wide, check out their social feeds and see what's on tap.

They don't offer tours anymore which is a shame but the facility was never the less inviting. I'm looking forward to coming back time and time again.

NOTE ON SCORING: If you made it this far into my review God Bless you for your patience and abundance of time. This is my first review, and because of that I want to make sure that out of the gate I'm as critical as possible as to not have these numbers mean nothing. I love Nebco plain and simple and want to be fair.

Vibe - 4.25: Welcoming environment and fun loving staff. Never came on a bad day and haven't seen anything negative. I'm just used to a really rambunctious tap room where as Nebco is calm and civil

Quality 4.75 - These beers are delicious and I will always buy them. I'm lucky enough to live in New England and have a myriad of great beers at my disposal.

Service 5 - again the staff could not have been nicer and congenial.

Selection 5 - holy choices, batman, there's a bunch of beers that you can find on tap, at the packy and the brewery.

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Photo of ScaryEd
3.6/5  rDev -14.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of von_kaiser
4.32/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Kurzman
4.48/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of beernooph
5/5  rDev +19%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Friendly staff and amazing beer. Great atmosphere. Customers are always nice and friendly. Always great to stop in get a growler or 2 or 3 filled and have a few samples.

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Photo of Sellen
4.04/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of rjp217
4.32/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

Photo of WillieThreebiers
4.16/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of ManMoosePig
4.57/5  rDev +8.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of BranfordBound
4.47/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

One of my, if not my favorite brewery here in CT. Has a great distribution network, too, so taps and package stores always have NEBCO. Been going here for growler fills since the old brewery on Selden Street. I would make my stops after classes at SCSU.

Brewery itself is tucked away behind a Jaguar dealership in Woodbridge right on the New Haven line. Smallish tap room has a spot to order growlers or pick up the occasional bottle/can release. Tasting area is to the right and there's enough standing room with some tables. Bathrooms are here, too.

Service is quick and prompt, and if it's not too busy they are good people and easy to talk to. Beer is super fresh and even their experimental beers (Fat Ten-ers) are awesome. Super hoppy goodness. Even since the expansion they have been able to have anywhere from 4-6 beers on tap at any time. Prior to this they would completely sell out!

Hope they continue to grow and expand. Sad to see Matt Westfall leave but there are even brighter days ahead for NEBCO. Cheers!

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Photo of Rifugium
3.84/5  rDev -8.6%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

I've been here a few times, mostly stopping in en route to somewhere else. I first visited the original location, which was small and gritty, but still nice and friendly. The newer location is not too far from the original spot. Obviously bigger, and a bit more polished and organized. I was never there for a big release, but they seem good enough in the service department. Not really my kind of place, but it's good for what it's good for...get your cans and growlers, and/or hang around for some samples.

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Photo of emount91
5/5  rDev +19%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of grahuba
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of jaxon53
4.66/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Uconnelmo
3.97/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of blisscent
4.4/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

New England Brewing Co. in Woodbridge, CT
4.13 out of 5 based on 12,829 ratings.
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