Dorchester Brewing

Author: Holly Irgens

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Dorchester Brewing Welcomes M&M BBQ, Coming Soon

Dorchester Brewing Company has seen some exciting changes over the last few months. In addition to our recent Tap Room expansion, over doubling the size of our Tap Room, we have also welcomed a new on-site restaurant partner, M&M BBQ. We are thrilled to be working with them to offer our customers the chance to taste their delicious, mouth-watering food alongside our fresh beer. Now, the next time you visit DBco. no need to order delivery or bring your own food!

M&M BBQ

Dorchester Brewing has partnered with Dorchester’s own, M&M BBQ! The kitchen occupies part of our expanded space so customers can order food and enjoy anywhere in the Tap Room with our beer.

Known locally for their juicy, fall-off-the-bone ribs, M&M BBQ was originally founded by Marion and Maurice Hill in 1982, and is now operated by their grandson, Geo Lambert, who took over the business ten years ago. The restaurant is Geo’s first brick and mortar location since his grandparents time who ran several restaurants in Dorchester.

As they lead up to their grand opening on January 20th with full menu and extended hours, M&M BBQ is currently open daily from 11:30am-7:30pm with a limited menu. Please visit our social media sites for daily updates.

Dorchester Brewing Company: Beer and BBQ for the win!

If you have yet to see the new expanded space or try M&M BBQ, swing on by today! In addition to now offering BBQ, we also are now serving wine and cider alongside our fresh craft beer! Need a private event space? Learn more here!

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Introducing the Dorchester Brewing Company Wine Series

We are very excited to announce a new wine series made in collaboration with La Cantina Winery in Franklin, MA.

To complement our local craft beer at Dorchester Brewing Company, we knew we wanted to add onto our beverage offerings as we expanded the Tap Room in order to serve our gluten free customers. We are so happy to announce that all of our wines are gluten free.

All the DBco wines are made through a collaboration with an artisanal, local winery in Franklin, Massachusetts dedicated to produce crushable, quality wines. La Cantina Winery has a family tradition of Italian winemaking beginning in the mid-1900’s in Italy. They moved to Massachusetts in 1963 where these traditions have been passed down, producing small batch wines. If you haven’t heard about them, definitely check them out and we’d certainly recommend visiting their Vineyards. www.lacantinawinery.com.

We will be serving the following wines by the glass:

Sauvignon Blanc: Light to medium body, peach, grapefruit, citrus, crisp. ABV 13.5%

Gamay Rose: Medium body, juicy, strawberry, rhubarb. ABV 12.5%

Primitivo: Light to medium body, cherry, blackberry, pepper. ABV 14%

Cabernet Sauvignon: Full body, cherry, mocha, cedar, spice, lush. ABV 14%

So, we invite you to stop by the brewery and check out our new offerings with our expansion ready to unveil with our 4-Season Rooftop Hopservatory and Deck, Restaurant, Game Room and so much more!

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Holiday Happenings at DBco

If you haven’t already read about our latest happenings including new extended hours and expansion update, get caught up first. Secondly, a few extra notes on what’s happening this holiday season including hours, promotions and events!

Christmas Movie Trivia Night: Thursday, December 19th

Christmas Eve: Closing Early at 6pm

Christmas Day: CLOSED

New Year’s Eve: Big 2020 Bash + Official Expansion and Restaurant Opening

Holiday shopping made easy! We are running a few promos this season to make shopping a snap. Grab your DBco gift cards online or in-person in the Tap Room and for every $50 you spend, you get an additional $10 through 12/24.

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New Brewery Hours and Expansion Update

‘Tis a busy season at the brewery! Now that we are heading into the holiday season, we wanted to share some updates as housekeeping items and provide an update on our expansion, which is scheduled to open in December 2019!

Thanksgiving Hours: We will be closed on Thanksgiving Day

NEW Tap Room Hours:

We have extended our hours in the Tap Room on Friday and Saturday and will now be open until 12:30am moving forward. Our hours are as follows:

Sun-Mon: 1130am-9pm

Tues – Thurs: 11:30am-11pm

Fri-Sat 1130am-1230am

Also, a reminder that we’ll be closed on Thanksgiving Day, so stock up for to-go beers before the holiday!

Expansion Update:

As you may have heard, our Tap Room is expanding exponentially. Along with our Four-Season Rooftop Greenhouse, Roofdeck and additional private event space, we are so excited to be expanding our food and drink options. Thanks to our good friends at M&M BBQ, our customers will be able to purchase food 7 days a week right at Dorchester Brewing Company. Along with the restaurant, we’re also adding on wine and cider to our menu to accommodate those gluten-free customers. We’ve been hard at work getting this ready and right now, we are on schedule to open our doors in December 2019. We’ll be having a huge unveiling and opening party once we are ready to go, so stay tuned on the date!! Be sure to follow our social media accounts for the news on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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Where to Find Our Beer Around Boston

Dorchester Brewing Co V1 Double IPA and Clapp’s Cream Ale cans are popping up all over Dorchester, Boston and beyond! We keep adding to our list. This blog will be updated on a weekly basis, so please visit all of these amazing establishments to find our beer!

224 Boston224 Boston Street, Dorchester, MA 02125

Abby Park550 Adams St, Milton, MA 02186

Ashmont Grill555 Talbot Ave. Boston MA 02124

 American Provisions: 613 E Broadway, South Boston, MA 02127

American Provisions Dorchester: 1971 Dorchester Ave. Boston MA 02124

Assembly425 Hancock St, Quincy, MA 02171

Atlantic Market Liquors243 Atlantic St 247 Unit 1, Quincy, MA 02171

Bin Ends: 236 Wood Road,  Braintree, MA 021841310

Blarney Stone:
1505 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester, MA 02122

Blend: Dorchester Ave, Dorchester MA, 02122

Boston Bowl820 William T Morrissey Blvd Boston, MA 02122 

Cape Verdean Liquors690 Columbia Rd, Dorchester, MA 02125

Craft and Cru25 Central Ave, Milton, MA 02186

Craft Beer Cellar – Fenway: 98 Van Ness Street, Boston, MA, 02215

Craft Beer Cellar – Fort Point34 Farnsworth Street, Boston, MA 02210

Craft Beer Cellar – Roslindale4228 Washington St. Roslindale, MA 02131

Dbar1236 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester, MA 02125

Five Star Liquors197 Worcester St. North Grafton, Ma 01536

Fruit Center10 Bassett St, Milton, MA 02186

The Gallows Boston1395 Washington Street, Boston MA 02118

Gaslight Brasserie: 50 Harrison Ave. Boston, MA 02118

Harborpoint Liquors45 William T. Morrissey Blvd. Dorchester MA, 02125

Home.stead Bakery & Cafe1448 Dorchester Ave Boston, MA 02122

Liquor Land1033 Massachusetts Ave. Boston, MA 02118

Lower Mills Tavern2269 Dorchester Ave, Boston, MA 02124

Marina Bay Market532 Victory Rd, Quincy, MA 02171

Merchant’s Liquor Mart: 88 High St. Danvers, MA 01923

Novara556 Adams St, Milton, MA 02186

Reunion Tap and Table198 Worcester Street, North Grafton, Massachusetts 01536

Polish American Club: 82 Boston St.  Boston Ma, 02125

Savin Hill Wine & Spirits1051 Dorchester Ave Boston, MA 02151

Southside Tavern: 73 Liberty St Quincy, MA 02169

Tavolo1918 Dorchester Ave. Dorchester, Ma, 02124

The Adams Pub29 Hancock St, Quincy, MA 02171

The Industry750 Adams St, Dorchester, MA 02122

Victory Point, Bar & Grill332 Victory Rd, Quincy, MA 02171

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

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Meet the Team: Nafi Fraiman, Cellarman

When it comes to the brewing process, most people focus on the beginning process that starts in the brewhouse as well as the last piece that packages up the final product in those beautiful can labels. However, there’s quite a lot that goes into the process between those two pieces. Today, we’re introducing you to Nafi Fraiman, a Cellarman on our team who works with our fermentation vessels to keep a close eye on the brewing process as the magic all happens. Born and raised in Boston while also growing up in Israel, you can find Nafi playing music or snowboarding on the weekends and during the week, he can be found hard at work supporting our team to get the freshest, high-quality beer directly to your glass! Read on to learn more about Nafi:

How did you get into craft beer and join the brewing industry?

My background is in engineering, but after a few years in the field I felt I needed to do something different.  During my search for a new career path I got into homebrewing and fell in love with the beer making process. I got to know a lot of people in the homebrewing community, and by extension, got familiarized with professional brewers. I started volunteering at breweries to try to get my foot in the door and eventually got hired for a full time position.

What do you like best about the industry compared to other fields?

Every day I work with a product that I really enjoy and can connect with through my sense of smell and taste. I get excited about all the new products that go through our facility and the innovative processes we implement day to day to solve problems. I love the craft brewing work culture, where people are expected to work hard and to have fun!

Tell us a little bit about what you do at DBco on a day to day basis.

Most of what I do includes handling the big 1800 gal fermentation vessels – preparing them to receive new batches of beer and adding hops, fruit or other ingredients as necessary. I also monitor the beer fermentation to ensure the process is going well, and when it’s done, I transfer the beer over to be packaged. Lastly, a huge part of the job is making sure anything that comes in contact with the beer is absolutely sanitary.

Favorite part of your job?

Overcoming problems with creative solutions, executing complex tasks…and then the reward of having that beer you worked so hard to make and sharing laughs with the people you made it with.

Favorite beer style

Anything that is balanced, especially if it is low ABV. My go-to styles are Pilsners, New England IPAs and kettle sours.

Favorite DBco beer

Currently it’s The Gateway Sour, a beer I designed for those who are not accustomed to tart beers but want to dabble with the style. Past beers I have really liked are Heavy Metal Grampa (A Dunkelweizen), Born to Be Mild and our annual Festbier.