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Thimble Islands Brewing Company

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Great place to visit for a wide-range of really good beers.

Great place to visit for a wide-range of really good beers...Great atmosphere and a great staff who... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2018
Darien, Connecticut

Excellent brewery . The best brewery f be 3 in Branford by far. Staff is very knowledgeable and... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
Nancy S
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  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“business park”(4 reviews)
“craft brewery”(3 reviews)
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16 Business Park Dr, Branford, CT 06405-2924
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here as couples to do the tour and beer flight tasting. The tour was really good and informative about the whole brewing process and our tour guide was excellent. They had a large selection of beers to taste and even a few interesting...More

1  Thank wannatravelnow
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

I’ve been coming here by boat and never had a problem, bouncers were kind of jerks, but the last time I was here I got treated like dirt. Bought a beer and the bouncer said I have to drink it inside because he’s rounding everyone...More

1  Thank Michael D
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

We visited on a Sunday for a taste testing. On the bright side, the portions were generous and the outdoor picnic tables were readily available. That said, the place is in a business park, so there isn't much to look at and shade is scare....More

Thank Tezajovy
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

What the view lacks the beer more than compensates. Great variety if you are a beer snob like me. Staff are knowledgeable about the beer and how it is made.

Thank StevenMcL2017
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

I honestly recommend this brewery very highly. There's something for everyone and every taste. The atmosphere is very chill. There's seating inside and outside as well. Absolutely wonderful beer and staff.

1  Thank Julie T
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Used a Groupon to see the brewery. Our tour guide Lauren was quite knowledgeable and friendly. Had a great tour. The beers were ok, but none really stood out.

Thank Huskies74
Reviewed 25 March 2018

Went there to cash in a gift groupon for a tour, two flights, and two glasses. During the tour we were told how many unique beers they brew, and that they are the third largest brewery in Connecticut, specializing mostly in draft beer. Went to...More

1  Thank orangeugladtoo
Reviewed 15 February 2018

Great place to visit for a wide-range of really good beers...Great atmosphere and a great staff who knows their stuff.

Thank cmgrejtak
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Excellent brewery . The best brewery f be 3 in Branford by far. Staff is very knowledgeable and very friendly. Pet friendly, Great outdoor sitting .

Thank Nancy S
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

A good brewery tour with consistently friendly staff. Their American Ale flagship is a perfectly balanced (hops vs malt) amber ale. Their IPAs can stand next to any other produced in CT.

Thank KFC3d
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