I know, I know. Another post about an awesome brewery in southeast CT that we brought Baby ISO to. Hey, we love our breweries and supporting new, local businesses!
Located in the beautiful, but past its prime downtown Norwich, These Guys Brewing Co. will hopefully begin a movement to rejuvinate this area. These Guys is in a large brick building and therefore has ample seating at the bar, a large front room, and even more seating in the back of the restaurant. Lit with Einstein bulbs and with walls of exposed brick, this is another spot that I could see becoming a hipster hangout.
Best of all, in the back of the restaurant are large metal brewing casks in which beer will be made. These Guys just recieved their brewing license and whatever other approvals needed by the State of Connecticut for legalities. Anyway, they are now legal and hopefully by my next visit I'll be drinking some of their homebrew.
In the meantime, I'd suggest getting a beer sampler as there are so many great varieties on offer. I ordered a beer for myself and J ordered a sampler and I really should have done the same. Add to your sampler the chai beer - it was incredibly flavorful. My dad ordered it as well and we decided it was a crowd pleaser after we all had a try. As we went to These Guys the day after Christmas, I was still pretty full. I ordered the tomato soup but couldn't resist a side of mac and cheese with bacon. Good thing J was hungry, as he did a lot of finishing of my meal (my eyes were bigger than my stomach!). As this was an extended family outing (my cousin didn't yet have enough snuggles with Baby ISO), I got to try a bit of everything on the menu. My dad and cousin both had the fish and chips, which my dad claims is the best fish and chips he's ever eaten. It was delicious! Really, the food was great.
As I've said before about Connecticut though, the prices were a bit high, this is not a budget option in the least. Despite this, everything was great and I'm planning on a revisit the next time I'm back in CT.
Would you try a chai beer? Can you ever resist mac and cheese when it's on the menu?