News Roundup

A lot always seems to be going on within the Boston beer scene and this week has been no exception. From brewery updates to delivery day, here’s a quick roundup of what’s been happening these last few days. And as always, feel free to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for more, daily updates as well:

Trillium Brewing out in Fort Point is now licensed to pour samples of their beers in their taproom. Furthemore, their flagship beer, Fort Point Pale Ale is also back on tap for growler fills. Lastly, they’ve also introduced gift cards as the holiday season approaches. Everyone knows that giving the gift of fresh, delicious, local beer is the best of gifts so head on out there. You know you want to.

– Craft Beer Cellar has expanded with a brand new location which just opened yesterday out in Braintree. This is the franchise’s fifth location in the Boston area and a welcomed one for the South Shore. They’re located right on Commercial Street and feature over 650 different beers from around 225 different breweries.

Slumbrew’s much anticipated (and delicious) Yankee Swap beer, an ale brewed with some maple syrup and aged in oak rum barrels has hit the shelves in the Boston area. The ale premiered last weekend at the Fall to Winter festival and I had not one, not two but three samples and was very happy to pick some up earlier today at my local store. Be on the lookout for it.

– Another thing to hit the shelves again in the Boston area is a second round of beers from Maine Beer Company which includes their 2013 collaboration with Allagash and in’finity alongside their amber ale known as Red Wheelbarrow. If you missed out a few weeks ago, this is your chance to get your hands on some.