Dorchester Brewing

Author: Holly Irgens

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Introducing Our New Reduced Gluten Beer

Since we opened our doors in 2016, we’d frequently have questions popping up around gluten-free and gluten reduced beers. We’ve been working on creating that for our customers and are excited to announce our newest collaboration beer with Stillwater Artisanal Beer, Test Sour, which is a gluten reduced Sour Ale.

In order to keep this beer full of body and flavor, we employed an enzyme that specifically breaks down proline rich gluten forming proteins without impacting the beer finish itself. From this, we sent a sample to an independent testing lab to confirm the exact levels of gluten. The lab analysis registered the beer’s gluten levels at the limit of detection which is < 10 parts per million. With that, we are able to identify the beer as gluten reduced per the FDA.

And now, we’re pleased to introduce Test Sour, which we think is a pretty tasty beer in and of itself whether you are looking for gluten reduced beer or just enjoy a nice sour ale.

 

Sweet notes of apricot and tangerine lead to a full-bodied juice blast of citrus and stone-fruit, finishing with a clean tartness that will leave you wanting more.  This beer is gluten reduced.  Lab analysis registers gluten at < 10PPM.  Please note that this beer Is NOT gluten free but may be acceptable for people with a gluten intolerance.  ABV 4.5%

We invite you down to our Tap Room to sample it for yourself. Cheers!

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Find Dorchester Brewing Co. Beer in Boston and Beyond

You asked. We answered!

We are so excited to announce our own Dorchester Brewing Co. beer available in cans for the very first time ever! We have 4-packs of our Clapp’s Cream Ale and V1 Double IPA available for purchase in the Tap Room  at 1250 Massachusetts Ave. in Boston for a limited time.

We’re also making these cans available to restaurants and retailers around the Boston area for a limited time. The full list of where you can find our beer can be found below.

224 Boston

 

224 Boston Street, Dorchester, MA 02125

 

Abby Park

 

550 Adams St, Milton, MA 02186

 

Ashmont Grill

 

555 Talbot Ave. Boston MA 02124

 

Assembly

 

425 Hancock St, Quincy, MA 02171

 

Atlantic Market Liquors

 

243 Atlantic St 247 Unit 1, Quincy, MA 02171

 

Bin Ends

 

 

Blend

 

 

Boston Bowl

 

236 Wood Road
Braintree, MA 02184
1310

 

Dorchester Ave, Dorchester MA, 02122

 

820 William T Morrissey Blvd Boston, MA 02122 

 

Cape Verdean Liquors 690 Columbia Rd, Dorchester, MA 02125

 

Craft and Cru 25 Central Ave, Milton, MA 02186

 

Craft Beer Cellar – Fenway

 

Craft Beer Cellar – Fort Point

 

Craft Beer Cellar – Roslindale

98 Van Ness Street, Boston, MA, 02215

 

34 Farnsworth Street, Boston, MA 02210

 

4228 Washington St. Roslindale, MA 02131

 

Dbar 1236 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester, MA 02125

 

Five Star Liquors

 

Fruit Center

197 Worcester St. North Grafton, Ma 01536

 

10 Bassett St, Milton, MA 02186

The Gallows Boston

 

 

Gaslight Brasserie

 

 

Harborpoint Liquors

 

 

Home.stead Bakery & Cafe

 

 

 

1395 Washington Street, Boston MA 02118

 

50 Harrison Ave. Boston, MA 02118

 

45 William T. Morrissey Blvd. Dorchester MA, 02125

 

 

1448 Dorchester Ave Boston, MA 02122

 

 

Lower Mills Tavern 2269 Dorchester Ave, Boston, MA 02124

 

Marina Bay Market

 

Novara

532 Victory Rd, Quincy, MA 02171

 

556 Adams St, Milton, MA 02186

Reunion Tap and Table 198 Worcester Street, North Grafton, Massachusetts 01536

 

Liquor Land

 

Savin Hill Wine & Spirits

1033 Massachusetts Ave. Boston, MA 02118

 

1051 Dorchester Ave Boston, MA 02151

 

Tavolo 1918 Dorchester Ave. Dorchester, Ma, 02124

 

The Adams Pub

 

The Industry

29 Hancock St, Quincy, MA 02171

 

750 Adams St, Dorchester, MA 02122

 

Victory Point, Bar & Grill 332 Victory Rd, Quincy, MA 02171

 

 

To talk about getting our beer in your establishment, contact us today.

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2018 Boston Tap Room Holiday Events and Hours

Holiday season is upon us! Besides planning some awesome events, we wanted to share our updated business hours during the holidays, so that you can plan accordingly!
Holiday Hours
  • Christmas Eve: 12/24/18- 11:30am-5:30pm
  • Christmas Day: 12/25/18- CLOSED
  • Vacation Week: Regular Business Hours 12/26-12/29/18: 11:30am-11pm; 12/30/18: 11:30am-9pm
  • New Year’s Eve: 12/31/18- 11:30am-11pm* Extended business hours for New Years Eve Pre-Game Party!
  • New Year’s Day: Open Regular Business Hours 11:30am-11pm
Upcoming Holiday Events
  • Mondays in December: Holiday Movie Nights in the Tap Room
    • Monday, December 3rd: Die Hard
      Monday, December 10th: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
      Monday, December 17th: Home Alone
  • Saturday, December 22nd: Festivus for the Rest of Us 
    • Melt Food Truck
    • Air your grievances
    • Beer Release
  • Saturday, December 31st: New Years Eve Pre-Game Party
    • Fat Boyfriend Food Pop Up
    • Resident DJ, Dialogues
    • Beer Release

Holiday Shopping Made Easy

Give the gift of beer! We are offering up Gift Cards for sale in our Tap Room and for purchase online. Through 12/24/18, we are offering you a BONUS $10 when you buy $50 worth of gift cards, you get an extra $10. Buy a $60 DBco gift card for just $50. SO, if you buy $100, you get a $20 BONUS. Shop now!

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Meet the Team: Levi Berggren, Assistant Tap Room Manager

You probably recognize so many of the friendly faces behind our Tap Room bar and if you’re lucky, even spent quite a lot of time chatting about all things beer and what we do here at the brewery. If you haven’t been so lucky to get close and personal with our amazing staff, we are happy to share some fun facts in our “Meet the Team” blog series. If you want to check out more of our awesome team, find the blog posts here.

Today we are happy to introduce you to one of our Assistant Tap Room Managers, Levi, who helps the whole Tap Room run smoothly and make sure you are having a great experience drinking and learning about our beer! He is a perfect person to ask about all things craft beer and brewing thanks to his beer-centric background, as you’ll soon learn.

Levi grew up hunting, fishing, camping, skiing, and mountain biking after living all over the Midwest and East Coast, ultimately landing in Wisconsin, which was where he was introduced to the craft beer scene and culture in college by his dad.  “Wisconsin has an amazing beer culture. Wisconsin never lost the tiny micro brews,” said Levi. “There were and still are small breweries around my moms in Madison. My college had a bar on campus and was in walking distance was Fox Tails Brew Pub. Fitgerz Brewery by my dads opened 1884 and is still cranking out beer.”

On top of just drinking the good stuff, Levi was lucky enough to have an Uncle who home brewed and whenever possible Levi would pop in and help, which quickly turned from hobby into passion. After moving out East and entering the restaurant scene, Levi decided that he wanted to hone his skills to become a better and more education bartender and brewer. “I started working on my cicerone certification. I’ve scene passed my level one and am studying for my level two,” said Levi. “With each level, I want to use the knowledge not only for my own personal gain, but to help guests who come in to be able to find the beer they love. Or if they have questions on a style I am able to accurately inform them.”

Today Levi enjoys working in an industry focused on brewing and serving up fresh suds. His favorite thing about his job and the industry itself? “I love the fact that we’ve taken the rule book for brewing and thrown it out the window. We respect the old styles but we aren’t afraid to push the boundaries,” said Levi. “Also, I love the smells of brewing. The sweet smell of mash steeping, the bitter hop aromas, and the whiff of fruit from the yeast.”

So, what can you find Levi drinking these days? “I’m really into Pilsners and slightly hoppy lagers. Salmon Pants by Warpigs is a favorite of mine,” said Levi. “The DBco Clapp’s Cream Ale is very light and refreshing. Definitely my desert island beer.”

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Meet the Team: Joe Carani, Packaging Manager

You may know all about our folks up front that serve the beer in our Boston brewery..and a little bit about those folks that actually brew the beer. But, there are a bunch of other vital areas of the production process which helps to bring you the freshest craft beer to your bellies. For example, we could not do what we do everyday without our Packaging Team! They are the real heros that manage the process of taking the sweet nectar from product to package so you can drink it up. So, today, we’re excited to introduce you to Joe Carani, our Packaging Manager here at Dorchester Brewing Company.

So, how exactly did a finance guy with a college degree in Political Science/Religion working at a bank in Portland, Oregon trade in his suit for rubber boots in Boston? Joe bought a home brew kit on a whim and basically went crazy getting into it with a buddy of his and his side hobby snowballed from there. Still working in finance, he moved to Illinois and took a side gig as a bartender at a local brewery to continue being around beer as much as possible. He hopped in to help the brewery with some brewing needs and ended up with an actual job in the back of the brewery, working his way up from job to job. He’s done pretty much every position from Racker, Cellar Manager, Brewer, Packaging Manager, which led him to us at DBco!

So, what exactly does Joe do at DBco every day?

  • To start the morning every day, Joe prepares the canning line for production. That means sanitizing it and setting it up to run cans for the day.
  • Next, is actually running the cans. We can run anywhere from 15-20K cans per day with up to two different beers.
  • Some days also involve kegging and racking.
  • At the end of the day, we clean, sanitize, get some more cleaning in and then get prepped and ready for the next morning.
  • Set to repeat!

Where does Joe’s passion lie?

Joe initially thought he wanted to be a brewer when he first got into beer, but he actually found his passion elsewhere in the process…by looking at challenges and fixing problems that arise with his quick-thinking problem solving skills. For example, he’s always looking to create efficiencies to make processes better and faster. Which is a great fit as a Packaging Manager!

Lastly, and most importantly, what beer does Joe like to drink?

His favorites styles to sip on are Kolsch, ESB or Oktoberfest depending on the season of course, but his absolute favorite DBco made beer would have to be our German lager, Zwickelbier.

 

 

 

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2017 Boston Tap Room Holiday Events and Hours

Holiday season is upon us! Besides planning some awesome events, we wanted to share our updated business hours during the holidays, so that you can plan accordingly!
Holiday Hours
  • Christmas Eve: 12/24/17- 11:30am-6pm
  • Christmas Day: 12/25/17- CLOSED
  • Vacation Week: 12/26-12/30/17- 11:30am-11pm Regular Business Hours
  • New Year’s Eve: 12/31/17- 11:30am-12:30AM *Extended business hours for New Years Eve Bash!
  • New Year’s Day: 01/01/18- CLOSED
Upcoming Holiday Events

Don’t forget to stock up for your next holiday party – When you buy 3 Crowlers (32oz cans), you get a FREE DBco branded glass through Christmas! We also have gift cards available for purchase in any amount in the Tap Room or online.