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


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
  • Closed Thanksgiving Day
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.

  • Razzel-Dazzel Berry 5.0% abv-12oz 32oz Refill $15 | Full $8

    We brewed this insane Blue Raspberry Sour with an absurd amount of syrup used to make blue raspberry hard candies. The result is a sweet, tart blue monster! In addition to the blue raspberry candy syrup we threw in some fresh passion fruit and raspberries to really round out the balance of sweet and tart flavors, ENJOY!

  • Unwillingly Witty 5.5% abv-16oz 32oz Refill $12 | Full $7

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

  • Key Lime Pie 4.2% abv-12oz 32oz Refill $15 | Full $8

    A Key Lime Gose. Do you like key lime pie? If so Then you’ll enjoy the dessert of a beer. This Gose features a sweet, semi-tart body with a graham cracker finish.

  • Show Me Excelsior 5.8 % 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 Excelsior hop. Excelsior is exclusive from New York Hop Guild, The Excelsior hop showcases New York’s truly unique diversification by being the first 100% New York grown and processed hop blend! They took all of New York’s best growing varieties, contacted the mad scientists at Hoptechnic and came up with this truly amazing hop blend to maximize flavor intensity. With the growers notes boasting aromas of mango, lychee, floral and sweet fruits.

  • 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.

  • Baby Citra-Saurus 4.7% abv-16oz 32oz Refill $13 | Full $8

    We took our already famous Citra-Saurus DIPA and toned it down a bit to create this full flavored, All Day (wink, wink) drinkable Session New England IPA. This baby version shares the same addicting hazy, dry finish, and is well balanced with slight tropical hop flavors from the ever-popular Citra hop.

  • Everything But Your Name On The Cup- 7.5% abv-12oz 32oz Refill $15 | Full $8

    This Imperial Pumpkin Spice Latte Stout balances nearly 60 lbs. of pumpkin pie filling, with our own tincture of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, and allspice, blended with a touch of vanilla, then we crashed it with a hefty amount of a nice medium roast coffee from Chubby Dog Coffee Co. This stout brings all the flavors of pumpkin spice, and a nice latte you'd expect your favorite barista to serve, but in a beer! It's Everything But Your Name On The Cup.

  • C.T.'s Irish Stout 5.3% abv-16oz 32oz Refill $12 | Full $7

    This dry Irish stout gets its character from the roasted barley. Accented with chocolate malts providing a creamy complexity of roasted chocolate from start to finish.

  • Predatory Greed 8.2% abv-12oz 32oz Refill $15 | Full $8

    The rich complexity, and full mouthfeel of this greedy New England DIPA, is balanced out with big fruit forward hop aromatics and flavors. Loaded down with Enigma, Nelson Sauvin, Vic Secret, and Rakau, these hops bring tons of resinous stone fruit characteristics, coupled with pineapple, passionfruit, and an essence of white wine grapes.

  • Passion Punch 5.3% abv-12oz 32oz Refill $15 | Full $8

    Loaded down with passion fruit, this deliciously sweet ale packs a tangy citrus-like sweetness that'll leave you wanting more!

  • Nochmal Oktoberfest 6.3% abv-16oz 32oz Refill $13 | 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 smooth clean crisp finish, this is the perfect beer for Oktoberfest "once again".

  • Pumpkin Cider 5.5 % abv-12oz 32oz Refill $13 | Full $7

    Ace Pumpkin is perfect for the pumpkin lover that just can’t get enough. Ideal for Halloween and Thanksgiving this cider pairs well with turkey or beef. Our pumpkin cider also makes a great snakebite when mixed with a heavy lager.

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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