Thomas Hooker Brewing Company

Thomas Hooker Brewing CompanyThomas Hooker Brewing Company
BA SCORE
65.4%
Liked Their Beers
3.79 w/ 3,889 ratings
Thomas Hooker Brewing CompanyThomas Hooker Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

16 Tobey Rd
Bloomfield, Connecticut, 06002-3522
United States

(860) 242-3111 | map
hookerbeer.com

Notes:
Formerly known as Troutbrook Brewing Company.

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BEER STATS
Beers:
34
Reviews:
2,205
Ratings:
3,889
Liked:
2,542
Average:
3.79/5
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
59.5%
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
37
Liked:
22
Avg:
3.78/5
pDev:
17.46%
 
 
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Ratings: 37 |  Reviews: 12
Reviews by sinstaineddemon:
Photo of sinstaineddemon
4.3/5  rDev +13.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5

Thomas Hooker is a fabulous beer destination for CT. Not much more than a factory brewery with a tasting area and a merch area, two fridays a month it transforms. On these days, it fills up withcraft beer lovers (and their friends) for tastings. For $10 you get a sample cup and unlimited refills at whatever taps they have lined up, usually 4-6 beers in two stations to relieve pressure at one spot. Then as you leave for the night, you trade in your sample cup for a Hooker Logo pint glass. Win!

The service there is wonderful, simply by asking, we managed to convince the employees to give us an impromptu tour. Very informative and appreciated. They even let us taste beer right out of the tank.

The one downside is the crowd, unlimited beer for $10 attracts a lot of buzz seekers who don't care about the beer.

They dont offer food. While I was there there was delivered pizza for $2 a slice, but that may have been anoutside organization for charity, I cannot recall.

If you live in CT you must do this at least once, quite an experience.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Darren53
3/5  rDev -20.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3

Photo of DR_Kman
4.93/5  rDev +30.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Wow, just had this. Hate to say it, but this beats Julius from Treehouse. Amazing start, finishes strong, citra explodes in mouth. #1 beer is Focal, #2 is #NOFILTER (damm its good!), Lights On (Treehouse).

Finially a great beer from Connecticut!

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Photo of mkyer
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of coljesep
3.23/5  rDev -14.6%
vibe: 1 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

There's one thing I cannot stand - the smell of old stale beer. This brewery has it.

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Photo of crossfit_lunatic
3.14/5  rDev -16.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3

Photo of bcm75
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of TBonez477
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

Photo of WillieThreebiers
4.02/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Ample tasting room; cheerful, knowledgeable bartenders. Draws a pretty good crowd...selection could be deeper

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Photo of Gottatryemall
4.73/5  rDev +25.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

I've been here twice .. Always crowded but you never wait long for a beer .. Lots of beer for the price and always a great selection.

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Photo of Rideguy64
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of BruinsDude325
1.16/5  rDev -69.3%

Photo of Kalbie
3.44/5  rDev -9%

Photo of JKV96
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Wyatt_Sasser
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of Kcman91
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Bjorn2bWild
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of SuomiHobbit
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of NJBeer265
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of ChrisChagnon
4.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of AGust82
3.63/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

As I'm sure most have read the beers are average to poor except for a few. The brewery is very large with two bars and room for hundreds of people in the gift shop/tasting area. They are very generous with the samples. You get a bracelet with 10 little tabs you are supposed to tear off and exchange for 3-4oz pours. Your choice, 10 of the same if you'd like. This seems loosely enforced, evidenced by the hundred or so free loaders pounding little beers and eating chips like it was a barbeque. This place appears to be a free beer pre-gaming stop for bar goers. Not passing judgement, just letting you know what to expect.

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Photo of grahuba
4.14/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of brewcifix
3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of raythealeman
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of hoppymcgee
4/5  rDev +5.8%

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Thomas Hooker Brewing Company in Bloomfield, CT
Brewery rating: 65.4% out of 100 with 3,889 ratings
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