Tap Highlights 1/20/17

Tap Highlights

(Note that this list is accurate based on online tap lists provided by the respective establishment.  You should always call ahead to confirm a particular beer is still available before making a special trip!)

  • Ginger Man (Boston): Firestone Walker – XX Anniversary Ale (Strong Ale)
  • LuLus (Boston): Almanac –Farmer’s Reserve Blueberry (AWA)
  • Stoddards (Boston): Avery – Uncle Jacob’s (Imperial Stout)
  • Stoddards (Boston): Goose Island – Bourbon County Brand Stout ’16 (Imperial Stout)
  • Stoddards (Boston): Upland – Raspberry Lambic (AWA)
  • Tip Tap Room (Boston): Almanac – Farmer’s Reserve Nectarine (AWA)
  • Lord Hobo (Cambridge): Dogfish Head – 120 Minute Ale (DIPA)
  • Nightshift (Everett): Fluffy (IPA)

If you spot any other gems while out and about this weekend, please let us know what you find!

– Dana

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Tap Highlights 1/13/17

Tap Highlights

(Note that this list is accurate based on online tap lists provided by the respective establishment.  You should always call ahead to confirm a particular beer is still available before making a special trip!)

  • Brewer’s Fork (Boston): The Bruery – So Happens It’s Tuesday (Imperial Stout)
  • Bukowski (Boston): Kent Falls – Horse Mask Party (Pale Ale)
  • Ginger Man (Boston): Central Waters – Brewer’s Reserve Bourbon Barrel Barleywine (Barleywine)
  • LuLus (Boston): Wormtown –Be Hoppiest (DIPA)
  • Row 34 (Boston): Crooked Stave– Petite Sour Passionfruit (AWA)
  • Stoddards (Boston): Allagash – Émile (AWA)
  • Stoddards (Boston): Avery – Uncle Jacob’s (Imperial Stout)
  • Stoddards (Boston): Goose Island – Bourbon County Brand Stout ’16 (Imperial Stout)
  • Stoddards (Boston): Upland – Raspberry Lambic (AWA)
  • Tip Tap Room (Boston): Almanac – Farmer’s Reserve Nectarine (AWA)
  • The Publick House (Brookline): Gueuzerie Tilquin – Gueuze Tilquin (Gueuze)
  • The Publick House (Brookline): Trillium – Permutation 7 (AWA)
  • Nightshift (Everett): Fluffy (IPA)
  • Five Horses (Somerville): Maine Beer Co – Lunch (IPA)
  • Joshua Tree (Somerville): Goose Island – Halia (Saison)
  • Branchline (Watertown): Deciduous – Lambent (Berliner)

If you spot any other gems while out and about this weekend, please let us know what you find!

– Dana

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Tap Highlights 1/6/17

Tap Highlights

(Note that this list is accurate based on online tap lists provided by the respective establishment.  You should always call ahead to confirm a particular beer is still available before making a special trip!)

  • Brewer’s Fork (Boston): Avery – Uncle Jacob’s Stout (Imperial Stout)
  • Bukowski (Boston): Lawson’s – Super Session #2 (Pale Ale)
  • Ginger Man (Boston): The Bruery – So Happens It’s Tuesday (Imperial Stout)
  • LuLus (Boston): Dogfish Head – 120 Minute (DIPA)
  • Row 34 (Boston): Crooked Stave– Petite Sour Rosé (AWA)
  • Stoddards (Boston): Allagash – Emile (AWA)
  • Stoddards (Boston): Avery – Uncle Jacob’s (Imperial Stout)
  • Stoddards (Boston): Goose Island – Bourbon County Brand Stout ’16 (Imperial Stout)
  • Stoddards (Boston): Maine Beer Company – Lunch (IPA)
  • Stoddards (Boston): Upland – Raspberry Lambic (AWA)
  • Tip Tap Room (Boston): Almanac – Farmer’s Reserve Nectarine (AWA)
  • The Publick House (Brookline): Gueuzerie Tilquin – Gueuze Tilquin (Gueuze)
  • The Publick House (Brookline): Trillium – Permutation 7 (AWA)
  • Joshua Tree (Somerville): Goose Island – Bourbon County Brand Barleywine (Barleywine)
  • Branchline (Watertown): Deciduous – Lambent (Berliner)

If you spot any other gems while out and about this weekend, please let us know what you find!

– Dana

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Tap Highlights 12/30/16

Tap Highlights

(Note that this list is accurate based on online tap lists provided by the respective establishment.  You should always call ahead to confirm a particular beer is still available before making a special trip!)

 

  • Brewer’s Fork (Boston): Avery – Uncle Jacob’s Stout (Imperial Stout)
  • Ginger Man (Boston): The Bruery – Barrel Aged 7 Swans-a -Swimming (Quad)
  • LuLus (Boston): Maine Beer Company – Lunch (IPA)
  • Row 34 (Boston): Hanssens – Oudbeitje (Lambic)
  • Row 34 (Boston): Lost Abbey – Cuvée de Tomme (American Wild Ale)
  • Tip Tap Room (Boston): Almanac – Farmer’s Reserve Nectarine (American Wild Ale)
  • The Publick House (Brookline): Gueuzerie Tilquin – Gueuze Tilquin (Gueuze)
  • Lord Hobo (Cambridge): The BruerySo Happens It’s Tuesday (Imperial Stout)
  • Joshua Tree (Somerville): Goose Island – Halia (Saison)
  • Branchline (Watertown): TrilliumFort Point Pale Ale (Pale Ale)

If you spot any other gems while out and about this weekend, please let us know what you find!

Cheers to a great weekend, and Happy almost New Years!

– Dana

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Trillium’s Original, Fort Point Location Will be Relocating in 2017

Trillium BrewingEarlier today in what could very well be the last update of 2016, Esther Tetreault, co-founder of Trillium Brewing took to the email list to send a small update to everyone amidst what has been a very busy year for the brewery.

The letter doesn’t divulge too much but does reflect on the fact that their second location in Canton is turning a year old and that their dream of opening an estate brewery in Stonington, CT are still very much a dream at this point. More importantly, the update also divulges that they’ll be relocating their original and now very much outgrown, original location in Fort Point to another spot nearby. They haven’t said where yet but the new location is apparently under agreement and things will be moving forward next year.

Please find the update below:

I think it was just about 2 years ago that I said “So we’re building another brewery. Holy shit.”

As we celebrate the anniversary of our first year in Canton and look forward to a new year, I’m beyond thrilled to share that we have another expansion in process. We are working on plans to relocate our Boston brewery!

More details will come, but we have a new space under agreement in our Fort Point neighborhood. For now let’s just say that there will be more of everything: more beer, (way) more space, and more fun (but still no dedicated parking…sorry, just not possible in downtown Boston).

What’s that? You heard something about a farm in Connecticut? For now we’re just looking and dreaming. A project like this requires a ton of planning and due diligence and JC and I are not people who do anything on a whim (oh wait…except maybe opening that first brewery…) We need to make sure we have the right space, in a town and community that will welcome and support us, and can make it easy for all of our fans to visit. At this point we’ve made no commitments.

Some may say “Slow down, Trillium! You’re going too fast!” But remember…these things don’t happen overnight. It took us almost 2 years to open Trillium. Then we spent a year finding our Canton location and another year building the brewery. That farm? The farmhouse brewery was our original dream long before we even built our first home on Congress Street. It would be at minimum a two year project and we don’t even have a farm yet. But it sure is fun to keep planning and dreaming.

Our new Boston brewery will be a long-awaited expansion for all of us: for me and JC to take one step closer to sharing our ultimate vision of Trillium; for our resourceful production team who spent over a year brewing with a converted dairy tank; for our kickass retail team who crush service every day behind that bar in 400 square feet; and especially for you…all of our fans who have waited in the rain in lines that sometimes curled down Congress, past Lucky’s on to A Street!

Thank you for supporting us on this wild ride! #teamtrillium is super excited for what’s to come…stay tuned for more details and have a happy and healthy new year!

Cheers!

Esther
@mrstrillium

Stay tuned for more updates once we find out more and in the interim you can visit Trillium at the following two locations: 369 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210 and 110 Shawmut Rd, Canton, MA 02021.

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Tap Highlights 12/9/16

Tap Highlights

(Note that this list is accurate based on online tap lists provided by the respective establishment.  You should always call ahead to confirm a particular beer is still available before making a special trip!)

  • Lulus (Boston): Deciduous – Lambent (Berliner)
  • Stoddards (Boston): Goose Island – Gillian (Farmhouse)
  • Tip Tap Room (Boston): Grimm – Super Spruce (Gose)
  • Nightshift Brewing (Everett): Aloha Weisse (Berliner)
  • Nightshift Brewing (Everett): Mainer Weisse (Berliner)
  • Nightshift Brewing (Everett): Nectar Weisse (Berliner)
  • Nightshift Brewing (Everett): Pomona Weisse (Berliner)
  • Nightshift Brewing (Everett): Bramble Weisse (Berliner)
  • Joshua Tree (Somerville): Goose Island – Bourbon County Brand Stout ’13 (Stout)
  • Joshua Tree (Somerville): Goose Island – Bourbon County Brand Stout ’16 (Stout)
  • Joshua Tree (Somerville): Goose Island – Bourbon County Brand Barleywine (Barleywine)
  • Olde Magoun’s Saloon (Somerville): Founders – Lizard of Koz (Stout)
  • Branchline (Watertown): Upland – Kiwi Lambic (Wild)

Joshua Tree and Nightshift appear to be killing it this weekend.  What are people’s thoughts about Bourbon County this year on tap?  If you spot any other gems while out and about this weekend, please add them in the comments!

Cheers to a great weekend!

– Dana

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Tap Highlights 12/2/16

Tap Highlights

(Note that this list is accurate based on online tap lists provided by the respective establishment.  You should always call ahead to confirm a particular beer is still available before making a special trip!)

  • Row 34 (Boston): Upland – Raspberry Lambic (Wild)
  • Stoddards (Boston): Goose Island – Bourbon County Brand Stout ’15 (Stout)
  • Stoddards (Boston): Goose Island – Bourbon County Brand Stout ’16 (Stout)
  • Stoddards (Boston): Goose Island – Mattina Rosa (Flanders)
  • Tip Tap Room (Boston): Almanac – Farmer’s Reserve Raspberry (Wild)
  • Lord Hobo (Cambridge): Allagash – Farm to Face (Wild)
  • Brewer’s Fork (Charlestown) Sierra Nevada – Ginger Bigfoot (Barleywine)
  • Five Horses (Somerville): Wormtown – Be Hoppiest (DIPA)

If you spot any other gems while out and about this weekend, please add them in the comments!

Cheers to a great weekend!

– Dana

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Tap Highlights 11/26/16

Tap Highlights

(Note that this list is accurate based on online tap lists provided by the respective establishment.  You should always call ahead to confirm a particular beer is still available before making a special trip!)

  • Ginger Man (Boston): J Wakefield – Cafe Milk Stout (Milk Stout)
  • Lulus (Boston): Deciduous – Lambent (Berliner)
  • Row 34 (Boston): BFM – Abbaye de Saint Bon Chien (Wild)
  • Stoddards (Boston): Goose Island – Bourbon County Brand Stout ’15 (Stout)
  • Stoddards (Boston): Goose Island – Bourbon County Brand Stout ’16 (Stout)
  • Stoddards (Boston): Goose Island – Bourbon County Brand Barleywine ’16 (Barleywine)
  • Five Horses (Somerville): Trillium/Evil Twin – Board Shorts (IPA)
  • Branchline (Watertown): Deciduous – Auroral (Berliner)

This week Stoddards made the list three times WOWZA!  If you spot any other gems while out and about this weekend, please add them in the comments!

Cheers to a great weekend!

– Dana

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Tap Highlights 11/18/16

Tap Highlights

(Note that this list is accurate based on online tap lists provided by the respective establishment.  You should always call ahead to confirm a particular beer is still available before making a special trip!)

  • Ginger Man (Boston): Half Acre – Gin Barrel Aged Pony Pilsner (Pilsner)
  • Lulus (Boston): Beer’d – Dogs & Boats (DIPA)
  • Row 34 (Boston): Panil – Panil Barriquuee (Flanders)
  • Row 34 (Boston): Hanssens – Experimental Raspberry (Lambic)
  • Stoddards (Boston): Dieu Du Ciel – Péché Mortel (Imperial Stout)
  • Tip Tap Room (Boston): J Wakefield/Smog City – Rainbow Road (Saison)
  • The Publick House (Brookline): Trillium/Evil Twin – Board Shorts (IPA)
  • Lord Hobo (Cambridge): Stone –W00tstout 4.0 (Imperial Stout)
  • Brewer’s Fork (Charlestown): 14th Star – Maple Breakfast Stout (Stout)
  • Branchline (Watertown): TRVE – Jewel Throne (Golden Sour)

This week Row 34 made the list twice SCHWING!  If you spot any other gems while out and about this weekend, please add them in the comments!

Cheers to a great weekend!

– Dana

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New Belgium Brewing Announces 2017 Massachusetts Distribution

New Belgium BrewingBig news fresh out of Colorado this week as we officially got word that New Belgium Brewing, famous for their flagship beer Fat Tire, and the country’s fourth largest brewer will be arriving in Massachusetts in 2017.

This will make the Bay State the 46th state in their distribution and they will start by releasing some of their year-round releases to begin, alongside a few of their limited 22oz releases as well. No word on whether or not their collaborations with Ben & Jerry’s will make it but La Folie has been confirmed as being one of the SKUs that will be coming, alongside Fat Tire, Citradelic IPA and Ranger IPA. More than a dozen different ones will eventually make their way here and seasonals will be joining that lineup as well.

And while the brewery is headquartered out of Fort Collins out in Colorado, they recently expanded with another production facility out in Asheville Carolina which has enabled them to scale for their exploding growth and demand.

You can expect to see the beers arrive in mid-February so stay tuned for more updates.

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