The results of Connecticut Magazine’s 2016 Best Restaurants: Experts’s Picks are in! “This group of veteran restaurant critics, food writers and contemporary bloggers have weighed in on the best our state has to offer in a variety of categories.” We are honored to have been selected as a Craft Beer Haven! Congratulations to our fellow honorees – Local, Eli Cannon’s Tap Room, The Engine Room, Coalhouse Pizza, Prime 16, MiKro, Stanziato’s, and Cask Republic. Click here to see the full line-up of winners.
You are cordially invited to join us for New Year’s Eve dinner served from 4 – 9 p.m. We’ll offer our full menu with wonderful additions as well. After dinner, the night’s still young and you’ve got two parties to choose from!
Just in time for your holiday gift giving we have new Willibrew gear! New t-shirt designs and a growler coozie that can’t be beat add to our line up of t-shirts, hoodies, pint glasses and a whole lot more! Not sure what to get the beer lover on your list? Gift Cards make great gifts! Ask your server for help with retail items the next time you’re in, or purchase a gift card in our online store.
Connecticut Beer Week is a celebration of Connecticut’s craft beer and the artisans that brew it. We’d like to direct your attention to one particular artisan – Ben Braddock – who has been brewing with us for many years. Ben is preparing to move on to the next phase of his hoppy adventure – Hog River Brewing Co. Please show Ben some Willibrew love by supporting his dream! #Cheers Learn more about Hog River Brewing Company, and support Ben’s Kickstarter Campaign! Check out the CT Beer Trail’s recent interview with Ben about Hog River.
The Connecticut Restaurant Association announced their Salute to Excellence Awards 2015 finalists and we’re proud to say that we’ve been nominated for Casual Restaurant of the Year! Please take a moment to vote for Willibrew! Thank you! VOTE HERE!
Join us this Thursday, September 17th during Willimantic’s 3rd Thursday Street Fest for our early celebration of International Talk Like A Pirate Day! We’ll have Piraat schwag to give out and we’ll be raising money for the Willimantic Public Library‘s Children’s Department, too!
CraftBeer.com is accepting nominations for the Great American Beer Bar! You may remember this contest from last year. (Thanks for voting for us!) This year is a little different. They’re asking you to vote for the Best Beer Bar in your state! Show some Willibrew love! Please and thank you! Via Craftbeer.com: With more than 3,800 operating breweries in the U.S., your options for places to enjoy craft beer continue to grow. To put it into perspective, according the Brewers Association, breweries are opening at a rate of 2 per day, and there are more than 1,800 breweries in planning. To keep up with this growth, we decided to switch up the Great American Beer Bars competition this year in order to highlight more bars across the country that truly show what craft beer is all about. With your help, we’re looking to name the best beer bar in every state! VOTE FOR WILLIBREW!
Thank you to everyone who helped us film our latest commercial! Look for it in the coming weeks on NBC CT. Let us know what you think!
We’ve tallied the votes from our Beer vs Wine Dinner! Without further ado – we announce the winner …. Here’s the breakdown of votes by course: Course 1 – Appetizer Tasting – Thai Chicken Cake Beer – Simon Saaz-On – 18 Wine – Chateau Ducasse White Bordeaux – 11 Course 2 – Pasta Course – Duck Ravioli Beer – AmBeerlicious – 21 Wine – Fortenza Pinot Noir -9 Course 3 – Salad Course – Panzanella Salad Beer – Anytown USA ASB – 13 Wine – Haymaker Sauvignon Blanc – 17 Course 4 – Entrée Course – Veal Rib Beer – Derailed Mail IPA – 12 Wine – Chappallet Mountain Cuvee Proprietors Blend -18 Course 5 – Dessert Course – Citrus Sabayon Beer – Willi Whammer 2015 – 16 Wine – Electra Moscato -15 Total Votes Beer – 80 Wine – 70
We’ve got a lot of fun new things on the horizon at Willibrew! First and foremost is our new event series, Crafty! Join us on the 2nd Wednesday of the month to enjoy a Crafty Libation, locally sourced appetizers and learn a fun new craft. Our first event takes place on Wednesday, August 12th at 6 pm. We’re teaming up with our friends at the Kerri Art Studio & Gallery for a paint night, Willibrew style. Your ticket includes two Crafty Libations, farm-to-table appetizers presented by our Executive Chef and everything you need to bring home a masterpiece. Want to grab a growler to take with you to the gallery? No problem. We’re offering 50% off growler fills that night, for Crafty guests. (Good for fill only, growlers are available to purchase here or bring in a clean one from home.) Tickets are $55 per person, are limited and by advanced sale only.