The Little Red Barn Brewery is now offering ONLINE ORDERING for curbside pick-up!  Order your CROWLER today!
For Growler and Squealer purchases, please call us at 860-238-4446


The Little Red Barn Brewers are offering limited indoor/outdoor seating options.

There are a FEW THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW prior to visiting.

  • The LRB is still offering to-go service, including curbside pick-up.
  • All seating will be limited to indoor/outdoor tables, adhering to the 6′ distance rules with a limit to 5 people per table.
  • Masks must be worn at all times, with the exception of when you are sitting at your table.
  • If you have any of the known symptoms of COVID-19 please stay home for the safety of yourself and others.
  • If tables are not available we ask that you take your beer “to-go”. This is in accordance with State Regulations.

We are very excited to see all our friends again.

We appreciate your cooperation and patience as we try to comply with the state regulations on reopening CT.


(Weather Permitting)

Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday:  3-8PM
Thursday: 3-8PM
Friday: 12-8PM
Saturday: 12-8PM
Sunday: 12-6PM

Singing Sliders

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Low N Slow

Thursday, October 22, 2020

BBQ By Chris

Friday, October 23, 2020


Saturday, October 24, 2020


Sunday, October 25, 2020


Due to the COVID-19 crisis, some of our music events will be available on FACEBOOK Live!
Please check our Facebook schedule.

Christopher Cavaliere – LIVE!

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Come welcome Chris back to the barn!

Suck It Up Buttercup –
Stout, American

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Dark and sweet, this collaboration brew with our friends at Brass Works Brewing Co. is a chocolate peanut butter cup in a glass!
ABV 7.1%

Build Bikes for Winsted Youth!

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Do a little good! Join Can’d Aid at Little Red Barn Brewers in an effort to build bicycles for kids at Batcheller Elementary in Winsted, CT! For many students, this will be their very first bicycle – providing a valuable opportunity to get outside. Learn More!

Nate, JD and Dan! – LIVE!

Saturday, October 24, 2020

One of our favorite combos (and yours!), come see these incredible musicians join our head brewer for an afternoon of tunes and brews!

Glenn Roth – LIVE!

Sunday, October 25, 2020

He’s back! Come enjoy one of your favorites!

The Buckshee Adventure!

Monday, October 26, 2020

James Thornett, our guest speaker, is an original gentleman adventurer. From the war zones of the Middle East with his elite British paratrooper unit, to the jungles of Central America and West Africa, James has sought adventure and excitement in them all.

It was his love for whiskey and a desire to capture the tastes of his adventures that led to the creation of Buckshee Bourbon & Rye. He wanted his whiskey to represent three core values — quality, spirit of adventure and a little mischief thrown in the mix.

Join us as he talks about his adventures!

This event is FREE to our Mug Club Members. Seats are limited. Reserve your seat today!

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!

Some of Our Hand Crafted Brews

Rescue Red
Red Ale – American Amber / Red
This malt-forward Red Ale is well balance. Caramel and toffee flavors with a bit of roastiness at the end! ABV 5.6%

O’Keefe Imperial Stout Stout – Imperial / Double
Bold, sweet and boozy – just like O’Keefe himself! Just in time for the change in temps. And at 8.8% ABV, this one will keep you warm! ABV 8.8%

Everyman’s Porter Porter American
This robust porter is very easy drinking with all of the flavor of a classic porter, perfect for everyman (or woman)! ABV 5.6%

Hay Loft English English Pale Extra Special / Strong Bitter
English version of a Pale Ale, more malt flavor and a bit nutty. Lightly hopped, dark gold color. A balanced beer with a clean finish. ABV 6%

Roll In The Hay Double IPA IPA – Double / Imperial
English version of a Pale Ale, more malt flavor and a bit nutty. Lightly hopped, dark gold color. A balanced beer with a clean finish. ABV 6%

Little Blue Pils – Fruit Beer
The beer that makes you stand up straight! We added blueberry to our pilsner to create this refreshing summer brew. ABV 4.5%

Lawn Chair IPA – American
Pull out the lawn chair and kick back with a bit of hoppy goodness! Using only citra hops, this easy drinker will become your new lounging around beer! ABV 4.6%

Little Blue Shandy – Fruit Beer
We took our Little Blue Pils and added a lemon twist for a crisp summer refresher! ABV 4.5%

Coconut Porter Porter / Other
The Barn’s Everyman’s Porter with an added hint of coconut! ABV 5.6%

Hazy Days IPA / New England
Mellow, lazy, and hazy, our newest New England IPA is just what you need for the Summer to Winter transition! ABV 5.3%

Winchester Wheat American Pale Wheat
Traditional American wheat beer, refreshing and easy drinking. ABV 5%

Mad River Pilsner Pilsner / German
Light and Crisp! The perfect easy drinking brew to float down the river with! ABV 4.5%

Kountry KolschKölsch
Light in color and malt character, this style is a refreshing drink with a hint of citrus & a crisp finish! ABV 4.5%

Cow Tippin Copper AlePale Ale / American
Great blend of malt and hops, smooth and refreshing for whatever the day brings, even if its some good old fashioned cow tipping! ABV 5.6%

Watermelon Patch Pilsner Pilsner / Other
Fresh watermelon from Sub Edge Farm gives our pilsner a refreshing twist! ABV 4.5%

You Did It!

The LRB would like to THANK ALL OF YOU for your incredible support of our Kickstarter Campaign! With the contributions made by family, friends, and all of our supporters, we have crushed our milestone goal of $15,000 and have closed our campaign by raising over $34,000 towards Winsted’s Brewery! This just shows the excitement and the commitment of everyone in helping to bring positive changes to Winsted! CHEERS TO ALL OF YOU!

What Happens at the Barn, Stays at the Barn

CT Brewers Guild “Support Local”

The LRB is also a proud member of the CT Brewers Guild! The CT Brewers Guild was founded in 2012 to help promote our local breweries as well support the member initiatives  that  support profitability, and increase the  awareness of the many CT breweries and legislative actions.

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 Johnson

Nils Johnson

Co-Founder, President

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.

Nathan Day

Nathan Day

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.

Matthew Day

Matthew Day

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

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