Monthly Archives: January 2017

Lawson’s Finest Liquids Expand Into Massachusetts

Sean Lawson of Lawson’s Finest Liquids has been a very busy man. Last year, in April, he had announced that they’d be building and opening a brewery out in Waitsfield in Vermont and now he has announced that they’ll be expanding their distribution into Massachusetts.

This bright and sunny news isn’t a huge surprise considering that they had recently dropped a few cases of one of their flagships, Sip of Sunshine, to numerous stores in the Boston area in early December last year. They recently signed a new distribution deal with Atlantic Beverage Distributors and will be leveraging their new facility out in Holliston to facilitate this. They’ll be having regular drops every single month moving forward and Sip of Sunshine will also soon be joined by the award-winning Super Session #2 beer as well.

Hopheads rejoice, relief is coming to the Boston-area shelves soon so keep your eyes peeled for those bright yellow cans.

As far as updates on the construction of their brewery, no updates on that end but stay tuned for more to follow on that later this year.

Turtle Swamp Brewing Coming Soon

Turtle Swamp BrewingAccording to a recent update by Eater Boston it appears that Jamaica Plain’s upcoming Turtle Swamp Brewing should be coming opening in the next few months.

The brewery which was created by some former Harpoon alumni will be the second brewery to hit the Jamaica Plain market following Samuel Adams Brewing settled there over 30 years ago. The Turtle Swamp team has been documenting every step of their process on their very active Instagram page and it appears that they already have their tanks in place and are in the process of finalizing their floors.

No word yet on what they’ll be brewing up or a great opening day but stay tuned for more updates.

Turtle Swamp Brewing will be located at 3377 Washington St, Boston, MA 02130.

Tap Highlights 1/20/17

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): Firestone Walker – XX Anniversary Ale (Strong Ale)
  • LuLus (Boston): Almanac –Farmer’s Reserve Blueberry (AWA)
  • Stoddards (Boston): Avery – Uncle Jacob’s (Imperial Stout)
  • Stoddards (Boston): Goose Island – Bourbon County Brand Stout ’16 (Imperial Stout)
  • Stoddards (Boston): Upland – Raspberry Lambic (AWA)
  • Tip Tap Room (Boston): Almanac – Farmer’s Reserve Nectarine (AWA)
  • Lord Hobo (Cambridge): Dogfish Head – 120 Minute Ale (DIPA)
  • Nightshift (Everett): Fluffy (IPA)

If you spot any other gems while out and about this weekend, please let us know what you find!

– Dana

Tap Highlights 1/13/17

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!)

  • Brewer’s Fork (Boston): The Bruery – So Happens It’s Tuesday (Imperial Stout)
  • Bukowski (Boston): Kent Falls – Horse Mask Party (Pale Ale)
  • Ginger Man (Boston): Central Waters – Brewer’s Reserve Bourbon Barrel Barleywine (Barleywine)
  • LuLus (Boston): Wormtown –Be Hoppiest (DIPA)
  • Row 34 (Boston): Crooked Stave– Petite Sour Passionfruit (AWA)
  • Stoddards (Boston): Allagash – Émile (AWA)
  • Stoddards (Boston): Avery – Uncle Jacob’s (Imperial Stout)
  • Stoddards (Boston): Goose Island – Bourbon County Brand Stout ’16 (Imperial Stout)
  • Stoddards (Boston): Upland – Raspberry Lambic (AWA)
  • Tip Tap Room (Boston): Almanac – Farmer’s Reserve Nectarine (AWA)
  • The Publick House (Brookline): Gueuzerie Tilquin – Gueuze Tilquin (Gueuze)
  • The Publick House (Brookline): Trillium – Permutation 7 (AWA)
  • Nightshift (Everett): Fluffy (IPA)
  • Five Horses (Somerville): Maine Beer Co – Lunch (IPA)
  • Joshua Tree (Somerville): Goose Island – Halia (Saison)
  • Branchline (Watertown): Deciduous – Lambent (Berliner)

If you spot any other gems while out and about this weekend, please let us know what you find!

– Dana

Tap Highlights 1/6/17

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!)

  • Brewer’s Fork (Boston): Avery – Uncle Jacob’s Stout (Imperial Stout)
  • Bukowski (Boston): Lawson’s – Super Session #2 (Pale Ale)
  • Ginger Man (Boston): The Bruery – So Happens It’s Tuesday (Imperial Stout)
  • LuLus (Boston): Dogfish Head – 120 Minute (DIPA)
  • Row 34 (Boston): Crooked Stave– Petite Sour Rosé (AWA)
  • Stoddards (Boston): Allagash – Emile (AWA)
  • Stoddards (Boston): Avery – Uncle Jacob’s (Imperial Stout)
  • Stoddards (Boston): Goose Island – Bourbon County Brand Stout ’16 (Imperial Stout)
  • Stoddards (Boston): Maine Beer Company – Lunch (IPA)
  • Stoddards (Boston): Upland – Raspberry Lambic (AWA)
  • Tip Tap Room (Boston): Almanac – Farmer’s Reserve Nectarine (AWA)
  • The Publick House (Brookline): Gueuzerie Tilquin – Gueuze Tilquin (Gueuze)
  • The Publick House (Brookline): Trillium – Permutation 7 (AWA)
  • Joshua Tree (Somerville): Goose Island – Bourbon County Brand Barleywine (Barleywine)
  • Branchline (Watertown): Deciduous – Lambent (Berliner)

If you spot any other gems while out and about this weekend, please let us know what you find!

– Dana