Norman Miller – Beer Nut [Link]
April 12th, 2013
Jack’s Abby Brewing in Framingham is hosting “Nurse a beer with the Natick VNA” to raise money for the organization. The event will be on May 1 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the brewery, 81 Morton St… [Read More]
Brian Aldrich – If My Coaster Could Talk [Link]
April 21st, 2013
When a tragedy like what happened at the finish line of the Boston Marathon occurs and the dust settles, the community is left with a “what’s next?” feeling. Maine’s own Marshall Wharf and Framingham, MA’s Jacks Abby Brewing Co knew exactly what to do… [Read More]
Stars on Tap: Reviews of Jack’s Abby Brewing – ‘ABCS IPL’
May 7th, 2013
This Thursday, May 16th, we are releasing our Smoked Maple Lager, a collaboration with Lawson’s Finest Liquids from Vermont. All the malt was sourced from Valley Malt, who used hand-sourced Maple Wood to smoke some of it. The maple character comes from using one gallon of maple syrup for each barrel of beer. It’s rounded out with the addition of lactose sugar and brown malt.
We are having a release event for this beer at Dive Bar in Worcester, on Thursday, May 16th.
Saturday, May 18th, there will be a tap takeover at The Dirty Truth. All of our current beers and several from Lawson’s Finest will be available on tap.
We also have two planned tap takeovers with Lawson’s in Vermont where our beer will be available for the first time outside of Massachusetts. On June 7th we will be at The Farmhouse Tap & Grill and June 8th we will be at The Three Penny Taproom. As part of these events we will also be bringing some bottles for a one-time release.
Watch this video review by Beer Geek Nation where he tries (and loves!) Hoponius Union for the first time.
Leisure Time Lager, our summer wheat beer, will be available at the brewery starting tomorrow, May 2nd. It will be on draft and available in 4-packs outside the brewery soon.
This beer was named in honor of our grandfather, whose vision built the Leisure Time Ice brand decades ago and inspired us to build Jack’s Abby as a family business. Leisure Time Lager is brewed with wheat and a blend of spices including lemongrass, coriander, orange peel and chamomile. A subtle spiciness balances the citrusy and floral hops added to the whirl and hopback. Relax and enjoy! Leisure Time Lager uses locally grown wheat from MA.
OG 11.8 Plato / IBUs 15 / ABV 4.8%
2nd Annual Lager Cask Fundraiser for One Mission
May 24 & 25, 2013
Friday, 6:30 – 9pm
Saturday, 1:30 – 4pm, 5:30 – 8pm
Tickets are $10 ahead of time or $15 at the door and includes a souvenir glass. Beers will be $5 for a pint and $2.50 for a 6oz pour.
100% of proceeds go to One Mission.
One Mission is a childhood cancer foundation dedicated to enhancing the lives of pediatric cancer patients and their families. This year we will have 24 lager casks available over three sessions. NERAX will be helping us manage and serve the casks.
The Tap Brewing Company(TBD)
Pretty Things ‘American Darling’
Berkshire Brewing Co. ‘Czech Pilsner’
Left Hand Brewing ‘Polestar Pilsner’
Notch ‘Session Pils’
Watch City ‘Bitchloden Wheat Lager’
John Harvard’s Brewery & Ale House ‘Mayfair Maibock’
Blue Point Brewing(TBD)
Cape Cod Beer ‘Bohemian Pils’
Harpoon ‘Steam Lager’
We recently released our Private Rye Biere De Garde. You may have tried it last year, when it was released as a one-off. This year, however, we are taking advantage of our recently expanded production to brew it as a full length seasonal. The longer run gives us the ability to offer bottles of it in 4-packs, instead of singles, as well as on draft.
Private Rye is brewed in the French farmhouse style as a warm fermented lager. It contains Belgian candy sugar as well as 30% Rye Malt locally sourced and malted in MA. We leave this beer slightly hazy to accentuate the mild fruity and yeasty characters. Copper in color, a spicy rye flavor emerges in a dry yet malty finish.
Going forward, we plan to keep our three year-round beers as well as a seasonal available in this format. We will also be continuing our smaller run specialties. Private Rye will be available through Spring, afterwhich it will make way for our summer seasonal, Leisure Time Lager.
RateBeer recently released their Best By Style 2013 in which we received four awards.
- Jabby Brau: Gold for Pale Lager
- Kiwi Rising: Gold for Bock, Strong Lager
- Hoponius Union: Gold for Bock, Strong Lager
- Cascadian Schwartzbier: Bronze for Dark Lager
We are currently working with Lawson’s Finest Liquids and DC Brau to release two collaboration beers in the coming months. The beer with Lawson’s will be part of our Mom and Pop’s Harvest Series, featuring maple sapped from trees on our family farm in Vermont and grain from Valley Malt. It is too early to give many details on the second collaboration with DC Brau, but it is being made specially for the American Craft Beer Festival. We are very excited about these two projects and will be releasing more information when available.
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