Nugget Nectar has finally arrived and we are going big on tasting it this year. This Friday tasting will be the first of two this month to cast a spotlight on Troegs Double Hoppy Amber. As well as the Nugget Nectar, there will be plenty of other beers to try, but this one is really focusing on Nugget.
Hailing from Everett, we have been carrying Down the Road since they first started brewing beer. Over the last few years, these guys have kept on chugging along and producing ales and lagers that have earned a good amount of buzz in this beer world of ours. It has been a while since we have had them come in to pour their offerings so we’re gunna change that. Mike from Down the Road will be here tasting beers like Seventh Star IPA, Pukwudgie Pale Ale, Springheel Jack London Porter, and their Cherry Feyborn Berliner Weisse. THis is a brewery that is gathering a dedicated following and significant buzz in Massachusetts, which isn’t always easy in this market overflowing with great sudz.
In order to make sure everyone is making the most informed decision they can on Saint Patrick’s Day, we are bringing Ireland’s less known brewery in for a tasting. O’Hara’s as been doing their thing since 1996, but while relatively new to the game compared to some of the other Irish Breweries, they make beers that stand up to anything else coming from the Emerald Isle. We’ll be pouring out everything these guys send our way, so give them a change before reaching for something else.
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.
Stony Creek hasn’t even been in Massachusetts for a full year and they are already popping up everywhere. Beautiful logos, interesting styles and a strong command of hops, these Connecticut brewers are not trying to fly away anytime soon. Just in time for our tasting, they have just released Stony Joe, a golden mocha stout. Golden stouts are going to start popping up more and more. They are just what they sound like, a stout that pours golden yellow. It’s a style I am still figuring out, so get in on the early days to say you’ve had one. On top of Stony Joe, we’ll be tasting the Crankys in varying sizes.
Second tasting of the month, still pouring great beers from the chocolate country brewers. While the pride of Hershey, PA is their cocoa processing plant, Troegs is definitely second. It’s always nice to have someone come and pour from them, but it makes it just a little bit special when we can offer up their newest and most popular seasonals. We will be pouring Nugget Nectar for the second time, as well as some other core and limited releases. It’s a good month when we can have a great brewery like Troegs bookend the tastings.