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Brewery tour, beer, food & history

The craft beer craze that has (thankfully) swept the nation, has been very kind to this area (Southeast Connecticut and neighboring Rhode Island).   From New London to Westerly on Rte 95 is a mere 20 minutes — none of it includes a big city, and yet a beer tour can easily pull off the highway and visit at least 7 high quality craft breweries.

Not only do each of these breweries brew their own unique beers on site,  but each feature taprooms  where you can taste flights, drink pints, and talk to knowledgeable bartenders or the brewers themselves.  If you care to bring your dog or your kids, most of them let you do that too!

In addition to amazing beers, this area has a seriously cool food scene. The Mystic Revealed “Beer Adventure” tour visits 4  breweries and supplements your beer intake with some great local food including a Slice of Heaven from Mystic Pizza, smoked bluefish from the Sea Well, Charcuterie from Grass & Bone, and more.  (note:  Beer tour starts January, 2020)

Local Craft Brewery List

  • Barley Head Brewery (Mystic)
    Hyper-cool, nano-brewery right on Water Street in downtown Mystic
  • Beer’d (Stonington)
    Awesome brews from an amazing space in the Stonington Velvet Mill (a real velvet mill)
  • Cottrell (Pawcatuck)
    One of the earliest craft breweries in New England, right on the Pawcatuck River
  • Grey Sail (Westerly)
    Great beers, awesome tap room and a converted New England Home
  • Outer Lights (Groton)
    Groton is home to the USN Submarine base and sailors are serious about beer
  • Tox (New London)
    Recent addition to the area and long overdue in New London.  Great spot, great beer
  • Shunock River Brewery
    Brand new North Stonington brewery in the tiniest, cutest New England town you can imagine

For a unique history tour, food tour, brewery tour or guided tour of Mystic, Stonington or Noank, please contact [email protected] the founder of Mystic Revealed.