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Stories from Hartford's Grassroots

“Beer is Proof that God Loves Us and Wants Us to Be Happy”

Reaching all the way back to the 1600s, Connecticut was first a colony made up of three towns: Windsor, Wethersfield, and Hartford.  In 1662 a royal charter from British king … Continue reading

October 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

Union Brew

In 1901, all Hartford saloons sold a glass of beer for a nickel. But if a thirsty man bought the same beer from a shop without a union card hanging … Continue reading

June 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

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