Grounded Roots. Open Waters. Sloop Brewing Launches in MA

Sloop Brewing Co. was founded in December, 2011, by Adam Watson and Justin Taylor, two friends who met at college and bonded over their love for good beer. After college, Adam and Justin took this love for beer one step further and started brewing together.

Living in Beacon, NY, Adam and his wife, Amy, would visit the local farmers’ market every Sunday. On a whim, Adam asked the market manager if he could start selling the beer he was brewing with Justin. The manager told him he probably needed some sort of license for that sort of thing.

How Do You Like THEM Apples? Austin Eastciders Launch

Welcome to Massachusetts, Austin Eastciders! Now available in the Bay State are 16 oz. cans of Original Blend, Texas Honey, and Hopped Cider. About the cidery:

"Just like many pre-prohibition ciders, we’ve selected apples from Europe and Washington State. To preserve freshness, the fruits are harvested and pressed at the orchard, then delivered to our cidery in Austin, Texas. These apple varieties have the bittersharp and bittersweet components that bring character to our drink. Only the finest apples can create the best cider.

Craft Brewers Guild Skates at the TD Garden

A big thanks to the TD Garden for hosting us, and thanks to Chris at Beacon Hill Skate Shop for providing us with all our rental skates! We had a blast. Can't wait to do it again!

 

 

Coffee Beer is all the Buzz: Welcome to MA, Beanery Brewing!

Coffee + beer...they just sort of go together. Now distributing in Massachusetts: Beanery Brewing Company! Coffee Pale Ale, Coffee IPA, and Coffee Milk Stout are available on draft, with bottles coming early in 2016. Four pints of beer have the caffiene equivalent of about one cup of coffee. Get a buzz while you...get a buzz.

Lagunitas CouchTrippin' Tour Stops in Somerville

It's official: Lagunitas is bringing their legendary CouchTrippin' tour to Somerville! The party's at Brooklyn Boulders on Saturday, February 27th, 7:30 p.m. The best part? It's FREE to get in! RSVP now to guarantee a spot on the guest list. Details here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lagunitas-couchtrippin-boston-w-badbadnotgood-tickets-21045928940?aff=BOFBP

 

 

Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Comes to Boston

This year's Beer Camp festival will be coming to Boston on June 18th (location is still TBD), and in May, the brewery will release its Beer Camp 12-pack variety case. The variety pack will include two beers each from six regions around the country. Each region's brew will be a collaborative effort between Sierra Nevada and other breweries located in the area.

2015 Employee Toy Drive

We had a blast shopping for toys during our annual employee toy drive, and surpassed our goal of 150 toys: 178 were delivered to the children's unit at Massachusetts General Hospital! Looks like we'll have to up the ante in 2016! 

Vermont's 14th Star Brewing Co. Marches Into Massachusetts

Welcome to Massachusetts, 14th Star Brewing Co.! Brewed in St. Albans City, Vermont, 14th Star Brewing Co. was the dream of owner and brewer Steve Gagner - an Army veteran who, while deployed in Afghanistan, thought about building a brewery upon retiring from military service.

The brewery's flagship brew, Valor Ale, is a hoppy amber with a portion of its proceeds going to the Purple Hearts Reunited Foundation; a foundation that returns lost or stolen medals to the service men and women who earned them.

12 Brewers of Christmas Draft List!

It's the most wonderful time for a beeeeer! And this year's lineup for Meadhall's annual 12 Brewers of Christmas is lookin' delicious. Each day leading up to the main event on Wednesday, December 16th, (when all 12 participating breweries take over all 110 taps) one keg a day will be designated as the "Tot Keg." Kicking things off this Friday the 4th is Allagash White - proceeds from each pint sold will benefit Toys For Tots.

Tot Keg lineup:

ThanksGIVING - Company Food Drive For Everett's Connolly Center

In the spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday and to give back to our community, our company-wide food drive brought in over $800 to buy non-perishable food items for Everett's Connolly Center - a local emergency food pantry and community center. So, we went shopping:

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