Connecting with our guests and our communities is a big part of what makes us successful. We do our best to become a real part of the lives of our guests, and genuinely care about the things that make them happy; both in our spaces and outside of them. Each of our locations sponsors local sports teams, and participates in community events and fundraisers. Our people are what make us, and we couldn't be more proud to have our name on these shirts!
McLadden's Northampton is here to make "Hump Day" a little more bearable, by featuring a specialty brew each week!
Wednesdays can be a bear. Sandwiched between two weekends, many find themselves restless come "hump day." Seeing our guests feeling the Wednesday blues is never fun, and the team in Northampton has decided to do something about it. Steve, Phil, Heather, and the rest of the crew have unearthed some treasures from the corners of their beer cooler, (it's pretty impressive; next time you're in, check out the glass window in the basement and your mind will be blown!) and have decided to share a special gem each Wednesday. They have some pretty awesome stuff to share this month! The schedule is as follows:
July 1st: Blue Point Brewing Hoptical Illusion Cask with Amarillo and Grapefruit
July 8th: Von Trapp Brewing Golden Helles
July 15th: Jack's Abby Hopstitution Cask
July 22nd: Firestone Walker 2014 Stickee Monkey
July 29th: Firestone Walker 2013 Sucaba
On June 23rd, we participated in the Girl Scouts of America's annual "Fork it Over" event, held at The Delaney House in Holyoke Massachusetts. Our Executive Chef Dan was tasked with creating a "savory" dish out of something very sweet; Girl Scout cookies! Dan took on the challenge like a champ, and deep fried coconut shrimp to order, incorporating crushed Samoa cookies into his batter. We didn't take first place, but we did get a People's Choice 2nd place nod! The money raised through ticket sales, raffles, and donations will be used to send young ladies to summer camp, to learn and explore with the Girl Scouts of America. We were pleased and proud to stand alongside so many other amazing chefs and restaurants supporting such a great cause. Thanks to The Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts for allowing us to be a part of something so great!
Our Beverage Director JD, (often affectionately referred to as a "total beer geek",) reached out to one of the coolest breweries in Connecticut and they invited him, and some very lucky members of our management team, down to Bristol for a tour and private tasting. The day was grand; Cone Flakes straight from the tank, cracking open some experimental beers, checking out their sweet mode of transport, and making some great new friends. Today marks our first delivery, and we'll start tapping kegs Monday of next week. We are pleased and proud to bring their product into our CT spaces, and we have our fingers crossed that they'll enter the MA market soon!
We are proud to welcome NoRA Cupcake Company to McLadden's! Carrie Carella spent a good deal of years behind the bar before opening NoRA's in Middletown, CT, and it shows... Her cakes are anything but traditional, and nothing short of amazing. With a penchant for infusing cupcakes with beer and booze, and coming up with over the top flavor combinations, NoRA's is a perfect fit for a craft beer bar and gastropub. Fresh cupcakes will be on hand daily, and special flavors will roll out every Wednesday. Have one with us after dinner, or stop by the pub for a brew and take one home for later!
McLadden Restaurant Group, winner of numerous Best Of Awards for trivia has partnered with the nation's number 1 trivia company, Geeks Who Drink, to bring the best trivia experience to all of our locations. Come on down and play!
Monday: Northampton MA
Tuesday: West Hartford CT & Simsbury CT
Thursday: Hampden MA
Geeks Who Drink host pub trivia quizzes at over 550 pubs and restaurants all over the US. Their quiz is a collective effort of dozens of quizmasters, writers, fact-checkers, graphic designers and artists.
They have been featured in Wired, Entrepreneur, Attack of the Show, countless newspapers & weekly papers, and have won tons of Best Of awards all over the country.
$40 plus tax & gratuity
Fathers Day, Sunday, June 21 2015. 1pm Northampton
First Course: Mixed green salad with walnuts, blackberries and a honey bourbon vinaigrette
Second Course: Bourbon french toast with a bacon weave
Third Course: Onion and grana padding rösti with over easy egg, sriracha bbq pulled salmon and sour cream
Fourth Course: Bourbon Bread Pudding
Bourbons To Include:
Hillrock Solera Aged Bourbon
TAP 357 Maple Rye
Lost Prophet Orphan Barrel
Willett Cask Strength 2 year Aged Rye
$55, plus tax & gratuity.
McLadden's in Hampden will be hosting a special
5 Course Craft Beer Gastro Dinner
designed by Executive Chef Dan Henneberger
on Wednesday, June 10th @ 6pm
Each course will be paired with a selection from
Founders Brewing Company, one of America's top-ranked
breweries. Founders' very own John Abercrombie will be
in the house, and Chef Dan will be turning it up a notch by
cooking with some of these outstanding brews!
Spring salad with candied walnuts, goat cheese and
orange slices dressed with a Rübaeus vinaigrette
paired with Dry Hopped Pale Ale APA, 5.4 % abv
Centennial IPA battered fish tacos
with grilled chorizo and chipotle ranch slaw
paired with All Day IPA American IPA, 4.7% abv
Lobster filled ravioli in fresh herb and
IPA infused drawn butter
paired with Red's Rye IPA Rye Beer, 6.6% abv
Braised beef short ribs with mushroom risotto
and roasted asparagus
paired with Porter American Porter, 6.5% abv
Big Lushious Imperial Stout cupcake with
Rübaeus cream cheese frosting and
a Big Lushious ganache Filling
paired with Big Lushious Imperial Stout, 7.8% abv
Today is the day. Online Tickets are SOLD OUT! but.... We have a VERY limited supply of tickets available at the pub tonight. Tapping at 6pm. In addition to Founders CBS & KBS our draught line up includes: Founders Blushing Monk, Against The Grain Citra Ass Down, Lawson's Super Session & New England Supernaut! DO NOT MISS OUT! #foundersbrewing, #lawsonsfinest, #nebrewco
ON TAP MONDAY: THREE FROM THE TREE!
McLadden’s will be tapping three – that’s right, THREE! – phenomenal brews from Monson’s very own Tree House Brewing Company! Joins us at our Massachusetts pubs in both Hampden and Northampton as we introduce two brand-spanking new offerings along with a chocolate-heavy batch of That’s What She Said!
PRESENT MOMENT American Pale Ale, 5.4% ABV
A new American Pale Ale brewed with buckets (literally) of Southern Hemisphere hops. Pours a gorgeous hazy yellow in the glass & gives off aromas of juicy fruit gum, pineapple, & passionfruit. The flavors follow suit with a big punch of young pineapple, grapefruit, & orange rind, even a bit of cantaloupe. A vibrant beer...Subsist in the moment!
LIGHTS ON American Pale Ale, 5.6% ABV
A modern American Pale Ale brewed to celebrate a new beginning at Tree House! Pours a gorgeous hazy orange in the glass, releasing an aroma filled with a bounty of sweet fresh fruit. Tastes of papaya, guava, & mango - a fresh and distinctive flavor profile that’s wholly Tree House. Buoyed by a soft & fluffy mouth-feel, Lights On is a delight to drink. We’re excited to share it with you!
THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID Milk Stout, 5.6% ABV
A sneakily complex beer, "TWSS" exhibits flavors of milk chocolate, dark roasted coffee, caramel, & even a hint of smoke. It is absolutely loaded with flavor for a 5.6% beer, & the inclusion of Lactose takes the edge off of the dry, roasty notes found in a typical stout. The adult chocolate milk shake. . . with this batch being very chocolate heavy! A beer that is notorious for converting ‘pale’ beer lovers to the dark side!