Framingham's Jack's Abby Brewing company to debut peanut butter beer at one-year anniversary party tonight
Jack's Abby Beer
Framingham-based Jack's Abby Brewing company are showcasing their products at their one-year anniversary party at British Beer Company in Framingham tonight, offering 10 of their craft beers and debuting three new lines - including a peanut butter flavor.
"This is the first time we pour the Peanut Butter Smoke and Dagger outside the brewery," said Sam Hendler, one of the three brothers to start the brewery last year.
The brothers will also debut their Ginger and Juice beer, an india pale lager brewed with ginger and grapefruit peels, and their Brett Biere De Garde, a farmhouse lager fermented with wild yeast.
"The owners - myself and my two brothers - will be there enjoying drinks with everybody who comes out," he said.
The event begins at 7 p.m. at British Beer Company at 120 Worcester Road (Route 9) in Framingham. It is free to attend, but attendees must buy their own drinks.
The three Hendlers started the brewery last summer, after eldest brother Jack had been brewing professionally at Boston Beer Works for six years, said his brother Eric.
They opened the brewery at 81 Morton St. right off Route 135 because the location proved easily accessible to both Worcester and Boston, the two highest populated cities in the state, Eric said.
The brewery now distributes its beer to nearly 100 bars around the state, including popular watering holes in Boston like Bukowski Tavern and Penguin Pizza. Their website also features a tool where visitors can plug in their address and see where they can buy Jack's Abby beer nearby.
"Framingham welcomed us Ė we have a great spot here with everything we need," Eric said. "People come in from Framingham all the time."
Eric said the brewery's Hoponius Union, an india pale lager, is their best-selling beer and considered the flagship line.
Jack's Abby - the name of which pays homage to Jack's wife, Abby, and also to the traditional monastic groups in Europe who handcrafted beers in their abbeys - is an all-lager operation, something highly unusual for craft beers, he said.
"Itís a way to make beer that we felt was underrepresented," Eric said. "It comes down to the yeast. Lager yeast doesnít have much taste, so the taste of other ingredients come through. You can make any taste you want with lagers, and it comes out cleaner and crisper."
The brewery features free tours and beer tastings Thursdays and Fridays from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. There is also a store, where visitors can purchase four-packs of beer and growlers, which hold a large amount in one container.
The brewery will also have another one-year anniversary party at Meadhall in Cambridge at 7 p.m.
For more information on the brewery, check out their website.
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