Author Archives: Bob DeZinno

Thursday, Sierra Nevada Tap Takeover And Homebrew Competition At Backstage, Torrington.

Tap Takeovers are becoming increasingly popular at Downtown Torrington’s BACKSTAGE. With 24 taps, General Manager /Beer Master Christopher Verrilli can always give a great craft brewery a few handles for a night… sometimes as many as 12! Thursday, March 29th’s event features 5 of Sierra Nevada’s best, and the brewery is recognizing the popularity ofContinue Reading

What’s a “Tap Takeover?”

Craft brew aficionados all around the state know the answer to that one. Gastropubs (restaurants or bars that take food AND beer seriously), will devote several of their taps to a particular brewery on a given day. BACKSTAGE* in Torrington is just such a place, and tonight, Thursday, November 3rd, they will be hosting aContinue Reading

Saturday Night At The Poli Club

by Bob DeZinno, publisher Five times each year, at least, I get to experience my very favorite nights out… dinner at the Poli Club followed by a Broadway show at Waterbury’s beautifully-restored Palace Theater. The Poli Club is named for Sylvestre Poli, the theatre impresario who brought the Poli Palace to Waterbury in 1922.Continue Reading