On May 21st, Jack's Abby Brewing of Framingham, MA announced that their award-winning beers will be available in Connecticut this June, after signing distribution agreements and nearly tripling brewing capacity at company headquarters.
The brewery, famous for its award-winning beers like the Framminghammer Baltic Porter and Saxonator Dunkles Dopplebock, agreed with G&G Beverage Distributors and Craft Beer Guild Distributing of Connecticut to sell an initial run of its Hoponius Union, Jabby Brau, Smoke & Dagger, Leisure Time Lager, Hopstitution, and Mass Rising on tap to various bars in the state. This will soon be followed up by bottles being available come August, and seasonal varieties such as the fall's Pumpkin Crop Lager.
“We are excited to hop over the border and have our beers available throughout the state of Connecticut,” quipped co-owner Sam Hendler to Brewbound, “We believe that the beer drinkers of Connecticut will respond to our unique craft lagers.”
To keep up with the demand, the brewery also announced that they will be increasing capacity from 7,000 barrels to over 18,000 barrels, to service its clients in Massachusetts, Vermont, New York, as well as Connecticut.
The news comes right after Connecticut brewery Two Roads Brewing began selling in Massachusetts, further signaling that New England's craft brewers grow from small breweries selling on their doorstep, to brands with regional -- and even national -- followings.