Norwood’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.
Some fresh, big news out of Braintree came out this week as we’ve gotten word that Widowmaker Brewing will be coming to town later this summer, probably sometime around August.
With their pouring permit and restaurant license now secured, their plans to open their 70-seat taproom is now moving forward and the brewery will have a kitchen on-site as well as a rotating list of food trucks.
They’re expected to be able to brew up to 7 barrels of beer at a time and want to try and rotate 6 to 8 beers on tap at any given time. Among their beers will be Greenbush, a pale ale; Sens Lives, a blonde; Old Oaken Farmhouse, a saison; Donut Shop, a coffee stout; Ecstasy of Gold, an IPA, and 50-Year Storm, a double IPA. They will also have additional recipes to fall back on.
The brewery will be located at 220 Wood Road, Braintree, MA 02184 in a building that they share with the retailer Pure Hockey.
While they don’t have any final dates in mind yet, they’re looking to open at some point in August if all goes to plan. Stay tuned for more updates.
First 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.
Well folks, today is a sad day. Sad because after nearly twenty years in business, Natick’s very own Barleycorn’s have announced that they’ll be closing in early May per a Facebook post they shared earlier today.
In the post, Barleycorn owner Dan stated the following:
After almost 20 years in business, we regret to announce the closing of Barleycorn’s Craft Brew.
Our lease is expiring and a decision has been made to liquidate and conclude our operations of providing beer brewing and wine making services to the greater Boston community. It has been an extraordinary experience and a great run, with tremendous people and organizations.
Normal operations will continue until the beginning of May, so there is still time to get your final brews in with us here at Barleycorn’s. The final date for brewing will be April 16th with a final bottling date of April 30th. Homebrew supplies are still available as well.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our customers through these past two decades.
Barleycorn is located at 21 Summer St, Natick, MA 01760.