Bear Hands Brewing Company

No Brewers. No Beer.


Every Wednesday
6pm in the Lounge.
Lounge opens
@ 5pm

Music Bingo!
Every Thurs. 6 pm in the Lounge.
Lounge opens
@ 5pm

The Haunted Cellar
in the BHBC Lounge
A Guided Haunted House
Running Oct. 27th-29th

Downtown Putnam
Pumpkin Festival
Sat. Oct 15th 10-3pm
for more information & to purchase wristbands.

A Few Pointers....

Hello BHBC Family we are Open Inside.

Pub Menu Provided by,

 The Brick Wall Eatery 

Their App to table service offers 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

Call us at (860)-315-9099

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 Are:

(Columbus Day) Monday Oct. 10th 

we will  be open 12-8pm.

Wed. & Thurs.  12-8pm 

Fri. & Sat. 12-10pm

Sun. 12-8pm 



Come Visit Bear Hands Brewing

Pints, Ponys, Samples and Flights Available in the Tap Rooms.
Now open The Brick Wall Eatery located inside of 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 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 

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.

  • Key Lime Pie 4.2% abv-12oz 32oz Refill $15 | Full $8

    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.

  • Compound Curve 6% abv-16oz 32oz Refill $12 | Full $7

    This Pale American Wheat Ale concentrates its main flavor profile on the clean cracker-like maltiness derived from the hefty percentage of malted wheat in the grain bill. The malt flavors are balanced throughout with Comet and Cascade hop additions, adding just a touch of zesty grapefruit flavors and aromatics.

  • Quoted Knowledge 6.1% abv-16oz 32oz Refill $12 | Full $7

    A robust porter which features a bitter complexity of roasted malts and hints of cocoa. The full-bodied harmony of malts and cocoa is a perfect counter for the bitterness.

  • Show Me Rakau 6.4% abv-12oz 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 the Rakau hop. Rakau is bursting with a big fruit-forward character that is described by the breeder as "the whole orchard". Rakau is a clean and efficient bittering hop at 10 - 11% AA, but it is usually used in later additions to maximize the fresh fruit aroma. Rakau lends flavors and aromas of apricot, plum, mango, pear, and other stone fruits. Some lighter notes of lime and pine are also present.

  • 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.

  • Nochmal Oktoberfest 6.3% abv-16oz 32oz Refill $12 | Full $7

    This brilliant rich amber colored lager is a very complex blend of rich malt flavors, ranging from sweet to slightly toasted. With a rich body, and smooth clean crisp finish, this is the perfect beer for Oktoberfest "once again".

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 now 8 and Colin now 4 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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