I'm heading to CT in December for a wedding. I've looked and looked and looked and am having a hard time finding much of anything out here. I know there's probably plenty of gems which are unknown to the common traveler. The bachelorette party is at City Steam.
This is a 2 part question: Are there any beer bars/stores/breweries that I should make it a point to hit?
Also, being from the west coast, there's a lot of beer that isn't distributed out here. I know, for example, that we can't get yuengling or founders (both of which I plan to try.) What beers/breweries make your 'must have' list (from the east coast) and what should I look out for?
I should add: it's unlikely that I'll have a car but would pay a somewhat decent cab fare, in consideration of what may be out there.
I'm staying downtown.
Thanks in advance!