Just a short distance from I-95 in Stratford, CT is the Two Roads Brewing Company. The renovated factory is hard to miss with its gigantic grain vessels located outside the building (specialty grains are stored inside). The paned glass windows crisscross over a scene of fermenting, wort boiling, kegging, and bottling equipment. This place is big.
Walk across the newly paved and striped parking lot towards the heavy wooden doors, go up the stairs and down the hall towards the clamor, and you will arrive in the Tasting Room which sits high above the brewery and is beautifully framed with floor to ceiling glass windows for your viewing pleasure. With the Tasting Room overlooking the brewery, you gain immediate respect for the brewing process.
The Two Roads flight consisted of five samples and cost $10. Custom etched sampling glasses generated numerous compliments from fellow patrons.
“Drink this one last,” the taste-master recommended, pointing to the Road 2 Ruin Double IPA.
Here was the line up:
Honeyspot Road White IPA
Road 2 Ruin Double IPA
Worker’s Comp Saison
Ol’ Factory Pils
The gentleman next to me indicated he drinks his flights straight. One by one, no mingling of flavors. I followed suit.
White IPA, Pils, Holiday, Saison, Double IPA
All were very good representations of their respective styles, and enjoyable to drink.
Two Roads is already brimming with success… it’s 4pm on a Thursday and there is not a seat available at the approximate 30+ seat oval tasting bar. Small tables are scattered throughout, and as I round my third sample, those are filling up, too. Good for you, Two Roads. I’ll be back. Plenty of room, lots of seating, and a splendid view.
“Holiday” growlers are flying out the door. I can see why, delicious.