The idea behind Bloomfield's newest brewery-on-the-block has been, er, brewing for many years, in the minds of cousins Tony Karlowicz and Edward Fabrycki Jr., an accountant and an engineer respectively who've been dreaming this up since the '90s. You missed their official launch party (it took place last week), but that doesn't mean you can't saunter into one of their tasting hours and sample one (or all) of their year-round offerings — Back East Ale, Golden Ale, Misty Mountain IPA and Porter — imperial beers or whatever seasonal beer they've got hanging around. The beer scene in CT just got a little more respectable.
Back East Brewing Company
tasting room hours Wed.-Fri., 4-7 p.m., Sat. 12-4 p.m., 1296A Blue Hills Ave., Bloomfield, (860)242-1793, backeastbrewing.com.