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Brew Woo Ticket Giveaway

We partnered up with the folks over at the DCU Center who were generous enough to offer up two pairs of tickets to the upcoming BrewWoo beer festival which is to take place at the DCU Center in less than two weeks, on Saturday April 2nd.

Brew Woo will feature two sessions where 55+ breweries and cideries will be sharing over hundred different beers and a multitude of ciders as well! Local breweries and cideries will include such names as Bantam Cider, Cisco Brewers, Down East Cider, Harpoon, Two Roads and White Lion, and many more will be there as well as live music. You can see the full list right on the following webpage.

There are many ways for you to enter, including daily bonuses and all entries must be from participants who are 21+. We will randomly select two winners who will be contacted by email once the contest is over and who will each get two tickets to the session of their choice, available for pickup at will call.

You can enter the giveaway by clicking on the link below or through the special tab over on the Craft Beer Boston Facebook page.

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You can also find out more about the BrewWoo beer festival on the official event website over here and also purchase tickets to the event via Ticketmaster. You can also use the code CRAFTY to get $5 off your tickets. Good luck!

BrewWoo Tickets Giveaway

We partnered up with the folks over at the DCU Center who were generous enough to offer up two pairs of tickets to the upcoming BrewWoo beer festival which is to take place at the DCU Center in less than two weeks!

Brew-Woo will be taking place on Saturday April 4th and will feature two sessions where 55+ breweries and cideries will be sharing over hundred different beers and a multitude of ciders as well! Local breweries and cideries will include such names as Bantam Cider, Cisco Brewers, Down East Cider, Harpoon, Two Roads and White Lion, and many more will be there as well. You can see the full list right on the following webpage.

There are many ways for you to enter, including daily bonuses and all entries must be from participants who are 21+. We will randomly select two winners who will be contacted by email once the contest is over and who will each get two tickets to the session of their choice.

You can enter the giveaway by clicking on the link below or through the special tab over on the Craft Beer Boston Facebook page.

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You can also find out more about the BrewWoo beer festival on the official event website over here and also purchase tickets to the event via Ticketmaster. Good luck!

Wormtown Brewery Celebrates 5 Years; Rebrands & Opens New Brewery March 17th

Wormtown BreweryMarch has been a very busy month for breweries across Massachusetts. Down the Road Brewing announced their impending launch, Medusa Brewing had their grand opening this weekend and now Wormtown Brewery is not only celebrating their 5th birthday later this month, but will also be rebranding themselves with a new logo. They will also be opening their new brewing space and taproom.

The new taproom will be opening on Tuesday March 17th to coincide with the brewery’s 5th birthday, and will feature ten beers on draft as well as live music courtesy of The Voice’s finalist Sam James who just so happened to hail from Worcester. The draft list of their grand opening will feature the following beers:

  • Birthday Brew #5 (Triple IPA)
  • Be Hoppy IPA (American IPA)
  • Bottle Rocket (American Pale Ale)
  • 7 Hills Session Ale (Session Ale)
  • Irish Red Ale (Amber/Irish Ale)
  • Buddha’s Juice (Double IPA)
  • C-Session IPA (American IPA)
  • Homefield 3 (American Pale Ale)
  • Citron Wit (Witbier)
  • Pratt’s Strong Ale (English Strong Ale)

Much like you’d expect, growlers will also be available for fills and they will also have light snacks available as well as merchandise. There’s been no word on capacity as of yet but expect a very busy day for them despite the opening falling on a weekday. They will be open from noon to 9PM that day.

The new brewery is located at 72 Shrewsbury St. Unit 4, Worcester MA 01604.

Cantillon Zwanze Day 2014 Announced

World-famous, Belgium-based Brasserie Cantillon Brouwerij have an annual tradition that has been taking place every single year for the past few years and which marks the release of their annual beer known as Zwanze.

This year’s Zwanze 2014 will be known as “Cuvée Florian”, after the brewer’s son’s name and is a fitting tribute as his son just turned 18 years of age. This year’s batch has been described as a blend of Iris Grand Cru with 40% less fruit in it as they were trying to avoid re-creating a lambic. Instead they used some rare and amazing Bramling Cross hops to give it a floral bouquet that lingers and that will most likely knock your socks off.

And since Zwanze Day is celebrated internationally, with bottles hitting bars in 16 different countries, here’s the list of places that will have it come Saturday September 20th:

So mark your calendars and get ready to try some rare, world-class beer! And while no details have been released as to how many those spots will be getting or how much they’ll charge, the demand is sure to exceed the supply to just keep that in mind. And if you want more information about Zwanze Day 2014, the brewery has a special page which also includes other bars involved in the celebration. That page is located right over here.

We also got word that Lord Hobo will be opening at 11AM that day to accommodate the lines and that Hill Farmstead had a lottery system in place for people to reserve a spot and that has already been completely filled and is therefore sold out. Make sure to check social media outlets to make sure that you can secure a spot before attempting to drive out to a spot for it. We’ll do our best to keep you posted via our Facebook page and/or Twitter page as well. Good luck!

News Roundup: New Tanks at Wormtown, Jack’s Abby; NSB Sours Program Launches

After a very quite few days as of late we do have some news to report from all over the place.

First off, this one is fresh from Worcester and we have found out that Wormtown Brewing has received a brand new 4BBL brite tank which will be used exclusively towards the conditioning of barrel-aged sours. That’s rigth folks, that’s 168 gallons to be exact and we very much look forward to seeing what they have in stock for us later this year as they continue to expand.

Speaking of tanks, Framingham’s Jack’s Abby Brewing also has had quite the delivery – Not just one though, but four, brand new, 100BBL tanks have been delivered there today. We’re shocked that they still had room to spare in their brewery which was already quite full, but apparently they did.

Here’s a photo of the delivery taken from their Facebook page:

And last but not least, news out of Everett where Night Shift Brewing has launched their Sours Futures program once again. Much like last year, this enables you to purchase and reserve up to 12 bottles of some of their sours which are to be brewed and released in the next twelve months. Each bottle is $12 a pop and a lot more information about it can be found right over here. Available are Ever Weisse, Somer Weisse, Maine Weisse, Cape Codder Weise and this year has a nice little twist with a new option for a Mystery Weisse. No details on the latter but we’ll be on the lookout and keep you posted.

Worcester Welcomes A Second Brewery: 3cross Brewing

3crossBig news coming to Worcester earlier today as we found out that a second brewery is making it’s way to the town and is slated to make it’s big debut later this year, in April. The town is already the home to the Wormtown Brewery but it will now have to share the spotlight with the newly created 3Cross Brewing Company who will be headquartered right on Cambridge Street, about a mile away from the former.

Created by David Howland, the brewery is set to have twelve beers on tap and a production of 3,000 to 6,000 gallons a year. His goal is to always try to come up with new beers for people to try and based on the article found MassLive.com, he will also be focused on making a ton of various IPAs and is also very inspired by Hess Brewing out in San Diego, CA.

While they still have a few months to go until their big debut, you can follow their Facebook page for updates until then.

Wormtown Brewery To Expand, Start Canning

Wormtown Brewery logoWorcester-based Wormtown Brewery have just announced that they will be moving to a new location within about six months time and will be taking over a location which previously was an ice-cream shop over at 72 Shrewsbury Street. This is the results of consistent growth over the course of the last three years where they’ve been regularly selling out despite not distributing to the entire state yet. The move will enable them to triple their production capacity and will also enable them to give out tours and do growler fills, something that they aren’t able to do presently.

Furthermore, they will also start canning their beers, something that they’ve done a bit of since October. Considering that 95% of their current sales come from draft beers, canning will play a huge part in their growth strategy over the course of the next couple of years as they continue to expand. They’ve been partnering with Iron Heart Canning, a mobile canning service which will enable them to can up to 400 cases of beer and they’ve announced that their long-term goal will be to try and have six packs available in stores by 2015.

And more good news coming to their fans as they’re scheduling to release their newest beer, an American stout known as MassWhole Stout, which like all of their beers features local ingredients and, in this case, grains from Valley Malt in Hadley and hops from North Star Farms in Northfield. That beer should be arriving any day now and many look forward to yet another one of their creations.