Tag: Massachusetts

The Pride of Belchertown: How The Shelton Brothers Changed the Face of Beer and Brewing Feature by

In bringing attention to little-known brewers from across the globe and reigniting passion for nearly forgotten styles like Gose and Lambic, the three Shelton brothers also established a company that changed the face of beer and brewing—but not without controversy.

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Restaurateur plans to open Rwanda’s first local brewery; first US brewery medals in German-style Pilsner at European awards; changes in Oklahoma and Pennsylvania benefit beer drinkers; and Night Shift Brewery launches own wholesaler.

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Heineken beer mislabeled as local craft brands in Ireland; Tree House Brewing secures $7.7 million bond for new brewhouse; Colorado breweries reunite under state brewers guild; AB InBev-SABMiller merger official; and Kirin buys minority stake in Brooklyn Brewery.

Two Years With Dr. Nandu by Aeronaut Brewing Co. Label Approval by

From illustrations to beers, the team at Aeronaut Brewing likes to explore the expressive potential of accessible materials.

Breweries Offer Shuttle Services for Safety and Convenience News by

Several breweries now offer shuttle services to and from their taprooms with stops in central, visitor-friendly locations.

Gypsy Brewers Put Down Roots News by

From Mikkeller to Grimm Artisanal Ales and To Øl, several so-called gypsy brewers have recently invested in permanent residences.

Spencer Brewery Releases First Trappist IPA News by

Looking to tap into the huge demand for India Pale Ales, the monks of Saint Joseph’s Abbey in Spencer, Mass., say they have brewed the first Trappist IPA in the long history of monastic brewing.

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Victory and Southern Tier unite under Artisanal Brewing Ventures; Massachusetts distributor faces pay-to-play penalty; southern states push to update beer laws; and Slovenian town building public beer fountain.

Save These Dates! Beer Smack by

BeerAdvocate has hosted over 50 festivals since 2003. We also take pride in the fact that our fests offer attendees a chance to meet their favorite brewers and fellow beer advocates.

Chris Tkach, Founder and Head Brewer, Idle Hands Craft Ales Last Call by

The warehouse where Idle Hands Craft Ales, Chris and Grace Tkach’s Belgian-focused brewery, has been housed since its opening in 2011 will be razed to make way for Wynn Casinos Everett. They plan to reopen bigger and better.

Mass. Distributor Charged in Pay-to-Play Investigation News by

On Aril 29, the Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission (ABCC) charged Everett-based distributor Craft Beer Guild LLC with violating two rules preventing unfair practices that limit consumer choices, like offering inducements to favor some beer brands over others.

Where to Drink in Boston, Massachusetts Destinations by

Boston has long been an old city with a newness problem. This adherence to tradition also applies to beer. But veer off the path—into Somerville, Charlestown, or Everett—and you’ll find a vibrant subculture of drinkers, brewers, and restaurateurs doing their own thing.

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Craft brewers reach double-digit volume share; The Alchemist granted permit for new brewery; New Belgium gives $1 million to Colorado State University; and Boston area breweries to share equipment.

Crossing Cultures: Making a True Sake-Beer Hybrid Feature by

The idea of marrying sake and beer has been around for a while, but a hybrid has never been made in any great quantity. One of the issues is that many brewers, in spite of their creativity, do not have experience with sake.

Father Isaac Keeley, Director of Spencer Brewery Last Call by

In December 2013, monks from six Belgian Trappist brewing abbeys gathered in Brussels to sample Spencer Brewery’s beer. A unanimous approval made Spencer the first American brewery to earn the “Authentic Trappist” title.

Harpoon Becomes Employee-Owned Company, CEO Rich Doyle to Step Down News by

On July 9, Harpoon Brewery introduced its employees to the new owners of the company: themselves. Harpoon’s shareholder group transferred 48 percent of its stock to an Employee Stock Ownership Plan, effective August 1.

Cambridge Brewing Company From the Source by

Inspired by the successes of Bay Area breweries, Phil Bannatyne, a New Englander by birth, moved back to the East Coast in the late 1980s planning to get into the beer business. The space he could afford turned out to be in Kendall Square, a stone’s throw from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The Publick House in Brookline, Massachusetts Barkeep by

The Boston area’s first gastropub was born on July 11th, 2002. David Ciccolo was making beer for Tremont Brewing and bartending to help pay the bills. When he realized his bartending “partner in crime,” Ailish Gilligan, shared his interest in opening a spot, they got to work on The Publick House.

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Brew Hub’s first brewery partners look forward; New York City’s beer industry angered over suggested beer tax increase; two Massachusetts nanobrewers join forces; Hindu advocate criticizes Asheville Brewing over Shiva IPA; and Maine breweries join Brewers for Clean Water.

Enlightenment Ales From the Source by

Ben Howe opened Enlightenment Ales in Lowell, Mass., in October 2011 with the idea of brewing not an Export Stout, but rather one very special beer style: Bière de Champagne.

Jean-Claude Tetreault, Co-founder and Co-owner, Trillium Brewing Last Call by

Since 1986, Boston has hosted only three production breweries. If the Tetreaults’ experience with Trillium is any indication, the brewery landscape of Boston proper won’t be changing any time soon.

A Long, Cold Storage: Making Way for Craft Lagers Feature by

The vast majority of craft brewers make forgiving, warm-fermenting ales. But new lager-focused breweries are taking a two-tracked approach to changing that, making fresh versions of the German classics and pushing American lagers into new territory with pumpkins, coffee, rye malt and candi sugar.

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Beer can house in Texas receives landmark status; angry neighbors seek to cut down Tree House; California growler-fill law receives new interpretation; and Shipyard founding partner changes roles.

Nate Lanier and Damien Goudreau of Tree House Brewing 9 Steps to Beerdom by

The Tree House Brewing Company started with four friends making homebrew in a rural Massachusetts barn. The tiny brewery has grown into the producers of one of New England’s most sought-after beers, Julius IPA.