Untold Brewing to Open in Scituate This Fall, and Other Boston-Area Beer News
The taproom scene continues to grow in the Bay State.
Maya Angelou will be oft-discussed in a former classroom in Scituate later this year, but the vintage building isn’t going back to hosting classes. The 1850s-era schoolhouse is currently being converted in Untold Brewing, Eater Boston reports, named after a quote from Angelou’s autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings: “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”
Two Scituate siblings, Kristin Greene and Matt Elder, and their business partner Kyle Hansen are behind the forthcoming brewery. It could open by October, Greene told Eater. When it does debut, Untold will be the only brewery in Scituate, joining Weymouth’s Barrel House Z in putting the South Shore on the ever-growing Massachusetts beer map. Eater notes the new taproom will be a short walk from the Greenbush MBTA commuter rail station, too.
“We’re proud to open in the town where we grew up and to incorporate town history into the brewery,” Greene says.
Elder and head brewer Hansen met in Seattle, working together at Georgetown Brewing Company. That means the beers Untold is working on have a West Coast slant, Hansen told Eater.
“Matt and I cut our teeth with production brewing out in the Northwest, so that’s where our experience lies,” he said. “That’s something we’re comfortable with, but that’s not to say some of the things we want to try aren’t East Coast. But I think there will always be that kind of Northwest bend in our foundation.”
The final lineup of taproom-only drafts will likely include six core IPAs, pale ales, and seasonal brews, while another six tap lines will host other experiments. Iron Heart Canning will help Untold self-distribute its beer further in the future, Eater reports. Taproom visitors will be able to take home growlers and crowlers, and any food options will come in the form of visiting food trucks and pop-ups.
The taproom, just under 900 square feet (brewery operations are located in a 4,200-square foot building next door), required extensive reconstruction with the goal of paying homage to its history as a schoolhouse. It will offer wooden benches and communal tables, plus a few high-tops, and—assuming it doesn’t crumble with age—the school’s original chalkboard on display. Woodworker Rustic Marlin Designs also built Untold some picnic tables for an outdoor patio.
6 Old Country Way, Scituate, untoldbrewing.com.
Elsewhere in the greater Boston beer world:
- You can now sip full pints at Lord Hobo Brewing Company in Woburn. 5 Draper St., Woburn, 781-281-0809, lordhobobrewing.com.
- Natick’s Lookout Farm—with a cider house and taproom on the Belkin Family property—will debut a line of Lookout Farm-brewed beers on September 8, Metrowest Daily News reports. Head cider maker Aaron Mateychuk was formerly head brewer at the shuttered Watch City Brewing Company in Waltham; he is spearheading Lookout’s brewing operations, too. Expect a Kölsch-inspired American beer called Haymaker, a Belgian-inspired witbier with Lookout Farm peaches called the Natick Nectar, the Harvest Day IPA, Barndoor tripel, and First Cut American stout. They will be available in 16-ounce-can four-packs at the taproom only. 89 Pleasant St., Natick, 508-651-1539, lookoutfarmbrewing.com.
- Jillian’s co-founder and Boston nightlife impresario Kevin Troy is opening Cheeky Monkey Brewing Co. on Lansdowne Street late this month, with a grand opening to follow in September. House brews will be on draft and available in growlers to-go. There will be a menu of “cross-cultured street food,” plus billiards, ping pong, and shuffleboard. Here’s Cheeky Monkey’s Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter—stay tuned for more on the Boston spot. 3 Lansdowne St., Fenway, Boston, 617-859-0030, cheekymonkeyboston.com.
- Widowmaker Brewing is coming to Braintree later this summer. The work of homebrewers Ryan Lavery and Colin Foley, Widowmaker has 12 beers in the works, including a hoppy session blond, traditional and New England-style IPAs, Belgian-style beers, and coffee stout, the Boston Globe reports. Find Widowmaker on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. 220 Wood Rd., Braintree, widowmakerbrewing.com.
- Remnant Brewing is the name of the anchor tenant of the forthcoming Bow Market, the Boston Globe reports. The Somerville brewery is an effort of cofounders David Kushner and Joel Prickett, and head brewer Charlie Cummings, formerly of Mystic Brewing. The plan includes a full range of IPAs, sours, sessions, stouts, and more. “We’re going to make use of a lot of interesting fruits, spices, local and seasonal ingredients, and Brettanomyces,” Cummings told the Globe. Follow Remnant on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and keep tabs on Bow Market while you’re at it, too. 337-341 Somerville Ave., Union Square, Somerville, bowmarketsomerville.com.
- Democracy Brewing is still in the works, though the cooperative endeavor has signed a lease in Downtown Crossing. Head brewer Jason Taggart is working on a lineup including everything from the $5 Workers’ Pint golden ale, to a barrel-aged Flanders Red. The community-oriented space will also serve ciders and food, including ample vegetarian and gluten-free choices. Democracy Brewing is also on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. 35 Temple Pl., Downtown Crossing, Boston, 207-838-4703, democracybrewing.com.