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New brewery opens in Hartford

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Hartford's brewery boom has continued with another opening Thursday,

The Hog River Brewery opened in the Parville section of the city.

The brewery opened at noon and will be open until 8 p.m. tonight.

Owner Ben Braddock began as a home brewer but became a professional brewer nine years ago.

The brewery will have many different styles, with a specialty of German Kolsh ale specialty. 

There are five house-brewed beers available as well as hard ciders, wines and cold-brewed coffee.

The building occupies the former Hartford Rubber Works building.

There is seating available for 75 people and standing room for 150.

Braddock said although the demand for smaller breweries is high, the competition is growing.

Braddock hopes the city will become a known place for beer lovers.

"The more people that come into the city, the better it's gonna be so people can spend a day here in the city. Now they can go to city steam, hanging hills, they can come to Hog River they can make a day out of it," said Braddock.

Hog River is the second new brewery to open in the city this summer.

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