Boston, MA– The Boston Harbor Hotel recently announced that they will be hosting an outdoor beer garden this summer starting on May 23, reports CaughtInSouthie. The hotel's pop-up beer garden, dubbed Brewer's Alley, will feature a rotation of local breweries.
Here's the schedule with some recommendations for local brews to try:
- May 23 - June 19: Devil’s Purse Brewing Co., South Dennis, Cape Cod
The Cape Cod brewery Devil's Purse will be the first brewer featured at Brewer's Alley. Devil's Purse offers craft American style beers that draw on classic European recipes for inspiration. Their core beers include the Handline Kolsh, the English-style pale ale Surfman's Check ESB, and the Pollack Rip IPA. For a hoppy seasonal treat, sample their summertime Stonehorse Citra IPA.
- June 20 - July 17: Jack's Abby Craft Lagers, Framingham, MA
Next up, Brewer's Alley will host Jack's Abby (not Abbey – it's named for Jack's wife, Abby). The Framingham-based brewery crafts only lagers, for their "distinctive smoothness and fullness." (They have an experimental line, Springdale, which crafts IPAs, sours, and other classic beers.) You can't be unhappy with a glass of Jack's House Lager in your hand. At 5.2% ABV, this sweet landbier tastes like summer.
- July 18 - August 21: Nightshift Brewing Company, Everett, MA
Nightshift Brewing will be the third local brewery to take up residence at Brewer's Alley. Nightshift is based in Everett, and recently opened a new location at Boston's Lovejoy Wharf. For a crisp and refreshing summer beer, try their craft light lager, "Night Lite" (4.3% ABV) – our editor's favorite for warm summer days – or their flagship American IPA, "Santilli" (6.0% ABV).
- August 22 - September 24: Lord Hobo Brewing Co., Cambridge, MA
Lord Hobo Brewing of Cambridge will round out the local breweries featured at Brewer's Alley. Lord Hobo is best known for its flagship Double IPA, "Boom Sauce." At 7.8% ABV, with six hop varietals and a citrus-tropical finish, you will find yourself smiling in a hoppy haze.
- September 25 - October 26: Oktoberfest
After the pop-ups featuring the above local breweries, Brewer's Alley will celebrate Oktoberfest for a month with autumnal-themed beers from eight local breweries, starting September 25th.
Brewer’s Alley will be open seven days a week during the hours listed below, as long as the weather is pleasant enough for people to enjoy sitting outside. The 25-foot outdoor bar offers communal, beer-hall style seating and an open view of the water.
Brewer's Alley will be located at the Boston Harbor Hotel at 70 Rowes Wharf from May 23 to October 26. Business hours are as follows, weather-permitting: Monday through Friday: 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.; Saturday: 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.; and Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.