The history of Hartford’s newest brewery is steeped in hops and local history. Tales tell of a mystical dog that roams the ridges of the Hanging Hills just south of this city. One sighting portends elation, the second, existential dread, and the third, certain death. While the dogs at Hanging Hills Brewing Co. hold no such power over the patrons, the beers do hold a certain unplaceable mystique.

Hanging Hills’s tasting room is open to the public on Thursday 5-8 pm, Friday 4-8 pm, Saturday 12-8 pm and Sunday 12-6 pm. Come out for the unique and refreshing brews, the adorable dogs or the many events and concerts.

Photos lovingly borrowed from Hanging Hills.