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Tap Highlights 5/5/17

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!)

  • Branch Line (Watertown): Grimm – Magnetic Tape (IPA)
  • Brewer’s Fork (Boston): AleSmith – Speedway Nibs & Beans (Imperial Stout)
  • Bukowski (Boston): Lawson’s Finest Liquids – Sip of Sunshine (DIPA)
  • Lulu’s (Boston): Fiddlehead Brewing – Fiddlehead (IPA)
  • Lulu’s (Boston): Trillium Brewing – Congress Street (IPA)
  • Row 34 (Boston): Bissell – Angels with Filthy Souls (Porter)
  • The Tip Tap Room (Boston): Crooked Stave – Serenata Notturna (Wild Ale)

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

– Dana

With Bissell Bros Moving Out, Foundation Brewing Expands

Foundation BrewingSome fresh news out of Portland, Maine earlier today announced the official expansion of Foundation Brewing which will be breaking down the adjacent walls and expanding in Bissell Brothers Brewing’s former space.

This expansion will involve three additional spaces bringing their total footprint up to 7,500 sq. ft with a larger taproom as well as additional room for fermentation tanks and packaging.

Below is their official statement:

Portland, ME (May 9, 2016) – Foundation Brewing Company in Portland, ME will be growing at the current location on One Industrial Way starting this month with the expansion into three additional spaces formerly occupied by Bissell Brothers Brewing. This expansion will bring Foundation’s current space to a total of 7,500 sq. ft. and give the brewery the opportunity to expand its tasting room space, install additional fermentation capacity, and expand its packaging capability.

John Bonney, co-founder of the brewery that opened in the One Industrial Way location in 2014 says, “We are fortunate to have had the opportunity to launch our brewery here, and being part of this community, which has become known simply as ‘The Park,’ has been simply amazing from day one. From the very origins of the Craft Beer industry in Maine, to the latest riffs on diverse and divergent beer styles, the energy and enthusiasm for Craft Beer and its culture is palpable here like nowhere else.”

The new tasting room will be expanded in both size and hours. Behind the scenes growth will include creating more efficiencies in operation work spaces and the opportunity for additional growth in 2017. Joel Mahaffey, co-founder and Head Brewer, says he is looking forward to “expanding the fermentation capacity that will allow us to brew our popular beers more frequently. The expansion will give us the opportunity to bring out new brands that support our focus on using classic styles as the inspiration for brewing beers that push conventional boundaries.” The brewery operates a 15 bbl brewhouse and has a current fermentation capacity of 180 bbls. They release fresh cans of popular brands like Epiphany, their Maine IPA, and Wanderlust, a hoppy Farmhouse ale, about every three weeks. The brewery anticipates being able to increase the frequency of their canning operations with the expansion.

One Industrial Way has been an incubator for many other successful breweries, including Rising Tide Brewing, Maine Beer Company and Bissell Brothers. Allagash Brewing Company is located across the street, and Austin Street Brewery, who started in 2014 as well, is located on the opposite side of the One Industrial Way building. Along with their neighbors on the other side of the Park, Geary’s Brewing and New England Distilling, the Industrial Park has become a mecca for beer tourists visiting the Portland area as well as a fun place for locals to enjoy Portland’s exciting craft beer scene.

You can read more about this over on their Foundation Brewing and as always stay tuned for more updates.

Foundation Brewing is located at 1 Industrial Way #5, Portland, ME 04103.

Special Offer: WGBH Chef’s Gala, Food & Wine Festival

The third annual Taste of WGBH Chef’s Gala wil take place on Thursday, September 11, 2014 from 7:00pm – 11:00pm. The event will be held at the WGBH Studios located at One Guest Street, Boston, MA 02135.

As a special to our Craft Beer Boston readers, you can receive 20% off tickets. Please purchase tickets online at http://www.wgbh.org/foodwine/festival_tickets.cfm and use the promotional code BEERBLOG.

This year, the Chef’s Gala menu is bigger and better than ever. Guests have the opportunity to sample small plates prepared by 25 of the region’s best chefs, and sip more than 20 delicious wines from around the globe. And this year, the event will offer premiere craft beer selections, including Heady Topper from Vermont’s renowned family run brewery The Alchemist. Maine’s Bissell Brothers Brewing Company will also be in attendance.

For complete details on the Chef’s Gala and the whole roster of festival events, visit http://www.wgbh.org/festival.

This is the first of a full weekend of events showcasing the New England food, wine and craft beer offerings – on Friday, September 12th, there is a food and wine auction, followed up by Saturday’s Artisan Tastings which will include additional craft breweries and even more food samplings from New England’s top food purveyors. The final event of the weekend will be a brunch on Sunday, September 14th which will take brunch to a new level and include over 100 different food, wine and cider options.