Monthly Archives: June 2014

What Hit the Shelves This Week

Below is our weekly list of various beers that hit the shelves in and around Boston this week:

Brewery Beer Style
21st Amendment Brewery Hop Crisis Imperial / Double IPA
Against the Grain Brewery The Brown Note American Brown Ale
City Steam Brewery Cafe Blonde on Blonde American Pale Ale
Clown Shoes Millonario Russian Imperial Stout
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery 75 Minute IPA American IPA
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Saison du BUFF Saison / Farmhouse Ale
Far From The Tree Sprig Cider
Hoppin’ Frog Brewery Hopped-Up Goose Juice Rye IPA American IPA
Idle Hands Craft Ales 23° 26′ Belgian Tripel
Idle Hands Craft Ales Riding Shotgun Hefeweizen
Jack’s Abby Brewing Framingham Lager American Light Lager
Kiuchi Brewery Hitachino Nest Dai Dai Ale English IPA
Left Hand Brewing Company Chainsaw Ale American Strong Ale
Mystic Brewery Eldergold Gruit / Ancient Herbed Ale
Mystic Brewery Hazy Jane Saison / Farmhouse Ale
The Lost Abbey Track #8: Number Of The Beast Belgian Quad
The Wild Beer Co Evolver IPA American IPA
Two Roads Brewing Company Conntucky Lightnin’ Ale American Strong Ale
Yuengling Brewery Summer Wheat Hefeweizen
Wasatch Brewery Last One In Czech Pilsener

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

What Hit the Shelves This Week

Below is our weekly list of various beers that hit the shelves this week in and around Boston this week:

Brewery Beer Style
Avery Brewing Company Twenty One Imperial / Double Brown Ale
Anderson Valley Brewing Company Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel Stout Oatmeal Stout
Baxter Brewing / DC Brau Brewing Daughters Of Poseidon Black IPA / Cascadian Dark Ale
Bear Republic Brewing Co. Café Racer 15 Imperial / Double IPA
Brown’s Brewing Company India Pale Ale American IPA
Brown’s Brewing Company Oatmeal Stout Oatmeal Stout
Brown’s Brewing Company Pale Ale American Pale Ale
Founders Brewing Co. Double Trouble Imperial / Double IPA
Hoppin’ Frog Brewery Café Silk Porter Porter
Jack’s Abby Brewing Cherry Barrel-Aged Berliner Braun Berliner Weisse
Lexington Brewing Kentucky Peach Barrel Wheat Fruit Beer
New Holland Brewing Company Black Hatter Black IPA / Cascadian Dark Ale
New Holland Brewing Company Dragon’s Milk American Imperial / Double Stout
New Holland Brewing Company Mad Hatter American IPA
New Holland Brewing Company Monkey King Saison / Farmhouse Ale
New Holland Brewing Company Oak-Aged Mad Hatter American IPA
New Holland Brewing Company The Poet Oatmeal Stout
New Holland Brewing Company White Hatter American IPA
Port Brewing Company SPA (Summer Pale Ale) American Pale Ale
Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project Fringe American Pale Ale
Sea Dog Brewing Company Sunfish American Pale Wheat Ale
Stone Brewing Co. Stone RuinTen IPA Imperial / Double IPA

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

What Hit the Shelves This Week

Below is our weekly list of various beers that hit the shelves in and around Boston this week:

Brewery Beer Style
Boulevard Brewing Co. Love Child No. 4 American Wild Ale
Brewery Ommegang Cooperstown Ale American Blonde Ale
Boston Beer Company Samuel Adams New World Belgian Tripel
Cerveceria de Baja California Cucapá Runaway IPA American IPA
De Halve Maan Straffe Hendrik Wild Belgian Tripel
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Rosabi Imperial Pale Ale
Far From the Tree Roots Cider
Founders Brewing Co. Devil Dancer Imperial IPA
Ipswich Ale Brewery Route 101 American IPA
Jack’s Abby Brewing Hopstitution XPL #3 (Calyptra) Pale Lager
Lakefront Brewery Cherry Lager Fruit Beer
Lakefront Brewery Extended Play American IPA
Maine Beer Company Another One American IPA
Maine Beer Company Lunch American IPA
Maine Beer Company Red Wheelbarrow American Amber / Red Ale
Night Shift Brewing Grove Saison / Farmhouse Ale
Night Shift Brewing Trifecta Belgian Pale Ale
Sixpoint Brewery RAD Radler
Stone Brewing Co. Stone Enjoy By 07.04.14 IPA Imperial / Double IPA
William’s Orchards Dragon’s Breath Cider
William’s Orchards Excalibur Cider

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

New Holland Brewing Expanding Into New England

New Holland BrewingHolland, Michigan-based New Holland Brewing have announced that they will be distributing their various craft beers and spirits in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island starting about a week from now. They have signed a distribution deal with L. Knife & Son that will be bringing a total of ten different beers to the shelves of Massachusetts. The beers in question are: Mad Hatter IPA, Monkey King Saison, The Poet Oatmeal Stout, Full Circle Kolsch, White Hatter WPA, Ichabod Pumpkin Ale, Cabin Fever Brown Ale, Dragon’s Milk Barrel-Aged Stout, El Mole Ocho Spiced Ale and Hopivore Harvest Ale. Not all beers are slated to arrive at once since there are some seasonals in there and they will be released throughout the year.

Below is the full press release:

New Holland Brewing Co. | June 11, 2014

Holland, Michigan-based craft brewery and artisan distiller, New Holland Brewing Company has announced plans to distribute their products to New England beginning mid-June. There will be a handful of events in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island to celebrate the launch in the Northeast. Products will be available in the region at restaurants, pubs and retail locations.

We’re heading east to some fun launch events in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island” says New Holland Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Fred Bueltmann. “We’re looking forward to getting out there, meeting people and bringing some great flavors from the Midwest to our craft brothers and sisters in New England.

New Holland is working with L. Knife & Son companies who have several craft beer distribution branches in New England.

“L. Knife & Son are an amazing partner,” says Bueltmann. “After over a hundred years in their business, they have a tremendous amount of knowledge about the industry. But more than that, they are passionate about the products they distribute and that’s the key to a great partnership.”

New Holland will release a variety of beer and/or spirits in each market – please go HERE for a complete listing of brands you can find in each state.

“New England and beer have a great history together,” says New Holland Co-founder and President, Brett VanderKamp. “Our forefathers were beer lovers. This is where they hung out over some pints and planned a revolution. We think craft beer pairs particularly well with historical references and social uprisings.”

Alongside their craft beers, they will also be releasing various spirits that they also distill themselves including some whiskey, gin and bourbon.

Lastly, Stoddard’s in downtown Boston will be celebrating New Holland’s arrival by having a meet and greet with the New Holland crew where Mad Hatter IPA, Dragon’s Milk Barrel-Aged Stout and Beer Barrel Bourbon will be on tap. The event has been added to our events page so feel free to check it out.

Boston Beer Company Announced Brewlywed Ale 2014

Samuel AdamsFor the third consecutive year now the Boston Beer Company out in Jamaica Plain is offering couples an opportunity to get married or renew their vows at the brewery while also having the opportunity to buy one or more bottles of Sam Adams Brewlywed Ale. The beer in question is a Belgian-style ‘Bride ale’ which is described as having “distinct and complex brew with layers of flavor including tropical, floral aromas of Summer and Ella hops, and subtle hints of spice and clove from Belgian yeast“. 200 cases were brewed this year and will retail for $14.99 a bottle.

Here is the full press release:

Join us on Wednesday, June 18th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Boston Brewery as we host our one day release of Brewlywed Ale! AND get the chance to have Bob Cannon (yes – the guy with the beard) come to your home to brew. No really, keep reading.

Brides and grooms to be are invited to come down and get their hands on one (or more) of the 200 cases we brewed this year. The 2014 batch of Brewlywed Ale, a Belgian-style “bride ale,” is a distinct and complex brew with layers of flavor including tropical, floral aromas of Summer and Ella hops, and subtle hints of spice and clove from Belgian yeast. At 8% ABV, Brewlywed Ale is a medium bodied brew, deep golden in color with a slight unfiltered haze.

Brewlywed Ale makes a great wedding brew or gift for someone else. The beer is beautifully packaged in decorated 750mL, cork-finished bottles and available for $14.99 per bottle, or purchased by the case of 12 (maximum of 4 cases per purchase).

The first 50 people in line have the opportunity to purchase a bottle signed by Jim Koch. You can get in line starting at 7 a.m. on the day of. The first 20 people to arrive in bridal attire will be moved to the front of the line (guaranteeing one of those bottles!)

Besides the opportunity to purchase Brewlywed Ale, here’s what we’ll have going on at the Brewery the day of the event:

  • Private Brewery tours.
  • An on-site Justice of the Peace will marry you or help you renew your vows… right in our brewery hop garden! (Note: you have to bring your marriage license). If you’re interested in getting married on June 18, e-mail us at
  • Sampling of beer-infused wedding fare and pairing suggestions from local small business owners who are members of our Brewing the American Dream program.
  • Brides Across America, a Boston-based non-profit organization which provides free wedding dresses to military brides, will be accepting wedding dress donations. To be eligible for donation, dresses must be new or lightly worn, clean and less than five years old.

  • You can get more information and RSVP to the event by heading right over here.

    Aeronaut Brewing Announces Opening Date

    Aeronaut BrewingAfter making their first official public appearance at the recent American Craft Beer Festival a couple of weeks ago, it appears that the masterminds behind Aeronaut Brewing out in Somerville have now announced a date for their grand opening: Saturday June 21st.

    The brewery which is also part tech incubator was detailed in one of our previous posts in early January and many are looking forward to seeing another brewery in Somerville.

    Unfortunately the grand opening is completely sold out but rest assured that Benjamin Holmes and co. will do their best to get their beers in your hands rather quickly. So far they’ve manage to make some fairly creative IPAs which showcase single hops but we expect that this will evolve into more intricate recipes down the road and we certainly look forward to checking out the space.

    The brewery is located at 14 Tyler Street,Somerville, MA 02143.

    Night Shift Brewing Resurrects Old Beers, Announces Brewery Tours And More!

    Night Shift Brewing LogoTo coincide with Night Shift Brewing’s new tap room and brewery, the much saught after Trifecta is back! This is their smooth and crisp offering with a trio of distinct Trappist yeasts (hence the name) – one earthy, one fruity, and one spicy – combine to produce the unique personality of this Belgian-style pale ale. Smooth tasting and not too malty on the palate, and a few vanilla beans provide a crisp, smooth profile, while the trio of yeast strains ferment the beer into an elegant harmony of flavors. This is a true Belgian-style Pale Ale.

    Also in the program is the return of one of their staples, Viva Habanera, which is back in time for the summer BBQ season – available for growler fills starting today! Viva Habanera is a unique rye ale which features some habanero peppers as well as a bit of agave nectar to lighten things up a bit.

    With the new tap room, tours are now available starting Friday, June 6th once every odd hour on Fridays (3pm, 5pm, 7pm) and Saturdays (1pm, 3pm, 5pm.) With the new space, comes 2500+ square feet of Night Shift goodness and even plenty of parking! Perhaps the best news is that during open hours, visitors can now order flights, 4 oz. pours, and 11 oz. pours of any beer on tap. Come to the source on weeknights 3-9pm or Saturdays 12-6pm to try some fresh, local, craft beer from the brewery itself! To top things off the acclaimed Dining Car food truck will be on-site on Fridays, in June, from 5-9pm.

    Last but not least, they’ve also announced that they will be tapping one of their newest creations, a beer which premiered at last week’s American Craft Beer Festival. The beer is known as “Stop, Collaborate, and Glisten” and is a beer which was brewed in collaboration with NoDa Brewing from North Carolina. This “sparkling golden ale fermented in wine barrels with Sauvignon Blanc grape must and a blend of wild yeast strains” is going to premiere at the brewery next Thursday at 3PM, on draft, and with bottles being released at 5PM with a limit of two per customer and a price of $20/bottle.

    The new brewery is located at 87 Santilli Highway in Everett.

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