I honestly can’t remember the last time I watched the ball drop to ring in the new year and there’s no chance I’m making it this year with a five-month-old in the house. But, if you’re looking for some of the best ways to celebrate this New Year’s Eve with a tasty beer or cocktail in your hand, look no further than Downtown New Bedford. Check out some of the city’s best hangs below!
Author: Greg D.
Greg spends 9-5 in the office while nights and weekends are for craft beer escapades. A southern New England native, he's been writing about the local beer scene and related current events for more than six years. Find him and his illustrious beard raising a pint or wrangling his doggo, Beans, in a taproom near you.
Rhode Island breweries continue to fight for the ability to sell more beer from their taprooms for offsite consumption with two new pieces of legislation making their way through the chambers of the State House.
Mass Beer Week marches on
Mass Beer Week has returned for another round — it’s first in the COVID era — with a weeklong celebration shining a bright light on the amazing craft beer brewed in the Commonwealth.
I’d wager you’ve got a couple bottles of big stouts, funky sours, or even a nice barleywine sitting in your cellar (or wherever you comfortably store your beers) that you’ve convinced yourself you’re saving for a special occasion. Well, I’m here to suggest you open that sucker up and fill your glass this weekend.
As I assume many people’s drinking and buying habits have changed throughout the pandemic, so have my own. In the “before times,” I purchased a good majority of my beers at the conclusion of a few rounds with friends at a taproom. Other times, I’d swing by a brewery on the way home from work. Now, with a combination of less drinking at home and far fewer trips to taprooms, I find myself popping into a local packie (or liquor store for those of you outside of New England) for a four-pack more often than I used to.
Independence Day is the biggest beer drinking holiday of the year but, much like most other holidays, I tend to wait until the last minute to stock up on supplies.
Big plans ahead for Small Change Brewing
With more than 4,000 breweries across the country today, it’s already a tall order to stand out among the noise. When it comes to contract brewing, it can be more difficult without having a physical location to act as a beacon for consumers.
More than 50 Massachusetts breweries will converge on Worcester Common later this month, many of which will be pouring exclusive collaboration beers.
If you’re at Gillette Stadium when the New England Patriots raise banner number six (or any other home game this season), chances are you’ll notice the increased selection of local craft beers available. No longer will you have to settle for over-priced macro offerings.
Late Friday night, Down the Road Beer Company announced it will be “closed until further notice,” but the closure is expected to be temporary.