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:  3-9PM
Thursday: 12-9PM
Friday: 12-9PM
Saturday: 12-9PM
Sunday: 12-7PM

The Singing Sliders

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

BBQ By Chris

Thursday, July 2, 2020


Friday, July 3, 2020

Rapid Rescue Lemon – Aid

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Cousins Maine Lobster

Sunday, July 5, 2020


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

Jeff Blaney – LIVE!

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

It’s a digital album release party! Purchase the new album between now and July 1st, show your proof of purchase and be entered to win an Little Red Barn Brewers gift basket, valued at $250. And for fun, during his performance Wednesday, tell you server YOU LOVE JEFF and receive a special surprise.

To download Jeff’s digital album, CLICK HERE!


Raggie Rye

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Introducing our “Raggie” beer series.  What’s a Raggie? Not sure, but it’s damn good beer! Please welcome our Raggie Rye! This American wheat beer has a hearty dose of rye malt. And at 5%, it’s an easy drinker and a great summer choice!

Open MIC!

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Join our local legend, Kevin Lemere, as we bring back Open MIC! 
Come on down and show us what you got!

AXE Throwing

Friday, July 3, 2020

It might be our birthday but you are getting the gift. There is no charge for this event! To learn more, CLICK HERE!

Dead Dawgs – LIVE!

Friday, July 3, 2020

The Dead Dawgs return to the brewery to celebrate our ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY – come join the fun!

Slim & St. George – LIVE!

Friday, July 4, 2020

Michael St George may be best known as a fiery Blues guitarist, but he’s got a lot more to offer than just that. Accompanied by River City Slim on harp and vocals, Slim & St. George present a diverse repertoire that runs the gamut from Neil Young to Bob Dylan, with several stops along the way for the Blues.

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

Raggie Rye –
This American wheat beer has a hearty dose of rye malt and at 5% it’s an easy drinker and a great summer choice. ABV 5%

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%

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

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

Everyman’s Porter Porter – American
This robust porter is very easy drinking with all the flavor of a classic porter, perfect for everyman (or woman)! ABV 4.8%

Roll in The Hay Double IPA – ImperialDouble
Our double IPA is loaded with Chinook and Amarillo hops that pack a punch! Don’t Roll in the Hay without it. ABV 8.1%

Mad River Pilsner – A light beer, lightly hopped, with a classic pilsner taste. Float down the river with this crisp relaxer! ABV 4.5%

Edgeworks IPA – Simcoe and Citra hops make up this hop forward session IPA! ABV 4.3%

Coconut PorterPorter – Other
The Barn’s Everyman’s Porter with an added hint of coconut! ABV 4.8%

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

Squire’s TavernOld Ale
A hand crafted colonial beer inspired and enjoyed by our forefathers! ABV 6.6%

I’ll Have A Nutter Brown AleAmerican
Deep Amber brown ale, easy drinker and light on the palate! It’s begs for another pint! ABV 5.5%

Cream of the Crop – Cream Ale
This American beer is mild and smooth with almost no bitterness and a refreshing finish. Don’t settle for any Cream Ale, drink the Cream Of The Crop! ABV 5.5%

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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