Last weekend we kicked off our first event for our Women’s Year for Beer with a Ladies Who Brew session. Representatives of the Community Foundation of Eastern CT’s Windham Area Women & Girls Fund (WWGF) joined David and Stephanie, a brewer from Relic Brewing in the brewery. Leigh Duffy, Lee Terry, Mary Weinland, Lilli Rhodes and Toni Moran of WWGF rolled up their sleeves and assisted in brewing a brand new IPA. The ladies worked up a sweat heading the arduous task of adding local Connecticut malts to boiling water in the mash tun and continuously stirring the quickly thickening mixture. This IPA will be debuted at our first FILL-anthropic event, held from 6pm till 9pm in our Post Master’s Office on Wednesday, March 8th. Attendees will have the opportunity to make a cash donation to the WWGF in exchange for the chance to offer a name suggestion for this collaborative IPA! A portion of the sales of this beer will […]
Voting is open for the 2017 Best Of Hartford Magazine. Willibrew has been nominated in several categories (thank you!). Please take a moment to show your Willibrew love! While you’re voting, why not show some love for some of your other Willimantic faves? Need suggestions? Head this way.
Super Bowl LI is around the corner, But don’t stress! We’ll do your Super Bowl cooking for you! Football spread samplers! Choose any three from the list below & create your own combo Brewers bread loaf sandwiches Approximately 14 Pieces Each Corned Beef or Turkey With L/T/O | Cheddar | Mayo | Mustard 24 Wings – Any Flavor – Ranch or Blue Cheese 24 Jalapeno Poppers w/Cream Cheese Filling 24 Beer-B-Q Meatballs 15 Panko Encrusted Crab Balls Injected with Red Pepper Crème 24 Caprese Skewers Fresh Mozzarella | Cherry Tomato | Basil Balsamic Reduction Drizzled 30 Fresh Fruit Skewers With Creamy Yogurt Dipping Sauce Assorted Vegetable Crudité Ranch Dipping Sauce Our Private Events Menu is also available! And grab a growler while you’re here! Mix, Match, and MASTER your Super Bowl Party! $60 per 3 Choice Sampler All orders must be in by 2/4 @ 5:00 PM
Join us for our first ever Holiday Shop at Willibrew! Relax, enjoy a brew and finish up some of your holiday shopping! We’ll have our Willibrew Gear available (we just got new designs in!), glassware, growler of the month club and gift cards, too! In fact, with gift card purchases of $50 or more we’ll be giving away a free shirt (limited quantities and designs)! PLUS look for gifts from the Thread City Hop Fest, Romantic Willimantic tees and select items from some of the craftspeople of Willibrew and our downtown neighbors! Where can you do your holiday shopping AND relax and enjoy a bite and a brew? Willibrew!
Craftbeer.com is accepting nominations for the Great American Beer Bar 2017, please take a moment to vote for Willibrew! With more than 4,100 small and independent craft breweries operating in the country, there are more options than ever to enjoy great beer. Bars specializing in craft beer have become a common site in American cities and beer lists in restaurants and pubs are expanding to keep up with customer demands. – via craftbeer.com Last year your voting named us the best beer bar in Connecticut! (Thank you!) Please take a moment to vote for us again and if you have an extra minute please help us spread the word!
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! Thanksgiving comes but once a year, and it is a wonderful time to spend with family and friends. Here are a few suggestions from your friendly local brewer on what best to enjoy as your day progresses. As your guests arrive and the endless platters of appetizers and amuse-bouche are displayed. A wonderful beer to get the festivities (and your palate) started is our Certified Gold, a mild blonde ale with a beautiful balance between malt & hops. At 4.7% abv. it will start things off right, but keep you from seeing double, unless Aunt Mildred brings her two Schnauzers. As the day moves along, the turkey’s out of the oven, arguments over football abate, and the family sits down for dinner. There surely will be a myriad of flavors on the table and one might question what can go with all of this food. Well thankfully either a nice malty Fire Engine Red or hoppy Junk […]
Attention Beer Fans! We’re hosting a Thread City Hop Fest: Oktoberfest event on Thursday, October 20th on Main Street, Willimantic and you’re invited! Put on your lederhosen and raise your glass, the Thread City Hop Fest will host an Oktoberfest on Thursday, October 20th! This first-time beer fest will feature traditional Oktoberfest brews, a selection of the best seasonal beers, and delicious food as well. Enjoy an Autumn evening on Main Street, Willimantic! Look for Broad Brook Brewing, Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfest, Hog River Brewing, Hofbrau Oktoberfest , Spaten Octoberfest, Two Roads Brewing, Willimantic Brewing Company We’ll be adding as we go, so stay tuned! It’s not an Oktoberfest without food! We’ll be out on the street, along with our neighbors Cafemantic and A Cupcake For Later. Look for our spin on Oktoberfest fare. Ticket Price: $30 in advance. $40 at the gate (if any remain). Admission includes a commemorative Oktoberfest stein, and 4 half pours. DD tickets: $5 For more information and to purchase tickets, head this way!
Don’t miss your opportunity to vote at our annual Beer vs. Wine Dinner on Monday, July 25th at 6 pm! Join us for this on-going debate over which pairs better with food. Enjoy four courses, each paired with a beer and a wine – then you decide which paired better for each course. At the end we’ll tally the results and decide the winner – Beer or Wine. Tickets are $75.00 and by advanced sale only. Check out the menu here.
We will celebrate our 25th year over the course of 25 days. Kicking off the celebration on Thursday, April 7th with National Beer Day and wrapping up on Sunday, May 1st with the 3rd annual Thread City Hop Fest. Events include a Silver Anniversary Party in the Pub, a performance by Rhythm Stew the Main Street Café’s original house band, many giveaways and opportunities for us to say thank you to and celebrate with the community that has supported us.
The CTNow Best of Hartford Readers’ Poll is back! In the past you’ve really shown your Willibrew love. (Thank you! We love you, too! To say that we were overwhelmed by your love last year would pretty much be an understatement. ) Please take a moment to vote for Willibrew! In fact, while you’re voting, how about showing some Willimantic love too? Vote for Willibrew AND your other favorite downtown businesses!