Counterweight Brewing

23 Raccio Park Rd, Hamden CT 06514

$25 - $50

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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  Business Hours

Reservations Available

Monday
Closed - Downstairs Taproom
Closed - Patio
Closed - Upstairs Taproom
Tuesday
Closed - Downstairs Taproom
Closed - Patio
Closed - Upstairs Taproom
Wednesday
Closed - Downstairs Taproom
Closed - Patio
Closed - Upstairs Taproom
Thursday
All Day - Downstairs Taproom 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.  
All Day - Patio 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.  
All Day - Upstairs Taproom 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.  
Friday
All Day - Downstairs Taproom 1 p.m. - 9 p.m.  
All Day - Patio 1 p.m. - 9 p.m.  
All Day - Upstairs Taproom 1 p.m. - 9 p.m.  
Saturday
All Day - Downstairs Taproom noon - 9:30 p.m.  
All Day - Patio noon - 9:30 p.m.  
All Day - Upstairs Taproom noon - 9:30 p.m.  
Sunday
All Day - Downstairs Taproom 1 p.m. - 7 p.m.  
All Day - Patio 1 p.m. - 7 p.m.  
All Day - Upstairs Taproom 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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What's on Tap

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Customer Reviews & Ratings

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 27, 2021
John V.

Counterweight is awesome!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 08, 2021
Christopher M.

Second time. First time was so good, came back. Great beers, good food truck, and friendly service.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 03, 2021
Alan O.

Pizza was decent. Beers were amazing. Would be nice to have 2 hours instead of 1.5.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jan 27, 2021
Karen R.

We love coming here! Thank you for making it a safe and wonderful experience :)


Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 24, 2021
Pete B.

Great staff, great service, great beer!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 30, 2020
Todd N.

Love CW! Great staff and beer. Glad to see that their taprooms are open!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 26, 2020
Mark G.

I’m biased as this is my favorite brewery. The staff makes the experience as well as the quality product coming out of the brewery.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 25, 2020
Eric V.

Amazing beer, wonderful staff, inviting atmosphere, lovely music every time, and great food trucks and other food options!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Dec 25, 2020
Lisa M.

Always an awesome time!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Dec 05, 2020
Mark J.

Truly great care service and communication from the start. Truly great crew. Biggest thanks.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Nov 29, 2020
Lisa M.

Always a great time!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 24, 2020
Gene T.

During this crazy times they were fabulous, the cleaning was none stop, great job


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 10, 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
Ambiance: 10/10
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
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 27, 2020
Lauren L.

Absolutely amazing staff, atmosphere, & beer!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
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
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 21, 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
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
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 07, 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 07, 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
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 19, 2020
Tyler C.

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


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

Awesome experience and great staff.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 07, 2020
Chris C.

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


Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Sep 06, 2020
Joseph G.

A wonderful evening!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
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
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 26, 2020
Lauren K.

The beer tenders were all very attentive and informative.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 24, 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 24, 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
Ambiance: 10/10
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
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 22, 2020
Lisa M.

Love this place!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 22, 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 22, 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 15, 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
Ambiance: 10/10
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
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 09, 2020
Patrick M.

Wonderful time. Can’t wait to go again.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
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
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 08, 2020
Brian F.

Amazing service!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 08, 2020
Michael D.

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


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 08, 2020
George T.

Best brewery in Connecticut


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 08, 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: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Feb 28, 2021
Richard U.

Great Taco truck for food that evening. Beer was very tasty