Ticket Giveaway: Craft Beer Pavilion at the Boston Globe Travel Show!

Thanks to the generous folks at the Boston Globe Travel Show, we are excited to giveaway a pair of tickets to the event including access to the Northeast Craft Beer Pavilion on Friday February 10th from 6:00-8:30PM!

Once inside the pavilion, you will have the chance to sample some of New England’s best beer offerings from the city limits of Boston and beyond!

The Northeast Craft Beer Pavilion will be pouring samplings of nearly 100 different beers and ciders from over 40 breweries, plus the show will also include informative travel seminars, live cultural entertainment and travel deals only available at the Boston Globe Travel Show!

Some highlights throughout the weekend include:

  • 3 sampling sessions and a Sunday Lord Hobo’s Brunch Bites & Brews at the Northeast Craft Beer Pavilion with tastings of nearly 100 beers and ciders from over 40 breweries
  • 1,000 Places to See Before You Die author Patricia Schultz will be hosting two seminars: “Emerging Destinations: Iran, Cuba, Myanmar and Antarctica,” and “U.S. & Canada.”
  • Pauline Frommer, Editorial Director of Frommer Travel Guides and award-winning travel journalist, will be speaking about “Insider Tips for Creating Great Vacations in All Price Ranges”
  • Boston Globe travel writer Chris Muther will give his tips for “The Digital Traveler: Best Apps, Photos & Travel Products”
  • Cultural dancer performances from the Philippines and Dominican Republic, including showing you some basic steps of Merengue and Bachata.

To enter, simply visit our Facebook page, (https://www.facebook.com/CraftBeerBoston) like the page, and comment on the contest post letting us know what your ideal vacation spot is and the ideal beer to drink while there!

The winner will be chosen on Monday, 2/6.  The winner and their guest must be 21+ and identification will be required to enter the venue.

Tickets to all sessions of the Craft Beer Pavilion are also available at http://www.bostonglobetravelshow.com/beer/

#BGTravel #NECraftBeerPavilion

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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Tap Highlights 12/30/16

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)
  • Ginger Man (Boston): The Bruery – Barrel Aged 7 Swans-a -Swimming (Quad)
  • LuLus (Boston): Maine Beer Company – Lunch (IPA)
  • Row 34 (Boston): Hanssens – Oudbeitje (Lambic)
  • Row 34 (Boston): Lost Abbey – Cuvée de Tomme (American Wild Ale)
  • Tip Tap Room (Boston): Almanac – Farmer’s Reserve Nectarine (American Wild Ale)
  • The Publick House (Brookline): Gueuzerie Tilquin – Gueuze Tilquin (Gueuze)
  • Lord Hobo (Cambridge): The BruerySo Happens It’s Tuesday (Imperial Stout)
  • Joshua Tree (Somerville): Goose Island – Halia (Saison)
  • Branchline (Watertown): TrilliumFort Point Pale Ale (Pale Ale)

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

Cheers to a great weekend, and Happy almost New Years!

– Dana

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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.

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Tap Highlights 12/9/16

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!)

  • Lulus (Boston): Deciduous – Lambent (Berliner)
  • Stoddards (Boston): Goose Island – Gillian (Farmhouse)
  • Tip Tap Room (Boston): Grimm – Super Spruce (Gose)
  • Nightshift Brewing (Everett): Aloha Weisse (Berliner)
  • Nightshift Brewing (Everett): Mainer Weisse (Berliner)
  • Nightshift Brewing (Everett): Nectar Weisse (Berliner)
  • Nightshift Brewing (Everett): Pomona Weisse (Berliner)
  • Nightshift Brewing (Everett): Bramble Weisse (Berliner)
  • Joshua Tree (Somerville): Goose Island – Bourbon County Brand Stout ’13 (Stout)
  • Joshua Tree (Somerville): Goose Island – Bourbon County Brand Stout ’16 (Stout)
  • Joshua Tree (Somerville): Goose Island – Bourbon County Brand Barleywine (Barleywine)
  • Olde Magoun’s Saloon (Somerville): Founders – Lizard of Koz (Stout)
  • Branchline (Watertown): Upland – Kiwi Lambic (Wild)

Joshua Tree and Nightshift appear to be killing it this weekend.  What are people’s thoughts about Bourbon County this year on tap?  If you spot any other gems while out and about this weekend, please add them in the comments!

Cheers to a great weekend!

– Dana

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Tap Highlights 12/2/16

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!)

  • Row 34 (Boston): Upland – Raspberry Lambic (Wild)
  • Stoddards (Boston): Goose Island – Bourbon County Brand Stout ’15 (Stout)
  • Stoddards (Boston): Goose Island – Bourbon County Brand Stout ’16 (Stout)
  • Stoddards (Boston): Goose Island – Mattina Rosa (Flanders)
  • Tip Tap Room (Boston): Almanac – Farmer’s Reserve Raspberry (Wild)
  • Lord Hobo (Cambridge): Allagash – Farm to Face (Wild)
  • Brewer’s Fork (Charlestown) Sierra Nevada – Ginger Bigfoot (Barleywine)
  • Five Horses (Somerville): Wormtown – Be Hoppiest (DIPA)

If you spot any other gems while out and about this weekend, please add them in the comments!

Cheers to a great weekend!

– Dana

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