Kinsmen Brewing Company is not a brewery, it’s a destination. Housed in the sprawling 19th century former Clark Brothers Bolt Company building, Kinsman features an enormous beer hall with a high “V”-shaped ceiling to add to spacious feel. A stone fireplace adds a touch of warmth to the industrial but inviting interior filled with exposed brick and beams, reclaimed lumber, pipes and other materials from the old factory. You can listen to live bands at one end of the tap room, shoot pool at the other and order food from Sauced, its own in-house pizzeria, anywhere in between. Better yet, hang out on the former loading dock that’s now a patio, stretching along part of the 85-mile the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail (a former rail line turn recreational path). You can quaff a fresh brew and watch many bikers, hikers and joggers pass by … or stop in for a quick liquid refreshment through the Kinsman’s own special gate.
Brothers-in-law Greg Caucci and Mike Brennan are the kin in Kinsmen Brewing Company. They opened shop in 2017 as the Kilted Kinsman before settling on the current name. They are committed to helping local businesses, artists and businesses and recently opened Clark Hall, a private banquet facility for weddings and other events to be held at the Kinsmen.