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!
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.
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.
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:
We're pleased to announce our partnership with Newburyport, Massachusetts' Riverwalk Brewing Company! Known for it's Belgian and English-influenced unfiltered, bottle conditioned brews, Riverwalk's beers will be available across the state for the first time.
The following is a press release from Riverwalk Brewing Co., released August 4th, 2015.
Riverwalk Brewing Co. will dramatically expand distribution efforts by signing with Craft Brewers Guild in Everett, MA. Their portfolio includes many of the top imported and domestic craft breweries in the world.
Yes, it's that time of year - all the pumpkin/fall seasonal beers are beginning to creep onto package store shelves. But instead of panicking and thinking that summer's almost over, rejoice in that pumpkiny flavor that's fresh for the drinking. Go ahead. We won't tell.
Check out the 10 pumpkin beers you shouldn't be waiting 'til October to be drinking:
Pronounced goze-uh, this traditionally German style is going through a resurgence in the American craft beer scene. Case in point: Sixpoint Brewery of Brooklyn, New York released Jammer, a sessionable gose as its new spring/summer seasonal earlier this year.
If you're unfamiliar with the style, or aren't enticed by the idea of a "salty beer," check out this article written by Eric Asimov in the New York Times: