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Tap Highlights 7/27/17

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!)

  • Bison County (Waltham): Firestone Walker – Bretta Rosé (Wild Ale)
  • Branch Line (Watertown): Deciduous/Idle Hands – Hinge (India Pale Zwickelbier)
  • Brewer’s Coalition (Newton): Fiddlehead – Fiddlehead IPA (IPA)
  • Brewer’s Fork (Boston): Finback/Jack’s Abby – Spill the Tea (IPL)
  • Brewer’s Tap & Table (Waltham): SingleCut – DDH Softly Spoken Magic Spells (DIPA)
  • British Beer Company (Framingham): Singlecut– 日本から来たネコ (Session IPA)
  • Five Horses Tavern (Boston:) Trillium – Secret Stairs (Stout)
  • Five Horses Tavern (Somerville): Maine Beer Company – Lunch (IPA)
  • Foundry on Elm (Somerville): Finback/Jack’s Abby – Spill the Tea (IPL)
  • Gather (Boston): Burkey Oak – Dankscape (Pale Ale)
  • Ginger Man (Boston): Grimm – Cloudbusting (DIPA)
  • Joshua Tree (Somerville): Firestone Walker – 20th (XX) Anniversary (Strong Ale)
  • Lulu’s (Allston): Grimm – Awoogah (IPA)
  • Meadhall (Cambridge): Zero Gravity Brewing. – Conehead (IPA)
  • Publick House (Brookline): Trillium – Mettle (DIPA)
  • Redbones BBQ (Somerville): Allagash – Uncommon Crow (Wild Ale)
  • Renegades Pub (Boston): Finback – Buddy System (DIPA)
  • Row 34 (Boston): Exhibit A – Leitmotif: Opus 5 (Sour Ale)
  • Tip Tap Room (Boston): Cascade – Noyaux (Sour Ale)

Feel free to share any highs and lows that you all find!

Tap Highlights 7/15/17

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!)

 

  • Bison County (Waltham): Firestone Walker – Bretta Rosé (Wild Ale)
  • Branch Line (Watertown): 4 Hands – Volume #4 (Stout)
  • Brewer’s Coalition (Newton): Fiddlehead – Fiddlehead IPA (IPA)
  • Brewer’s Fork (Boston): Finback Brewery – Fold (IPA)
  • Brewer’s Tap & Table (Waltham): SingleCut – DDH Softly Spoken Magic Spells (DIPA)
  • British Beer Company (Framingham): Fiddlehead – Fiddlehead IPA (IPA)
  • British Beer Company (Walpole): Lawson’s Finest Liquids – Sip of Sunshine (DIPA)
  • Bukowski’s (Cambridge): J. Wakefield / Arizona Wilderness – That’s My Jam (IPA)
  • Five Horses Tavern (Boston:) Trillium – Secret Stairs (Stout)
  • Five Horses Tavern (Somerville): Jack’s Abby – BA Framinghammer Mole (Porter)
  • Foundry on Elm (Somerville): Lawson’s Finest Liquids – Sip of Sunshine (DIPA)
  • Gather (Boston): Fiddlehead – Fiddlehead IPA (IPA)
  • Ginger Man (Boston): Grimm – Cloudbusting (DIPA)
  • Joshua Tree (Somerville): J. Wakefield – Here Here Kitty (Imperial Stout)
  • Lulu’s (Allston): J. Wakefield – Stush (Berliner Weiss)
  • Meadhall (Cambridge): Maine Beer Co. – Woods & Waters (IPA)
  • Publick House (Brookline): Trillium – DDH Scaled (IPA)
  • Redbones BBQ (Somerville): Lawson’s Finest Liquids – Sip of Sunshine (DIPA)
  • Renegades Pub (Boston): Evil Twin – Imperial Mexican Biscotti Cake Break (Stout)
  • Row 34 (Boston): Omnipollo – Noa Pecan Mud Cake (Stout)
  • Tip Tap Room (Boston): Finback / J. Wakefield – Smooth Beats Miami (IPA)

 

Feel free to share any highs and lows that you all find!

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

Hopsters Expands Dowtown, Introduces Hopsters Alley

HopstersNewton Corner-based Hopsters, a popular spot where people can brew their own craft beers, have a bite to eat and have some beers from both guest taps and Hopsters taps has been growing. Not only are they bottling stores and selling them at various retail outlets, but they’re now also expanding in downtown Boston at the soon-to-open Boston Public Market.

The new stand will be known as Hopsters Alley and will be amongst the many Boston Public Market: Vendors present at the market year-round including all kinds of meat and produce-centric stands as well as miscellaneous, other ones.

Below is the official statement from Hopsters which drills into more details about their expansion:

Hopsters has always been in the business of supporting local brewers and their brands. With that in mind we will be opening Hopsters Alley, a package store focusing on Massachusetts and other New England breweries, in July.

Hopsters Alley will be located in the new Boston Public Market, a 30,000 sq. ft. indoor, local-only, year-round public market located in the Faneuil Hall area. It will be the only market of its kind in the country. Hopsters Alley will sell beer, hard cider, and liquor brewed, fermented, and distilled in New England.

Around Faneuil Hall we were hard pressed to identify any forum that showcased Massachusetts’ craft beers. Hopsters Alley has 1,000 sq. ft. within the market and space for approximately 5,000 single units. Our goal is that Massachusetts brewers see the Alley as a downtown focal-point to showcase their brand and products in an authentic craft environment.

In addition to our space, the public market has a 4,000 sq. ft. test kitchen which will be available for tastings, education, classes, and general beer programming. We also intend to have a sampling bar that will be open during the market hours.

Stay tuned for more updates at the Boston Public Market’s opening nears.

Big Updates from Down the Road Brewery

Down the Road BreweryAfter starting Down the Road Brewery from his basement out in Newton, trying to get the project off the ground since 2013, Donovan Bailey has finally issued some pretty big news regarding his project: the Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC) has approved the brewery and is in the process of issuing them their license so that they can start selling their beers!

We actually met Donovan Bailey back in December of 2013 where he was a busy guy, honing and refining various brewing techniques and recipes and we were even lucky enough to get to sample a few of his upcoming beers including Quadruped, The Hop Monster, Patchwork Kilt and T-34. And while these three might show up at some point soon, for the time being, their release will feature their flagship beer, which is going to be Pukwudgie, an American Pale Ale which comes in at 4.5% A.B.V. and which features both Chinook and Mosaic hops.

Presently, while they await their license to be issued, they’ve managed to acquire their primary packaging including keg collars, body labels, neck labels, mother cartons and 6-pack carriers. Once everything else is squared away, they’ve also reached agreements to be on tap at two Newton restaurants: 51 Lincoln and Waban Kitchen. The former of the two will also be hosting their launch party which is to take place near the end of March. No date has yet to be set but a pairing menu will be featured so definitely keep an eye out on our events page for updates on that.

Last but not least, they’ve also announced that their crew is expanding with “George Popescu and Michael Halkiotis who are both coming on as co-founders. George is going to drive the company as CEO and Michael is going to get the tap room open and enhance sales as Managing Director. Our sales team is expanding with the onboarding of Matt Mantya and Jeff Quigley—Matt will be heading our sales in the Worcester area and Jeff will be doing sales in the metro Boston area. We also have Erik Jespersen who will assume marketing duties.“.

They are slated to brew their first commercial batch of beer at Mercury Brewing in Ipswich on March 5th so expect the beer to be ready for sale about two and a half weeks later. Establishment that will feature the Down the Road beers on draft include 51 Lincoln, Waban Kitchen, CasaB, Hopsters and O’Hara’s and the Newton Crowne Plaza, with more to come. Retailers include Craft Beer Cellar’s upcoming Newton location, which is slated to re-open in mid-March, on Austin Street, The Urban Grape in Chestnut Hill and more are to be announced shortly as well once finalized.

Stay tuned for more updates including a date for the upcoming launch part as well as more retailers and whatever else might be happening.

What Hit the Shelves This Week

Below is our weekly list of various beers that hit the shelves in and around Boston this week:

Brewery Beer Style
Allagash Midnight Brett American Wild Ale
Baxter Brewing Co. Window Seat Porter
Boston Beer Company Sam Adams Rebel Rouser Imperial / Double IPA
Boston Beer Company Sam Adams Rebel Rider IPA American IPA
Brewmaster Jack Hoppiness is a Warm Pun Imperial / Double IPA
Brooklyn Brewery K is for Kriek Lambic
Cambridge Brewing Company Red God Imperial / Double Red Ale
Cascade Blueberry American Wild Ale
Celis Brewing Co Celis White Witbier
Evil Twin Brewing Biere Blanca Blanc Berliner Weisse
Evil Twin Brewing Ron and the Beast Ryan Saison / Farmhouse Ale
Foley Brothers Fair Maiden Imperial / Double IPA
Green Flash Brewing Symposium IPA American IPA
Grey Sail Brewing of RI 3rd Anniversary India Pale Lager
Idle Hands Triplication Belgian Tripel
Local Option Bierwerker Walk Ov Shame Saison / Farmhouse Ale
Maine Beer Company Another One American IPA
Mikkeller Better Half American IPA
Mikkeller Keeper Pilsner
Omnipollo Zodiak American IPA
Sixpoint Brewery Beast Mode Porter
Southern Tier Brewing Company Grand Arbor Saison / Farmhouse Ale
Trillium Brewing FB-90 Imperial / Double IPA
Trillium Brewing The Publick House American IPA
Trillium Brewing Vicinity Imperial / Double IPA

Pintley Boston Good Beer Passport Giveaway

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Heya there folks! Great news for all of you, the generous folks from Pintley have given us a couple of their Boston Good Beer Passports to give away to you guys. We recently shared with you some of the passports details.

Each passport is worth $38 and the winners will be automatically selected on Wednesday. The Good Beer Passport will let enable you to redeem one free pint of beer at  19 different bars in and around Boston including Hopsters, Olde Magoun’s Saloon and Sunset’s Grill and Tap, amongst others.

There is no purchase required for this, we won’t spam or contact you (unless you win!) and and all you need to do is be 21+

Entering the giveaway is easy and all that you need to do is visit the following url or our Facebook page which has a special tab featuring the giveaway. Best of luck to everyone!

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