Bear Hands Brewing Company

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Hello BHBC Family we are Now Open Inside, as well as, Outside Patio.

A few Rules and Guidelines;

  • During peak hours a 90 min time slot may occur for patio seating.
  • We offer a limited menu and outside food is welcome, with Plenty of local Restaurants for to-go options.


Reservations are welcomed for the Patio, inside is walk-in seating. We reserve the right to close the patio 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. 12-9pm

Sun. 12-8pm

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

 Bear Hands Brewing Co currently offers Patio and Indoor seating. We welcome reservations for our patio. 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

  • 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 – 9:00 PM
  • Saturday: 12:00 pM – 9:00 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.

  • Crashing The Party (OH YEAH!) 5.1% abv 32oz Refill $13 | Full $7

    This Juice Box sour is fruity deliciousness. It is reminiscent of your favorite childhood drink, with an adult twist. It will leave you saying OH YEAH!

  • Not So Subtle Hints 5.5% abv-12oz 32oz Refill $14 | Full $7

    This delectable fruited wheat beer is brewed with over 200 lbs of Strawberry and Banana which give it, its signature color and "Not So Subtle Hints" of Strawberry and Banana. Making a perfect union for the light malt body of this wheat beer.

  • Everything But Your Name On The Cup 7.6% abv 32oz Refill $15 | Full $8

    An Imperial Pumpkin Spice Latte Stout that balances 60lbs of pumpkin pie filling with our tincture of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, allspice and blended with a touch of vanilla. Then crashing it with a hefty amount of medium roast Donut Shop coffee. This stout brings all the flavors of pumpkin spice latte you’d expect your favorite barista to serve you, but its in a beer! It’s Everything But Your Name On The Cup.

  • Sanity Pils… 5.1% abv-16oz 32oz Refill $11 | Full $7

    This German Pilsner meets your classic German style guidelines. Having a pale color with a sweet malty characteristic. It is a perfect beer for those hot Summer days

  • Blue Collar Ethics 6.2% abv-16oz 32oz Refill $11 | Full $7

    This dry Hopped pale ale is a nice golden color with a light body, allowing the hops to showcase themselves. This beer features Galaxy, El Dorado and Comet hops.

  • ACE Guava 5.0% abv-12oz 32oz Refill $13 | Full $7

    ACE Premium Ciders- This cider is unfiltered with fresh Pink Guava juice blended with their semi-dry apple cider. Fruit forward with semi-dry undertones. Enjoy the taste of Brazil!

  • Nochmal Oktoberfest 5.9% abv-16oz 32oz Refill $10 | 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 a smooth clean- crisp finish, this is a perfect beer for Oktoberfest "once again."

  • Pillow Fighting With Chairs 8.7% abv-12oz 32oz Refill $15 | Full $8

    Ever wanted to pillow fight….but with chairs?! This DIPA gives you WWE strength without even knowing it. The soft but juicy light body of this beer, with the loads of Comet and Azacca hops make it dangerously drinkable. If you’re not careful this poundable double may fight you with a chair! Enjoy responsibly!

  • The Milk Man's Baby 5.1% abv-16oz 32oz Refill $10 | Full $7

    This Milk stout is a medium bodied beer that features chocolate characteristics from the malt that enhances its semi-sweet finish. No one note is overpowering to keep this beer palatable for all stout drinkers.

  • Jinger’s Brown 6.8% abv-16oz 32oz Refill $11 | 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.

  • Fanny Pack Bandit 7.1% abv-12oz | Full $7

    ***Limited Supply No Howler Fills*** This Juicy New England style IPA is packed full of Citra, Galaxy, and Mosaic hops, you would think it robbed the groves with all the hop additions. Juicy and soft is this beers M.O. ending with a mouth roll of hops.

  • Supernaut 5.6% abv-16oz 32oz Refill $12 | Full $8

    From N.E. Brewing Co. is a single hop IPA brewed with Mosaic hops which produces fantastic flavors of pineapple, mixed berries and passionfruit.

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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