Friday, October 28, 2011

Slumbrew to Debut Today at Craft Beer Cellar

Today marks the official first day you can taste, and purchase, your very own bottle(s) of the Boston area's newest brewery - Somerville Brewing Company, or simply known as Slumbrew. Run by Caitlin Jewell and Jeff Leiter, Slumbrew will officially release three of their beers today at a special 'launch' party at Craft Beer Cellar in Belmont from 5-7pm.

You'll be able to sample (and purchase):

Flagraiser IPA - 80 IBUs with the illusive Galaxy Hop (sounds like my favorite already)
Happy Sol - a Blood Orange Hefeweizen, brewed with over 1,000 Blood Oranges
Porter Square Porter - a dark beer made even more rich by dry-hopping with Taza Chocolate Nibs

In addition to tasting the brews, you'll also be able to meet and speak with Caitlin and Jeff, who have been developing recipes for these beers (and others) in their Somerville Brewlab. The Brewlab, which always seems to remind me of the Beat Laboratory Dale has in the movie Step Brothers, is a nano-scale (non-commercial) brewery inside a small 350 square foot building. Caitlin and Jeff hold monthly get togethers, where they sample test batches and enjoy the company of their fellow beer enthusiasts. Sadly, I haven't been able to attend on of their meetings yet, but I plan to meet the both of them this evening at Craft Beer Cellar.

Slumbrew's beers don't officially go on sale to the general public until next week (I believe), but this is an exclusive pre-sale party at one of the finest craft beer stores in New England. If that wasn't enough, there will be some free tasty pizza from Stone Hearth Pizza right next door.

Visit Slumbrew's website, visit them on Facebook, and meet them tonight at Craft Beer Cellar, which is located at 51 Leonard Street in Belmont.

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