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


Wednesday Night Trivia

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.

  • Snozberries 6.0% abv-12oz 32oz Refill $15 | Full $8

    This flavorful kettle sour features a delicious blend of over 150 lbs. of Strawberry, Mango, and Raspberries. It is the perfect balance of a sweet and tart, this crusher will leave you saying "The Snozberries tase just like Snozberries"

  • Hecho En U.S.A. 5.6% abv-16oz 32oz Refill $12 | Full $7

    This super clean, crisp, Mexican Style Lager is brewed with flaked maize, which lends a smooth, slightly sweet flavor to this beer. Then we saved you the step of having to slam a lime wedge into it, as we've already added plenty of fresh Key Limes during the brewing process. This Mexican Lager is the quintessential beach day / back yard BBQ beer, that is proudly Made In USA!

  • 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 body harmony of malts and cocoa is a perfect counter for the bitterness.

  • Show Me Ekuanot 6.0 % 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 the Ekuanot hop. Ekuanot is an aroma hop that is typically used in only late boil additions, including dry hopping. Ekuanot has fruity aromatics such as lemon, lime, pithy orange, tropical fruit, berry, papaya, and sometimes apple.

  • 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.

  • All Juiced Up! 7.5% abv-12oz 32oz Refill $15 | Full $8

    This juicy N.E. IPA has all the ingredients you need to get pumped up. This power hopped beer is packed full of all your favorite hops, Galaxy, Amarillo, Simcoe, and Mosaic.

  • S’morter- 6.2% abv- 32oz Refill $15 | Full $8

    Mmmmm... Who doesn't love a perfectly golden S'more? That's exactly why combined all of that toasted chocolate, graham cracker, and marshmallowy goodness with this robust porter!

  • Jinger's Brown 6.3% abv-16oz 32oz Refill $12 | Full $7

    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.

  • Citra Saurus 8.2% abv-12oz 32oz Refill $15 | Full $8

    A Double IPA that packs a loaded tropical punch of mangos and pineapple. We balanced the tons of Citra hops with an awesome malt body to produce an addicting dry finish hazy DIPA.

  • Violet Beauregarde’s Revenge 5.4% abc-12oz 32oz Refill $15 | Full $8

    Revenge is a dish best served cold, carbonated, and with plenty of fruit! This Blueberry ale is over the top with over 220 pounds of blueberries, added at multiple points throughout the brewing process. We're sure that Violet Beauregarde herself would be proud of just how many blueberries were harmed in the making of this beer.

  • Drunken Leprechaun Rave 4.8% 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

  • Mango Cider 5.0 % abv-12oz 32oz Refill $13 | Full $7

    Is a blend of fresh Mango Juices and a tart, Semi-Dry Apple Cider. The best tasting Mangoes are grown near the equator in hot and humid climates, so we went straight to the source: Ecuador! You are tasting an important piece of ACE’s Exotic Fruit Cider range. Enjoy!

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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