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 12/6 – 12/12

 Brew Guide News & Notes

Did you all get a chance to read my first guide in 2 months? If you’re late to the party, click here and check out my rundown of 603 Brewery in NH!

Also, apologies of the lateness, sometimes money paying job takes precedent over fun hobby.

Weekly Rundown


Barrel House Z 

Taproom Hours: Wed – Fri 4-10pm; Sat 12-10pm; Sun 12-5pm

New Beer This Week

BHZ is going full on genius pun this week with their new release, Johann Sebastian Bock:

Bock is a collaboration inspired by our friends at the Boston Guitar Orchestra. With a beautiful copper amber color, this bock has nice upfront bread-y character. Caramel sweetness and pronounced dark fruit & cherry notes from the German lager yeast’s fruity esters.

JSBock Release


Da Bomb food truck from 5-9:30pm and Pat & Mal Fey playing 6:30 – 9:30pm.


Sarcastic Swine from 2 – 8pm & music from Andrew O’Keeffe from 6:30 – 9:30pm



Mangia will be back for another Beer & Brunch from 1 – 5pm!

Manny of Mangia will be rolling in and we’ll have some great pairings! Great way to prevent holiday shopping fatigue.

BHZ Favorites

Le Monte Christo + Johann Sebastian | Bock

Breakfast Burrito with Fiery Salsa + TOWNIE ITB

Tomato & Mozzarella & Basil + Sunny & 79º

The Boston Guitar Orchestra will be performing a holiday concert from 5-6:30pm. Admission is free and BHZ will be staying open until 7:00PM!


Bone Up Brewing Co. 

Taproom Hours: Wed. 3 – 11pm; Thu – Sat 12 – 11pm; Sun 12 – 8pm

Beer Updates

Bone Up has something old, something new and something casked this week! First the very tasty sounding Ginger Spectacular Farmhouse Ale:

brewed with fresh ginger root, lemony hops, and peppery rye – rustic and zippy in all the right ways. 7.5%


Next, an offseason return to of a brew I’m a big fan of, Joybringer Tripel:

originally we were gonna brew this every June to celebrate our brewing anniversary, but we just couldn’t wait six more months. Sneaky smooth and dry, all that good Belgian spiciness you want with none of the alcoholic heat. 8.3%


And on cask, it’s a fresh batch of Oh My! Throwback IPA w/ Comet hops!



Caldwell Confections will be in the house for a French toast and bacon brunch from 12 – 3. Click the link for the full menu!



Exhibit ‘A’ Brewing 


Who doesn’t love Girl Scout Cookies? Come by starting at 5pm to pick some up! Uncle E’s BBQ Express food truck will be there starting at 5pm and Le Prestige will be live at 7!


At 10:30am Bootcamp at the Brewery has you earning those beers (buy tickets here) & from 2 – 7pm nosh on Sabor Latino Cuban food truck!


Newport Storm Brewing Co. 

Taproom Hours: Sun., Mon., Wed.: 12 – 5 PM; Thurs – Sat. 12 – 6 PM

New Beer Release

A third batch of the Storms Brett Sour, infeRIority Complex is out now!

infeRIority complex, a Brett beer, is doses with Canada Rye and crisp Dextrin malts, the base of this beer was Belgian inspired with a spicy, slick and slightly sweet mouthfeel. Aged Czech Saaz hops were incorporated to balance out the sweetness from these malts and lend a pleasant earthy tone that blends well with the flavors emanating from the barrel. After lying in Thomas Tew Rum barrels for 4 months, Brettanomyces yeast was introduced and quickly got to work adding elements of stone fruit and cherry to the brew. Very initial tests showed a pronounced sourness to the beer so aging time was extended to mellow out its complexities and impart balance between the barrel and its contents. This style of beer is one that cannot be rushed so brewers waited diligently for it to show them when it was ready to make its debut. So without further adieu, let us introduce Newport Storm’s, and arguably RI’s, most complex beer to date. ABV 7%



Whalers Brewing 

Beer Releases

Grab yourself some Prometheus, a Bourbon barrel aged Imperial Stout, in the taproom before they sell out!

Aged in oak barrels for four months and then cellared for seven, our Imperial Russian Stout is bold and smooth. It’s warm, hefty body is complimented by notes of bourbon and dark cherry. 12% ABV, available in 22 oz bombers only in the Whalers Taproom while supplies last!


Get Your Tickets for these Future Beerful Events!


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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