Dorchester Brewing Co

Dorchester Brewing Company Receives the 2019 Boston Pride Parade Best Float Award with Float Designed and Built by Craft’d Company

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Boston, MA: Dorchester Brewing Company, a partially gay-owned brewery in Boston, MA, received the 2019 Boston Pride Parade Best Float Award at Boston Pride’s Fall Open House on Tuesday, October 29. This is the second year that the brewery has participated in the parade with floats designed and built by Craft’d Company, a woman-owned, Boston-based events and marketing firm that specializes in working with breweries.

Craft’d Company worked with the brewery to bring their “rolling beer garden” float to life; complete with turf, flowers, traditional biergarten tables and rainbow-filled beer steins. In 2018, Dorchester Brewing Company’s first year participating in the parade, the brewery was the first runner up for the Best Float Award.

The 2019 Boston Pride Parade brought record-breaking crowds and participation. According to organizers, more than 750,000 people took part in the parade with over 400 groups marching. Dorchester Brewing Company invited their staff and patrons to participate by riding on and marching with the float.

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In addition to marching in the parade, Dorchester Brewing Company celebrated Pride with multiple taproom events and the release of a limited edition Pride beer, All Rainbows Everything. The brewery donated a portion of the proceeds from All Rainbows Everything sales to BAGLY: The Boston Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth.

This award comes as many local breweries are taking steps to further diversity and inclusion in the craft beer industry. Dorchester Brewing Company has also partnered with Roca Boston in the Lewis Family Foundation’s Jobs Action Tank, which supports key community organizations through its goal to place 700 young people from Dorchester, Roxbury, and Mattapan into full-time jobs earning at least $38,000 in annual income by the end of 2020.

About Dorchester Brewing Company: Dorchester Brewing Company is a partner brewing facility with a public tap room serving partner and in-house brews on tap in Boston, MA. Dorchester Brewing Company was created by a team of Boston professionals with an unnatural love of craft beer, to meet production demands for the local craft beer industry while supporting the economic development of Dorchester.

About Craft’d Company: Craft’d Company is an events and marketing company based in Boston, MA that specializes in working with craft breweries. Founded in 2017, Craft’d Company produces two signature event series, Beers with the Brewers and County Beer Festivals. In addition to hosting events, Craft’d Company consults with brewery clients to elevate their branding through events and marketing.

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What's on Tap for St. Paddy's Day?

Here are six ways to get your shamrock on this weekend that do not involve green beer:


ONE:
Poured on nitro and released for a special St. Patrick's Day event, "For The Love of Ireland", is a partnership between Aeronaut Brewing and the Irish International Immigrant center. These incredible friends are playing a tremendous role in assisting families from all over the world, fighting hard for Muslim immigrants affected by US policy changes. Available on Friday, March 17 at Aeronaut Brewing.

TWO:
Join Dorchester Brewing Company for a full day of St. Patrick's Day fun on Saturday, March 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. The day kicks-off with a “Savin Stout” beer release -- an Irish dry stout served on Nitro, bittered with Chinook hops, and fermented in a British yeast strain. This stout contains roasted barley, creating its deep brown color, and smoky, cocoa notes. Live Irish music will play from 2 to 5 p.m. alongside a food truck serving up bites from 4 to 9 p.m. For more details, click here.

THREE: 
Wormtown is celebrating its 7th anniversary on Friday, March 17 from noon to 10 p.m. The full day celebration will open up “Fermentation Alley,” and include live music, sweet treats, giveaways and a special birthday release, "Brew #7." Cellared beers including Tennessee Tats, an Imperial Oatmeal Stout aged in Jack Daniel barrels, will be in the line-up along with many others. For more information, click here.

FOUR:
Navigation Brewing Co’s St. Paddy’s Day celebration will kick-off Friday, March 17 from 5 to 9 p.m., with Phoenix Rising Pizza paired with three Irish offerings – an Irish Stout, Irish Porter, and an Old Irish Ale. Other suds on tap include a Milk Stout, Double Porter, Chocolate Oatmeal Stout, Lowell Common and Citra dry hopped Pale Ale. The party keeps ShamRocking on Saturday, March 18 from 2 to 8 p.m. with HomeKitchen serving up bites.

FIVE:
On Friday, March 17, Element Brewing Co. will host Dan and the Dirty Catechism from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The Western Mass group sings and shouts songs about life, love, and sin. They weave their way through a variety of musical styles while performing the musical sermon about the virtues of sin and dirty living. Step right up and be saved...but it’s more fun if you get involved. For more information, For more details, click here.

SIX: 
Cape Cod Beer will launch their "Top Notch Stout" and raise a pint or two in honor of Saint Patrick’s Day. They've taken their velvety smooth Oatmeal Stout to the next level and aged it in Notch whiskey barrels (from Triple Eight Distillery). This dark brew with a hint of whiskey will be available only at the brewery in 750 ml. champagne bottles. 
OG: 16.7°P   ABV: 5.5%   IBUs: 42