Bear Hands Brewing Company

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To all of our BHBC family it truly disheartens us to have to close our doors due to statewide closures. We are now taking orders online for pickup only while keeping our staffs exposure to a minimum. Stay tuned for updates!! 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

Due to the Coronavirus and state-wide closures, Bear Hands Brewery is closed until further notice. Please see the message above or visit us on Facebook for more information.

  • Sunday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Thursday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Friday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  • Saturday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM

What's On Tap

Prices are left to right for Full Pour (16oz/12oz), Pony and Sample
  • Drinkable Arrangements (Blackberry) 3.7% abv-12oz $7 | $4 | $2.50

    Our Rotating Berliner Weisse Kettle sour features Blackberry this round. This Sharply soured beer tastes like your biting into a Blackberry mid July.

  • Unwillingly Witty 4.7% abv-16oz $7 | $4 | $2.50

    A Belgian Witbier brewed with coriander and sweet orange zest topped with Hallertauer hops. Making this Witbier a refreshingly tasty light-bodied beer.

  • Quoted Knowledge 6.1% abv-16oz $7 | $4 | $2.50

    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.

  • Birds of Prey 6.8% abv-16oz $8 | $4.50 | $3.50

    A Dry Hopped APA showcasing Falconer's Flight hops. This beer has a light body with it's palatable dry hop addition.

  • Bailey's Gold 5.4% abv-16oz $7 | $4 | $2.50

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

  • $5 Pint Special Drunken Leprechaun Rave 5.1% abv-16oz $5 | $3 | $2.50

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

  • Double What What 8.2% abv-12oz $8 | $5.50 | $3.50

    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 $7 | $4 | $2.50

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

  • Jinger’s Brown 7.1% abv-16oz $7 | $4 | $2.50

    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.

  • For The Hazers 8.4% abv-12oz $8 | $5.50 | $3.50

    A New England DIPA….It’s Hazy, It’s Juicy and Dry, It’s Bitter and Sweet! It’s everything you love to hate, but want to drink.

Guest Beers and Ciders on Tap

  • Medusa Glow IPA from Hoax Brewing Co 6.5% abv-16oz $7 | $4.50 | $3

    New England IPA Brewed with Medusa, El Dorado, and Lotus Hops. Juicy and hazy with a sweet finish.

  • SpACE by Ace Premium Ciders 6.9% abv-12oz $7 | $5 | $3

    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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