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Tap Highlights 10/6/17

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!)

  • Branch Line (Watertown): Transient – Buckley (Imperial Stout)
  • Brewer’s Fork (Boston):  Half Acre – Daisy Cutter (Pale Ale)
  • Brewer’s Tap & Table (Waltham): Pipeworks/Interboro – Mad Fat Unicorn (IPA)
  • Five Horses Tavern (Boston:) Maine Beer Co – Lunch (IPA)
  • Ginger Man (Boston): Jack’s Abby – Framinghammer (Baltic Porter)
  • Lord Hobo (Cambridge): Mast Landing – Green to Green (IPA)
  • Lulu’s (Allston): Founders – KBS (Imperial Stout)
  • Publick House (Brookline): Allagash – Hive 56 (AWA)
  • Row 34 (Boston): Finback/RAR – Lollipop Woods (IPA)
  • Tip Tap Room (Boston): Prairie – Prairie Paradise (Imperial Stout)

Enjoy the weekend everyone!  Don’t forget to share any gems you find out there in the wild.

Exhibit ‘A’ Announces Grand Opening Date!

Exhibit A BrewingLocated in Jack’s Abby Brewing’s former location on Morton Street in Framingham, Exhibit ‘A’ Brewing Company’s staff, including founder & brewer Matthew Steinberg, have been hard at work trying to get the place up and running.

With construction and permitting out of the way, it appears that they’re firing up their tanks and will be ready to open soon as announced on Exhibit A Brewing. How soon might you ask? In just 2 weeks, the brewery will open to the public! (August 31st from 3 to 8PM)  A grand opening celebration will also be held on Saturday, September 3rd with more details to come.

Exhibit ‘A’ will be open Wednesday through Friday from 3 to 8PM, Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 8PM.

The brewery had already teased one of their can designs for their upcoming, first flagship beer which will be known as “Cat’s Meow” although they’re still working on fine tuning the recipe prior to releasing it. Also featured in the preview is their other canned beer which is a kolsch known as Goody Two Shoes. You can see the can designs below:

Goody Two Shoes & The Cat’s Meow preview

The brewery will serve samples and is expected to have several beers by the time they open. A variety of styles will be brewed including kettled sours, porters, and stouts.  More IPAs and pale ales will eventually be released, as well. There will not be flights in the tasting room initially, but growler fills will be available with cans to come later.

Exhibit ‘A’ Brewing Company is located at 81 Morton St, Framingham, MA 01702.

Copenhagen Beer Fest Coming to Boston!

copenhagen-beer-music-celebration-boston-logoMikkeller’s annual Copenhagen Beer Fest is traveling across the pond to Boston this year!

This is the first time the fest has been put on outside of Copenhagen and the list of attending breweries so far looks great!  Mikkeller, 3 Floyds, Hill Farmstead, Allagash, Tired Hands, and To Øl, just to name a few and with many more promised.  We also have it on good authority that Jester King will be in attendance, as well!

There also seems to be some decent music acts as part of the bill, including Yo La Tengo.  No word on which bands will be playing which sessions, but let’s face it, if you are reading this, you are more likely going for the beer!

There are three sessions which are as follows:

  • Friday 9/23 6:30pm -11:00pm
  • Saturday, 9/24 Noon-3:30
  • Saturday 6:30-11:00PM.

Note the longer evening sessions which are also more expensive.  VIP early access is available and includes access to the fest 30 minutes early, access to “special beers,” and unlimited pours.  General Admission tickets do not allow for unlimited samples and come with 10 sample tokens.  More tokens can be purchased on site.

You can read more about it and buy tickets on the official event site.

[UPDATE] Jack’s Abby Brewing Sign Lease, Expanding To New Space

UPDATE:The taproom’s grand opening will be taking place tomorrow, September 30th at their regular hours which are Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 8PM. They will have nearly twenty beers available including some of the Framinghammer variants as well as two of their sours which have been bottled for the first time ever.

The new brewery is located at 100 Clinton Street in Framingham.

Jacks AbbyWe just got word that Jack’s Abby Brewing out in Framingham will be moving to a new, bigger space that will enable them to not only ramp up production, but also better serve their loyal patrons. The new, 67,000 square foot place is located in the Dennison Building downtown and will enable them to expand from their current, 12,000 square foot brewery which has been maxed out for months now.

The new space will see a 5,000 square foot area which will be reserved for a restaurant and the new facility will enable them to install a brand new canning line which is expected to can up to 10,000 beers per hour at it’s peak. Additionally, there will also be more parking, the possibility for the brewer to host various events such as Oktoberfest, and their twenty four beers are also expected to be on tap there.

Speaking of capacity, Jack’s Abby brewed approximately 14,000 barrels of beer this year and are forecasting 20,000 for 2015. In this new facility, they’re looking to brew approximately 50,000 barrels which would make them the state’s second largest brewery behind Harpoon which is quite impressive since they’ve only been around for about four years.

Staying in Framingham is an essential part of their plan and has been since the beginning and their staff is expected to double from twenty to about fifth once the new brewery opens. And once it opens, because of the added capacity, the price of their beers should be expected to drop and many of their beers will also become available in cans, including their top-sellers which are Jabby Brau, Hoponius Union, Smoke & Dagger and Mass Rising. They will still have growler fills for their seasonal and specialty beers.

There’s no official timeline as of right now but their first meetings are expected to occur early in January and they hope to open the new space as early as fall of 2015. In the interim, their current space will remain open to the public until they eventually transition things over.

Stay tuned for more updates next year as things continuet to develop.

Jack’s Abby Brewing Presents “Summer of Sours”

Jacks AbbyJack’s Abby Brewing out in Framingham have just announced that they’ve been working on and will be releasing a variety of sour beers which are to feature Lactobacillus, Pediococcus and Brettanomyces.

Each beer will be unique and will be a part of their Sour Barrel Program which started in 2013 and some of the ingredients that these sour beers will feature include nectarines, blueberries, tart cherries and quite a few other ingredients. Below is a preview of what they’re expecting to release over the course of the next few months:

  • Framingham Lager w/Raspberry and Brettanomyces
  • Golden Sour w/ Nectarines
  • Golden Sour w/ Blueberries
  • Framingham Lager w/ Blackberries and Brettanomyces
  • Red Sour Lager w/ Tart Cherries
  • Smoke and Dagger w/ Pumpkins, Ginger and Brettanomyces
  • Cranberry on Leisure Time
  • Dry Hopped Sour

While no dates have been released yet, these will all be released over the course of the summer and with a twist: they’ll be bottled! This was not possible before because of cross-contamination, but they’ve apparently figured it out and are able to do so this time around.

You can read more about the Summer of Sours on their website and can also check out this link if you want to read up on their Sour Barrel Program as well. Stay tuned for updates via our Twitter and Facebook page as well.

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
Ballast Point Habanero Sculpin American IPA
Brewery Ommegang Game Of Thrones – Three Eyed Raven Saison / Farmhouse Ale
Cambridge Brewing Company Morning Dew Saison / Farmhouse Ale
Cascade Brewing Company Apricot Ale Sour Ale
Evil Twin Brewing Soft DK American Imperial / Double Stout
Foley Brothers Citrennial American IPA
Foley Brothers Fair Maiden Imperial / Double IPA
Founders Brewing Co. Curmudgeon Old Ale Old Ale
Jack’s Abby Brewing Sunny Ridge Pilsner Pilsner
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales Calabaza Boreal Saison / Farmhouse Ale
Mikkeller Better Half American IPA
Night Shift Brewing The 87 Imperial / Double IPA
Night Shift Brewing Viva Habanera Rye Beer
Night Shift Brewing Whirlpool American Pale Ale
Otter Creek Brewing Backseat Berner American IPA
Otter Creek Brewing Over Easy American IPA
Paulaner Gruppe Hacker-Pschorr Münchner Radler Radler
Revolution Brewing Anti-Hero IPA American IPA
Revolution Brewing Bottom Up Wit Witbier
Rogue Ales Sriracha Stout Chili Beer
Siren Craft Brew Lemon Cello IPA Imperial / Double IPA
Siren Craft Brew Smoke Signals Sour Ale
Sixpoint Brewery Abigale Belgian Pale Ale
Small Town Brewery Not Your Father’s Root Beer Herbed / Spiced Ale
Smuttynose Brewing Co. Hayseed Saison / Farmhouse Ale
Smuttynose Brewing Co. Smuttlabs: Daily Brett Belgian Brown Ale
Stillwater Artisanal Ales Kentucky Styled Folklore Belgian Strong Dark Ale
The Bruery Or Xata Blonde Ale
Victory Brewing Company Kirsch Gose Gose
Weyerbacher Brewing Company Sunday Morning Stout American Imperial / Double Stout
Wormtown Brewery Hopulence Imperial / Double IPA

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
Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin American IPA
Ballast Point Sea Monster Imperial / Double Stout
Ballast Point Victory At Sea Imperial / Double Porter
Firestone Walker Firestone 18 (XVIII) Anniversary Ale American Strong Ale
Founders Imperial Stout Russian Imperial Stout
Jack’s Abby Brewing House Lager Golden Lager
Jack’s Abby Brewing Hopstitution Pale Lager
Lagunitas Brewing Company Hairy Eyeball Ale American Strong Ale
Maine Beer Company Lunch American IPA
Mystic Brewing Entropy Belgian Quad
Night Shift Brewing Fallen Apple Golden Ale
Night Shift Brewing Mainer Weisse Berliner Weisse
Sierra Nevada Beer Camp: Hoppy Lager India Pale Lager
To Øl Fuck Art – The Heathens Are Coming Saison / Farmhouse Ale
Trillium Brewing Double Dry Hopped Melcher Street IPA American IPA
Trillium Brewing Fort Point Pale Ale American Pale Ale
Trillium Brewing Trillium Saison / Farmhouse Ale
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