Bear Hands Brewing Company

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Visiting Us

Hello BHBC Family when visiting the tap room you'll be able to check out 11 different beers made on site. As well as, hard cider, setter and an assortment of spirits. The Brick Wall Eatery provides a pub menu featuring App to Table service offering the perfect foods to compliment our beer. We will NO longer allow outside food. All seating is first come first serve. *Well behaved dogs are welcomed on our Outside Patio only.

To Go Orders

For to-gos we offer 32oz Howlers. We recommend calling ahead for howler orders to avoid wait times. Check out our “What’s On Tap” for available beer options.

Our Hours

Wed. & Thurs. 12-8pm
Fri. & Sat. 12-10pm
Sun. 12-8pm


Trivia Every
Wednesday Night

EVERY Wednesday @ 6 PM in the Lounge. Lounge Opens @ 5 PM

Come Visit Bear Hands Brewing

Pints, Ponys, Samples and Flights Available in the Tap Rooms.

Now open The Brick Wall Eatery located in Bear Hands Brewing Co. offering App to Table Service. Foods that compliments our beer.

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 and Indoor seating. Seating is first come first serve please see Server/Bartender for patio seating when you arrive. Call (860)-315-9099 or visit us on Facebook for questions or more information.

Patio and Inside Seating

  • 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 – 10:00 PM
  • Saturday: 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Christmas Eve 12:00 PM-6:00 PM
  • Christmas Day Closed
  • New Year’s Eve Open Late
  • New Year’s Day Closed
75 Main Street #1 Putnam, CT 06260
(860) 315 - 9099

What's On Tap

Prices are left to right for Refill on Howlers and Full Pours. In-house Pony’s (8oz) and Samples (5oz) are available.

  • Razzel-Dazzel Berry 5.0% abv-12oz 32oz Refill $15 | Full $8

    We brewed this insane Blue Raspberry Sour with an absurd amount of syrup used to make blue raspberry hard candies. The result is a sweet, tart blue monster! In addition to the blue raspberry candy syrup we threw in some fresh passion fruit and raspberries to really round out the balance of sweet and tart flavors, ENJOY!

  • Lagering And,..Lagering And.. 4.9% abv-16oz 32oz Refill $12 | Full $7

    This pale golden lager offers subtle hop bitterness, balanced by a medium bodied slightly, sweet malt profile.  The water profile allows the Mittelfrueh hops to compliment the malty profile

  • Papayan Ruins 6.8% abv-12oz 32oz Refill $15 | Full $8

    With plenty of fruit to back up the heavy tart sour punch from the lactobacillus plantarum, this bold kettle sour is heavily fruited with papaya. At first sip you'll notice the sour flavors of the beer and papaya play of each other perfectly to hide this beer’s high ABV, making it one dangerously easy sipper, be careful that this one doesn't ruin you!

  • Show Me Riwaka 6.6% abv-16oz 32oz Refill $13 | Full $7

    "Show Me" is our popular single hopped New England IPA series that rotates out a new hop each time around. Sharing the same grain bill this beer is nice and hazy with just enough body to not steal the "Show" from the featured hop. This batch we used Riwaka hops. Riwaka gives extreme citrus notes which is great for 'hoppy beers', adding aromas of passionfruit, grapefruit, lemon and tropical fruits.

  • Sanity Pils 5.0% abv- 16oz 32oz Refill $12 | Full $7

    Lets brew up a little bit of Sanity with this classic German style that is oh so delicious. With a nice clear pale color, the malty sweetness is complimented by the wonderful bitterness of Germany's Hallertau Mittelfrüh hops.

  • Fanny Pack Bandit 6.2% abv-12oz 32oz Refill $15 | Full $8

    This juicy New England style IPA is packed full of Citra, Galaxy, and Mosaic hops, you would think it robbed from the groves with all the hop additions. Juicy and soft is this beer’s M.O. ending with a mouth roll of hops.

  • Everything But Your Name On The Cup- 7.5% abv-12oz 32oz Refill $15 | Full $8

    This Imperial Pumpkin Spice Latte Stout balances nearly 60 lbs. of pumpkin pie filling, with our own tincture of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and allspice, blended with a touch of vanilla, then we crashed it with a hefty amount of a nice medium roast coffee from Chubby Dog Coffee Co. This stout brings all the flavors of pumpkin spice, and a nice latte you'd expect your favorite barista to serve, but in a beer! It's Everything But Your Name On The Cup.

  • C.T.'s Irish Stout 5.3% abv-16oz 32oz Refill $12 | Full $7

    This dry Irish stout gets its character from the roasted barley. Accented with chocolate malts providing a creamy complexity of roasted chocolate from start to finish.

  • Nelson's Secert 8.2% abv-12oz 32oz Refill $15 | Full $8

    I'll tell you Nelson's Secret... "Shhh... It's a Juice Bomb!" We brewed this New England style Double IPA exclusively with Nelson Sauvin and Vic Secret hops so it's loaded with all extreme fruit aromatics and flavors you can naturally get from hops. This DIPA boasts flavors of pineapple, crushed gooseberries, passionfruit, and white wine grapes, with a lingering resinous whiff in the back ground.

  • Lesser Of Two Evils 7.7% abv-12oz 32oz Refill $15 | Full $8

    This juicy Hazy New England style Double IPA is our bi-annual collaboration with Black Pond Brews. This time around instead of using traditional dry hopping techniques we used Nectaron and Citralicious HopBurst. The result is this bold smooth bodied, and velvety mouthfeel DIPA, with intense citrus and stone fruit aromas and flavors that finishes with a mild hoppy, resinous linger.

  • Drunken Leprechaun Rave 4.5% abv-16oz 32oz Refill $13 | Full $7

    Are you ready to party like a Leprechaun?! Our Irish Red Ale features a medium to light body, and boasts rich biscuity melanoidin flavor, backed up with soft roast and caramel undertones, ending with just a wee bit of bitter.

  • Honey Pot 6.8% abv-12oz 32oz Refill $13 | Full $7

    High Limb Cider Co. Honeypot cider is fermented using local honey and a premium saison yeast. The combination creates an off-dry cider with notes of bubblegum, banana, and aromatic spices while allowing the honey to round it out with a slightly sweet 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 10, Colin 6 and our newest addition Elsie 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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