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81 Morton St
Framingham, MA 01702 United States
- Brewing craft lagers with traditional German standards and American innovation. Visit the Beer Hall & Kitchen in Framingham MA open Tues-Sun. Founded in 2011 by three brothers, Jack, Eric, and Sam Hendler, Jack’s Abby has become a mainstay of the craft brewing scene in the Northeast and nationwide. Jack’s Abby brews lagers, and only lagers. Born in the high alps of Bavaria over 200 years ago, lagers became a beloved brew all across Europe. Lagers feature a distinctive smoothness and fullness that no other beer has and we think everyone deserves.
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In 2013, New Belgium CEO Kim Jordan told Brewbound that the Colorado brewery would sell its products in all 50 states by 2018. It looks like her company’s goal of becoming a nationally distributed craft beer brand will happen slightly ahead of schedule.
Before it moved into a new 67,000 sq. ft. brewing facility at 100 Clinton Street in Framingham, Mass., popular Boston-area craft brewery Jack’s Abby occupied just 15,000 sq. ft. of space in a warehouse less than one mile away from its current location. And when the company finishes building out an expanded “Springdale” taproom and barrel-aging space in a recently acquired area next door to its existing production site, it will officially be operating within a 130,000 sq. ft. footprint.
In July, Massachusetts Treasurer Deborah Goldberg promised to assemble a task force that would examine the state’s decades-old liquor laws. Three months later, additional details have emerged on what that group will look like, and what it will be asked to accomplish. “According to the treasurer’s office, it will be an autonomous body, free of all control, including the long reach of Bill Kelley and the wholesalers and the brewers,” John Connell, a Boston-based alcohol attorney who represents clients across all three tiers of the industry, told a room of more than 150 beer industry professionals attending last night’s Brew Talks meetup at Jack’s Abby.
Taking place at the Jack’s Abby brewery (100 Clinton Street, Framingham, MA. 01702), the Brew Talks event will bring together New England brewers, distributors and other industry professionals for a night of open, honest discussion on the craft beer marketplace. The evening’s feature panel discussion will examine the current alcohol laws in Massachusetts and look at a variety of legislative issues, including franchise law reform, licensing clarification efforts, pay-to-play concerns and even marijuana legalization initiatives.
The brothers behind popular Massachusetts craft brewery Jack’s Abby are launching a new beer venture, Springdale Barrel Room, which they claim will be the largest barrel-aging program in New England.
Jack’s Abby Craft Lagers is set to release a collaboration brew, Beer Geek Helles, with New England Brewing Company the weekend of July 15th 2016. The beer will be available on draft and in four packs of 16 oz cans throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, and parts of New York. The release will be celebrated with multiple events in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York.
Jack’s Abby Craft Lagers today announced it had signed distribution agreements with four New Hampshire wholesalers and would launch throughout the state for the first time later this month. The New Hampshire Craft Alliance — a wholesale cooperative including Bellevance Beverage, Clarke Distributors, New Hampshire Distributors, and White Mountain Distributors — has partnered with the Massachusetts-based brewer.
Jack’s Abby Brewing is pleased to announce that, starting in April of 2016, the Framingham, MA based brewery’s beer will be available in bars and restaurants throughout Westchester County and New York City. Jack’s Abby will be expanding their distribution footprint with Remarkable Liquids. Excluding areas on Long Island, Remarkable Liquids currently distributes Jack’s Abby in all other counties in the state of New York.
Brewbound is pleased to announce that a trio of successful Boston-area craft brewery entrepreneurs will speak at Brew Talks New England, taking place at the soon-to-launch Castle Island Brewing in Norwood, Mass. on September 28. Trillium Brewing founder Jean-Claude Tetreault, Notch Brewing founder Chris Lohring and Jack’s Abby co-founder Sam Hendler will join Brewbound editor Chris Furnari in a panel discussion focused on brewery businesses in transition.
Otter Creek Brewing and Jack’s Abby Brewing are lacing up their lederhosen and joining forces on a collaboration creation of the highest kind.
Jack’s Abby Brewing today announces plans to extend distribution of its word class lagers to Rhode Island. The brewery is expanding to the Ocean State with its oldest partner and sole distributor in Massachusetts, Atlantic Importing, who is opening its own venture in the state—the Atlantic Importing Company of Rhode Island. This is the latest in a quick succession of new territories for Jack’s Abby following the launch of Eastern Pennsylvania at the end of March, as well as Connecticut this past June.
Jack’s Abby Brewing today announces its partnership with Shangy’s to expand the brewery’s distribution to Eastern Pennsylvania. Currently distributed in its home state of Massachusetts, as well as Connecticut, upstate New York and parts of Vermont, the Shangy’s relationship furthers the brewery’s goal of becoming a top Northeastern regional brewery.
Framingham, MA — Jack’s Abby Brewing, LLC is celebrating its 3rd anniversary by releasing Framingham Lager, a new beer that will give back to the local community.