Castle Island Beer Hits Boston Market


Norwood, Mass. – Castle Island Brewing Company is excited to announce the initial release of its flagship beer, Candlepin Hoppy Session Ale, to the greater Boston market.

Beginning this week, beer drinkers in the Boston-area will be able purchase Candlepin in cans and on draft at retail locations throughout Boston and the surrounding suburbs.

“We felt very strongly about not sending beer into distribution too early. We wanted to get it right and be proud of it before we sent it out the door,” said President & Founder, Adam Romanow. “We are incredibly happy with this most recent batch, and are super excited to be bringing it to draft and retail outlets in the Boston area.”

A nod to the popular New England take on bowling that was developed in Massachusetts, Candlepin was designed with the everyday beer drinker in mind. Brewed with Columbus and Citra hops, this year-round offering is full on flavor yet low enough in alcohol to make back-to-back enjoyment an easy proposition.

“We are totally pumped to begin distributing Castle Island beers this month to the Greater Boston market,” said Brian Murphy, Director of Sales & Marketing for the Massachusetts Beverage Alliance, Castle Island’s distribution partner in the state. “We’ve been following Adam’s quest to open up a new brewery since day one and are proud to be part of this momentous occasion.”

Murphy also noted that, “Candlepin is versatile. Both the beer sniffer and the common beer drinker can enjoy this drinkable yet flavorful ale.”

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Candlepin, the company’s flagship beer, is now available on draft and in four-packs of 16 oz. cans in the Greater Boston market.

Castle Island Brewing first opened its doors on Dec. 11, selling batches of its Candlepin, Keeper IPA and TBD Hoppy American Stout in four-packs of 16 oz. cans directly to tasting room visitors. Two additional beers – Hearthside Winter Porter and Causeway Double IPA – were also released in December and well received by the company’s earliest visitors.

This was welcome news to Castle Island’s Head Brewer, Matt DeLuca. “We were very pleased with how our debut batches turned out. Despite the challenges and uncertainties when scaling up recipes for production-sized output on new equipment, our first beers were landing right on target, and early consumer feedback has been very encouraging.“

Keeper IPA will also be sent out for distribution to the Boston market later this month; limited quantities of all five offerings are also still available for purchase at the brewery.

Located off Route 1, at 31 Astor Ave. in Norwood, Mass., Castle Island is currently operating on limited public visiting hours. The brewery is open for tastings, tours and purchases on Thursdays and Fridays from 3:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M and Saturdays from 12:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.

For additional information about the brewery and for an updated list of retail locations where Castle Island beers can be found, please visit the company’s website and Facebook page. Please email or call 781.951.2029 with other questions.

Castle Island Brewing:

Castle Island is dedicated to crafting the highest quality beer with purpose and without pretense. With a focus on American ales, we make offerings that are both unique and approachable. Our singular goal is to brew distinctive beers that honor proven traditions and celebrate fresh ideas.