Barrel House Z Brewery to Open in Weymouth
A small-batch brewery is on its way to the South Shore, and the person behind it is very well-known within the local beer scene.
According to a Twitter post from Boston Herald writer @DGoodison, Barrel House Z Brewery (which will also be known as BHZ Brewing) is coming to Weymouth, with Russ Heissner--who was Harpoon's first brewer back in 1986--being the founder of the place. The new brewery, which will be located on Woodrock Road just off Route 53 near the Hingham line, will focus on barrel-aged beer, partnering with Harpoon (which will supply it with wort) and Boston-based Bully Boy Distillers (which will provide it with barrels).
If all goes as planned, Barrel House Z should be opening in the second quarter of 2016, with brewery tours and a tasting room following in the middle and latter part of the year, respectively.
The website for Barrel House Z can be found at http://www.barrelhousez.net/
[May 26, 2016 update: Eater Boston mentions that Barrel House Z could be up and running in the next few weeks with the tasting room possibly being open within four to six weeks, pending approval of its license from the state.]
[September 7, 2016 update: Barrel House Z is indeed up and running now, with a limited opening allowing customers to be able to fill crowlers and mini-growlers--and a Twitter post from them indicates that the taproom could be opening in the next couple of weeks.]
[September 22, 2016 update: Boston Magazine says that the taproom at Barrel House Z is now open, and that it offers both samples and full pours from its rotating offerings of barrel-aged beer.]
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