Dorchester Brewing Company (DBCO) opened its doors and patio to the public yesterday, a project that was two years in the making. Owners Travis Lee, Todd Charbonneau, who served as head brewer for Harpoon, Matthew Malloy, and Holly Irgens welcomed guests to view their 25,000 square-foot brewery and sip some frothy beverages in the former plumbing supply shop turned modern industrial taproom (capacity 166 people).
This in-house and contract brewing company produces their own varieties in a 30-barrel system and, starting in September, will also make and bottle/can/keg additional brews for craft beer companies’ from the local and regional area.
DBCO is currently serving samples, full pours, or takeaway “Crowlers” of six different styles: Clapp’s Cream Ale (5.2%), Mass Ave IPA (6.5%), V1 Double IPA (8.3%), Savin Summer Stout (5%), Minivan Hefe (5.3%), and a Nitro of the Day. They will expand to offer a rotating selection of 20 different beers, all made on premises, once more equipment arrives. Food trucks will also be onsite at DBCO during peak hours.
Dorchester Brewing Company is located at 1250 Massachusetts Ave., 617-514-0900, dorchesterbrewing.com. The taproom is open Wednesday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Brewery tours will begin in August.