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Thirsty Thursday: Willimantic Brewing Company


How did Willibrew begin?
The concept of Willibrew began while I was attending UCONN and  began home brewing. In 1991 my ex-wife and I opened a deli/coffee/ Ice cream shop in the former Capital theater in Willimantic. While still home brewing we moved to a location across the street and began serving craft beers in 1994 as a restaurant and beer bar. Finally in 1997 we opened in the historic U.S. Post Office at 967 Main Street where we are celebrating our 21st anniversary as a restaurant brewery.

What is the signature of your beer?
We brew beers that cover many of the traditional styles which are always popular. However, being a restaurant and brewery our ability to incorporate unique and local ingredients offers our guest an ever changing palate to explore.

What is your favorite thing about beer?
I LOVE BEER! The diversity of malts, hops, yeast and other ingredients gives us a creative approach in fulfilling an historic, healthy, tradition for thousands of years!

Describe your brewery in ten words or less
Like no place on Earth, check us out!

Want to give Willibrew a try? Come out for our postgame beer garden on March 16th. Purchase tickets here.