Bear Hands Brewing Company

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Hello BHBC Family we are Open Inside.

A few Rules and Guidelines;

We offer a limited menu, outside food is welcomed with plenty of local Restaurants for to-go options, including some that deliver.

All seating is first come first serve. We reserve the right to close for inclement weather.

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.

Wed. & Thurs  12-8pm 

Fri. & Sat. 12-10pm

Easter Sun. Closed

Sun. 12-6pm

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 in the Tap Rooms.
Small Snack Menu or 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 and Indoor seating. Inside seating is first come first serve. Please see the message above, Call (860)-315-9099 or visit us on Facebook for more information.

Patio and Inside Seating

  • Easter Sunday: Closed
  •  Sunday: 12:00 PM – 6:00 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.

  • Drinkable Arrangements abv- 12oz 32oz Refill $13 | Full $7

    Our Rotating Berliner Weisse kettle sour features Peach this round. Peach is arguably the most popular of the stone fruits, it’s succulent balance of sweet and tart flavors make it an obvious choice for this fruited Berliner Weisse.

  • I Put Pants On For This!? 5.5% abv-12oz 32oz Refill $13 | Full $7

    This heavily fruited wheat ale features over 150 lbs of the Colombian Curuba fruit.  Curuba fruit is a unique hybrid of Banana and Passion fruit.  This beer showcases the Curubas fragrant orange aromatics, that pair perfectly with its sweet orange, peach, and a hint of banana flavors, which are balanced out with the tart citrus flavors you'd expect from a passion fruit.

  • Quoted Knowledge 6.1% abv-16oz 32oz Refill $11 | Full $8

    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.

  • Show Me Sabro 6.5% abv-12oz 32oz Refill $13 | Full $7

    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.

  • Forgotten Classic 4.6% abc-16oz 32oz Refill 11 | Full $7

    This is one of our brewers personal favorite styles. This Extra Special Bitter is well balanced, malty, with a medium bitterness derived from British Fuggles, and East Kent Golding hops. This crushable beer has just a touch of hop aroma countered with a slight fruity ester nose lending to the true uniqueness of this overlooked style.

  • Drunken Leprechaun Rave 5.1% abv-16oz 32oz Refill $12 | Full $7

    This Irish Red featuring a medium to light body, boasts a rich biscuity melanoidin flavor, backed up with soft roast undertones. Ending with just a wee bit of bitter.

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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