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We Want Beer!

Into the warming up weeks until St-Pat’s… Get your dinner reservations in early!  860.767.1776

Meanwhile, every Monday we stage our protest against Prohibition by raising our glasses of ale and beer and singing “Drink Good Ale!”  Come join the movement!

Groundhog Day!!

What… again???

Groundhog-Playing-a-Saxophone--91969By the time you appear in town for the Gris, Essex Edwina should be at her post at the town’s “silent policeman” and you’ll pass her as you make your way down to join us for another installment in our Sea Music evenings.  The parade will have already happened and hopefully she’ll still be there.  But we’ll be there, at least in part, and if you’re in town come down a pint or two and join us!



Oh Griswold tree, oh Griswold tree…

Asked by a couple of fans to repost this…

Oh Griswold Tree, Oh Griswold TreeGriswold Tree
Upon the coal stove eternally.
Oh Griswold Tree, Oh Griswold Tree
A relic from antiquity
For Christmastide and St-Patrick’s spray
For Mother’s and for Groundhog Day
Oh Griswold Tree, Oh Griswold Tree
In every tap room photo be!

(Jos. Morneault – Noel 1997)




Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, Festive Festivus…

A JOYOUS holiday season to every one of you!  We WILL be at our regular Gris show on Monday the 26th and we will celebrate our holiday then.  Come dressed for the occasion, wear that ugly sweater you have nowhere else to show, come raise a glass with us!  This year has been less than stellar so let’s cheer it away with hopes for a better one!

Last Monday Before Christmas!

We’re celebrating our Christmas on Monday the 26th – St-Stephen’s Day for those in the know; Boxing Day for everyone else.  But Monday the 19th is still our regular show… Just starting a tad later to give room to the wandering carolers spreading Christmas cheer to the diners!  Looking forward to seeing you!

GPSCY Takes The Sea.

Saturday night, from 9 to midnight, we will be playing our New Haven venue of the Gryphon Pub at GPSCY – part of the Yale Campus, New Haven.  This will be a good place for our New York fan base (and there’s a LOT of you!) to come see us without doing the whole drive to Essex, CT!  Cash only bar but a delicious array of beer and such for you to imbibe as you join us in song!

Cliff’s Birthday!

On Monday the 5th, come on down to wish and sing Cliff a most happy of birthdays!

8 Dec 2014 - in honour of Cliff's birthday - The Gris dragged out the promotional poster for Cliff from the early 1970s.  Photo by Abby Southworth.

8 Dec 2014 – in honour of Cliff’s birthday – The Gris dragged out the promotional poster for Cliff from the early 1970s. Photo by Abby Southworth.