Raise your glass
“Never rash, never timid” is the motto of Cottrell Brewing Co. in Pawcatuck. Boy, they got that right! Inspired by the rich flavorful ales of Great Britain, this family-owned brewery produces a short list of outstanding brews with a New England touch. The flagship brew is an American amber ale. Of course, tasters will want to try a pale India ale, or a Czech-style pilsner. I was intrigued most by a Scotch Ale, inspired by Brewmaster Charlie Buffum’s historic discovery of Oliver Hazard Perry’s sunken ship, the Buffum says the “dark and stormy brew summons ... the mystery of things long lost in the bottom of the ocean.” Cottrell’s Barrel-Aged Series includes five unique beers.
COTTRELL BREWING CO.
100 Mechanic St., Pawcatuck, 860-599-8213 cottrellbrewing.com