Monthly Archives: February 2014

Introducing Our New Content Update: The Careers Page

You guys asked for it so here it is: our brand new Careers page which currently featured twenty six various beer-related jobs in and around Boston. From accounting and sales to brewing and HR, we’ll work hard to continuously add and update the page and bring you listings from breweries, distributors and stores in the area as well. This is the result of some research and a few Heady Topper-fueled sessions of work. We will continue to add more listings to it on a weekly basis as we find them.

>> Craft Beer Boston – Careers Page

If we’ve missed anything, as always, please feel free to reach out to us. We continuously work hard to try and improve the content on the site and are always trying to add better content as well. Stay tuned for more updates in the future as well. And just in case you want more updates, feel free to check us out on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook as well.

What Hit The Shelves This Week

Happy Friday everyone! Here’s a list of various beers that hit the shelves this week in and around Boston:

Brewery Beer Style
Anderson Valley Brewing Spring Hornin’ American IPA
Bear Republic Big Bear Black Stout American Stout
Beer Works Pale Ale² Double Pale Ale
Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven La Trappe Jubilaris Belgian Pale Ale
Clown Shoes Space Cake Imperial IPA
Finch’s Beer Company Pig in the Wood Imperial Red Ale
Great Divide Brewing Claymore Scotch Ale Wee Heavy
Great Divide Brewing Lasso American IPA
Meantime Brewing Coffee Porter Porter
Narragansett Brewing Company Imperial Russian Stout Russian Imperial Stout
Sierra Nevada Harvest Single Hop IPA American IPA
Slumbrew My Better Half Cream Ale
Smuttynose Wheat Wine Ale Wheat Wine
Stone Brewing Old Guardian American Barleywine
Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn Meine Porter Weisse Weizenbock
Weyerbacher Heresy Russian Imperial Stout
Weyerbacher Verboten Belgian Pale Ale
Wormtown Brewing Buddha’s Juice Imperial IPA
Yeastie Boys Gunnamatta Herbed/Spieced Beer

Also don’t forget to check out this evening’s Weekly Tastings. Did we miss anything else? If so feel free to let us know.

News Roundup: New Tanks at Wormtown, Jack’s Abby; NSB Sours Program Launches

After a very quite few days as of late we do have some news to report from all over the place.

First off, this one is fresh from Worcester and we have found out that Wormtown Brewing has received a brand new 4BBL brite tank which will be used exclusively towards the conditioning of barrel-aged sours. That’s rigth folks, that’s 168 gallons to be exact and we very much look forward to seeing what they have in stock for us later this year as they continue to expand.

Speaking of tanks, Framingham’s Jack’s Abby Brewing also has had quite the delivery – Not just one though, but four, brand new, 100BBL tanks have been delivered there today. We’re shocked that they still had room to spare in their brewery which was already quite full, but apparently they did.

Here’s a photo of the delivery taken from their Facebook page:

And last but not least, news out of Everett where Night Shift Brewing has launched their Sours Futures program once again. Much like last year, this enables you to purchase and reserve up to 12 bottles of some of their sours which are to be brewed and released in the next twelve months. Each bottle is $12 a pop and a lot more information about it can be found right over here. Available are Ever Weisse, Somer Weisse, Maine Weisse, Cape Codder Weise and this year has a nice little twist with a new option for a Mystery Weisse. No details on the latter but we’ll be on the lookout and keep you posted.

What Hit The Shelves This Week

Happy Friday everyone! Here’s a list of various beers that hit the shelves this week in and around Boston:

Brewery Beer Style
Allagash Tiarna American Wild Ale
Brooklyn Brewery Wild Streak American Wild Ale
Jack’s Abby Brewing Smoked Märzen Rauchbier
Local Option Bierwerker Voku Hila Maibock / Helles Bock
Maine Beer Company A Tiny Beautiful Something American Pale Ale
Mayflower Brewing Spring Hop Ale American Amber Ale
Rising Tide Calcutta Cutter Imperial IPA
Tröegs Brewing Cultivator Maibock / Helles Bock
Tröegs Brewing Nugget Nectar Imperial IPA
Wells & Young’s Brewing Company Sticky Toffee Pudding Ale English Bitter

Also don’t forget to check out this evening’s Weekly Tastings. Did we miss anything else? If so feel free to let us know.

Bukowski Tavern Holding Fundraising Event Tomorrow

Bukowski Tavern will be holding an event tomorrow evening from 6PM until 1AM where all tips and donations will go directly towards some of the victims of the recent and deadly house fire that occurred just a few blocks away from the bar, over on Prospect Street.

The fire, which claimed the life of a young woman and displaced seven other people has caused an estimated $700,000 in damage and even damaged an adjacent house. So what better way to give back to those in need than by drinking some great craft beer and pitching it a little? The staff present will also be donating a portion of what they make that night, and the owners will also be donating an undisclosed amount of money.

Below is a copy of the flyer that’s posted on the establishment’s window:

They have nearly 40 beers on draft and also a ton of other ones available in bottles. Bukowski Tavern is located at 1281 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02139 right in Inman Square. Do keep in mind that the place is cash only.

Trillium Brewing Announces Barrel Aged Wakerobin Release

Trillium BrewingFort Point-based Trillium Brewing has announced a release time and date for their barrel-aged Wakerobin beer. This is their second bottled released following a series of barrel-aged Pot & Kettle stout. Wakerobin is their red rye farmhouse ale and it has been aged in barrels previously used by Boston’s very own GrandTen Distilling who used them to make their Amandine almond liqueur.

Trillium Brewing Barrel-Aged Wakerobin

So mark your calendars folks for Tuesday February 18th. The release will start at 4PM and if it’s anything like the first one, the lines will be a bit long so plan ahead. There will be a two bottle limit per person and each bottle is 375ml. And just in case you can’t get it or they run out, you can always try their other ones like their flagship Fort Point Pale Ale, their Pot & Kettle stout and a few others, which are also available for growler fills.

What Hit The Shelves This Week

Here’s our weekly list of various beers that hit the shelves this week in and around Boston – Unfortunatly still no Tröegs Nugget Nectar in sight but we expect it will arrive next week. This week however, a notable, experimental project from Stone Brewing known as the Stochasticity Project has arrived with their Grapefruit IPA. Here’s the entire list:

Brewery Beer Style
Big Elm Brewing Dead of Winter Russian Imperial Stout
Coronado Brewing Blue Bridge Coffee Stout Stout
Coronado Brewing Idiot IPA American IPA
Coronado Brewing Islander IPA American IPA
Coronado Brewing Jurata Baltic Porter
Coronado Brewing Mermaid’s Red Amber Ale
Coronado Brewing Orange Avenue Wit Witbier
Evil Twin Brewing Femme Fatale Yuzu Pale American IPA
Firestone Walker DBA (Double Barrel Ale) English Pale Ale
Firestone Walker Pale 31 American Pale Ale
Firestone Walker Pivo Pils Pilsner
Firestone Walker Velvet Merkin Oatmeal Stout
Harpoon Celtic Red Irish Red Ale
Jack’s Abby Brewing Sunny Ridge Pilsner Pilsner
Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout American Stout
Long Trail Brewing Culmination American Porter
Maine Beer Company Lil One American Strong Ale
Night Shift Brewing Galaxynation American IPA
Smuttynose Smuttlabs: Pure Biss Witbier
Stone Brewing/Koochenvagner’s Brewing Stochasticity Project: Grapefruit Slam IPA American IPA
Tröegs Brewing Cultivator Helles Bock
Rogue Ales Irish Style Lager Blonde Lager
Victory Brewing Dirtwolf Imperial IPA

Also don’t forget to check out this evening’s Weekly Tastings. Did we miss anything else? If so feel free to let us know.

Night Shift Brewing Announces 2nd Anniversary Bottle Releases

Night ShiftNight Shift Brewing is now two years old and what better way for them to celebrate then by releasing two of their favorite creations in two batches of 200 bottles each which are will be made available to the public starting at 6PM tomorrow.

The two beers in question are Valentino and Valentina. They are both wild ales, and while one is red, the other is golden. There will be a one bottle limit of each per customer and each will be $20 a piece. And while they usually have parties to celebrate new releases, these two will be released on a first come, first serve basis. And just in case you don’t get there in time for them or they run out, you can always grab a bottle of their newly released Galaxynation double IPA or their freshly canned Marblehead.

What Hit The Shelves This Week

As another weekend looms closer, here’s a list of various beers that hit the shelves this week in and around Boston:

Brewery Beer Style
Dogfish Head World Wide Stout American Imperial Stout
Grey Sail Brewing Leaning Chimney Smoked Porter American Porter
Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #49: Brown IPA American IPA
Hoppin’ Frog Mean Manalishi Double IPA Imperial IPA
Jack’s Abby Coffee Framinghammer Baltic Porter
Jack’s Abby Vanilla Framinghammer Baltic Porter
Lagunitas DayTime Fractional IPA American IPA
Long Trail Brewing Ramble Kölsch
Mikkeller / Prairie American Style IPA American IPA
Night Shift Brewing Marblehead Amber Ale
Notch Brewing Černé Pivo Black Lager
Rogue 7 Hop IPA Imperial IPA
Stone Brewing Cali-Belgique IPA Belgian IPA
The Tap Brewing Joshua Norton Vanilla Imperial Stout Imperial Stout

Also don’t forget to check out this evening’s Weekly Tastings. Did we miss anything else? If so feel free to let us know.

Wachusett Brewing On One Year Probation After Sting Operation

Wachusett BrewingWestminster-based Wachusett Brewing Company has now been placed on a one year probation after they failed to verify the age of two minors sent to buy a couple of packs of beer.

Liquor Comission Chairman Gary McDonald said that “We’ve been consistent with the first-time offender to give them a year to keep their nose clean.” and the decision was made last Monday.

This occurred during a Hubbardston police-lead sting operation which sent two teenagers to the store, both of whom successfully purchased a six-pack of Larry Imperial IPA. Such operations occur a handful a times per year and they often use police from different communities so no one is recognized in the process. Because this was at the brewery’s store and not the brewery itself, this is only impacting their retail license which is good news, and this is their first offense in the five years that they’ve been in business.

More information about this can be found over at MassLive

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