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Hops Newington Out of Business

bmgsmg72 Nov 22, 2009 08:04 PM

Just saw it on the news. I really liked hops very reasonable pricing and good food.

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    ratbuddy RE: bmgsmg72 Nov 23, 2009 05:24 AM

    You gotta be kidding. We JUST rediscovered the place a few weeks ago, I posted a good review of them here. 2 entrees, an app, and 3 pints for $33 after tax? Plus the food was great.. Damn, that's a shame. Was going to go on Saturday but didn't make it. Now I really wish we had.

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      bmgsmg72 RE: ratbuddy Nov 23, 2009 12:04 PM


      heres a link about hops

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        Bette RE: ratbuddy Nov 28, 2009 12:24 PM

        I just discovered it, too! Damn shame!

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        JayCT RE: bmgsmg72 Nov 24, 2009 10:27 AM

        There is a comment on the bottom of the nbcconnecticut.com linnk that says someone is buying the Hops location and turning it into a locally owned brew pub. It says the same management, staff and setup and will be opened in December. Should be interesting. Jay

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          ratbuddy RE: JayCT Nov 24, 2009 11:39 AM

          Awesome. Hopefully the food stays as good and cheap as it was, although that might be why they shut down..

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            LStaff RE: JayCT Nov 25, 2009 05:37 AM

            Someone mentiond on BeerAdvocate that the new owner's name was Carson. Then someone speculated that maybe it was Carlson as in Carlson Craft Brewery that recently started up and shut down in CT. If so, that would mean a remarkable improvement in the beer.

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              ratbuddy RE: LStaff Nov 25, 2009 07:26 AM

              Couldn't be that much better. Hops made a great light beer.

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                LorenV RE: LStaff Nov 25, 2009 08:12 AM

                LStaff is right, this time. When the brewer at all 3 locations in CT was Todd...Sullivan? the beers were good to excellent. But ownership forced changes made him leave due to the "watering down", so to speak, of his beers. I never went back to any of them with the new guy but I didn't hear any rave reviews so...

                Hopefully it can exit the corporate mandated rules and start anew with better beer.

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                  kattyeyes RE: LStaff Dec 13, 2009 02:55 PM

                  While driving by on the pike yesterday, we noticed a big sign out front reads:
                  CARSON'S COMING SOON!

                  But notice Car*L*son is a different person. Hmmmmm. Any new info? Here is Andrew Carlson.



                  I remember distinctly the sign read "Carson" (like Johnny Carson, that's what I told myself to remember and report back). The plot thickens, eh? :) Can't wait to see what this new place is all about.

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                    kattyeyes RE: kattyeyes Dec 17, 2009 05:37 AM

                    Noticed a mention of Carson's in another forum (non-food, even!). See here. Should be opening very soon if what we're all hearing is right!

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