Bear Hands Brewing Company

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Hello BHBC Family our Patio is OPEN!

A few Rules and Guidelines;

  • Food must accompany your        Alcohol purchase.
  • During peak hours a  90 min time         slot may occur.

Reservations are welcomed.

Call us at (860)-315-9099

We reserve the right to close the patio for inclement weather.

Wed. & Thurs. 12-8pm

Fri. & Sat. 12-9pm

Sun. 12-8pm

Stay safe and keep drinking!


Come Visit Bear Hands Brewing

  • 75 Main Street #1 Putnam, CT 06260
  • (860) 315 - 9099
Pints, Ponys, Samples and Flights Available Right at the Bar
Outside Food Welcome (Tons of Takeout and Delivery Options)
Bar Tops, Tables and Couches for Beer Drinking Comfort
Music and Arcade Games Available for Entertainment

Brewery Hours

 Bear Hands Brewing Co currently offers Patio seating only until further notice due to CT Executive Order. Please see the message above, Call (860)-315-9099 or visit us on Facebook for more information.

Patio and Curbside Only

  • Sunday: 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: 12:00 PM- 8:00 PM
  • Thursday: 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Friday: 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Saturday: 12:00 pM – 9:00 PM

What's On Tap

Prices are left to right for Full Pour (16oz/12oz), Pony and Sample
  • Quoted Knowledge 6.1% abv-16oz Howler Only

    A Robust Porter which features a bitter complexity of roasted malts and hints of cocoa. The full body harmony of malts and cocoa is a perfect counter for the bitterness.

  • Bailey's Gold 5.4% abv-16oz Howler Only

    A German-style Kölsch that is light in body with a crisp finish. A refreshing beer perfect for the warmer weather that’s approaching.

  • Show Me Sabro! 6.5% abv Howler Only

    A New England IPA- A rotating single hop series. This time around features Sabro Hop. This beer is a Tropical Explosion of an IPA in your mouth. Packed with coconut and tropical fruits. With hints of mint and cedar to blow your mind!

  • Speech Thewapist 6.8% abv Howler Only

    An IPA featuring a New Zealand hop Blend of Motueka, Wai-iti and Rakau. These tongue twisting hop names will have you guessing your Speech.. The Aromatic nose enhances the sweetness of this juicy medium-bodied beer.

  • Diabolitician 6% abv Howler Only

    Is a Hefeweizen. Playing on notes of clove through its light body, finishing with the subtle sweetness of banana. This is an easy drinking beer for the masses.

  • Key Lime Pie 4.2% abv Howler Only

    A Key Lime Gose. Do you like key lime pie? If so Then you’ll enjoy the dessert of a beer. This Gose features a sweet, semi-tart body with a graham cracker finish.

  • Assumed Intelligence 5.1% abv Howler Only

    A Düsseldorf Altbier (meaning old beer) is a top fermented lager. Brown to caramel in color with a clean and crisp overall drinkability. The rich malts and fruity esters contribute to it’s nutty finish.

  • Drunken Leprechaun Rave 5.1% abv-16oz Howler Only

    An Irish Red featuring a light to medium body. Slightly bitter with a caramel finish.

  • Double What What 8.2% abv-12oz Howler Only

    An imperial British Brown ale featuring a touch of lactose sugar to contribute to it’s sweet character. The essence of biscuit and caramel enhance the medium bodied beer.

  • C.T.’s Irish Stout 5.6% abv-16oz Howler Only

    This dry Irish stout has a creamy complexity of roasted chocolate from start to finish.

  • Jinger’s Brown 7.1% abv-16oz Howler Only

    An American meets European brown ale. The grain bill and the hops cross international waters to make a medium body brown ale featuring a light toffee flavor with a crisp finish.

  • Coloring Inside the Lines 6.7% abv Howler Only

    This Hybrid IPA is a West Coast meets East Coast, a West Coast if you will. It is light in body with a crisp bitter finish, that keeps you coming back for more.

  • A Token IPA 7% abv Howler Only

    New England IPA that has a juicy medium bodied beer having a fruity sweetness met with a dank combination of floral and piney finish. No bitters linger on this one making it palatable for everyone.

  • Dessert 7.7% abv Howler Only

    This Imperial Vanilla Coconut Porter is a medium bodied beer. The Chocolate roasted malts give a slight bittering that is countered with the sweetness of Vanilla. Hints of coconut on the tail end give it a delightful finish. This beer is so good it could be a Dessert.

  • Milk Man’s Baby- 5.1% abv Howler Only

    This Milk Stout is a medium bodied beer that features chocolate characteristics from the malt that enhances its semi-sweet finish. No one note is overpowering to keep this beer palatable for all stout drinkers.

Guest Beers and Ciders on Tap

  • Savage Queen From Armada Brewing 8% abv Howler Only

    A copper tinted Double IPA that takes no prisoners. A crisp citrusy flavor with a light malt sweetness.

  • SpACE by Ace Premium Ciders 6.9% abv-12oz Howler Only

    SpACE is an Unfiltered Blood Orange cider. This cider is semi-sweet and citrussy with a complementary tart finish.

Our Story

Bear Hands Brewing Company is Us. My husband Justin, is the brewer and I Kayla, am the business. While raising our kids, Ada 7 and Colin 3 we decided to take on the endeavor of opening a brewery and tap room and still trying to balance work/ life/… brewery. We took Justin’s 14 year- homebrewing hobby, to the next level. After, the good feedback from our inner circle, we started traveling all around CT, from beer fest to beer fest. Pouring our beer for the masses, and again the feedback was great! That’s when we took it upon ourselves to formulate a business plan to open our very own Brewery and Tap Room. We wanted to make brewing a career so we could share our passion for beer and atmosphere with everyone. After, three long years of highs and lows we accomplished what we set out to do, our brewery doors are finally open! Bear Hands Brewing Company’s charming home is in the quiet corner of downtown Putnam, CT.

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