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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!

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

MassBeerWeek To Return in November

Mass Beer WeekFor the first time since it’s hiatus in 2013, BeerAdvocate has announced the grandiose return of Mass Beer Week which is to take place later this year, in November, for ten days.

The state-wide event will be used to promote craft beer by partnering with local bars, shops and breweries and setting up a variety of tours, and dinners and social events. Not many details have been released right now but it’s worth noting that it will be taking place from November 4th through the 13th. It also looks like it will slightly overlap with Maine’s Beer Week as well.

Below is the official statement from BeerAdvocate:

(Boston – January 7, 2016) BeerAdvocate is proud to announce the launch of Mass Beer Week. The inaugural celebration is planned for November 4–13, 2016 and will focus exclusively on Massachusetts brewers, their beers and the supporting beer community.

Brothers Jason and Todd Alström, founders of BeerAdvocate and Massachusetts natives, will spearhead the not-for-profit cause and create an informal advisory board to ensure goals are met and new ideas explored. Locals and visitors can expect plenty of education, brewery tours, tastings, dinners, social gatherings and much more from this 10-day statewide event.

“The Mass. beer scene has exploded since we started BeerAdvocate in 1996. There’s now well over 100 breweries in the state, brewing thousands of beers, and it’s awesome! Hell, Treehouse Brewing Company currently has the No. 1 beer on our website and they’re less than a mile from where we grew up in Monson. It’s time to celebrate Mass. beer,” explains Jason.

Todd adds: “We look forward to celebrating the growth of local beer in Massachusetts, bringing awareness to its scene and working with the industry and its supporters in putting Mass Beer Week on everyone’s calendar.”

More information will be released later this year and you can also see updates on the official MassBeerWeek website.

Indignant Brewing Coming to Somerville, Slated to Open Early Fall

Indignant BrewingSomerville, a city already packed with quite a few breweries (and cideries) is welcoming yet another one: Indignant Brewing. This newcomer is in the process of being built and going through various approval processes and are trying to shoot for an opening at some point in September.

Jeff Rowe, co-owner and head brewer, a former veteran from such breweries as Harpoon and Cape Cod Beer has released a pretty lengthy announcement on the brewery’s website which drills onto many details including the fact that they’ll be based in the Winter Hill area, right on Broadway. The brewery will feature a 5bbl brewing system as well as a small kitchen and the space will total approximately 2,650sft. The brewery will “brew great beer, make great food, serve great coffee” and will even try and partner with some amazing local coffee company and will also feature some food from chef Paul Anthony Picillo and his various travels as well as his childhood. Such food will include “small plates and enormous baguette sandwiches” and the food will be designed to pair with their various draft pints.

Speaking of pints, the beers from Indignant Brewing will be feature a wide range of styles and were described as being “traditional, experimental, intensely hoppy, easy drinking, high abv, malty, American, Belgian, sour and barrel aged“.

The brewery will be located at 328 Broadway Somerville, MA 02145.

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As always stay tuned for more updates as more information gets released over the course of the summer.

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!

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
Against the Grain Brewery Bay & Pepper Your Bretts Saison / Farmhouse Ale
Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits Sculpin IPA American IPA
Boulevard Brewing Co. Two Jokers Double-Wit Witbier
Brouwerij Alken-Maes Grimbergen Blonde Belgian Blonde / Golden
Brouwerij Van Steenberge Piraat Triple Hop Belgian Tripel
Cambridge Brewing Company Sgt. Pepper Saison / Farmhouse Ale
Central Waters Brewing Company La Petite Mort Weizenbock
Enlightenment Ales Bière Brut Bière de Champagne / Bière Brut
Evil Twin Brewing Femme Fatale Yuzu Pale American IPA
Evil Twin Brewing Imperial Biscotti Break American Imperial / Double Stout
Evil Twin Brewing Joey Pepper Belgian Blonde / Golden
Evil Twin Brewing Nomader Weisse Berliner Weisse
Gueuzerie Tilquin Oude Quetsche Tilquin à l’Ancienne Lambic
Klosterbrauerei Neuzelle Kyritzer Mord Und Totschlag Schwarzbier
Local Option Bierwerker Morning Wood American Amber / Red Ale
Meine Hopfenweisse Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn Weizenbock
Mikkeller Show Me Cuvee Sour Ale
Pioneer Brewing Company Into the Woods Vienna Lager
Pioneer Brewing Company Path of the Unknown Imperial / Double Brown Ale
Pioneer Brewing Company The New Frontier Imperial / Double IPA
Radeberger Gruppe Braufactum Palor American Pale Ale
Spoetzl Brewery Shiner Bock Bock
Spoetzl Brewery Shiner Ruby Redbird Fruit Beer
Spoetzl Brewery Shiner White Wing Witbier
Spoetzl Brewery Shiner Wild Hare Pale Ale American Pale Ale

Also don’t forget to check out this evening’s complimentary, weekly tastings. Did we miss anything else? If so feel free to let us know.

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