TO-GO / CARRY OUT and LIMITED INDOOR/OUTDOOR SEATING
Starting May 30th, new Summertime hours. Open 7 days a week!
Details coming soon.
Wednesday, May 18th
Thursday, May 19th
Friday, May 20th
Fork In The Road
Saturday, May 21st
Sunday, May 22nd
Katherine Winston LIVE!
Wendesday, May 18th
Thursday, May 19th
Brother Other LIVE!
Friday, May 20th
Kevin & Pete LIVE!
Saturday, May 21st
Cameron Sutphin LIVE!
Sunday, May 22nd
Some of Our Hand Crafted Brews
Blackberry Bush Light – Fruit Beer
This fruited wheat beer is clean and refreshing with just enough blackberry, a perfect summer beer. ABV 5%
Winchester Wheat – Wheat Beer – American Pale Wheat
Traditional American wheat beer, refreshing and easy drinking. ABV 5%
Shade Tree Shandy – Shandy / Radler
The Little Red Barn Brewers gives its own twist on the summer classic! Have a pint and head to the shade! ABV 5%
Little Red Palm Tree – Cream Ale
This cream ale is loaded with pineapple & toasted coconut!! It’s like taking a trip to the islands! ABV 4.8%
Spillway NEIPA – IPA / New England
New England Style IPA loaded with Mosaic & El Dorado hops! Bursting with tropical hop flavors. ABV 5.7%
Mulligan – American Pale Ale
This lightly hopped Pale Ale has a sweetness to it that will help you forget about that tee shot into the woods. Drink at least two, the first one doesn’t count!
This beer was specially brewed for Green Woods Country Club and served exclusively at Green Woods and in our tap room.
Lawn Chair IPA – IPA/American
Sit back & relax with this session IPA loaded with Citra Hops!
Berry Manilow – Sour/Fruited
This refreshing sour is made with a blend of raspberry and blackberry, perfect for your Weekend in New England.
Cow Tippin’ Copper Ale – Pale Ale/American
Great blend of malt and hops, smooth and refreshing for whatever the day brings!!
Double Trouble (2022) Nitro – Stout-Imperial/Double
This imperial stout is dark and nutty and loaded with chocolate malt – and at 9.5% it’ll warm you right up!
“O-Rye, O-Rye, O-Rye!”– New England Rye/IPA
“You Double Dry Hop That? Be a lot cooler if you did”! Our collaboration with Great Falls Brewing Company hits the taproom this Thursday! This super hazy Double Dry Hopped New England Rye IPA comes in at 6.4%. This won’t last long, check ya later!
Raspberry Fields IPA – IPA
A touch of raspberry with citrus and vic secret hops make up this refreshing New England IPA! Like skipping through a berry patch!
Long Lake Lager – Lager/American
We brewed this true lager in celebration of Winchester! Crisp, light & refreshing, everything you want in a lager! Also available in 4 packs! ABV 5%
Rescue Red – Red Ale – American Amber/Red
This malt forward red ale is well balanced with caramel & toffee flavors with a bit of roastiness at the end! Also available in 4 packs “to go”! ABV 5.6%
Roll In The Hay Double IPA – IPA – Imperial/Double
Our double IPA is loaded with Chinook and Amarillo hops that pack a punch! Don’t Roll in the Hay without it. Also available in 4 packs! ABV 8.14%
Everyman’s Porter – Porter – American
A classic robust porter, the very first recipe we ever created! ABV 5.6%
Coconut Porter – Porter – Other
The Barn’s Everyman’s Porter with an added hint of coconut! ABV 5.6%
Where it all Began
Little Red Barn Brewers is really a story about how two brothers and their high school friend worked on transforming their dreams into reality. The Hop Brothers, Matt and Nate Day, have been friends since birth. They caught the craft beer bug shortly after Matt received a Mr. Beer kit for Christmas. Although the early beers would not stand up to their current standards, the pint-sized dreams began. Shortly after getting a Mr. Beer kit, the Hop Brothers began brewing with Greg Hoffman, whose life experiences made him the ideal mentor for the gang. Greg taught the brew crew the importance of precision, sanitation, documentation, passion, and perhaps the most important life lesson of them all, enjoy what you do, for our time on this rock is short. It wasn’t tough to get Nils Johnson involved with the club – he was often heard proclaiming, “free beer, count me in”. What he lacked in training, he more than made up for with his experienced taste buds. The LRB quickly outgrew making their nectar on the kitchen stove; it was time for a new home. Nils’s parents, Nils and Gail Johnson, donated the use of an old horse barn located in Barkhamsted, CT for this purpose.
History was Made
On March 9, 2013, the brew crew produced their first batch of beer at the now historic Little Red Barn. Without the Johnson’s generous donation, the brew crew’s dreams may not have been realized. If you see them in the tap room, buy them a pint. The Little Red Barn Brewers researched numerous towns in the Northwest Corner. During the summer of 2017, the LRB selected 32 Lake Street, Winsted, CT as their future home. They quickly realized the Little Red Barn Brewers LLC was not building their brewery, but rather the brewery belongs to the community. The support of the community, businesses, and town hall has been overwhelming, and it’s exciting to be part of the revitalization of a once-prosperous town. Winsted is more than just a town, it’s the gateway to both the Litchfield Hills and the Berkshires. Little Red Barn Brewers LLC will be “Brewing up Good Times” in Winsted, CT starting March 2019.
The original “Little Red Barn”. See, we’re not kidding!
Interesting Beer Facts
At any given time, 0.7% of the world population is drunk. It means 50 million people are drunk right now.
It’s beer thirty somewhere!
162,719 pints of Guinness beer are wasted each year due to mustaches.
the fear of an empty beer glass.
Terrifying phobia indeed.
LRB Brew Crew
Nils caught the craft beer bug early in life. It wasn’t because of its superior taste, it was out of necessity. It’s legal to buy the ingredients for beer under the age of 21. So in the interest of science, the ingredients were bought and the beer was made every three weeks during one summer break.
After those early experiences, Nils took a hiatus from beer. He attended and graduated from Northwestern Community College and went on to have a 25-year career in transportation. His first job, and one he held for 20 years, was working for Lippincott Van Lines, Winsted, CT. Nils’s support for the community has been evident by his two decades of volunteering with a local fire department.
How did working in transportation prepare Nils for making beer? The honest answer, not at all. This is why the Hop Brothers are in charge of that. The business side of beer, now that’s something his experience has prepared him for. Throughout the years, he had to watch cash flows, interact with customers, write HR polices, route trucks, and has dealt with numerous federal and state agencies. These skills will translate nicely into this venture.
Nils has often been associated with Beerman – many think he is this super hero. Research has shown Nils often wears glasses and Beerman does not, so he has been eliminated as being the alter ego of the defender of Craft Beer.
Co-Founder, Head Brewer
When Nathan’s brother got a Mr. Beer kit for Christmas, he invited Nate over for their first attempt at home brewing. The seed was planted and the next month Nate got his own 5-gallon brewing kit. After a few solo brews, he was thirsty for more knowledge. Nate turned to his friend and bandmate, Greg Hoffman. Greg was once an avid brewer of beer and, after conversing with Nate, his love and passion for brewing was rekindled. It was at this time that Nate thought it would be a great idea to form a brew club as a way to foster their passions. Under Greg’s tutelage, Nate began to learn how to build a beer and soon shifted his focus from crafting songs to crafting recipes. Close friend Nils Johnson joined the club and they quickly outgrew Greg’s kitchen… they moved to the Little Red Barn and eventually made the decision to chase a dream. Focused and determined since that day, the Brew Crew is close to realizing that dream.
Co-Founder, Marketing, & Assistant Brewer
Matthew began brewing beer about 7 years ago after receiving a beer brewing kit from his wife for Christmas. Brewing quickly became much more than a hobby as he and his brother (Head Brewer Nathan Day) quickly upgraded their equipment and began experimenting with the many varieties of craft beer. For the past 2 years, Matt has been brewing at a feverish pace to keep up with the numerous private parties and events where the Little Red Barn Brewers have been sharing their brews. Matt has been in charge of the Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts for the brewery. Matt also works in the IT department at The Hartford Insurance Co. where he has been for 20 years.
PO BOX 780
Winsted CT 06098
32 Lake Street
Winsted, CT 06098
If our brew lot is full, there is additional parking on Meadow Street.
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