Monthly Archives: May 2015

Jack’s Abby Brewing Presents “Summer of Sours”

Jacks AbbyJack’s Abby Brewing out in Framingham have just announced that they’ve been working on and will be releasing a variety of sour beers which are to feature Lactobacillus, Pediococcus and Brettanomyces.

Each beer will be unique and will be a part of their Sour Barrel Program which started in 2013 and some of the ingredients that these sour beers will feature include nectarines, blueberries, tart cherries and quite a few other ingredients. Below is a preview of what they’re expecting to release over the course of the next few months:

  • Framingham Lager w/Raspberry and Brettanomyces
  • Golden Sour w/ Nectarines
  • Golden Sour w/ Blueberries
  • Framingham Lager w/ Blackberries and Brettanomyces
  • Red Sour Lager w/ Tart Cherries
  • Smoke and Dagger w/ Pumpkins, Ginger and Brettanomyces
  • Cranberry on Leisure Time
  • Dry Hopped Sour

While no dates have been released yet, these will all be released over the course of the summer and with a twist: they’ll be bottled! This was not possible before because of cross-contamination, but they’ve apparently figured it out and are able to do so this time around.

You can read more about the Summer of Sours on their website and can also check out this link if you want to read up on their Sour Barrel Program as well. Stay tuned for updates via our Twitter and Facebook page as well.

Indignant Brewing Coming to Somerville, Slated to Open Early Fall

Indignant BrewingSomerville, a city already packed with quite a few breweries (and cideries) is welcoming yet another one: Indignant Brewing. This newcomer is in the process of being built and going through various approval processes and are trying to shoot for an opening at some point in September.

Jeff Rowe, co-owner and head brewer, a former veteran from such breweries as Harpoon and Cape Cod Beer has released a pretty lengthy announcement on the brewery’s website which drills onto many details including the fact that they’ll be based in the Winter Hill area, right on Broadway. The brewery will feature a 5bbl brewing system as well as a small kitchen and the space will total approximately 2,650sft. The brewery will “brew great beer, make great food, serve great coffee” and will even try and partner with some amazing local coffee company and will also feature some food from chef Paul Anthony Picillo and his various travels as well as his childhood. Such food will include “small plates and enormous baguette sandwiches” and the food will be designed to pair with their various draft pints.

Speaking of pints, the beers from Indignant Brewing will be feature a wide range of styles and were described as being “traditional, experimental, intensely hoppy, easy drinking, high abv, malty, American, Belgian, sour and barrel aged“.

The brewery will be located at 328 Broadway Somerville, MA 02145.

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As always stay tuned for more updates as more information gets released over the course of the summer.

Tree House Brewing Turns Three, Celebrates With Festival

Tree House BrewingMonson-based Tree House Brewing Company is soon going to be turning three years old! A crazy feat considering that it still feels like yesterday when they were brewing ten-gallon batches out in Brimfield, selling it by the 750 bottle from their barn.

Three years later and they’re now one of the hottest breweries in Massachusetts and they’re also rapidly expanding. They have a new brewhouse enabling them to produce more beer, can more regularly and they’re now almost able to keep up with the surging demand.

So what better way to celebrate such success and growth than by having a festival next month?

That’s right folks, on June 13th from 1PM to 5PM, Tree House Brewing Company will be hosting a festival for those lucky enough to be able to snag some tickets either online or in person. BT’s Smokehouse will be catering and three different bands will be playing while attendees stuff themselves silly on pieces of succulent hog and wash things down with over a dozen different beers including:

  • Eureka w/Citra
  • Lights On
  • Julius
  • Green
  • Haze
  • Curiosity Sixteen
  • Double Shot
  • Double Shot Variants
  • Cask Julius
  • JJJuliusss
  • Truth
  • Very Green

Okay now comes the slightly tricky part: getting tickets. Only 250 tickets will go on sale for the event, at $125 a piece, with 150 of them becoming available at the brewery-only starting at 4PM, on Thursday May 28th, on a first served basis. The remaining 100 will go on sale online over on the following page starting at 9PM on Thursday the 28th as well. People will be able to buy up to two tickets for the festival and the use of a designated driver is encouraged.

You can find out more about their anniversary party on this dedicated page.

WZLX Craft Beer Festival Giveaway

WZLX Craft Beer Festival We partnered up with the generous folks over at the 100.7 WZLX who were generous enough to offer up two pairs of tickets to their upcoming WZLX Craft Beer Festival which is to take place on June 13th in Worcester, Massachusetts.

The WZLX Craft Beer Festival will feature two sessions where tons of breweries, including local ones will be pouring over 100 different beers. The breweries include such names as Boulevard, Dogfish Head, Founders as well as Jack’s Abby, Lagunitas, Stone, Sixpoint. A few cideries will also be present and the full list can be seen on the event’s website.

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 button below or through the special tab over on the Craft Beer Boston page on Facebook.

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You can also find out more about the WZLX Craft Beer Festival on the official event website over here and can purchase tickets there. Advance Tickets are $35 until May 17th, $45 if you buy May 18th or after and $55 day of at the door.

Good luck!