Updated: Feb 14, 2019
I enjoy visiting wineries, breweries and distilleries on my days off. There are so many in Connecticut and adjoining States now that it's easy to pick one. There are many more popping up all the time.
Connecticut has its Wine Trail (http://ctwine.com/) and Beer Trail (http://www.ctvisit.com/trail/beer), but many might be surprised to find that Connecticut is also a great producer of spirits (https://ctspiritstrail.com/).
The Hudson Valley is chock full of breweries, but their biggest claim to fame is their cideries, most of which are located within two hours of Greenwich, in the Catskills or in Dutchess County.
The many production facilities in the tri-State area are frequently located near some of the great eating destinations of the East Coast (winos love foodies, and vice-versa... dontcha know?) For example, there is a large aggregation of liquid manufacturers near Hyde Park and Poughkeepsie, where the Culinary Institute of America is located. Similarly, there are a large number of such establishments in Litchfield and New Haven, near the great restaurants of those counties.