#ThrowbackThursday to 2012

Remember the first four beers Two Roads released when we opened roughly 10 years ago? Two of them you can still find across New England today – Honeyspot Road and Road 2 Ruin – our flagship beer. Ol’ Factory you can find mainly at the brewery and some stores, but Worker’s Comp has retired…for now. These OG beers are just the beginning of the road less traveled. 

The original cans from when Two Roads first opened.

Road 2 Ruin

Released in 2012, Road 2 Ruin is now our flagship beer. Not for the timid, this classic take on a West Coast IPA is known for its intense, hoppy flavor and high alcohol content with an 8% ABV. This brew features a lean malt character and is brewed with six Pacific Northwest hop varieties including Cascade, Centennial, Amarillo, and Citra.

The name, Road 2 Ruin, relates to the story of Adam and Eve with a serpent on the front of each can holding a hop – instead of an apple, and the tagline, “temptingly hoppy.” 

The beer itself is a symbol of our mantra “taking the road less traveled,” and shows how our approach to craft beer is unique and complex.

Honeyspot Road

The first beer we ever brewed at Two Roads was Honeyspot Road IPA. If you’re not familiar with our hometown of Stratford, CT, Honeyspot Road runs right along the front of the brewery – hence the name. It’s a tribute to our brewery’s roots and commitment to the community, using locally sourced ingredients in our beers.

Honeyspot Road is an unfiltered IPA that uses wheat as the dominant malt backbone. The result is a slightly cloudy, pale IPA with a softer mouthfeel that accentuates the citrusy Pacific Northwest hop character. It has a 6% ABV. 

Ol’ Factory

This OG brew is punny. If you don’t know the history – the building that now houses our brewery used to be a factory called U.S. Baird. Today, you can still see pieces of history that we’ve kept intact over the years displayed on our campus. While this brew doesn’t ACTUALLY smell like an old factory, it does have an extra aroma. 

This dry-hopped pilsner is a delight to your olfactory senses. We use a combination of classic German as well as American hop and malt varieties leaving a crisp, clean taste and refreshing taste. 

Workers Comp

This beer, considered a saison, which is French for “season,” pays tribute to the seasonal workers who used to work in the factory. Supposedly, these workers called “saisonniers,” were given this type of beer for its thirst-quenching and well-carbonated attributes. 

Workers Comp clocks in with a 4.8% ABV and is a complex yet distinctive style that offers intense fruit notes of passion fruit, pineapple, mango, and lychee with subtle clove and white pepper spices.

While we’ve retired Workers Comp for now, we won’t say it’s forever. 


Want to learn more about our beers? Check them out here.