Counterweight Brewing

23 Raccio Park Rd, Hamden CT 06514

Our goal is to continuously honor long-held brewing traditions while exploring new and innovative methods to highlight each ingredient and delight your palate with every sip. We’ll delve into passion projects focused on wild yeast and wood aging, while continuing to evolve the definition of what a big, flavorful, hoppy beer can be. From beautiful, rustic Belgian ales and refined, sturdy German lagers to bright, hop-forward American IPA's, we will venture on an exciting odyssey of brewing. As we explore, we hope that you’ll join us.

Reservations


  Business Info

  • Address: 23 Raccio Park Rd, Hamden CT 06514
  • Cross Street: Sherman Ave.
  • Cuisine: American |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Brewery
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Other |
  • Parking: Street | Private Lot |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 2038217333
  • Features: Outdoor Seating, Takeout Available, Wheelchair Access, Free Wi-Fi,
  • Occasion: Meet for a Drink, Date Night,

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  Events & Special Hours

Day Before Thanksgiving
Nov. 25, 2020
All Day 1 p.m. - 9 p.m. |  

  Business Hours

Reservations Available

Monday
Patio | Closed
Tuesday
Patio | Closed
Wednesday
Patio | Closed
Thursday
Patio | All Day 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.  
Friday
Patio | All Day 1 p.m. - 9 p.m.  
Saturday
Patio | All Day noon - 9:30 p.m.  
Sunday
Patio | All Day 1 p.m. - 7 p.m.  

  F.A.Q.s

Frequently Asked Questions
While we cannot wait to see everyone's four-legged friends again, we are currently not allowing dogs onsite.
Due to current capacity restrictions we are not allowing anyone under the age of 21 onsite.
Please do not park in the to-go order designated spots or in the back of the building. You may park in the spaces across from the building in front of the grass. There is also street parking available. When you arrive for your reservation please remain in your car and call 203-745-5635 to let us know you have arrived and await further instruction.
When you arrive for your reservation please remain in your car and call 203-745-5635 to let us know you have arrived and await further instruction.
Please call us at 203-821-7333 if you will be late. If you need to cancel or need to make a modification to your reservation please do that via the link in your reservation confirmation email. Please arrive on time for your reservation. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to extend your reservation if you arrive late.
Please call us at 203-745-5635 if you are going to be late. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to extend your reservation if you arrive late, and will do our best to accommodate you.
In the event of inclement weather your reservation will be cancelled. We will do our best to notify you well in advance if we must close due to weather or any other unforeseen reason, and we will do our best to accommodate any reservation reschedule requests.
Yes! We have a small selection of wine, as well as local cider and bottled soda available.
Our current drink options can be found on our website here: https://www.counterweightbrewing.com/?page=taproom
The food truck schedule can be found on our website here: https://www.counterweightbrewing.com/?page=events
We are currently accepting credit / debit (American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa) payments.

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Customer Reviews & Ratings

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 09, 2020
Lauren G.

The outside seating is beautiful, and the service was great. Overall experience was amazing


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Nov 08, 2020
Tyler K.

Service was awesome and the patio was super spacious which is always a plus during Covid times for seating. All the beers I tried were real tasty as well! Would recommend to anyone and we will be back!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 26, 2020
Lauren L.

Absolutely amazing staff, atmosphere, & beer!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Oct 23, 2020
Patricia K.

One of my favorite places to go. Great job on the service, the patio, everything.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 20, 2020
Maire V.

Ee had a great experience at CounterWeight. Felt safe with all of the rules tey have in place for covid and the beer and service is awesome!!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 19, 2020
Kristen P.

I haven’t been out almost at all since March, but Counterweight made me feel safe. Everyone was socially distanced, in masks when not seated, and everything was cleaned in between. The BBQ food truck was delicious and the Everblooming IPA was awesome!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 6/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 06, 2020
Andrew K.

Great experience! Only complaint is the smell from the nearby business or dump that comes by when it's windy


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 06, 2020
Randi M.

Wonderful people, service, atmosphere, and the best beer!!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 19, 2020
The M.

Love Counterweight, its people, and its tasty offerings! Food truck was just OK.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Sep 19, 2020
Tyler C.

I had a great experience and the beer was really awesome.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Sep 11, 2020
Krystle S.

Awesome experience and great staff.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Sep 06, 2020
Chris C.

LOVE COUNTERWEIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 9/10
Sep 05, 2020
Joseph G.

A wonderful evening!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Aug 27, 2020
Steve L.

Counter Weight has the best beer and the best staff. Totally on top of COVID cleanliness.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 25, 2020
Lauren K.

The beer tenders were all very attentive and informative.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 23, 2020
Jen S.

It was so good to be back! Excellent service and so happy to catch up with everyone.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 23, 2020
Gwen P.

Great venue, beers and the staff were very friendly. I like the extra cleaning process they have with their restrooms. Can’t wait to come back!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 23, 2020
Sarah T.

Wonderful afternoon on the new patio! CW took every precaution to keep folks distanced and to keep their place clean, and the beers were great as always. Awesome food truck too! Thanks, CW!!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 22, 2020
Diane B.

They have taken all pandemic precautions and then some. They have gone above and beyond to make their guests feel comfortable While enjoying the brewery and beers. It was great to be back.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 22, 2020
jonathan v.

Awesome experience we will be back. It’s clear they’re taking precautions serious.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 22, 2020
Lisa M.

Love this place!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Aug 21, 2020
James V.

They took extra care and offered great service (and of course great beer). I expected nothing less from Counterweight! Highly recommend.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 21, 2020
Angelica D.

As soon as we got out of the car I smelled cleaning products which to me, during a global pandemic, is a good sign. Service and beer were excellent per usual. Food truck was delicious as well!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 14, 2020
Mark G.

It was awesome to get back to Counterweight for a fresh pour from the tap room and good food. As always the service team was very pleasant and welcoming. Greg, Michael and Tylor (a.k.a the velvet hammer) made sure it was a pleasant experience. Looking forward to going back and seeing the rest of the ten in the future.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 14, 2020
Kerry L.

Fantastic service and great beer selection!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 14, 2020
Christopher H.

The beer was fantastic and the server was super attentive and nice. The outdoor patio was very well designed.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 10, 2020
Glenn R.

Great place, fantastic people, spot on beer. Also love the wine and cider options too


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 10, 2020
Lisa M.

I absolutely love this place but furthermore they were not over crowded, extremely clean and very safe place to get out and hang for a few hours


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 10, 2020
Kevin T.

Pretty dang near perfect. I feel they waited the right amount of time before opening up for sit downs. This is why they remain my favorite brewery.


Overall: 10/10
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Aug 09, 2020
Patrick M.

Wonderful time. Can’t wait to go again.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Aug 08, 2020
Eric V.

Always a great and safe time at Counter Weight! The staff are top notch!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Aug 07, 2020
Brian F.

Amazing service!


Overall: 10/10
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Aug 07, 2020
Michael D.

GREAT to be back, already looking forward to the next visit


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 07, 2020
George T.

Best brewery in Connecticut


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 07, 2020
Peter R.

Great brew and Counter Weight crew treat you right


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 07, 2020
Taylor S.

They have always been a great spot to hang out, but I was SO impressed with the new protocol for COVID. They did a great job of still making people feel comfortable while communicating clear expectations for safety. It was much appreciated!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 06, 2020
Meghan P.

Day one of reopening was brilliant. I called the number as instructed, waited by my car to be signaled it was my turn to go inside, and was pointed to my designated table in a timely fashion. The food truck was on point and had a contactless menu via your cell phone. Draft options were plentiful and that too was an easy transaction. They coordinated the day wonderfully and I look forward to going back soon!


Overall: 9/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Oct 23, 2020
William P.

Did not have food. Everything else was great.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 5/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 20, 2020
Christine H.

You need to figure out what to do with your waste. At times, the smell was sickening!!! Otherwise, LOVED the beers I tried, and the patio is very nice. It’s clean, inviting and a perfect place to relax. Thank you!


Overall: 8/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 29, 2020
Michael K.

Some food trucks better than others. Was not fan of the Micro truck.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 14, 2020
MAtt K.

Whole patio area smelt like actual dirty diapers for some reason. Food truck, beer and waiter were magnificent.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 07, 2020
Suzanne W.

We were so glad you are open. The service was outstanding. Both from the person who greeted us and our server. We really felt safe and appreciated the sun shades. The only thing that negatively affected my rating is the smell of garbage. I don’t know where the dumpster was located but our table really got a strong wafting of this smell. The beer smelled good so we just had to keep drinking! Welcome back!


Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 6/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 10, 2020
Todd N.

It felt great to be back at our favorite brewery. However, there was a weird vibe in the air. It kind of felt like we were locked in a cage. The staff was great! Love those guys! The beer is always fantastic too. However, it just felt a little weird. My suggestion would be to add some more tables outside and open up the inside taproom with safe spacing between the tables. No bar service either. Table service only. Most of the other breweries have been using that format for a while and it seems to be working out great. You would only need one person at the door to control the amount of people. Sterilize tables between parties and have patrons wear masks when they are not seated in their areas (restroom break, etc.) Love Counterweight Brewing but would like to see them relax a little bit more. No issues have been reported at the other breweries so far so I think that this would be appropriate. Thanks!