At Kilted Kinsmen, our mission is to become a valued member of our local community, and beyond, by providing an incredible selection of handcrafted beer to the merriment and joy of those we are fortunate enough to meet. To provide an establishment noble enough for our fellow kinsmen to engage in, and celebrate, meaningful conversation.
Our taproom shall be a place to support local artists, musicians, farms and businesses alike. A place for you to feel welcome because you’ll be among fellow kinsmen.
Our Taproom’s History
Our building, formerly known as the Clark Brothers Bolt Company, was founded in 1854 by brothers William, Henry and Charles Clark. Today, it is completely renovated and restored, with careful detail to preserve its rich history and heritage. It sits along the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail which extends from Yale in New Haven all the way to Northampton, Massachusetts. You can spot lots of people enjoying the paved trail all year long.
You can even walk, run, bike, rollerblade and skip directly to our taproom from the rail trail using our own convenient gate.
Meet the Founders
Greg hails from the business world where he has consistently climbed the ranks in his industry due to his work ethic and competitive drive. He is taking that same passion and applying it to the brewery where he hopes he can provide an environment to foster great times and the best handcrafted artisan ales this side of the Mississippi.
Bruce brings a professional experience to Kinsmen Brewing. With a branding and entrepreneurial background, he applies all that he has learned through his long experiences in art, marketing and advertising to help make the brewery a special place to enjoy a handcrafted brew. His passion for the craft brewing industry is second to none.
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