NYC to Mystic - Suggestions

Discussion in 'New England' started by Naterobsnyk4, Feb 7, 2013.

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  1. Naterobsnyk4

    Naterobsnyk4 Initiate (175) Jan 25, 2012 New York

    So i'll be traveling this weekend from NYC to Mystic, won't be in a rush to get there on the way or on the way back.

    Probably will stop in New Haven for NEB as well.

    Willing to travel a little bit off of the route but not stray too far.

    Looking for bottle shops and or stores with great beer selection.

    Anything I can't get in NYC mostly.
  2. tigg924

    tigg924 Poo-Bah (4,198) Apr 30, 2008 Massachusetts
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    New England Beverage Company in Orange right on the Post Road off I-95, is where I stop when I go back home along that route...Great selection of singles and very helpful staff.

    EDNOSE Aspirant (235) Oct 27, 2007 Connecticut

    Two Roads is new and right off 95 (Stratford)
    Same for Half Full (Stamford)

    Weather permitting, both have hours on Saturday. (and they are breweries, if that wasn't clear)

    NEBCO itself is more than a little off of the I-95 corridor just as a heads up. Not so far that I wouldn't go (again depending on weather), just pointing out that it's really off of Merritt (15) which is not the most direct way to Mystic from NYC.
  4. Stockfan42

    Stockfan42 Initiate (0) Jan 20, 2009 Massachusetts

    You should stop by (or grab some from local shops) Idle Hands if your in the area. Don't know if you get any out in NY but they make some good stuff.
  5. Naterobsnyk4

    Naterobsnyk4 Initiate (175) Jan 25, 2012 New York

    Emergency pushed for me to leave tonight instead of tmrw when I would've had time to stop along the way, I'll have to hit places on the way back on Sunday, what's the deal with the connecticut beer laws on sundays?

    Anything worth seeing in the mystic area at all?
  6. stearns16

    stearns16 Aspirant (234) Jan 11, 2010 Connecticut
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    Malted barley in westerly rhode island
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  7. PicoPapa

    PicoPapa Poo-Bah (2,004) Mar 6, 2009 Connecticut

    When in Mystic check out the Beer'd Brewing Co in Stonington, its not too far. They should have their new Double IPA on tap, amongst other things. Growler fills are from 1-5 on Sundays.

    EDNOSE Aspirant (235) Oct 27, 2007 Connecticut

    CT beers laws are 10-5 on Sunday but not all shops are necessarily open in that whole window. Most good ones are open the full window though. Two Roads is normally open Sundays. NEBCO is not. Half Full is not either.
  9. naloxone

    naloxone Initiate (0) Aug 7, 2010 Connecticut

    In Mystic, definitely stop at Daniel Packer Inne on Water St. Small tap list (they usually have Cottrell and Blue Point mostly) but the food in the pub is amazing. I mean..Amazing.

    Then check out Malted Barley mentioned below!

    Thank you! I'd heard a place finally opened up out east with a good tap line up and number of taps but I could not remember the name.
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