Widowmaker Brewing Coming to Braintree This Summer

Some fresh, big news out of Braintree came out this week as we’ve gotten word that Widowmaker Brewing will be coming to town later this summer, probably sometime around August.

With their pouring permit and restaurant license now secured, their plans to open their 70-seat taproom is now moving forward and the brewery will have a kitchen on-site as well as a rotating list of food trucks.

They’re expected to be able to brew up to 7 barrels of beer at a time and want to try and rotate 6 to 8 beers on tap at any given time. Among their beers will be Greenbush, a pale ale; Sens Lives, a blonde; Old Oaken Farmhouse, a saison; Donut Shop, a coffee stout; Ecstasy of Gold, an IPA, and 50-Year Storm, a double IPA. They will also have additional recipes to fall back on.

The brewery will be located at 220 Wood Road, Braintree, MA 02184 in a building that they share with the retailer Pure Hockey.

While they don’t have any final dates in mind yet, they’re looking to open at some point in August if all goes to plan. Stay tuned for more updates.

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Trillium’s New Fort Point Plans Unveiled

Trillium BrewingLate last year we had announced that Trillium Brewing‘s Fort Point location, their original place of business, would be moving and expanding within Fort Point in the next year or two with not just revamped, expanded taproom, but also a restaurant. Since that announcement was made, not many details had been released up until today when BostInno was able to unveil a series of exclusive details.

If all goes according to plan, Trillium will open its new, two-story, 16,000-square-foot brewery, taproom, and full-service restaurant at 47 Farnsworth Street by mid to late 2018.

Below is a mockup of what the exterior could look like:

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That’s right folks, we now have an address and while it won’t be opening this year, the Tetreaults have said that they intend on making it one of the coolest spots to grab a beer at within Boston. In the interim, people will also be able to enjoy some of their beers (or some wine) at their upcoming beer garden which is to open later this summer on the Greenway. More information about that project can be found here.

You can read more about what’s coming on BostInno’s page over here.

As always stay tuned for more updates as things develop.

The new location will be at 47 Farnsworth Street, Boston, MA 02210.

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Tap Highlights 5/13/17

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!)

  • Lulu’s (Boston): Fiddlehead Brewing – Fiddlehead (IPA)
  • Lulu’s (Boston): Fiddlehead Brewing – Second Fiddle (DIPA)
  • Lulu’s (Boston): Fiddlehead Brewing – Tejas Marron (Imperial Brown)
  • Lulu’s (Boston): Trillium Brewing – DDH Congress Street (IPA)
  • Lulu’s (Boston): Trillium – Citra Cutting Tiles (IPA)
  • Lulu’s (Boston): Evil Twin – Today is Yesterday’s Tomorrow (IPA)
  • Lulu’s (Boston): Lawson’s – Sip (DIPA)
  • Lulu’s (Boston): Lawson’s – SS #2 (IPA)
  • Lulu’s (Boston): MBC – Lunch (IPA)

I was so blown away by what Lulu’s has on tap that I felt the need to give them a special shout out today.  Seriously what a sick tap list!  Feel free to share any highs and lows that you all find!

– Dana

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Tap Highlights 5/5/17

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!)

  • Branch Line (Watertown): Grimm – Magnetic Tape (IPA)
  • Brewer’s Fork (Boston): AleSmith – Speedway Nibs & Beans (Imperial Stout)
  • Bukowski (Boston): Lawson’s Finest Liquids – Sip of Sunshine (DIPA)
  • Lulu’s (Boston): Fiddlehead Brewing – Fiddlehead (IPA)
  • Lulu’s (Boston): Trillium Brewing – Congress Street (IPA)
  • Row 34 (Boston): Bissell – Angels with Filthy Souls (Porter)
  • The Tip Tap Room (Boston): Crooked Stave – Serenata Notturna (Wild Ale)

 Feel free to share any highs and lows that you all find!

– Dana

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Turtle Swamp Brewing’s Soft Opening Scheduled For Saturday

Turtle Swamp BrewingJamaica Plain’s newest brewery which we had first mentioned in January appears to finally be having a soft opening on this upcoming Saturday.

According to a social media update, the guys behind Turtle Swamp Brewing have said that their soft opening will be taking place on Saturday from noon to 6PM and that crowlers will be available so sale alongside some beer samples.

No word yet on which kinds of beers will be available to the public but expect the former Harpoon alumni to have a few tricks up their sleeves. Alongside the beer, they will also have some merchandise available in the form of t-shirts and hoodies.

Turtle Swamp Brewing is located at 3377 Washington St, Boston, MA 02130.

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Brew Zone To Open Soon in Saugus

Brew ZoneFirst reported by Hidden Boston earlier today, it appears that Saugus will soon be the home to Brew Zone, a new business which will allow people to brew their own beers.

We reached out to the owner Jim and were able to get a bit more information including the fact that they’ll open with six brew stations available to patrons and they’ll start with upwards of sixty different recipes that people can choose from. There will however not be any food, bar or alcohol sales. The establishment is targeting the end of the month for their opening.

As always stay tuned for further updates.

Brew Zone will be located at 135 Broadway, Saugus, MA, 01906.

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Tap Highlights 4/22/17

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): Founders – KBS (Imperial Stout)
  • Bukowski (Boston): Fiddlehead – Fiddlehead (IPA)
  • Bukowski (Boston): Lawson’s – Super Session #2 (IPA)
  • Lulu’s (Boston): Fiddlehead – Second Fiddle (DIPA)
  • Lulu’s (Boston): Trillium – DDH Stillings (DIPA)
  • Row 34 (Boston): Lawson’s – SoS (DIPA)
  • Stoddards (Boston): MBC – Lunch (IPA)
  • Joshua Tree (Somerville): Pretty Things – Fumapapa (RIS)
  • Branchline (Watertown): Trillium – Citra Cutting Tiles (DIPA)

 Feel free to share any highs and lows that you all find!

– Dana

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Tap Highlights 4/14/17

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): Pipeworks – Blood of the Unicorn (Amber)
  • Bukowski (Boston): Fiddlehead – Fiddlehead (IPA)
  • Lulu’s (Boston): MBC – Lunch (DIPA)
  • Lulu’s (Boston): Lawson – SoS (DIPA)
  • Lulu’s (Boston): Lawson – SS #2 (APA)
  • Stoddards (Boston): Founders – KBS (Imperial Stout)

 Feel free to share any highs and lows that you all find!

– Dana

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Tap Highlights 4/7/17

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): Pipeworks – Lizard King (APA)
  • Bukowski (Boston): Fiddlehead – Fiddlehead (IPA)
  • Bukowski (Boston): Lawson – SoS (IPA)
  • Lulu’s (Boston): MBC – Lunch (DIPA)
  • Tip Tap Room (Boston): Fiddlehead – Second Fiddle (IPA)

 Feel free to share any highs and lows that you all find!

– Dana

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Barleycorn’s to Close in Early May

Well folks, today is a sad day. Sad because after nearly twenty years in business, Natick’s very own Barleycorn’s have announced that they’ll be closing in early May per a Facebook post they shared earlier today.

In the post, Barleycorn owner Dan stated the following:

After almost 20 years in business, we regret to announce the closing of Barleycorn’s Craft Brew.

Our lease is expiring and a decision has been made to liquidate and conclude our operations of providing beer brewing and wine making services to the greater Boston community. It has been an extraordinary experience and a great run, with tremendous people and organizations.

Normal operations will continue until the beginning of May, so there is still time to get your final brews in with us here at Barleycorn’s. The final date for brewing will be April 16th with a final bottling date of April 30th. Homebrew supplies are still available as well.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our customers through these past two decades.

Barleycorn is located at 21 Summer St, Natick, MA 01760.

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