Craft Brewer Launches “Mass Soul” and “Wally JR”, Two New Year-Round IPAs in New England Market



As the craft beer market continues to evolve, Massachusetts-based Wachusett Brewing Company is introducing two new year-round beers to complement their existing portfolio.

The first new entry, Mass Soul, is a modern, tropical style IPA.  Featuring Galaxy, Citra & Centennial hops, Mass Soul is a luscious and delicious IPA with a ripe blend of passion fruit, pineapple and other tropical fruit notes that compliments the soft mouthfeel and unique vibrancy of this medium bodied brew.

“Mass Soul was originally concepted to express the personality of the Wachusett brand. The name says it all”. said Christian McMahan, President of Wachusett Brewing Company.  “Our brewers then created a beer that took things to another level, and the result is an IPA that we think tastes amazing”

The second new entry, Wally Junior, is a New England Session IPA. Wally Junior has all the citrus character and hop backbone of the highly rated New England IPA Wally, with a more sessionable ABV of 4.5%.


“A session version of Wally was a natural progression for us” said McMahan. “We have seen great success in Wally and also Wally Juice, our blood orange rendition of Wally. We love brewing and drinking New England IPAs and wanted to give our fans a more approachable option in the category, especially in time for summer”.

“Mass Soul” will be released on draft, 6-pack cans and in a new IPA Mix Pack mid-April. “Mass Soul” is 6.5% ABV and 60 IBU. “Wally JR” will be released on draft and in 6-pack cans. “Wally JR” is 4.5% ABV and 50 IBU.

For more information about Wachusett Brewing Company, visit www.wachusettbrew.com.


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“The Fergal Project” Kicks Off New Limited Edition “1794 Series” For Massachusetts Brewer


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WESTMINSTER, Mass. (February 22, 2018) -- Wachusett Brewing Company is kicking off a new line of limited edition beers with a major bang. The first beer in its new 1794 Series will feature a collaboration with renowned Irish Master Brewer Fergal Murray. The beer, appropriately titled “The Fergal Project,” is being billed as a New England Stout, an exciting new interpretation of the style. The stout combines classic Irish malts with American hops Wachusett has featured in its well-regarded New England IPA Wally.

“I’ve known Fergal for almost 15 years,” said Christian McMahan, President of Wachusett Brewing Company. “When we talked about the launch of this new collaboration series, there was no one else I wanted us to work more than Fergal. His knowledge of the stout category is second to none. We are honored he chose Wachusett as his first U.S. craft beer partner.” McMahan concluded.

“I’ve been watching and keeping an eye on Wachusett, so I got on the phone with my buddy Christian and here we are,” said Fergal Murray. “I love working with people that are passionate about making great beer and certainly found that with everyone I met at their brewery, the whole creative process was a pleasure,” Murray concluded.

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The collaboration themed 1794 Series is a homage to the year that the iconic symbol of the Wachusett brand, the barn at October Farm was built. The quality, craftsmanship, and collaboration that went into the construction of the barn over 200 years ago -- and still stands strong today -- is symbolic of the newest extension of the Wachusett Brewing family.

“The Fergal Project” will be released on draft and in 4-pack 16oz. cans February 23rd. “The Fergal Project” is 4.5% ABV and 40 IBUs.

For more information about Wachusett Brewing Company, visit www.wachusettbrew.com.

About Wachusett Brewing Company
The company produces a diverse, award-winning line of beers ranging from their best-selling Blueberry Ale to their recent introduction, the highly-rated Wally, a New England IPA. WBC is the largest brewer in Central Massachusetts and was one of the top 10 fastest growing craft breweries in the US in 2016.




Indoor Brew Yard Experience with Airstream Bar Now Open Six Days a Week

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Wachusett Brewing Company is expanding their on-site experience by bringing their successful summer Brew Yard concept indoors.  The new indoor Brew Yard extends the popularity of the outdoor version that opened this summer to now create a year-round destination for craft beer fans across New England.  Visitors can now buy pints, grab a bite to eat from the Brew Yard food truck and fill growlers to take home all in one visit.

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The grand opening will be this Saturday, December 16th from 12pm-10pm. There will live music, giveaways and more.

The Brew Yard, Growler Fill and Retail Store will now be open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 12pm-8pm, Saturday 12pm-10pm and Sunday 12pm-6pm.

“We couldn’t be more excited to now offer a year-round experience that the Brew Yard was able to create this summer” said Ned LaFortune, CEO of Wachusett Brewing. “The Brew Yard will hopefully be a great addition to the local community as well as the overall New England craft beer scene.

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The new indoor Brew Yard was built using reclaimed wood from a 200 yr-old barn that the Wachusett team carefully took down and reconstructed in to the space.  It is also equipped with its signature, one of a kind Airstream bar, plus an enormous copper fire kettle, indoor games and garage doors that open up to the outdoor Brew Yard.

For more information about Wachusett Brewing Company, visit www.wachusettbrew.com


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