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Toppling Goliath Inks Deal with Atlantic, Coming To MA & RI

Toppling Goliath BrewingToppling Goliath and Atlantic Beverage Distributors are excited to announce the partnership for exclusive distribution of the Toppling Goliath portfolio in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Starting February 23rd, the Toppling Goliath core brands will be available in limited quantities to top off-premise accounts – Dorothy’s New World Lager, Pseudo Sue Pale Ale, Golden Nugget IPA, Pompeii IPA, and King Sue Double IPA. Special events will be announced with top on-premise accounts starting Friday, Feb. 23rd – Tuesday, Feb. 27th. All of these releases will be made available in MA and RI. We look forward to expanding the independent craft outline and supporting independent craft breweries.

Toppling Goliath Brewing Co. was founded in beautiful Decorah, IA in 2009 as a homebrew operation, in less than a decade it now holds the title for “Second-best Brewery in the World” and “#1 Beer in the World” by Ratebeer and brews seven of the top 100 beers in the world according to BeerAdvocate. Shining in the categories of hop forward IPAs and bold barrel-aged stouts TG has over 35 beers in its ever-growing catalog and delights in experimenting with new ingredients and styles.

When asked about this new partnership president, Clark Lewey said “We couldn’t be more excited to be expanding into the Massachusetts and Rhode Island markets, the landscape and people are dear to our hearts and after years of requests from east coast customers we can’t wait to get them the beer they love. Making this debut with Atlantic Beverage is a perfect fit for us due to their wonderful knowledge of craft beer and craft customers“. Toppling Goliath now distributes into 12 states and has just finished construction of a 100-barrel brewery and two-story taproom in Decorah, IA.

Night Shift Partners with Isle Brewers To Help Scale Demand

Night Shift BrewingEVERETT, MA – In order to meet market demand, Night Shift Brewing has partnered with Isle Brewers Guild in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. The need to seek resources outside of Night Shift’s original Everett facility became apparent when existing space was officially maximized in early 2017. The company’s leadership has described this new partnership as a “sustainable way to test growth” while they evaluate future opportunities to expand capacity.

For Night Shift’s Head Brewer Joe Mashburn, Isle Brewers Guild (IBG) represents an opportunity to grow and learn in a tried-and-true environment. “IBG is already producing great beers with their other brewing partners, so it was an easy decision to partner with them. They share our passion for quality and consistency, and are committed to helping us produce Night Shift beers at their top-notch facility.”

Night Shift Brewing joins a client list that already includes two members of the Night Shift Distributing portfolio, Great North Aleworks of Portsmouth, NH, and Devil’s Purse Brewing Company of South Dennis, MA. Products produced at the Pawtucket facility will not only be available in Night Shift’s current markets – Massachusetts, Maine, and New York – but also at The Guild in cans and on draft. This will mark the first time Night Shift Brewing’s beer can be purchased in the state of Rhode Island.

As Night Shift Brewing continues its great growth and popularity, Isle Brewers Guild is excited to partner and help support their production needs,” said Jeremy Duffy, Co-Founder and Partner at Isle Brewers Guild. “The brewers are already working with the Night Shift team, and are excited about the world-class beers that are about to be produced.

The Night Shift Brewing production team will continue to be extremely hands-on with all recipes and processes, traveling to Rhode Island for brew days, and performing extensive quality control testing on all products entering the market. The first products from this partnership will be hitting shelves and draft lines in February 2018!

Night Shift Brewing is located at 87 Santilli Hwy, Everett, MA 02149.

Tap Highlights – 1/12/2018

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): Honest Weight – Omniverse (IPA)
  • Brewer’s Fork (Boston): Grimm – Kinetic Cloud (Sour Ale)
  • Brewer’s Tap & Table (Waltham): Backlash – Hostile Takeover (IPA)
  • Bison County (Waltham): Backlash – Death (Stout)
  • Deep Ellum (Boston): Trillium – Pittsburgh Street (IPA)
  • Five Horses Tavern (Boston:) Goose Island – Bourbon County Northwood (Stout)
  • Five Horses Tavern (Somerville:) Finback – Mochi (IPA)
  • Gather (Boston): Foreign Objects – Wet Gravity (IPA)
  • Lord Hobo (Cambridge): Tilquin – Gueuze Draft (Gueuze)
  • Lulu’s (Boston): Trillium – Heavy Mettle (DIPA)
  • Row 34 (Boston): Exhibit ‘A’– The Cat’s Meow (IPA)
  • The Ginger Man (Boston): Prairie – Bomb (Stout)
  • Tip Tap Room (Boston): Fiddlehead – Hodad (Porter)
  • Worden Hall (Boston): Proclamation – Ethereous (IPA)

Should we have missed anything please don’t hesitate to let us know in the comments below!

Trillium Garden To Open in Roslindale

Trillium BrewingWe all saw rumors floating around but they’re now true and it is now official: Trillium Brewing is opening up a beer garden at the Roslindale Substation. Slated to open at some point next month, the beer garden will feature a variety of taps not unlike the beer garden they operated on the Greenway all summer.

Please find Trillium’s official statement below:

November 17th, 2017- Trillium Brewing Company, in partnership with Roslindale Village Main Street, is excited to announce plans to operate an indoor winter beer garden in the iconic Roslindale Substation Building.

The Trillium Garden at the Substation is slated to open in early December 2017 and will run through the winter season. In the heart of Roslindale Village, the beer garden will be an indoor venue open five days a week, serving a variety of rotating draft options. The location accommodates open seating, community space, and a limited number of private event opportunities.

“We had a killer time with the Garden on the Greenway this summer so we jumped at the chance to bring Trillium to another Boston neighborhood,” said Trillium co-owner Esther Tetreault. “Our goal has always been to build a strong community and share what we do. The Substation is such a unique and iconic space, in a welcoming neighborhood, making Roslindale a perfect winter home for the Trillium Garden.”

“Beer aficionados will have the unique opportunity to drink Trillium’s award-winning beer in the Substation’s awe-inspiring space, with its 34 foot ceilings, 18-foot copper clad doors, 250-ton capacity gantry crane, and six two-story windows,” said Alia Hamada Forrest, RVMS’s Executive Director. “Where Trillium goes, its fans follow. I’m eager to welcome the newcomers that will discover Roslindale’s existing mix of vibrant restaurants and retail options, and hope that these types of creative partnerships continue to spark across all of Boston Main Street districts. We know when you visit — you will want to return.”

The Roslindale Substation (designed by architect Robert Peabody of Peabody and Stearns with Stone and Webster Engineering Corporation) was built in 1911 and is one of six nearly identical converter substations built in and around Boston at that time to convert alternating current (A/C) electricity from the Boston Elevated Railway’s South Boston power plant to direct current (D/C) power for use by the trolley system. Service was discontinued in 1971 and the space remained unused until 2014 when the $4.8 million Substation renovation project was conceived and undertaken by Historic Boston Inc., Roslindale Village Main Street, Peregrine Group, LLC of Rumford, RI, and architect Prellwitz Chilinski Associates of Cambridge. In January 2017, Craft Beer Cellar opened on the lower level of the substation, ending the 46 year vacancy. Trillium’s tenancy on the main floor of the building will revive a prominent corner and reactivate the historic space. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic places.

Already in the substation building is Craft Beer Cellar Roslindale who opened that location in January of this year. Also opening in the area next year is Distraction Brewing Company and more details on that coming soon. In the interim you can get updates on this new Trillium Garden via the brewery’s dedicated Twitter account.

The Roslindale substation is located at 4228 Washington Street, Roslindale, MA 02131.

Scituate’s Untold Brewing’s Grand Opening Slated For Friday

Some exciting news coming out of Scituate as Untold Brewing announced that they’ll be making their grand debut to the public later this week. That’s right folks, starting at 11AM on Friday, their taproom will be open and beers will be available on site and to-go via crowlers and growlers. There’s also plans in place to eventually offer smaller cans of their beers to the public using Iron Heart Canning‘s help.

The 15-barrel brewhouse will not offer any food but will have bar snacks available as well as food trucks on site and the new building will have a capacity of approximately of about a hundred with more available via the patio during the warmer months.

Below is a preview of the space courtesy of pictures shared by the brewery directly to us:

Seven beers will be available at open this week, and they are as follows:

East By Northwest – IPA / 7.0%
Eleventh Hour – IPA / 6.5%
Stayin’ Alive – IPA / 6.9%
Voorhees – Stout / 5.8%
Abigail – Blonde Ale / 5.1%
Rebecca – Brown Ale / 5.9%
The Carpenter – Pale Ale / 5.5%

We’ve been informed that they’ll have a total twelve taps that they’ll eventually fill, half being from both a year-round and seasonal rotation which will include stouts, IPAs, and the six lines will be reserved for barrel-aged beers and experimental batches.

Following the opening this week, their regular hours will be:

Thursday 3-8pm
Friday 11am-10pm
Saturday 11am-10pm
Sunday 11am-5pm

Untold Brewing is located at 6 Old Country Way, Scituate, MA 02066.

Backlash Opens Up Retail Space, Brewery Buildout To Follow

Backlash Beer CoBacklash Beer Co., which has been around since 2013 and more recently has been contract-brewing out of Dorchester Brewing Company has now opened up a retail space where their beers will be going on sale. This comes nearly a year after their GoFundMe campaign got crowdfunded online and appears to be the beginning of what will eventually become a fully built out brewery with a taproom.

The brewery had not always been in the Boston area and had previously been brewing out in Holyoke but they’re now here to stay at their location over at 152 Hampden Street in Boston. And while the retail space is relatively limited right now they will be open today from 12 to 6PM selling cans of Hostile Takeover and Central Square, the third IPA in their Stomping Ground series.


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No word yet on if these retail hours will happen past this weekend as they’re presently building out the brewery. Tanks are scheduled to arrive shortly before Thanksgiving and but we’ll keep you posted should they happen. Either way, these guys should be up and running in early 2018 in their new Roxbury home.

Backlash Beer Company’s retail space is located at 152 Hampden St, Roxbury, MA 02119.


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.

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