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Oct
27
You asked for it and we delivered... Charter Oak now has brewery TShirts and Brewer's Shirts available and ready to be shipped.   We just received a fresh shipment of TShirts made of 100% Ultra Cotton in a rainbow of assorted colors.  These were printed right here in Connecticut.  Our TShirts are available in both short sleeve and long sleeve  for Youth, Women, and Men in sizes Small through XXXL.  The shirts are marketed $18.00 (plus $2,00 XL; $3.00 XXXL) Our... + read more
Feb
22
If you can find a bottle of our limited release Lights Out Stout (a delicious Russian Imperial Stout, cellar aged in the bottle for a year) here's a wonderful recipe we're sure you will enjoy- 1 cup all purpose flour 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder or Valrhona 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 3 1/2 ounces semi sweet chocolate 8 tablespoons of butter, browned 1/2 cup Lights Out Stout (1687 Brown Ale might also work) 4 eggs, at room temp 1 cup white sugar 1 cup brown sugar, packed 2... + read more
Jan
04
Charter Oak's Legendary Variety 12 Packs, Why not try them All? Charter Oak's Legendary Variety 12 Pack  continues to be a popular choice in the Connecticut craft beer market and a great choice to offer several local beers in bottles in one convenient package.  This dynamic design will allow craft beer drinkers to sample all three of Charter Oak's popular styles.  The variety sample pack includes four bottles of the 1687 Brown Ale, four bottles of the Royal... + read more
Dec
30
This is one of the better articles I read on hangovers, thought we would share it with you. Source was written by Stacy Liberatore for the Daily Mail   TIPS TO GET RID OF A HANGOVER   Eat eggs first thing in the morning: Eggs have a high concentration of amino acid called L-cysteine, which helps your body more readily breakdown excess acetaldehyde and in turn eliminates some of those hangover symptoms   Drink one glass of water after every drink: The more water in your... + read more
Dec
14
Charter Oak 1687 Deliciousness Chili We encourage a minimum of 2 Charter Oak Brown Ales – one for the recipe, and one to enjoy as you are preparing.  You may not wish to bother adding all four cans of the kidney beans and it still turns out wonderful. Ingredients 2 teaspoons oil 2 onions, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 lb lean ground beef or ground turkey 1 (14 1/2 ounce) cans diced tomatoes 1 bottle 1687 Brown Ale, Brewed fresh from Charter Oak Brewery! 1 cup strong... + read more
Aug
12
Charter Oak Brewing has released a limited number of its locally brewed Orange Shandy in 22oz bottles. It has been distributed in a number of locations throughout Connecticut and will only be available for a short period of time. You can get your bottle of this delicious summer brew at one of these many locations: (more locations will be added as confirmation of delivery has been made) Coastal Wine, Spirits and Beer 103 N. Main Street Branford, CT 06405 203-481-9400 Amity Wine and... + read more
Sep
21
Recently the Food and Drug Administration set the standard for gluten-free labeling on food products. This is the first governmental definition of gluten-free products. A product must not exceed 20 parts per million of gluten to be labeled glutton free in the USA.  Gluten is mixture of proteins and starch that naturally form in grains like wheat and barley. Gluten levels in products are important when dealing with individuals who have celiac disease. Celiac disease is a reaction in the... + read more
Sep
11
Beer tax also commonly known as ‘sin tax’ is the state level taxation on beer. Every state has a beer tax and is typically calculated per gallon. Beer tax is paid by the brewer or distributor before it enters the store. This should not be confused with a state sales tax, which is paid by the customer. Ultimately, beer tax results in a higher costing product for the consumer because a per gallon tax increases brewers costs. In the state of Connecticut there is a beer tax of $0.24... + read more
Sep
05
Glass Types Pilsner Glass - Tall tapered glass that extenuates color and head. Used for: Czech Pilsners, American Lagers, light beer Classic Pint Glass - Cylindrical with slight taper in shape. Typical beer glass in most bars and restaurants in USA. Used for: Can be used for all almost all brews. Snifter Glass – Short stemmed glass with wide bottom and steep tapper to mouth. Accentuates aromas of brews. Used for: Double IPA, Belgian Dark Ale, Old Ale Weizen Glass – Tall tapered... + read more
Aug
20
Try these three Charter Oak beer centric recipes. Send us photos on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. Skirt Steak Wadsworth IPA Marinade  Servings: 1/2 pound meat Ingredients: 1 cup Charter Oak Wadsworth IPA 1/4 cup lime juice 3 cloves garlic, smashed 1 teaspoon oregano 1 teaspoon basil 1/2 cup olive oil 1/2 teaspoon salt Directions:  In a large zip top bag combine all ingredients.... + read more

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