top ten reasons to take uber to little pub

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you know you’ve always wanted to try uber. here’s your chance.

 

 

top ten reasons to take uber to little pub

 

10: because all of your cool friends have already ubered

9:  because uber will give you a $30 credit towards your first ride.

8:  for guilt free texting while uber drives you around

7:  to experience that “uber car” smell

6: because taking the “metro” or “rail” (aka metro north) to the local station and then ubering to little pub is “very european”

5:  because we’ll give you a credit for a complementary palm beer

4: because the only taxi service that regularly runs on the post road or route 7 is called  “the bus”

3:  because door to door uber service means potential savings of $5,000 in legal fees

2:  no cold car seats

1:  because it turns out that “cos cob” is actually the native american term for “land of small parking lot”

 

practice safe rides this holiday season. take uber  to any little pub and your  ride, and your  palm draft, can be free. go to www.uber.com  and enter promo code: littlepub.   then tweet all about it on @uber_conn

 

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take uber to little pub, show your uber receipt to the manager on duty within 5 minutes of arrival,   and we’ll give you a credit towards a palm draft. 1 palm draft per uber car. must be redeemed same day.

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range rover? land rover? take uber on over

practice safe rides this holiday season. take uber to any little pub and your first ride, and your  palm draft, can be free. go to www.uber.com  and enter promo code: littlepub.   then tweet all about it on @uber_conn

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take uber to little pub, show your uber receipt to the manager on duty within 5 minutes of arrival,   and we’ll give you a credit towards a palm draft. 1 palm draft per uber car. must be redeemed same day.

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writing about beer is really, really hard

We used to write a beer article for a local magazine. Until we got fired. Well, in reality, we never got fired, they just stopped asking us to contribute. In retrospect it was a blessing in disguise. We like drinking beer, but writing about beer is actually pretty difficult (or boring). Think about it: how many different ways can you say “hoppy” or “malty” or , worse, “yeasty” before the  ADHD kicks in? There’s like.. maybe 6 ways to do it, So the articles would careen from topic to topic, front loaded with bad jokes, rock and roll references, and a never ending sophomoric (sophomoronic?) attempt to stick something outrageous* in there. (*We even got some hate mail. and that was pretty cool because it felt like we had arrived.)

Anyway, below are the first three paragraphs of the last unpublished article. It could have been our Mona Lisa if only they were more patient.

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In conjunction with the REDACTED  5th anniversary (and congratulations by the way)  REDACTED asked if I could write about my 5 favorite beers or the 5 best beers, or top 5 beers, or some variation of that top 5 theme. So I said sure, and then I procrastinated until deadline and finally sat down to try to put this monumental task to bed (and based on some mass email correspondence from our beloved editor, I get the feeling that several other REDACTED contributors behave this way) and realized that these subjective “top five”  lists are really hard to pull together, especially after going through a 6 week stretch this summer where the thought of even having a beer was oddly unappealing to me (it was however a really productive 6 weeks until all that clarity eventually became too much to bear), but finally, at the risk of violating every punctuation rule taught in high school freshman English in this sentence, I decided to write about the 5 most influential North American breweries.

And so, sure, any article on the most influential North American breweries has to include Budweiser and Miller. These were the founding fathers of North American brewing so they were influential in the same way the framers of the constitution were influential. But that said, there’s really not much else to write about there. And of course, by that reasoning, Boston Beer Company, brewers of the Sam Adams line of beers and ales, is probably the most  influential North American brewery over the past 20 years having paved the way for not only the expansion  the North American beer palate but also for the nationwide distribution of craft beers.

So while it might be a tempting rock and roll analogy (always a big fan of those, and sports analogies too. wondering when REDACTED will ask me to write about that). ) to look at  Budweiser/ Anheuser-Busch as the Beatles and Miller as the Rolling Stones, then by association  we can look at Boston Beer Company as Aerosmith building on the path set by the other two. That would be tempting, but considering that Anheuser-Busch and Miller are North American companies (or were before being taken over by foreign conglomerates) , a more apt analogy would probably be Budweiser as Elvis, and Miller as Jerry Lee Lewis, we can keep Boston Beer Company as Aerosmith (after all both were founded in Boston). In any event, the analogy is of high output outfits that dominated the marketplace and became large bloated behemoths that either got crushed under the weight of expectations or slowly faded into obscurity.  I guess we can put Grateful Dead in there as Coors, and KISS as Stroh’s (although KISS and Sam Adams probably share more DNA in terms of marketing and promotion).  Anyway the point is, how do you decide who gets in there? And look at who I’m leaving out. It’s impossible.

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see what i mean?

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if you like the grateful dead, you’ll “like” this. even if you don’t like beer.

 

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there’s a bunch more to this in a awful unedited state. maybe we’ll post it. in the meantime, check this out…

 

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from lascoffs to leeches to little pub. the strange but true story behind those bar signs.

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we get lots of questions at little pub greenwich about those backlit “chemicals” and “analyses” signs hanging above the bar.  questions like   “where did you get those?” or “why is analysis spelled wrong?”, “how did you do that?” or even “can you put the yankee game on?”

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maybe you bought a pack of pastilles there back in the 80's?

maybe you bought a pack of pastilles there back in the 80’s?

the signs came from the lascoff pharmacy on manhattan’s upper east side.  lascoff pharmacy was the first licensed pharmacy in new york and they were in business for over a century at the corner of lex and 85th. being the top pharmacy in new york city for a century meant they had their fair share  of celebrities as clients, although the only one people still talk about is  savador dali.

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even einstein shopped there

even einstein shopped there

dali used to buy live leeches there. for what? who knows? maybe he was going fishing for cod in the east river. anyway, that’s a topic for the dali at lascoff’s blogs (and boy howdy there are a ton of those!: forgotten new york  or clap for bacon or even the new york times and yelp! look, we can’t do all the research for you, but  if you google it you’ll see what we mean. fair warning:  it’s a black hole and you will lose the rest of your day up there.)

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anyway, when lascoffs closed in 2012  we managed to secure four of the five copper and milk glass panels from the original cupola (that’s another long, weird story).

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“chemicals” and “analyses” are of course proudly displayed above the little pub bar. “biologicals” and “cosmetics” are being restored and will soon occupy appropriate wall space in the little pub powder room foyer.

coming soon to a powder room near you

coming soon to a powder room near you

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who knows what happened to prescriptions. we have one of those up in wilton, but that came from a pharmacy in boston (more on that later. maybe).

so that’s the history on the signs. make sure to check them out on your next visit.

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10 car pile up takes out little pub wilton sign!

horrified onlookers and godzooky survey the damage

horrified onlookers survey the damage

a truck carrying 5 cars crashed into the little pub sign, demolishing the sign and damaging 4 other cars.

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no one was hurt, except for maybe some feelings. but the little pub sign was destroyed!

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luckily mark from classic sign and his team of bionic scientists were able to fix the damage and make the sign 6 million times better than it was.

the six million dollar sign. better, faster, stronger

better. faster. stronger

 

in somewhat unrelated news, the little pub lumber company took delivery of  some new reclaimed wood.

new reclaimed lumber in stock. call now for best selection.

call now for best selection!

 

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little pub lumber company

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little pub lumber company is now open for business

ever wonder where we get all that reclaimed wood for little pubs?

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well, we don’t go to the local wood-mart, we import it from the midwest.

but we’ve got to buy a lot to do that.

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so we took delivery of a truckload of amish hand hewn beams and barn siding

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and it’s not much fun to unload

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sadly we didn’t get the army truck. only the wood

anyway, even with our plans for little pub four (and maybe 5) underway we’ve still got extra, so if you wanted to build a mini little pub inside your house, or you’re just in the market for some hand hewn beams, send an email to lumber@littlepub.com to get a listing.

you don’t have to build a pub.

you could build stuff like this cool “shiver me timbers” pirate bench

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“shiver me timbers” pirate bench

or these awesome “beam me up scotty” tables

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beam me up scotty

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beam me up scotty ottoman

 

the only limit is your creativity, and you’re creative, so the sky’s the limit!

let’s talk. ok?

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ask for cartoons, you get cartoons

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lots more cartoons up on www.instagram.com/littlepub

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our 15 minutes of fame was 6 months ago

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now that 2014 is drawing to a close, we felt obligated to post that we won the Fairfield County Weekly readers poll for best pub in 2014.

We won this back in May but given that the wordpress was not wordpressing for a while, we’ve just now got around to publishing it.

Anyway, Daneen, Lars, Josh, and Devin got to go to a swell party with all sorts of free food and drinks where they had a lot of fun and blew off work the rest of the day.

 

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Well, thanks for the support! you can read all about it here.

http://www.ctnow.com/advocates/best-of/fairfield-county/restaurants/ctn-best-of-fairfield-2014-best-pub-food-20140521,0,412089.story

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gojira!

giphytesting ..testing.. is this thing on?

we’ve been completely neglecting the little pub blog. it wasn’t intentional, it just wasn’t working for..ummm.. like a hundred days and we couldn’t figure out how to fix it.

then finecloud interactive came along.

if you’re like us, meaning you have a bunch of godzilla gifs and old news to post but you’re not too savvy at getting WordPress to actually work, send  a note to dseften@finecloud.com . he did us a solid. he’ll do the same for you.

 

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new england brewing company beer dinner

new england brewing company little pub

join us for

new england brewing company beer dinner

hosted by new england brewing company’s

partner/head brewer matt westfall

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little pub ridgefield

five course beer pairing menu

$65 per person

april 1 2014 @ 7 pm

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elm city pilsner – field green salad with bacon jam-goat cheese crustini

668 golden belgian ale – mac and cheese eggrolls with smoked bacon aioli

ghandi bot double ipa – “brooklyn food truck” korean short rib tacos

premeditated murder or galaxy pale ale*- chick’nwaffles

coup beans coffee oatmeal stout – espresso stout tiramisu

*brewers pick, depending on what is ready.

 

matt will explain the flavor profile, ingredients, and brewing process for each beer

while also sharing stories about new england brewing company’s journey

to becoming one of the region’s most respected and beloved craft brewers.

please join us! email lars@littlepub.com

 

 

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