Bog Iron Brewing – Norton, MA

Oh it’s on! In celebration of going over 1,000 followers on Instagram I’ve launched one hell of a giveaway! Click here to go to the post, just hit all the requirements and you’re in! And if you’re looking for bonus entries, sign up for the email list! You’ll get one just for signing up and one more if you complete the task only email list members will receive tomorrow! That’s 4 total entries possible, so make sure you hit them all!

And now, here’s a much overdue guide to my nearest brewery, Bog Iron Brewing…

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Moby Dick Brewing Co. – New Bedford, MA

Good day for the ol’ Brew Guide today, as we finally hit 1,000 followers on Instagram! As a token of my appreciation for all the love and support I’ve received, I plan on running a 1k giveaway starting next Monday! Why not just start it now, you ask? I’m going to try to curate some excellent hard to find brew, and that takes the extra mile. As a hint, there will be some recent purchases from Trillium included, which you may have seen a post about. I’ll also drop hints on my Instagram story once everything has been acquired. So if you don’t already, make sure you’re following @nebrewguide on Insta and you might get hooked up!

Now let’s head to the whaling hub of Massachusetts, with Moby Dick Brewing in New Bedford!

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Night Shift Brewing – Everett, MA

August is going to be very busy, unfortunately not really in the brewery hopping sense. Some people happen to be getting married and are really putting a damper on the ol’ Brew Guide travels. But, towards the of the month, you’ll be getting a bunch of new spots as I head up north for a whole week. I know I’ll at least be hitting Tuckermans (and might actually take enough pictures to post about it this time) and be revisiting Woodstock Inn, but I need more suggestions! If it’s an hour(ish) away from Conway, NH I’ll take the drive. Post in the comments or shoot me an email (nebrewguide@gmail.com)!

Speaking of finally visiting places and taking enough pictures (barely), I spent some time at Night Shift on Saturday…let’s talk about it!

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Castle Island Brewing – Norwood, MA

This weekend I was quite busy doing fitness with the NE Spahten Ninjas at Ragnar Trail until Saturday, then sleeping/recovering most of Sunday. I didn’t spend my weekend in a taproom like I usually tend to (Although I did plenty of drinking, which you would have seen on my Instagram). I did notice that the new taproom at Castle Island had opened though, and luckily they’re open on Mondays and I’m on vacation this week. Let’s dig in.

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Cape Cod Beer – Hyannis, MA

After a short hiatus due to events that weren’t brewery related, we’re back! I know you’ve all been eagerly waiting!

I’ve been off on “let use up PTO before I lose it” this week, so I searched out for a brewery that was open on a Tuesday. It’s pretty damn hard to find! Luckily, a little trip down the Cape and I found myself Cape Cod Beer, because on the Cape no one has to actually work the next day. Hooray for vacation destinations, amirite?! Now, let’s dive on in!

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Dorchester Brewing Company – Dorchester, MA

I was starting up the laptop, fully prepared for a Game 3 of disappointment. It was already 3 – 0. I figured the game would make for background noise as I prepare my post for Tuesday. Then Acciari got the tip in. Then Backes makes the goal off Bobby Ryan’s complete fail to wrangle the puck. Then Pastrnak scores on the powerplay and here I am, finally typing during the second intermission.

Before the third starts, let me tell you about Dorchester Brewing!

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Mystic Brewery – Chelsea, MA

Game 1 in the books, and the Bruins pulled out a win. It didn’t look pretty, especially with zero shots on goal in the 2nd, but the timely goals by Vatrano and Marchand in the 3rd gave the B’s the W. Most importantly, this kid McAvoy looks good! It’s his first game in the NHL and he played top pairing minutes without any real mistakes. Good to know losing Krug and Carlo indefinitely won’t be as big of a loss as it should be.

Hope you’re prepared for all kinds of fun Bruins commentary if they keep winning. Could be a quite a run!

Today we venture just north of Boston to Chelsea and hit up Mystic Brewing!

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Old Colony Brewing – Whitman, MA

This weekend marks the beginning of my favorite time of the year: obstacle race season! If you happened take a peek at my bio page, you may have noticed a couple of pictures of me jumping over fire and being generally muddy. Yea, I’m one of those “stupid”Β folks. I’m even part of a larger organization of people who are equally as crazy called the New England Spahtens. If you happen to race yourself, make sure to say hello! We’re generally very friendly if not slightly inappropriate. I’d also hate to prove theΒ research wrong and start being lazy since Craft Beer Drinkers Are Healthier than Non-Craft.

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Exhibit ‘A’ Brewing – Framingham, MA

Welcome to the first of your newly scheduled “Tuesday Brewsday” guide! I promise that will be the last time I ever use that phrase, and yes I feel slightly douchey for doing it.

This switch to Tuesdays came at the perfect time, since Sunday night was Wrestlemania and was obviously too preoccupied to write. Now, I don’t what wrestling much anymore, those days left with Stone Cold Steve Austin, but I’ll watch the hell out of Mania. Last night’s show was pretty decent, with the Undertaker finally hanging them up by piling his dirty laundry in the middle of the ring and the Hardy Boys coming back as surprise entrants into the 4 way tag team ladder match, but man do I miss that Attitude era. Really need to bring back the blood and sexual situations that once made it great! It’s almost too watered down and predictable now. Β We’ll probably never see an 80 year-old woman give birth to a rubber hand again, and that’s a damn shame.

Let’s continue our way around MA this week, with a stop into Exhibit ‘A’.

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