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Meet our Team: Allison Cherundolo, Lead Bartender

Even though our staff may be masked up when you come to visit next, we want to share the friendly faces of our staff when you visit the Tap Room! Meet Allison Cherundolo, a Virginia native who is setting down roots in Dorchester and thrives on the sense of community! Next time you swing by the Tap Room, make sure to say hello!

Tell us a little bit about yourself!

I’m from Virginia originally and while I really miss being surrounded by the mountains, I’ve loved the last 2+ years living in Dorchester! I moved to Boston after graduation to complete a year of public service with City Year Boston. After an amazing experience with CYB, I tried a few new things before coming back to several of my other passions. I love sunshine, being outside, and keeping a busy schedule.

How did you get into this line of work?

I graduated from James Madison University (Harrisonburg, VA) with a degree in Hospitality Management and a Minor in Nonprofit Studies. A lot of my undergrad time was focused on connecting to the Harrisonburg community through the world of event management. I was looking for the perfect way to combine a meaningful connection with the community and my love for events….And I think that’s exactly what’s happening at Dorchester Brewing Company!

What do you like best about working in a brewery?

I love creating a sense of community and I think that’s something so special that happens in the tap room! People are creating memories with friends, family, coworkers, and neighbors and we get to be part of that. One of the most meaningful pieces of advice I’ve gotten is ”Our lives are happening every day and Tuesdays and Wednesdays are heralding our attention.” I love seeing that played out in the tap room!

Favorite part of your job?

I like the creativity and problem solving that comes with the role. Especially in current times each day our entire team (and industry) is challenged with new ways to ensure the experience is safe and enjoyable. I love the fast pace that is guaranteed with this industry. 

Favorite beer style?

I really love an Irish Red Ale. My favorite brewery in Harrisonburg has a great one; Pale Fire’s Red Molly! I love the style but I also love all the memories associated with the beer and the appreciation for the brewery scene in Harrisonburg. 

Favorite DBco beer?

I really love Embarrassment of Riches. I also love that the Helles is a 4-pack option because it’s such a crisp clean drink; a summer essential for sure! 

Favorite M&M Ribs item

I’m a vegetarian so I know a fair amount about French fries & wow M&M knows what they’re doing!


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Meet our Team: Brendan MacDermott, Packaging Line/Sales

Here at DBco, we love that our staff members are so passionate about what they do and love to see them grow as individuals and in their career. So when Brendan joined the Packaging Line and showed his chops at as a team player, he was an obvious choice to support our sales growth when we started to dip our toes into the wholesale beer game. In the last year and a half, we went from canning our first 4-packs and only selling them in-house to offering 8 different varieties of 4-packs, which are sold at over 60 locations throughout retail and restaurants in the Boston area. (Check out our map to see all of the locations!) Read on to learn more about Brendan, our Packaging Line team member who also supports sales.

Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I’ve been in the Boston area my whole life, I grew up on the South Shore and I live in Quincy now, less than 5 miles from the brewery. Along with being active and lots of sports, I love any activity that includes drinking beer, like Cornhole at a backyard BBQ, golfing, or just spending a day at the beach. I also love to travel and visit other breweries, especially in New England.  

How did you get into craft beer industry and end up at DBco?

I actually have a background in wine. I graduated from Sonoma State University with a degree in Wine Business Management. But here in Boston there aren’t many opportunities to grow in the wine industry and I jumped at the chance to be a part of the growing craft beer scene. When I saw a job opening at DBco, I quickly grabbed up that opportunity and hopped on the packaging line. Since then, I’ve continued to package up the beer while also growing into a sales role as DBco started to ramp up their wholesale business.

What are your dual roles at DBco and what you do day-to-day.

I start early in the morning at the brewery on the packaging line.  I assist in preparing and sanitizing our packaging line and getting a batch of beer ready to be filled in either cans or kegs or both.  During a packaging “run” the line is very quick with plenty of moving pieces, so I help maintain quality control and efficiency. After our first packaging run, I begin my second part of the day as an account manager for the wholesale team. I’m part of our sales team that handles Dorchester, Quincy and the South Shore.  

What do you like best about the beer industry?

It’s craft as well as an art. I feel like I’m a collaborator and seller of these fantastic pieces of art. Whether it’s a keg of Cream Ale or a can of V1 Double IPA, you have something to see, hold, taste, and appreciate. But, yes, also part of quality control is tasting beer. I mean, part of my job requires me to taste beer before 8am! There aren’t many industries or jobs that mix art, science, and drinking beer in the morning.

Favorite part of your job?

I absolutely love being able to see the DBco brand on the shelves of retail stores, bars and restaurants. There’s so much that goes into that can of beer and I know it’s rewarding to everybody that works in the brewery from ownership, bartenders, brewers, to packaging line personnel to see their beer in the market being enjoyed by thousands of people.

Favorite beer style?

I enjoy so many styles of beer because I’m exposed to and have the opportunity to try so many styles Typically, my favorite beer style would correlate to what I was doing, eating, or the season. If I’m spending the day in the backyard playing Cornhole my choice would be an ice cold lager. I’d probably choose a heavy stout if I’m on the mountain taking a break from skiing!

Favorite DBco beer?

Cream Ale, it’s my Gatorade.

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Our New To-Go Beer Order Form is Here!

To get through this tough time, and to ensure the health and safety of everyone, we’ve enabled online beer ordering. Your order will be ready when you arrive – for pickup or we’ll bring it to your car.

Per state mandates, our Tap Room is only open for to-go beer and food for the foreseeable future. Dorchester Brewing Company and M&M BBQ will be offering to-go orders daily from 11:30am-7:30pm.

Ordering is easy. Just…
Step 1: Add desired 4-packs and crowlers to you shopping cart. 
Steps 2: Pay for your order and on the next page you can select a time you would like to pick it up. 
3: When it’s your time, simply come in, show us your receipt and we will give you your package or call us and we will bring it right to your car. 

All tips go to the bartenders and all to-go beer sales goes towards paying DBco employees.

Thanks for supporting your local small business! 

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Stuck at Home? Stock up on Beer & Food!

 To help get you through this tough time hunkering down at home, we want to do our best to keep you well fed and with enough fresh craft beer to keep you satisfied, while ensuring the health and safety of our community, staff and customers. In response to the COVID-19 health crisis and state mandates, our Tap Room is only open for to-go beer and food for the foreseeable future. Dorchester Brewing Company and M&M BBQ will be offering to-go orders daily from 11:30am-7:30pm.

You can also call in your order to 617-514-0900 and let us know what type of sweet ride you are driving and we’ll bring it right out when you arrive!

Enjoy our Crowlers & 4-Packs with one of M&M BBQ’s delicious meals as takeout to bring home! Get the full menu of what’s on tap here.


You can also support us by buying Merch and Gift Cards in the Tap Room, or grab online Gift Cards here.


Your support means so much to us at this time, as two small businesses working hard to get through this difficult time. 

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March 2020 COVID-19 Update

Hi Friends,

Our top priority is the health and safety of our community, customers and employees. Until further notice, we are open for to-go sales daily 11:30am-7:30pm only and we are not allowing any gathering or food/beer consumption on-site (please don’t ask us for an exception, we won’t allow it).

Along with to-go beer, you can also order to-go food from M&M BBQ and bring it home. We also offer gift cards available for purchase in the Tap Room and online here.

We’ll continue to update the public as things unfold. As two local small businesses, we fully appreciate your support during this difficult time.


Please stay tuned for updates.

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BBQ and Beer Guide: Pair M&M BBQ with the perfect DBCO. Beers!

Dorchester Brewing Company has recently expanded its operation to include one of Dorchester’s finest BBQ establishments, M&M BBQ. As a Dorchester staple, it was an easy decision to make room for a kitchen and welcome the M&M BBQ staff in order to provide our beer drinkers exceptional dining options while at the brewery. 

We wanted to provide the readers of our blog an article on some of the best ways to pair our beers with the great menu M&M BBQ has to offer.

*Since the beers we have on tap are always in rotation, this blog while feature beer ‘styles’ as opposed to specific brands brewed in house. Ask your server about the style of beers we have on tap while ordering for the best paring. DBco. Employees have become top customers of M&M BBQ, so they will know! 

Smoked Chicken

Smoked chicken is a BBQ classic. A lighter, leaner meat than pork ribs or pulled shoulder, considering lighter beers or libations tends to bode well for pairings. We recommend light pilsners, blonde ales, and even light ciders, which are now available at Dorchester Brewing. These pairings hold true regardless of additional sauce you may order on top off or on the side of your smokey, delicious chicken.

If you are drinking a pilsner, blonde ale, or light cider consider ordering the ‘Dot Special’ (Chicken Wings), New Market Square Sandwich (Fried Chicken Sandwich) , or the BBQ Chicken platter!

Ribs & Pulled Pork

With Ribs and Pulled pork, one needs to consider the sauce to which will be applied. If you order the ribs dry, IPA’s, Brown Ales, Pilsner, and even Blonde ales will pair nicely with the smokey meat flavor. M&M BBQ offers a traditional BBQ sauce, which we think pairs the best with brown ales, pilsners, and even blonde ales.

If you are drinking a Brown Ale, Pilsner, or Blonde Ale consider order M&M’s Bone-In BBQ Platter(1/2 rack of pork ribs, 1/2 smoked chicken and cornbread) , The Smokers Club Platter(Pulled pork, beef brisket and beer braised brats over sauerkraut with butter pickles, coleslaw and cornbread), or the Columbia Road Sandwich (Smoked pulled pork topped with sweet pickled red cabbage)! 

Sausages

When ordering a beer with sausage, one has to consider a number of variables. Sausages are part of numerous cultures, so the beer you would pair with a German Bratwurst Sausage would most likely differ from a Cajun Andouille Sausage, for example. M&M BBQ offers bratwurst sausage which complements the BBQ sauce M&M makes in house. Sours, IPA’s and even Rauchbier’s tends to accentuate the spices and smokiness found in both the sausage and the sauce. Like the smoked chicken, we also recommend lighter hard ciders as they are crisp and refreshing!

The ‘Mass Ave’

If you are drinking a Sour, IPA, or Rauchbier consider ordering the ‘Mass Ave’ (Bratwurst & sauerkraut braised in DBco’s V1 Double IPA, served with honey BBQ mustard) or the Smokers Club Platter (Pulled pork, beef brisket and beer braised brats over sauerkraut with butter pickles, coleslaw and cornbread)

Fried Chicken

Fried chicken is an M&M BBQ favorite and for a good reason. Owners Geo Lambert has been refining and perfecting M&M’s fried chicken recipe since taking over in 2009 to the point Bostonians from all over travel to Dorchester to purchase an order. Fried Chicken is salted to perfection, which calls for something to quench one’s thirst. Pilsners, IPA’s, and Blonde Ales are all styles we would recommend to go with M&M’s fried chicken which can be ordered over salad or as the New Market Sandwich. 

M&M BBQ at Dorchester Brewing Company

If it has been a few months since your last visit to Dorchester Brewing, you need to come and see our recent renovations! Not only are we now home to Dorchester’s favorite BBQ spot, but we have also expanded our taproom and built a one-of-a-kind rooftop patio & 4-season, rooftop ‘Hopservatory’. Visit for a beer, a bite to eat, and enjoy our newly renovated space. We look forward to your next visit!

Cheers | Proost | Salute | Sláinte | Kanpai | Zum Wohl