Barrel House Z Releases Jane Rae’s Amber Ale

Weymouth, MA – Barrel House Z is proud to announce Jane Rae’s, an amber ale brewed by local home brewer Joe D’Auria. Jane Rae’s won BHZ’s 2016 LIFT OFF home brewer’s contest. The winning ale is malt-forward with light caramel & plummy layers. Amarillo and Citra hops offer refreshing citrus and melon notes. Jane Rae’s will appear in 16 oz. 4-packs and be released to Barrel House Z’s areas of distribution. It will also be available on draft at BHZ, Dorchester Brewing Co., Union Brewhouse in Weymouth, and a few other select accounts.

The story behind the BHZ LIFT OFF contest gives a clear insight into one of the core values at the heart of BHZ: collaboration. As BHZ founder Russ Heissner notes, “Collaboration is deeply embedded in our DNA. One of the first things we did when we opened was launch BHZ LIFT OFF, a home brewers’ contest. The number of talented home brewers with great new ideas is staggering. We want to give them a platform to showcase their talent.”

The winner of BHZ LIFT OFF is given the opportunity

  • Produce & distribute a limited release of beer in collaboration with Barrel House Z
  • Host a tasting at BHZ’s ABOUT THE BEER night
  • Attend and enter the beer at Great American Beer Fest

“It’s only fitting,” continues Heissner, “that as we release our 2016 contest winner, we’re starting to finalize the 2017 contest. We’ve got three finalists ready for a monster beer show-down on June 1 here at BHZ.” BHZ will hold a blind tasting in the Weymouth taproom to determine which of the three home brewer finalists will be the 2017 BHZ LIFT OFF champion.

Each of the three talented home brewers has a good chance of enjoying everything that came Joe D’Auria’s way over the past year. “Seeing Jane Rae’s on tap and in stores, while learning how a brewery works, has been an incredible, once-in-a-life-time experience,” said D’Auria. “I wish each of the three finalists the best of luck.”

About Barrel House Z
Barrel House Z is a collaborative, small-batch, barrel-aged microbrewery & tap room in Weymouth, MA. The tap room is known for its twelve tap lines which feature innovative brews from the BHZ pilot plant. The tap room is open: Wednesday & Thursday 4-8pm, Friday and Saturday 12-9 pm, Sunday 12-5 pm.

Barrel House Z also distributes beer throughout MA.  BHZ is located at 95 Woodrock Road in Weymouth, MA. For more information, please visit: