City Steam Brewery, Hartford, CT

I stopped in at City Steam Brewery in Hartford, Connecticut for dinner and a beer.  It was pretty obvious that I needed to try the Naughty Nurse Amber Ale, their flagship.  And this beer did not disappoint.  A great blend of amber maltiness plus enough hop bite to make it interesting.  And it was delicious paired with their fish tacos.  I also tasted Jungle Crush IPA and Oktoberfest and enjoyed both beers.  I also love the vibe of this historic, restored location in downtown Hartford.  Very walkable from nearly any location downtown.  I welcome the opportunity to return to Hartford and stop in again.

Five Churches Brewing, New Britain, CT

I stopped in  at Five Churches Brewing in New Britain, Connecticut for a beer.  Since it is Fall and since this is one of the beers the bartender recommended I tried their Once and for Fall Porter.  Delicious.  This beer is not pretentious or unusual.  It is a fabulous porter.  Smooth.  Malty.  Feels like a mouthful of fall when you drink it.  You need to enjoy the season at Five Churches Brewing.  I’ve fallen for it!