Monthly Archives: March 2015

BrewWoo Tickets Giveaway

We partnered up with the folks over at the DCU Center who were generous enough to offer up two pairs of tickets to the upcoming BrewWoo beer festival which is to take place at the DCU Center in less than two weeks!

Brew-Woo will be taking place on Saturday April 4th and will feature two sessions where 55+ breweries and cideries will be sharing over hundred different beers and a multitude of ciders as well! Local breweries and cideries will include such names as Bantam Cider, Cisco Brewers, Down East Cider, Harpoon, Two Roads and White Lion, and many more will be there as well. You can see the full list right on the following webpage.

There are many ways for you to enter, including daily bonuses and all entries must be from participants who are 21+. We will randomly select two winners who will be contacted by email once the contest is over and who will each get two tickets to the session of their choice.

You can enter the giveaway by clicking on the link below or through the special tab over on the Craft Beer Boston Facebook page.

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You can also find out more about the BrewWoo beer festival on the official event website over here and also purchase tickets to the event via Ticketmaster. Good luck!

Battle Road Brewing Announces Plans For Brewery & Brewpub

Battle Road BrewingBattle Road Brewing just announced that they will be opening a brewery and brewpub out in Maynard Massachusetts later this year. Slated to open in the fall of 2015, the facilities will be located in Maynard’s historic Clock Tower Mill, and more specifically in Building 5 which is known to locals at “The Mill”.

The new facilities will feature a state-of-the-art 30 barrel brewery, a seating capacity for 50 to 75 people inside the brewpub, as well as a traditional outdoor beer garden overlooking Mill Pond. Jeremy Cross and Scott Houghton, who combine for more than forty years of brewing experience will continue to produce their flagship 1775 Tavern Ale as well as their Barrett’s Farmhouse Ale, Lexington Green East IPA and Midnight Rider Porter – with many others planned out as well.

You can see the brewery on the map below:

No more details have been released regarding their specifics but expect more details to come out later this year as construction progresses.


Homefield Brewing Launches on Kickstarter

Homefield BrewingJonathan Cook, author at Beer Terrain, where he released a book that “uncovers the emerging farm-to-glass revolution on the New England and New York craft brewing scene.” needs your help! Earlier this evening he officially launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise some funds that enable him to hopefully open a brewery on the property of the historic Salem Cross Inn in West Brookfield, Massachusetts.

Their target funding goal on Kickstarter is of $7,000, have already raised nearly $450 as I write this, and offer eleven different tiers for people to choose from on the page, the cheapest starting at $10 and the biggest one at $5,000.

This is not the team’s first foray into brewing as they’ve partnered with both Rapscallion Brewery in Sturbridge, MA and Wormtown Brewery in Worcester to make 900 gallon batches of beer known as ‘Homefield’ in the past, with a fourth batch planned for released in early May via Rapscallion. And in a continued effort to brew using local ingredients, they plan on continuing to source their malt from Valley Malt in Hadley, MA and their hops from Four Star Farms in Northfield, MA.

You can find out more about their plans on their Kickstarter page over here.

Wormtown Brewery Celebrates 5 Years; Rebrands & Opens New Brewery March 17th

Wormtown BreweryMarch has been a very busy month for breweries across Massachusetts. Down the Road Brewing announced their impending launch, Medusa Brewing had their grand opening this weekend and now Wormtown Brewery is not only celebrating their 5th birthday later this month, but will also be rebranding themselves with a new logo. They will also be opening their new brewing space and taproom.

The new taproom will be opening on Tuesday March 17th to coincide with the brewery’s 5th birthday, and will feature ten beers on draft as well as live music courtesy of The Voice’s finalist Sam James who just so happened to hail from Worcester. The draft list of their grand opening will feature the following beers:

  • Birthday Brew #5 (Triple IPA)
  • Be Hoppy IPA (American IPA)
  • Bottle Rocket (American Pale Ale)
  • 7 Hills Session Ale (Session Ale)
  • Irish Red Ale (Amber/Irish Ale)
  • Buddha’s Juice (Double IPA)
  • C-Session IPA (American IPA)
  • Homefield 3 (American Pale Ale)
  • Citron Wit (Witbier)
  • Pratt’s Strong Ale (English Strong Ale)

Much like you’d expect, growlers will also be available for fills and they will also have light snacks available as well as merchandise. There’s been no word on capacity as of yet but expect a very busy day for them despite the opening falling on a weekday. They will be open from noon to 9PM that day.

The new brewery is located at 72 Shrewsbury St. Unit 4, Worcester MA 01604.

Medusa Brewing Company’s Grand Opening Slated For Tomorrow

Back in November we had hinted that Medusa Brewing Company out in Hudson, MA would be opening at some point in the summer of 2015 but it now appears that they’re way ahead of schedule.

And by ahead of schedule we mean that they’ll be making their grand opening tomorrow! That’s right folks, tomorrow. Starting at 4PM tomorrow, people will be allowed in their brand new, 5,000 square foot space where eight beers will be available on tap as well as warm pretzels. The eight beers available vary in styles and had leaked on their website a few days ago already. The styles range from ESB and cream ale to Belgian dubbel, IPA and English porter. You can see their full draft list right over here.

They’re expected to be able to fit approximately 100 to 150 people and will eventually introduce more food options including cheese platters and various other snacks. And while this is an actual taproom where beer is encouraged to be consumed on the premise, they will also be selling beers via growlers as well, but also have no plans to can or bottle at the moment.

Their hours for this weekend are 4-10PM on Saturday and 12-10PM on Sunday. The brewery is located at 111 Main Street, Hudson, MA 01749.

Big Updates from Down the Road Brewery

Down the Road BreweryAfter starting Down the Road Brewery from his basement out in Newton, trying to get the project off the ground since 2013, Donovan Bailey has finally issued some pretty big news regarding his project: the Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC) has approved the brewery and is in the process of issuing them their license so that they can start selling their beers!

We actually met Donovan Bailey back in December of 2013 where he was a busy guy, honing and refining various brewing techniques and recipes and we were even lucky enough to get to sample a few of his upcoming beers including Quadruped, The Hop Monster, Patchwork Kilt and T-34. And while these three might show up at some point soon, for the time being, their release will feature their flagship beer, which is going to be Pukwudgie, an American Pale Ale which comes in at 4.5% A.B.V. and which features both Chinook and Mosaic hops.

Presently, while they await their license to be issued, they’ve managed to acquire their primary packaging including keg collars, body labels, neck labels, mother cartons and 6-pack carriers. Once everything else is squared away, they’ve also reached agreements to be on tap at two Newton restaurants: 51 Lincoln and Waban Kitchen. The former of the two will also be hosting their launch party which is to take place near the end of March. No date has yet to be set but a pairing menu will be featured so definitely keep an eye out on our events page for updates on that.

Last but not least, they’ve also announced that their crew is expanding with “George Popescu and Michael Halkiotis who are both coming on as co-founders. George is going to drive the company as CEO and Michael is going to get the tap room open and enhance sales as Managing Director. Our sales team is expanding with the onboarding of Matt Mantya and Jeff Quigleyβ€”Matt will be heading our sales in the Worcester area and Jeff will be doing sales in the metro Boston area. We also have Erik Jespersen who will assume marketing duties.“.

They are slated to brew their first commercial batch of beer at Mercury Brewing in Ipswich on March 5th so expect the beer to be ready for sale about two and a half weeks later. Establishment that will feature the Down the Road beers on draft include 51 Lincoln, Waban Kitchen, CasaB, Hopsters and O’Hara’s and the Newton Crowne Plaza, with more to come. Retailers include Craft Beer Cellar’s upcoming Newton location, which is slated to re-open in mid-March, on Austin Street, The Urban Grape in Chestnut Hill and more are to be announced shortly as well once finalized.

Stay tuned for more updates including a date for the upcoming launch part as well as more retailers and whatever else might be happening.