Category Archives: Brewery

Castle Island’s New Taproom Opens This Weekend

Castle Island BrewingNorwood’s very own Castle Island Brewing, a brewery which opened in late 2015, has happily announced that after many weeks of work, that their new and expanded taproom will be open to the public as early as this upcoming weekend.

The numerous upgrades will feature food options such as chips, salsa and guacamole as well as food truck options during the weekend evenings. But better yet is the increased capacity and seating, as they’ll now be able to host over a hundred people at the time in their welcoming taproom.

And best news yet is the fact that they’ll also now have up to sixteen draft lines for everyone to enjoy!

Here’s a preview of their newly upgraded taproom courtesy of Bostinno:

And if you’re wondering when you can start enjoying this taproom? How about tomorow starting at 11AM? Yes, that’s right. What are you all waiting for?

Castle Island Brewing is located at 31 Astor Avenue, Norwood, MA 02062.

Brew Zone To Open Soon in Saugus

Brew ZoneFirst reported by Hidden Boston earlier today, it appears that Saugus will soon be the home to Brew Zone, a new business which will allow people to brew their own beers.

We reached out to the owner Jim and were able to get a bit more information including the fact that they’ll open with six brew stations available to patrons and they’ll start with upwards of sixty different recipes that people can choose from. There will however not be any food, bar or alcohol sales. The establishment is targeting the end of the month for their opening.

As always stay tuned for further updates.

Brew Zone will be located at 135 Broadway, Saugus, MA, 01906.

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.

Trillium’s Original, Fort Point Location Will be Relocating in 2017

Trillium BrewingEarlier today in what could very well be the last update of 2016, Esther Tetreault, co-founder of Trillium Brewing took to the email list to send a small update to everyone amidst what has been a very busy year for the brewery.

The letter doesn’t divulge too much but does reflect on the fact that their second location in Canton is turning a year old and that their dream of opening an estate brewery in Stonington, CT are still very much a dream at this point. More importantly, the update also divulges that they’ll be relocating their original and now very much outgrown, original location in Fort Point to another spot nearby. They haven’t said where yet but the new location is apparently under agreement and things will be moving forward next year.

Please find the update below:

I think it was just about 2 years ago that I said “So we’re building another brewery. Holy shit.”

As we celebrate the anniversary of our first year in Canton and look forward to a new year, I’m beyond thrilled to share that we have another expansion in process. We are working on plans to relocate our Boston brewery!

More details will come, but we have a new space under agreement in our Fort Point neighborhood. For now let’s just say that there will be more of everything: more beer, (way) more space, and more fun (but still no dedicated parking…sorry, just not possible in downtown Boston).

What’s that? You heard something about a farm in Connecticut? For now we’re just looking and dreaming. A project like this requires a ton of planning and due diligence and JC and I are not people who do anything on a whim (oh wait…except maybe opening that first brewery…) We need to make sure we have the right space, in a town and community that will welcome and support us, and can make it easy for all of our fans to visit. At this point we’ve made no commitments.

Some may say “Slow down, Trillium! You’re going too fast!” But remember…these things don’t happen overnight. It took us almost 2 years to open Trillium. Then we spent a year finding our Canton location and another year building the brewery. That farm? The farmhouse brewery was our original dream long before we even built our first home on Congress Street. It would be at minimum a two year project and we don’t even have a farm yet. But it sure is fun to keep planning and dreaming.

Our new Boston brewery will be a long-awaited expansion for all of us: for me and JC to take one step closer to sharing our ultimate vision of Trillium; for our resourceful production team who spent over a year brewing with a converted dairy tank; for our kickass retail team who crush service every day behind that bar in 400 square feet; and especially for you…all of our fans who have waited in the rain in lines that sometimes curled down Congress, past Lucky’s on to A Street!

Thank you for supporting us on this wild ride! #teamtrillium is super excited for what’s to come…stay tuned for more details and have a happy and healthy new year!

Cheers!

Esther
@mrstrillium

Stay tuned for more updates once we find out more and in the interim you can visit Trillium at the following two locations: 369 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210 and 110 Shawmut Rd, Canton, MA 02021.

New Belgium Brewing Announces 2017 Massachusetts Distribution

New Belgium BrewingBig news fresh out of Colorado this week as we officially got word that New Belgium Brewing, famous for their flagship beer Fat Tire, and the country’s fourth largest brewer will be arriving in Massachusetts in 2017.

This will make the Bay State the 46th state in their distribution and they will start by releasing some of their year-round releases to begin, alongside a few of their limited 22oz releases as well. No word on whether or not their collaborations with Ben & Jerry’s will make it but La Folie has been confirmed as being one of the SKUs that will be coming, alongside Fat Tire, Citradelic IPA and Ranger IPA. More than a dozen different ones will eventually make their way here and seasonals will be joining that lineup as well.

And while the brewery is headquartered out of Fort Collins out in Colorado, they recently expanded with another production facility out in Asheville Carolina which has enabled them to scale for their exploding growth and demand.

You can expect to see the beers arrive in mid-February so stay tuned for more updates.

Nov. 3rd 2016 News Roundup

As we enter the second to last month of the year, and the pumpkin beers disappear to make way for some of the bigger, cold weather beers, we’ve seen a lot of things happening in the craft beer scene over the past few days. We’ve been insanely busy on our end and haven not had sufficient time to cover everything but figured that we’d at least share some broader updates. Please find those very updates below:

  • “Night Shift Distributing Takes Flight” (Boston Globe)
  • “Two Roads Brewing to Open Second Facility” (Two Roads Brewing)
  • Mass Beer Week Kicks Off Friday November 4th (Beer Advocate)
  • Down the Road Brewing Releases New Beer: Patchwork Kilt (Boston Magazine)
  • “Backlash Is Building a Brewery in Roxbury” (Boston Magazine)
  • “Samuel Adams to release limited edition ‘Big Hapi’ beer in honor of David Ortiz” (Boston.com)
  • Don’t forget to check out our events page for additional events taking place in and around Boston. Also do not forget to follow us on social media for additional updates as well.

    Lamplighter Brewing Opening Friday

    Lamplighter Brewing CompanyWell folks, it looks like the long wait is over. Cambridge’s newest brewery, Lamplighter Brewing Company has announced that they’ve been able to pass their final inspection and that their growler counter will be opening to the public on this upcoming Friday.

    The brewery which we first mentioned just over a year ago has been a long time coming after taking over a space on Broadway, taking over for a former car garage known as Metric System which had been there since 1977.

    The big news broke out on their Facebook page just a few minutes ago as you can see below:

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    Based on their website’s beer page, it appears that six beers are in the works although there’s no word yet as to which ones will be available on Friday. Their hours will be Friday thru Sunday, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. for now and definitely stay tuned for more updates.

    Lamplighter Brewing company is located at 284 Broadway, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139.

    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.

    Seaport

    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.

    Maine Beer Company Announces Significant Expansion

    Maine Beer CompanySome big news today coming out of Freeport Maine where Maine Beer Company have announced that they’ll be expanding and nearly quadrupling their production later this year and into next week.

    The popular brewery, famous for beers like Lunch, Peeper Ale and Dinner, announced plans to add an additional 20,300 square-feet of space as part of a two-story building. In the new building, additional offices, storage, brewing space and bottling lines will be featured and outside the parking lot would expand by over 300%, going from 30 spots to 125.

    The existing 6,000 square-foot space would be converted into a much larger taproom and the retail shop would expand as well in order to meet the ever-growing demand. They also announced plans to add an outdoor patio to the brewery which would also host food trucks.

    According to the Portland Press Herald, the brewery’s submitted plans will be reviewed by the Freeport board on August 10th so stay tuned for more updates.

    Maine Beer Company is located at 525 US-1, Freeport, ME 04032.

    Dorchester Brewing Company Opening Thursday

    Dorchester Brewing CompanyLate last year we had mentioned that a new brewery was in the works out in Dorchester and it appears to be slated for its grand opening to the public on Thursday, following a private ribbon cutting ceremony tomorrow.

    Located right in Dorchester, the 25,000 square foot facility will feature a contract brewery as well as a taproom and both a canning and a bottling line. After two years of hard work and over six months of construction, Matt and his team are now ready to host everyone later this week in this georgeous facility. We had the pleasure of checking out the place about 8 months ago and couldn’t​ believe the size of the project.

    “We are speechless over the countless people who have taken time out of their daily lives to lend a helping hand, voice their support, show up when we asked and overall, just provide continued encouragement over our project,” the company said in a statement. “The pride in the community really stands for itself and at DBco, we promise to give back to the community and continue to celebrate where we live.”

    Per the big announcement on the website, the public will be able to check out the taproom starting on Thursday July 21st from 11:30AM to 11PM. They will also be open on Friday and Saturday from 11:30am to 11pm and Sunday from 11:30am to 9pm.

    Dorchester Brewing Company is located at 1246 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02125.

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