What’s Goin’ Down This Week

Welcome to “What’s Goin’ Down This Week” where we run down the latest news, releases, events & our own happenings on a weekly basis. 

Calling all breweries and beer related events, I want you to be involved! Send me a message at nebrewguide@gmail.com to get involved!

Week of 10/11 – 10/17

Beer News and Brew Guide Notes 

Going in Blind!

Last Saturday I was invited to take part in a mystery blind taste test at the Craft Beer Cellar homebase in Belmont, all being held thanks to the Mass Brew Bros. That mysterious style? Massachusetts brewed pumpkin beer! It was a great time with a very surprising outcome as to who got the top vote. Go check it out over at MassBrewBros.com!

Brew Guide Goes West

This weekend, New England Brew Guide goes west to Las Vegas to go take in the Bruins first battle with the newly minted Las Vegas Golden Knights! With that, if you know any good breweries or stores where I can grab good beer near The Strip, please let me know!

Weekly Rundown


Barrel House Z 


New Release Wednesday – Pitchfork – American Wheat ABV 4.6%

A crisp & refreshing pour. Soft breadiness from wheat. Zesty, citrus notes thanks to orange peel sharing time in the kettle with Hallertau. Hazy, unfiltered.


And as usual, the Joneses will be in the house to provide the music to your Wednesday night!



Thursday night is Stump Trivia night, now at a new time, 7 – 9pm!


Check out singer/songwriter Fil Pacino (6:30 – 9:30) and Little Carmen’s Mexican Tapas (5-9:30)


Even more music and grub on Saturday, with Danny Gallagher & Conor Smith (6:30 – 9:30) and the always popular Mangia Food truck (5 – 9:30)


Bone Up Brewing Co. 



Thursday marks the triumphant return of Bullhead Vienna-style ale!


This week it’s So Nude’s turn in the cask, dry hopped with Nugget hops!



Friday night marks another return, as Buenas Empanadas comes back to BUBco. with their South American inspired empanadas from 5 – 10.



It’s time to get pickled on Saturday with Cauldron Fermented Foods sampling all their jarred goodies from 2 – 8.


Dorchester Brewing Co. 



Dorchester Brewing is no stranger to interesting event, and Friday is no exception with the Freaky Friday Art Show!

We love a good Friday the 13th, especially so close to Halloween! Join us on Friday October 13th for an art show with Steph Harlow from 7-10pm. Steph is a Resin Artist who uses acrylics, resin, and inks combined with a blowtorch. Good mix, right? We think you’ll enjoy her work! We’ll also have M&M Ribs as the night’s Food Truck from 5-9pm.


Exhibit ‘A’ Brewing 


Original Gravity Wide

The really cool Original Gravity Concert Series, featuring the compositions from Steven Snowden, will be at the brewery from 7 – 9 pm



Drink for a good cause as Exhibit ‘A’ submits their entry into the Black Ale Project with Hard Corps. imperial stout, aged for 9 months in rye and corn whiskey barrels. All proceeds from this beer go to Homes for Our Troops.



The Pangea food truck rolls in to keep you from going hungry from 2 – 7!


Newport Storm Brewery 

Saturday & Sunday


Join Newport Storm for their Fall Weekend at the brewery, with Fall Storm of the Season beers and warm Thomas Tew cocktails being serving at the taproom and pavilion.


Whalers Brewing Co. 


Join Whalers Brewing for a fall beer dinner at Waterman Grille!

Join Whalers for our first beer dinner of the fall at the illustrious Waterman Grille on Providence’s East Side. We’re so excited to see what Chef Noah Metric has in store for the evening’s culinary selections! Tickets available for $55 by calling Waterman Grille at 401.521.9229. Price includes tax and tip. Stay tuned for menu and beer pairings. Space is limited and this event WILL sell out quickly, so make sure you get your tickets early. This promises to be a truly memorable evening at one of the state’s finest restaurants.”

Get Your Tickets for these Future Beerful Events!

cropped-craftd_logo_rgb_knockoutExperience your neighborhood’s best beers while learning the story behind the brews. Beers with the Brewers will include an exclusive guided tasting of the featured brewery’s flagship beer with the brewers themselves.

Wednesday, October 11th @ Lord Hobo Brewing Co. 7-9 pm (tickets here)

Sunday, October 22nd @ Widowmaker Brewing 1-3PM (tickets here)


November 3rd & 4th is DrinkCraftBeer‘s next event, the Beer & Sweets Fest at Liberty Hall in Boston. Tickets are on sale here. If it’s as good as the Beer & BBQ then you need to be there.


The BeerAdvocate Extreme Beer Fest is coming back to the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston on February 2nd & 3rd, with three sessions available. This is the premier beer fest for New England and will sell out! Make sure you get your tickets ASAP! (Tickets Here)

Catch Up With The Past Guides!

Bissell Bros. Brewing Co.
Hobbs Tavern & Brewing Co.

Tuckerman Brewing Co.
Mayflower Brewing Co.
Bog Iron Brewing Co.

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