If there’s one industry I have a lot of respect for, it’s the moving business. I grew up around movers – my uncles own a Boston moving company, several of my friends work for area movers, and even I had a stint one summer as a mover. Talk about a hard day’s work! A mover’s day is filled with activity – lifting boxes, picking up couches and beds, walking to and from the truck, and navigating stairs. I’ve read some estimates that movers burn up to 400 calories an hour! And after my summer of working as one, I believe the statistics. Needless to say, at the end of a work day, these guys deserve a cold brew. I recently tagged along with some from a Boston mover on their Sunday off after a long Saturday making a bunch of residential moves. Everyone was ready to let loose and have fun, so we hit up as many bars as possible. Here’s where we went on our drinking tour of Boston:
Trillium Brewing Company
Trillium Brewing Company was first opened in March 2013, supported by family values, passion, and dedication. The microbrewery builds on collaboration and innovation and has turned into a dream to share not just beer but also experiences in the community. Located in Fort Point of South Boston, they are both traditional and a modern re-invention. Favorite brews you should try include the Pale Ale and the City Cutting Tiles.
Lamplighter Brewing Co.
Lamplighter Brewing Co. in Cambridge is a fun place to be, recently founded in 2014 by three friends with varying interests. They all came together to create aroma-packed and funky, flavor-driven ales. The name of the brewing company comes from Cambridge with the old gas lamps that are all around the city. Lamps are warm and community-oriented, which the microbrewery tries to replicate in their beers. They say you must try the Easy Tiger, Metric Systems, and Group Theory.
Harpoon Brewery was founded in 1986 by three friends. Their love of beer and friendship took them through Europe where they experienced a rich beer culture that they wanted to bring back home. Located in South Boston, people love the samples of whatever 12 beers are on tap for just $5. Your favorites may include the Happy Adventure and the Nitro Bock.
Boston Beer Works
Boston Beer Works has been around since 1992 and has served great beers and food ever since. They pride themselves on a fun, friendly atmosphere in North, South and West locations in Boston. People enjoy their blueberry beers (with real blueberries) and watermelon beer. DPA’s are also a hit.
Mystic Brewery is just that, mystic. They are located by the sea in Chelsea, MA. People have found the environment to be very laid back with actual beer fans and few hipsters. You’ll find the beer selections to be very well rounded with must tries including Day of Doom, and pizza from Ciao.
Night Shift Brewing
Night Shift Brewing was founded in 2012 by three friends with a passion for home-brewing. They started with a 5-gallon “boil kettle” and a few basic starter recipes until they refined their process and were brewing 2-3 times per week. Hence the name, in working during the day, they had time to brew only at night. You’ll find the brewery, located in Everett, to be a popular spot with great brews including Morphe, the Santilli IPA and the Whirlpool.