The Townshend, a craft cocktail bar and contemporary American tavern in the heart of historic Quincy, welcomes the Battle Road Brewing Company crew for a revolutionary night of great local ale and fine food.12087899_1079785482032986_7131493918010845798_o

The indoor-outdoor beer bash is on Thursday, May 26, 7 p.m. to 1 a.m., at The Townshend, 1250 Hancock St., Presidents Place, Quincy Center (617-481-9694, The event is free with cash bar.

“We’re excited to enjoy locally made beer with great new friends,” said Maria Rocci, president of the new brewery in Maynard, Mass. (

The Townshend will pour Battle Road Barrett’s Farmhouse Ale on tap and in cans, and serve cans of Battle Road 1775 Tavern Ale. Townshend chef Bobby Sisson will prepare a menu of his signature savory bar bites.

A portion of proceeds will benefit the Quincy Fire Department Relay for Life team to fight cancer. Additional donations are accepted.

The party also salutes great Bay State history: Battle Road is a locally owned and produced beer named after the route between Concord and Lexington on which the American Revolution began.

The Townshend is named for the punitive British acts that caused Massachusetts colonists to revolt against the crown. Famed patriot and revolutionary John Hancock was born a block from The Townshend, while fellow Founding Father and President John Adams is buried across the street in the majestic Greek Revival Church of the Presidents, where visitors can touch the tombs of two presidents and two first ladies.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT & PARKING: The Townshend is conveniently located across the street from Quincy Center T station, served by the MBTA Red Line, just 15 minutes from South Station, as well as commuter rail and bus. Parking is available in the Presidents Place garage behind the restaurant (entrance on Saville Ave.) and for free on Hancock Street.

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