We here at Colonial Spirits encourage you to pick up your favorite craft beer, and share it with someone who might either enjoy it, or someone with whom you can expand their taste horizons! The holidays can be a learning experience as well as a get together!
We apologize for taking a bad picture but we just had to cram everything in this picture for everyone to see!
Born in Everett, Massachusetts, this brewery is almost literally down the road from our store. They are quickly becoming prolific with their recent New England IPA and their delightfully tart berlinerweisses.
Down the Road started as just a man with a hobby and, after a few gold medals at brewing competitions, he decided to turn his passion into his career.
For anyone looking for something new, delicious, and local this tasting is for you!
Long Trail is the ale to cure what ails you.
It’s the Steal of the Month for September.
They have fantastic beers from their brown Double Bag Altbier, to their immensely refreshing and satisfyingly bitter Limbo IPA.
And we have a tasting where you can try their entire selection.
What else needs to be said?
A brewery from Seattle, Washington and new to Massachusetts, Elysian is a great new addition to our collection of beer.
Bill had a fire in his eyes when he heard we could finally get their delightfully hoppy Space Dust IPA and it has been a feature in our cooler ever since.
And if that were not enough, we will also be tasting Kona Island Brewery’s beers! This Hawaiian brewery is perfect for the summer weather that has (finally) arrived. You might have noticed we have Kona’s 12 packs on sale (the lowest price in the state no less: 10.75 +dep per 12 pack) and if you wanted a chance to try it first, this is your chance!
To go along with our sale, we will have Wachusett here to pour some of their stuff. Their brand new IPA Wally is making some big waves in the beer world. People just can’t believe that Wachusett made such a great hazy IPA. Definitely worth at shot. You won’t find a beer like this in a 6 pack, let alone for the price. Come try their new stuff and remind yourself about the old.
New to the state, but already making waves, New Belgium is here to stay. We’ll have them come in for a tasting to help support our $13.99 12 pack price. It’s a good deal for good beer, but it is always smart to try it before you buy it. Fat Tire, Citradelic, and more will be poured for you sampling pleasure.
Night Shift has been making some of the best beer in the state for a while now, but they were always just out of reach of our shelves. Then, just before Christmas, that all changed. Since bringing them in to the store, we have had over 10 different beers from them. And you, the consumer, have been enjoying it. We run through dozens of cases a week and they just keep sending us fresh, hop forward cans as well as funky and sour bottles.
It took a little bit, but we are finally having the Everett brewers in for a tasting. If you have never tried Night Shift, come down. We know our beer and are constantly exploring what is out there, so please trust me when I say that they are one of the top breweries in Massachusetts. Their offerings change from week to week, depending on what they have just brewed, but know that what we are pouring will be fresh, flavorful, and well made.
Previously in 500ml, Jack’s Abby Kiwi Rising, their double IPL with freshly harvested New Zealand hops, will be in 4 pack cans. It’s an awesome beer, so to celebrate and spread the word, we will have them come in to taste all who pass with this fresh IPL. Jack’s Hoponius Union is becoming a staple brand for Massachusetts and their Excess IPL, a sister to Kiwi Rising, moves off our shelves constantly. New Zealand hops have a crisp and clean flavor, so paired with the light body of a lager, Jack’s Abby makes an easy drinking, flavorful IPL. Come join us Saturday December 3rd, 2-4pm.
We did this back in October and it was a lot of fun. So much fun that we decided to do it all over again. December 2nd, starting at 6pm, we will be opening bottles of Sofie and Matilda from this year as well as bottles of Lolita, Juliet, Halia, Madame Rose, and Gillian all from 2015. With wild ales like these, we found that giving them a year to sit and mellow out was the right call, so we’re doing it again. Keep an eye out for an email in which you can RSVP to. This was a fun, relaxed tasting in which we had some fun with some very nice, rather expensive beers. It is a great opportunity to try a $30 bottle of fruit added sour ale without paying the $30 price tag. It does hurt that instead of one, we will be tasting five.