Springdale IPA

In an increasingly competitive beer market I think it is more important than ever for a brewery to have a clear vision of what they are as a brand. A small place that sells most of their beer on-premises can dabble in a bit of everything because a big part of what they are selling […]

FAB Squid Pro Quo

New local contract brewery FAB Brewing has gotten off to a very interesting start. Ben Holmes was one of the co-founders of Aeronaut Brewing in Somerville, but had left the brewery to start his own venture with a focus on beer, art, and political activism. After he saw a Trump supporter pop a “baby Trump” […]

Backlash Fenway

It has been a rough few months for Backlash Brewing. In October there were published reports that the landlord who owns their Roxbury brewery and taproom was trying to find another brewery to take over the space. In late December I started hearing rumors that Backlash had closed the taproom, multiple people I know had […]

Goodfire Prime

There were a number of different breweries that I was excited to check out in Portland’s East Bayside neighborhood (and a few that I didn’t get a chance to visit on this trip), but the biggest draw was probably Goodfire Brewing Company. I had heard so many rave reviews about Goodfire’s beers, especially their NEIPAs, […]