Luppoleto Blog

Sip of sanity

Jul 31, 2020 This Sucks. Beer Helps. People Make it Better. Appreciation for You + Some Thoughts on the Importance of Ritual & Connection.

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Re opening... slowly, carefully

Jun 30, 2020 We are dipping our toe back into the Taproom business. Figuretively. There are no toes anywhere near your beer! We promise!

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Grazie di tutti cecelia

Jun 17, 2020 Thank You for Everything Cecelia / Gramma (Sep 1929 - Jun 2020)

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Takeout beer

Jun 2, 2020 UPDATED 7/3: We will continue to offer takeout orders online with a scheduled pickup time for a low-touch handoff. Limited taproom service has resumed...

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You + luppoleto + idle wilde printing

Tue, May 12, 2020

We've partnered with Hartford-based idleWilde Printing Co to help raise money for The CT Hospitality Employee Relief Fund and our team.

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Virus response & readiness

Fri, Mar 13, 2020

As we face the growing Pandemic some changes are ahead. Some are simple and practical, others are much more challenging...

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March events

Sun, Mar 1, 2020

I think Spring has sprung -- very much ahead of schedule. We have Live Music Twice & more on tap...

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Febtoberfest

Fri, Feb 7, 2020

How's Your February going? We're hoping to make it better with Pretzels, Maerzen, Food trucks, Game night, and more...

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Puerto rico earthquake relief

Wed, Jan 15, 2020

In these chaotic times, sometimes it helps just to give back -- even in a small way. We're collecting personal care items for PR

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Acoustic live music

Wed, Jan 8, 2020

Calling all acoustic performers! We are currently booking musical acts for 2020

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Hindsight + 2020 priorities

Mon, Dec 30, 2019

We've only been open 3 months, but we've come a long way! We're incredibly grateful for your support & eager for what's ahead!

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Ugly sweater toy drive + new beers

Wed, Dec 4, 2019

We have 2 new beers coming on this week + more details for our Ugly Sweater Toy Drive!

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Holiday hours & events

Fri, Nov 15, 2019

The Holiday Season is upon us. Here are our special hours & events in the next few weeks

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Introducing the prova series

Tue, Oct 29, 2019

Prova ('proof' in Italian) is our experimental series, where we explore the nooks & crannies on the edge & between styles

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Grand opening + ribbon cutting

Wed, Oct 2, 2019

Whew, we did it! Welcome one and all to Windsor Locks' own LUPPOLETO BREWERY & TAPROOM!

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We're ( soft) open. here's what to expect...

Fri, Sep 13, 2019

The Doors Are Finally Open To Welcome the Good People from Windsor Locks AND BEYOND! Here's some details...

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It's always stout season!

Tue, Aug 20, 2019

We helped brew a special batch of Imperial Stout at New England Brewing Co. in Woodbridge, CT to Raise Money for Smilow Cancer Hospital

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Closer to free

Mon, Aug 19, 2019

Part of our mission as a brewery is to make a positive impact in our community. One way we are doing that is through the Closer to Free Ride

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So close... you can almost taste it!

Fri, Jul 19, 2019

Everyone wants to know just one thing: when is Luppoleto Opening?? But first, we have some clarifying to do.

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The mugless club

Mon, May 20, 2019

What if you could get all the benefits of a mug club without ALWAYS drinking from a mug?

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Community hopyard project

Tue, May 7, 2019

We envision a day soon where you can sip Luppoleto beers among the hop bines. But until we can make that a reality, we need your help!

#connecticut grown #farming #our philosophy


Team craft beer

Mon, May 6, 2019

Our fearless leader, Jennifer and her sidekick James ride for Team Craft Beer which supports cutting-edge Cancer research & patient care.

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Growing hops at home

Wed, May 1, 2019

Want to grow hops at home? It's super easy, they look cool and you might get a free beer out of it!

#farming #connecticut grown


Lessons in patience

Wed, Mar 13, 2019

After 90 days of waiting for our TTB license, we've decided it's time to focus on the little things (while we wait)

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Beer hates heat

Fri, Mar 1, 2019

Heat makes all the bad beer things happen faster...a lot faster. And by heat we mean: room temperature!

#beer101


Beer hates light

Fri, Mar 1, 2019

Light causes hop compounds to skunk - that's generally a bad thing, unless you like the smell of skunk (which a lot of people do)

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Resilience i p a fundraiser

Sat, Dec 8, 2018

After the devistating California wildfires, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co rallied support from thousands of craft brewers...

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Windsor locks permit filed & approved!

Mon, Oct 15, 2018

[UPDATE: OUR SPECIAL USE PERMIT WAS APPROVED!] We have filed an application for a Special Use Permit with the Town which brings us another step closer to fresh local beer on Main Street in Windsor Locks!

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Brewing bacio beers

Tue, May 15, 2018

Bacio means 'kiss' in Italian but we've shoehorned it into an acronym for our brewing strategy, you know...for fun!

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Craft maltsters connecting local farmers & brewers

Sun, Apr 15, 2018

Building on the pioneering success of Valley Malt, The Thrall Family is Filling the Missing Link Between Grain & Glass for Connecticut Brewers

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Freshness matters

Thu, Mar 15, 2018

Your favorite Hazy IPA is about as perishable as milk. That's why we think small & local is the future of craft beer.

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Do you even haze bro?

Thu, Feb 15, 2018

We love hops. We enjoy many of the tremendous hazy IPAs available in the Northeast. But were not ready to put all our hops in that basket.

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Luppoleto the story behind the name

Mon, Jan 15, 2018

Not just the Italian word for hopyard, Luppoleto pays hommage to our craft beer journey.

#stories #farming #connecticut grown


False starts, part one

Sun, Jan 15, 2017

We were ready to move, we really were but then she asked us to buy all the equipment...for making breakfast: the only meal we did NOT plan to serve.

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Windsor locks adopts new brewing regulations!

Wed, Oct 12, 2016

The Planning & Zoning Commission in Windsor Locks adopted new brewery regulations which pave the way for our Taproom on Rt. 75

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The crowd at the gates

Thu, Sep 15, 2016

What goes into crafting the perfect gateway beer? More importantly, once they're at the gates, how do you get them to walk thru?

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How i got to brew at sierra nevada brewing co.

Mon, Aug 15, 2016

As we approach my 5 year Beer Campaversary it seems like a good time to revisit how I was afforded the privelge of a trip to Sierra Nevada Beer Camp in Chico.

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The wright nano hopyard

Mon, Feb 15, 2016

Established 2008 to evaluate the viability of very small scale hop farming in Connecticut. We learned the biggest problem was picking not growing.

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Just what we need... another brewery

Fri, Jan 15, 2016

Yes, another brewery will be opening soon. And it won't be the last. I know what you're thinking: why? We think every community needs a brewery

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Drink for yourself

Thu, Jan 15, 2015

Do you chase the grails? Do you scour the rating sites & comb thru top 10 lists? Do you pick something for it's 'Check In' appeal? Or do you drink what you like?

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Flavor awareness

Wed, Oct 15, 2014

I hear it all the time: 'You're a beer judge? I could never do that, I don't have a good palate'. While some have genetic advantages & disadvanteges, most people can learn to improve their palate.

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Thinking outside the glass

Fri, Feb 15, 2013

Beer is just a starting point; an intersection at which two otherwise unconnected people can meet and explore topics beyond beer.

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The tyranny of the rare

Tue, Jan 15, 2013

Rare is exciting. Rare transforms casual beer shopping into beer hunting. But there is a downside...

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