Monthly Archives: August 2016

Lord Hobo Brewing Expands With Beer Hall

Lord Hobo BrewingLord Hobo Brewing Company out in Woburn have announced via Facebook that they’ll be building out beer hall suited to fit up to two hundred people at their 5 Draper Street brewery.

This new expansion comes nearly a year and a half after they opened and will enable Daniel Lanighan’s brewery to leverage their newly acquired pouring license to expand their selection beyond their own beers including guest taps and a full bar.

Below is a full statement released by the brewery on their Facebook page:

UPDATE… We’ve received site approval for a pouring license from Woburn. There are still some procedural steps that will take a few months, but at some point later this year, we will have a pouring license. The plan is to close down the retail room for a few months, install a 10 BBL Pilot system, install a kitchen, build a 200 seat beer hall, and build out a full bar. As you know, our background is building beer enthused restaurant spaces, so we are eager to build out a beer hall that will make us proud. The Pilot system will allow us to expand offerings beyond our core beers, which will be available for onsite consumption, and for growler fills to go. That system will also allow us to make more predictably scale-able recipes for our 40 BBL System. We are super stoked for this. We’ll keep you posted. As always, thank you for your support. Cheers!

As mentioned in their statement, their retail room will be closed for a few months to accommodate the buildout but stay tuned for more updates as they come in.

Lord Hobo Brewing Company is located at 5 Draper St, Woburn, MA 01801.

Free Event Alert! Blue Point’s Toasted Tour Comes to Boston!

Happy Thursday, Folks!

JSlay here with a quick note about a free beer event coming up on Saturday in downtown Boston!

Blue Point Brewing is bringing their Toasted Tour to the Lawn on D this Saturday from Noon-9:00PM.  It looks to be a fun afternoon of live music, great food trucks, seafood cooking demonstrations, games, and of course, beer!

Entry is free and food & beer are available for purchase, but space is limited so it is recommended that you RSVP at

This is a family friendly event, so children are welcome, as well!

Check out the events tab on Blue Point’s Facebook page ( for more information.


9/9/16 Tap Highlights

Tap Highlights

(Note that this list is accurate based on online tap lists provided by the respective establishment.  You should always call ahead to confirm a particular beer is still available before making a special trip!)

  • Ginger Man (Boston): Kent Falls – Lade Øl (Grisette)
  • Row 34 (Boston): Trillium – Vicinity (IIPA)
  • Tip Tap Room (Boston): Wicked Weed – Montmaretto (Wild)
  • Lord Hobo (Cambridge): Artifact – Teacher’s Pet (Cider)
  • Brewer’s Fork (Charlestown): Night Shift – One Hop This Time: Equinox (IPA)
  • Night Shift (Everett): One Hop This Time: Vic Secret (IPA)
  • Joshua Tree (Somerville): Beer’d – Dogs and Boats (DIPA)
  • Branchline (Watertown): Jack’s Abbey – Cucumber Basil Sour (Wild)


If you spot any other gems while out and about this weekend, please add them in the comments!

Cheers to a great weekend!

– Dana

Goodbye Waltham Beer Works, Hello Brewer’s Tap & Table

Two years ago yesterday, we had announced that Waltham Beer Works would be opening up in the former spot previously held by Watch City Brewing. After numerous delays and permitting issues, it appears that those plans are officially off as we found that, via Eater, that Brewer’s Tap & Table will be opening instead.

According to Eater’s post, the upcoming establishment will have 48 beer taps which will include limited releases as well as local New England beers. Also included will be numerous bourbons as well as gluten-free options.

They plan on having space for around 250 people and their grand opening looks to be taking place sometime in the middle of September and they’re presently hiring via job fairs this weekend as well as next week.

Brewer’s Tap & Table is located at 256 Moody Street, Waltham, MA 02453.

Exhibit ‘A’ Announces Grand Opening Date!

Exhibit A BrewingLocated in Jack’s Abby Brewing’s former location on Morton Street in Framingham, Exhibit ‘A’ Brewing Company’s staff, including founder & brewer Matthew Steinberg, have been hard at work trying to get the place up and running.

With construction and permitting out of the way, it appears that they’re firing up their tanks and will be ready to open soon as announced on Exhibit A Brewing. How soon might you ask? In just 2 weeks, the brewery will open to the public! (August 31st from 3 to 8PM)  A grand opening celebration will also be held on Saturday, September 3rd with more details to come.

Exhibit ‘A’ will be open Wednesday through Friday from 3 to 8PM, Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 8PM.

The brewery had already teased one of their can designs for their upcoming, first flagship beer which will be known as “Cat’s Meow” although they’re still working on fine tuning the recipe prior to releasing it. Also featured in the preview is their other canned beer which is a kolsch known as Goody Two Shoes. You can see the can designs below:

Goody Two Shoes & The Cat’s Meow preview

The brewery will serve samples and is expected to have several beers by the time they open. A variety of styles will be brewed including kettled sours, porters, and stouts.  More IPAs and pale ales will eventually be released, as well. There will not be flights in the tasting room initially, but growler fills will be available with cans to come later.

Exhibit ‘A’ Brewing Company is located at 81 Morton St, Framingham, MA 01702.

8/5 Tap Highlights

Tap Highlights

Guess who’s back?!  Jslay’s back! And he brings with him our weekly round up of the best beers on tap in and around town.

A lot of the great beers from last week’s list are still available so go out and get some!!

(Note that this list is accurate based on online tap lists provided by the respective establishment.  You should always call ahead to confirm a particular beer is still available before making a special trip!)

  • Branchline (Watertown): Grimm – Rainbow Dome (Peach/Apricot sour)
  • Brewer’s Fork (Charlestown): Trillium – Cutting Tiles
  • Five Horses Tavern (Somerville): Boon – Kriek, Trillium – Dusk Trill Dawn
  • Gingerman (Boston): Night Shift/Beer’d BRewing –Organized Play Date (IPA conditioned on pineapple and limes,) Bear Republic – Demolition Derby
  • Joshua Tree (Somerville): Alesmith Hawaiian Speedway Stout, Dugges Tropical Punch Sour Ale. (Be prepared for sticker shock on these at $14 and $12 for 10oz pours!)
  • Lord Hobo (Cambridge): J.Wakefield/Moonlight Meadery – Miss Bee-havior (Blend of beer and mead showcasing the best characteristics of both)
  • Mystic Brewing (Chelsea): Gone Squatchin’ (IIPA)
  • Night Shift (Everett): Mango Simple Sour, Plum Simple Sour
  • Row 34 (Boston): Kent Falls – Lemon Coconut Gose
  • Stoddards (Boston): J. Wakefield – Peaches and Cream
  • Tip Tap Room (Allston) – Captain Lawrence – Hudson Valley Harvest Cherry
  • Yardhouse (Lynnfield): The Bruery –  Quadrupel Tonnellerie (Strong, sour barrel fermented Quad)

If you spot any other gems while out and about this weekend, please add in the comments!

Cheers to a great weekend!

Fort Point and Seaport: Best Neighborhoods For Beer Lovers

By Tara Scott-Johnson, Trulia

Beer lovers rejoice! The artisan craft of brewing beer is booming in Boston once again. Since 1796, Bostonians have crafted and brewed beer. Boston was considered to be one of the premier beer brewing cities in the United States during the 1800s. In line with Boston’s rich history, breweries, beer halls, and beer related events continue to spring up in Boston. The neighborhoods of Fort Point and Seaport are topping the list of the best neighborhoods for beer lovers with these local favorites.

Fort Point

Trillium Brewing Company, located at 369 Congress Street, opened in 2013 in the Fort Point neighborhood of South Boston. Trillium is a New England farmhouse style brewery. Each day, Trillium updates their case and bottle availability on Twitter. Their fresh batches are sold on a first come, first serve basis. Their daily offerings include Pale Ale, Boston Stout, and Imperial Stout – brewed with coffee, vanilla beans, and cardamom. While sampling is not available at the Fort Point location, sampling and full pours are available at their newly opened Canton location. If you’re looking for fresh oysters and unique beers, Row 34, located on 383 Congress Street, is the perfect spot in Fort Point. Row 34’s rotating list of 24 draft lines along with delicious menu items such as the warm buttered lobster roll will satisfy your seafood and beer cravings.


Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall is open daily in Boston’s Seaport District at 306 Northern Avenue. In the beer hall, a Harpoon Beer Captain will serve you a pint from the tap and a fresh pretzel to pair with your brewed draft. Brewery tours are available daily and include the sampling of freshly crafted beer for a mere $5 per person. If you’re looking to brew a few cases of your own handcrafted beer, Hopster’s was voted as one of the top 50 businesses in the U.S. & Boston’s Beer Craft Beer experience. The company plans to open a brewery on Sleeper Street in 2017. Craft Beer Cellar, a specialty beer store originally from Belmont, MA, has expanded their locations to Fort Point. Craft Beer Cellar’s expansive collection of 1,000 beers from 350 breweries will be sure to fulfill your hankering for tasty suds. Be sure to check out their new location on Farnsworth Street opening in 2017.

Event Coming Soon

Nearby Fenway Park is hosting the annual Big Country Boston Beer Crawl on Saturday, August 20, 2016. The event will include 10 local bars, 5 country bands, 5 DJs, drink specials and much more. Tickets are on sale now – early bird tickets are just $15 – with a free Big Country Boston hat included with your ticket purchase.

You can see this event and many more over on our events page.

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