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

UPCOMING EVENTS

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
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.

  • SWEETBERRY Lime 5.0% abv-12oz 32oz Refill $15 | Full $8

    This sour ale is blended with multiple additions of Blackberries and Limes from the boil kettle all the way to the keg. The result is a delicious SWEETBERY Lime that'll leave you saying "no way Jose, that tastes just like fruit!" Dr. Steve Bruel himself says "guess what, you're gonna like it"! If you’re not familiar with the good Doctor then just Google his Sweetberry Wine clip, grab a glass of SWEETBERRY Lime, sip and enjoy!

  • Czeching Up 8.2% abv-12oz 32oz Refill $15 | Full $7

    This Imperial Bohemian Pilsner flaunts a respectable ABV behind its slightly sweet malt body. With much lower hop bitterness than a German of American Pilsner the bready, biscuit like malt character really steals the show.

  • 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 Strata 6.9% 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 Strata hops. Strata bings layered notes of tropical fruit including; mango, passion fruit, melon, fresh berry/strawberry, and tons citrus in the form of grapefruit and green apple. Along with this comes a dank herbal note of drifting cannabis. This beer showcases a nice balanced bitterness due to the versatility of the Strata hop.

  • 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.

  • Enigmatic Galaxy 8.3% abv-12oz 32oz Refill $15 | Full $8

    Enigmatic Galaxy is a super soft, full creamy bodied New England style Double IPA that will smack you in the face with a fruit medley hop punch! With multiple additions of Citra, Enigma, Galaxy, and Mosaic hops there aren't many hop derived fruit flavors that aren't present is this one. Up front and most present are the tropical flavors of pineapple, passion fruit, and orange, with some mixed berries tossed in. Then it finishes out with a subtle kiss of stone fruits and a touch of dank hop resin.

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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