BEER FINDER

Two Roads

Some look at the idle, old manufacturing buildings that dot the landscape throughout New England and see blight. When we saw the proud old “U.S. Baird Building”, we saw a beautiful symbol of America’s past manufacturing might, and the opportunity to revitalize a great piece of history (Not to mention an ideal building for a brewery)!

Our brewery features everything from a large tasting room to enjoy our beers, to many cool spaces for events and private parties – all revitalized with care taken to reclaim and reuse as much of the original materials as possible and to keep the original character intact and functional for modern use.

See our FAQs for more information about our tours.

 

 

TASTING ROOM

(21+ only)

Monday:
12-7
Tuesday-Thursday:
12-9
Friday
12-10
Saturday
12-9
Sunday:
12-6

 

We’re also closed on Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, and open only until 5 pm on Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve.

 

FAQs

Do you have questions about Two Roads? Check out some frequently asked questions and our answers here.

Do you allow kids and dogs?

Only people 21+ (no children, minors, babies) can enter our facility/beer garden (you can bring in kids under 21 if you are stopping by to go to the shop or to get growlers) and only service dogs are allowed. Dogs are adorable and sweet but unfortunately, you will have to go it alone without your dog in our beer garden. Sadly, for safety, hygiene and liability reasons we have to enforce this no-dogs policy. With a crowd of people and other dogs, a dog’s behavior can be less predictable. Also, we don’t have a hard surface in our garden, making any messy clean up next to impossible. We hope you understand and will enjoy the beer garden despite this.

With this said, we have updated our dog policy and while no dogs are allowed in the Two Roads brewery, tasting room or Beer Garden or the Area Two patios, brewery or tasting room, we do allow dogs in our Hop Yard during the summer Hop Yard Hangouts on Fridays evenings starting at 6 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays at noon. Please see all the rules here.


What about large groups/party buses?

If you are a party of larger than 15 or a brewery tour/party bus, please phone ahead. PARTY BUSES: Two Roads doesn’t allow unannounced party buses during tasting room hours. If you have any questions about private tour options please contact Dan ([email protected]).


How does your tasting room work?

We sell pints and tasters of our beers to enjoy on premises. We offer six packs and growlers as our beer to-go options. In addition to our tasting room, we have a merchandise room where you can buy t-shirts, glassware and other Two Roads swag. On Saturdays we are known to reach capacity so plan your visit with this in mind.


Last Call?

last call is ½ hr. before close with service discontinuing 15 minutes before close. In accordance with CT law, we don’t sell growlers and beer to go after 6 p.m. on Sundays.


Can I buy kegs from you?

No, you cannot purchase any kegs at our brewery. We reccomend reaching out to your local retailer.


What about food?

We have snacks for sale and you can always bring in your favorite food (order a pizza or local delivery from our menu book!) to eat. Starting around 330 p.m. on weekdays, we will have a food truck outside. Food trucks are parked outside all day on Saturday/Sunday. Food truck schedule is here- https://tworoadsbrewin.wpengine.com/foodtrucks


What about other people’s growlers?

We do but we will have to sticker the bottle with a Two Roads sticker to make sure people know what’s inside! We do have our growlers and 32 oz “growlitos” for purchase.


How much beer can I buy from you? Can I buy multiple cases?

In accordance with CT law, we can only sell one person 1152 oz per day. This breaks down to either 4 cases of 12 oz of beers, or 3 cases of 16 oz beers, or 18 growlers or 36 growlitos. Please feel free to give us a call or ask one of our tasting room managers if you have any questions.


Where can I buy a keg locally?

Most larger liquor stores carry keg inventory or you can call your favorite package store and have them reserve you a keg of Two Roads if they do keg sales.


Do you give tours?

Yes! You can sign up for a tour in the merchandise room- day of, first come, first served. Cost is $5 is limited to 20 people. The tour lasts about an hour. Our tours are very popular so please plan ahead and arrive early if you are planning to take the tour. Please see the about us section of the website for tour times. Tours are offered Saturday at 1:30pm and 3:30pm.


Can I wear open-toe shoes if I want to go on your tour?

Unfortunately not, when you take a tour at Two Roads or Area Two you will be walking on our production floors where frequently there is hot water or liquids on the ground. For your safety, we ask that you wear closed-toe shoes ONLY on our tours. Also, please note safety glasses are also required and will be provided by Two Roads for anyone taking the tour.


Can you ship beer to me?

We do not ship beer directly to the consumer.


Can I have a job?

Refer to the jobs page on our website for available positions.


I see you contract brew for other people- can I buy that at the brewery?

We only sell/serve Two Roads products at the brewery.


I’m bringing a large group in – can I reserve space in the tasting room?

We will be separating a semi-private party area in our tasting room soon for small parties/groups that will be available Tuesday-Thursday. Otherwise the tasting room is a first-come, first-serve facility.


Do you have non-alcoholic beverages?

Yes, we have our new Non-Alcoholic Juicy IPA available as well as soda and a water cooler next to the merchandise room.


What about a Gluten Free option?

We don’t make a gluten free beer ourselves but we sell a gluten free beer at the bar and have our H2Roads Hard Seltzers available.


Do you send coasters/labels/bottle caps to collectors?

Yes! We love collectors. Just send us a self-addressed stamped envelope and a buck or two to cover extra costs (coasters need to be sent parcel post so it’s more pricey to mail them). We do not ship labels/coasters overseas.


Does your bottle have a bottling date on it?

Yes! We want to make sure that you’re drinking the freshest beer available so all beers will have a bottling date so you know when your exact beer was bottled.


Why does your bottled beer sometimes have sediment at the bottom of the bottle?

This is a common and perfectly reasonable question that we often get asked. When the fermentation and aging of a beer are completed the next phase before packaging is filtration. Filtration is necessary because a certain amount of yeast or hops have settled to the bottom of the fermenting vessel. At Two Roads we choose to only partially filter our products in order to preserve the maximum degree of fresh beer flavor. This is typical of many craft breweries who tend to emphasize flavor and aroma over appearance. The more aggressively you filter a beer the more the delicate flavor components tend to be taken out of the product.

Sediment found in bottles occurs over time and is entirely safe and natural. It is not unlike the pulp sediment that accumulates at the bottom of a container of fresh-squeezed fruit juice. It is a sign of an unprocessed food product.

Sediment can be more pronounced in a highly hopped beer such as our Road 2 Ruin, Honeyspot Road White IPA and Ol’ Factory Pils. This is because hops form a precipitate over time that may settle to the bottom of the bottle. Craft brewers refer to this as the “snow globe effect”. You won’t see this in a large industrial brewery as their approach favors appearance over flavor.

Remember, this sediment is completely safe to consume. It’s presence simply indicates a beer that has only been lightly filtered. Some people choose to mix it in when pouring into a glass while others prefer to decant off the sediment when pouring. It’s a “dealers choice”!


Do you offer internships?

We do not offer internships at this time.


Currently on tap

No Limits Hefeweizen

No Limits Hefeweizen

Brewmaster Phil Markowski has taken a “bahn” less traveled to create our version of the classic Bavarian wheat brew –perfect for the warming temperatures. Beautifully cloudy with a generous head of foam, a wonderful fruit aroma and a dry finish, our Hefeweizen is a refreshing version of the original; with just a little bit more of everything.

2015 GIBF gold medal winner- German Style Wheat
2014 CANFEST silver medal winner- wheat beer

4pk, 16oz cans
6pk, 12oz cans
6pk, 12oz bottles

 

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Workers Comp Farmhouse Ale

Workers Comp Farmhouse Ale

A traditional farmhouse ale made with a very expressive yeast strain that contributes an array of tropical fruit, spice flavors and aromatics.

6pk, 12oz cans
6pk, 12oz bottles

 

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Road 2 Ruin Double IPA

Road 2 Ruin Double IPA

A big, hoppy Double IPA with plenty of bite! Our assertive, hop-centric Road 2 Ruin has a lean malt character and is brewed with seven Pacific Northwest hop varieties including Cascade, Centennial, Amarillo and Citra.

 

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Cruise Control Lager

Cruise Control Lager

An effortlessly refreshing golden lager built for kicking back and taking it easy down the Road Less Traveled.

6pk, 12oz cans
12pk, 12oz cans

 

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Accolades/Press:

Cruise Control received a rating of 96 from Beer Connoisseur.

Beer editor John C. Tull said in his rating, “Grab one of these and allow yourself to be transported to München.”

This Helles Lager was also named the #2 Beer Beer in 2019 as well as one of the 50 Top-Rated Beers from 50 Issues of the beer magazine.

 

 

Lil’ Heaven Crushable IPA

Lil’ Heaven Crushable IPA

A session IPA in a can.  Made with three exotic hops – Azacca, Mosaic and Equinox. Taste is of tropical fruits, specifically passion fruit, grapefruit and apricots. Finishes with just enough toasted malt character to balance.

4pk, 16oz cans
6pk, 12oz cans
6pk, 12oz bottles
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Ol’ Factory Pilsner

Ol’ Factory Pilsner

Traditional in concept with a Two Roads twist…dry hops. We use a combination of classic German as well as American hop and malt varieties in our Pils. We renovated a 100 year-old factory building and designed this Pils to have “extra” aroma…so, pardon the pun! Crisp…refreshing…refined.

2015 GIBF silver medal- Continental Pilsner

6pk, 12oz cans
6pk, 12oz bottles

 

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