New England Brewing Co.

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New England Brewing Co.New England Brewing Co.
BA SCORE
4.13/5
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13,569 Ratings
New England Brewing Co.New England Brewing Co.
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

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

(203) 387-2222 | map
newenglandbrewing.com

Notes:
Tap room and growler fill hours:
Sunday: 12:00pm — 5:00pm
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 12:00 pm — 9:00 pm
Wednesday: 12:00 pm — 9:00 pm
Thursday: 12:00 pm — 9:00 pm
Friday: 12:00 pm — 10:00 pm
Saturday: 11:00 am — 9:00 pm

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BEER STATS
Beers:
97
Reviews:
3,103
Ratings:
13,569
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.38/5
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
55
pDev:
7.76%
 
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Ratings: 55 |  Reviews: 13
Reviews by GregSemenza:
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4.19/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

More User Reviews:
Photo of Zach423
4.47/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Gatch
4.82/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Finally able to make it here after so many years of not wanting to drive down to New Haven from central Mass. Happened to be driving from Pensacola, FL to the NY/CT border in December of 2017 and was able to make a quick stop here. Had a pint and filled several growlers of their delicious hoppy beers. One of the bartenders was extremely kind and scored me a few cans of a few releases they recently had that I just missed. Beers from them I’ve wanted to try for over ten years...seriously. Great brewery atmosphere and good folk. I consider them one of the OGs of the craft beer scene, as they’ve been making stellar beer way before it was cool and trendy and played out.

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Photo of HellEsanddoglover7
4.97/5  rDev +13.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Just the perfect happy medium between NE Style and West Coast style beer. More breweries need to have balance like this. Amazing selection always. The BEST employees and service. Love 12 ounce cans and they never sold out and started making the overly wheat and oat flaked NE double IPA's like the rest of the saturated beer market.

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Photo of CTHomer
4.09/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Beers are always top quality; usually an interesting, if limited variety of styles;

Service is a little standoffish, but the staff knows their stuff.

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Photo of jrc1093
4.17/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of mltobin
4.49/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of ovaltine
4.26/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of Tukiluka
4.53/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Bloodsnot77
4.22/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of MrRB
5/5  rDev +14.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

This is my favorite brewery anywhere. They have an extensive but manageable selection on tap at all times, and they brew absolutely fabulous beers without exception. G-Bot, Coriolis, Locust Reign, Fuzzy Baby Ducks, Spin Cycle, Galaxy, Stout Trooper, Dose...These are basically all world-class, mind-blowing beers. Even Sea Hag – by far their most widely distributed and accessible beer – is one of the best in class. Strictly in terms of quality, NEBCO is at least as good, if not better, than any other brewery I'm aware of, including Alchemist, Lawson's, Trillium, etc. Go here.

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Photo of mantelld
4.11/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of RickyBfromCT
4.25/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of JS1991
5/5  rDev +14.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of oldmankoch
4.4/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Wish they had Ducks or G-Bot on tap but Locust and Super Supernaut are pretty awesome too

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Photo of mike22ne
4.66/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of VoxRationis
4.18/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Was driving by New Haven, CT and decided to stop in. Very conveniently located close by Exit 59 on the Merritt Parkway (CT-15). Located in a fairly unassuming building, part of the production area is visible through windows as one enters the service area (always a nice touch). The vibe is very welcoming and low key. With about 6 to 8 beers on tap, there is more than a reasonable range of high quality offerings. Growlers are available, but cans are more iffy as they are only made available on certain days (and these evidently go quickly). There are several bar height tables for seating perhaps one to two dozen, although the space can easily hold at least twice that number. There was also a food truck just outside the day I stopped by. The service was helpful and efficient. Definitely worth a stop if you are in the New Haven area (or simply like good beer).

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Photo of jhavs
4.54/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Lots of room to sit, big bar, easy to understand what is going on.

In an industrial park setting but nice on the inside. BBQ trailer was parked outside and had great food options for good prices.

Had cans, and growler/howlers available. Draft options in multiple sizes as well as one option on nitro tap. Tons of interesting swag.

Staff was very friendly and helpful. Didn't leave you standing around at the bar and collected empty glasses from tables quickly. Nice spot and worth a trip.

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Photo of JohnWesolowski
4.55/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

You meet the nicest people standing in line for their can releases.
I've gotten growler fills, and had a couple beers a half dozen or so times in 2017. The interior design has evolved for the better over the past few years. My "vibe" rating is based on the other customers rather than the visuals. Unfortunately, it is attached to a building in the back of a car dealership (unlike other breweries on the water, or in 100 year old buildings).

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Photo of HoppyHatz
4.67/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

By far the best well known brewery in CT. The tap list is on point and they have by far some of the best IPAs you can look for. If you can get in line for Wednesdays make sure you do so because cans go quick but definitely worth it. NEBCO is a staple for CT breweries and can compete with any nationally ranked brewery!

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Photo of Samdaddy
4.36/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5

Great place- dogs / kids fit right into the relaxed atmosphere - great service - would go back anytime

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Photo of jfcaa193
4.12/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of Beerking5
5/5  rDev +14.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of JLK7299
4.63/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Knapp85
4.14/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Moderately sized taproom, with some small tables to hang around. The selection is pretty good with random beers on tap. The service was friendly and seemed to be having a fun time hanging out there. It's a cool spot, a little hard to find off the road though but once you find it you'll enjoy it.

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New England Brewing Co. in Woodbridge, CT
Brewery rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 13,569 ratings