Beer Events Today: Idle Hands Deput and Northwest Fest 11/7 (MA)
It’s a Monday, but don’t let a busy weekend get you down — no time to rest now. Tonight, there is a two pack of great events.
First, Idle Hands Craft Ales Debut. 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Idle Hands Craft Ales will be debuting their beers for the first time at Atwood Tavern. Founded in 2010, Idle Hands Craft Ales is one of the newest craft breweries, operating out of Everett, MA. Starting out as a nano brewery, Idle Hands is splashing into the craft world, bringing us a mix of beers, with a “nod towards a belgian style mix with new world ideas”.
Chris and Grace invite you to join in their celebration from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Atwood Tavern, 877 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA. Be among the first to try Pandora and Patriarch, along with a selection of other beers.
Note: Although you may not have tried Pandora or Patriarch, you may have heard of Idle Hands Craft Ales. In August, the Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC) turned down Idle Hands request for a farmer-brewery license. This “decision” raised quite a social medial stir in MA with other local breweries (and craft beer fanatics), as there were approx 25 breweries who had a farmer-brewery license. Under this license, breweries were able to self distribute and provide tastings within their brewery, along with other exceptions — which a full production license did not fully allow. Treasurer Steve Grossman and his team, worked with the MA Brewers Guild to review the situation. The outcome of the discussion was a plan to modify some of the post-prohibition laws — eventually Idle Hands Craft Ales were issued their license.
Second, 17th Annual Northwest Fest at Redbones BBQ 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Kick Off & Keg Party – Monday, November 7 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM @ Underbones. Meet Seattle’s Pike Brewing Head Brewer Dean Mochizuki. Quaff his brews & many others from the Northwest. Cash Bar. Free Apps. Here’s the selection
- Lompoc C-Son’s Greetings
- Lompoc Proletariat Red
- Deschutes Obsidian Stout
- Deschutes Black Butte Porter
- Boundary Bay IPA
- Alameda Klickitat Pale
- Alameda Yellow Wolf DIPA
- Pike Monk’s Uncle Tripel
- Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar
- Big Time Powderfinger Rye
- Anacortes Helles Lager
- Elysian Coche de Medianoche
- Silver City Fat Scotch
- Arcobrau Zwickl
- Elysian City of Gold
If you miss Monday night, stop in any time – we’ll have North West brews on tap for the next few weeks.