Throwback to that time I was working in Connecticut and was able to make a small visit to Beer’d Brewing Company. After talking to the locals in Groton and consulting with my friend and New England beer scene expert Tish, this small brewery came highly recommended. The Stonington based micro-brewery is hidden inside a building along Bayview avenue that also houses many other small businesses. Once you find the Beer’d, you are welcomed by friendly servers who offer complimentary tasters of all the beers on tap. Being the West Coast Hop head that I am, it was no surprise that my palate wanted a pint of their Nelson hopped Imperial IPA, Hobbit Juice.