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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

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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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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

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

American Provisions Dorchester: 1971 Dorchester 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: 236 Wood Road,  Braintree, MA 021841310

Blend: Dorchester Ave, Dorchester MA, 02122

Boston Bowl: 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: 98 Van Ness Street, Boston, MA, 02215

Craft Beer Cellar – Fort Point: 34 Farnsworth Street, Boston, MA 02210

Craft Beer Cellar – Roslindale: 4228 Washington St. Roslindale, MA 02131

Dbar: 1236 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester, MA 02125

Five Star Liquors: 197 Worcester St. North Grafton, Ma 01536

Fruit Center: 10 Bassett St, Milton, MA 02186

The Gallows Boston: 1395 Washington Street, Boston MA 02118

Gaslight Brasserie: 50 Harrison Ave. Boston, MA 02118

Harborpoint Liquors; 45 William T. Morrissey Blvd. Dorchester MA, 02125

Home.stead Bakery & Cafe: 1448 Dorchester Ave Boston, MA 02122

Liquor Land: 1033 Massachusetts Ave. Boston, MA 02118

Lower Mills Tavern: 2269 Dorchester Ave, Boston, MA 02124

Marina Bay Market: 532 Victory Rd, Quincy, MA 02171

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

Novara: 556 Adams St, Milton, MA 02186

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

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

Savin Hill Wine & Spirits: 1051 Dorchester Ave Boston, MA 02151

Southside Tavern: 73 Liberty St Quincy, MA 02169

Tavolo: 1918 Dorchester Ave. Dorchester, Ma, 02124

The Adams Pub: 29 Hancock St, Quincy, MA 02171

The Industry: 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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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.