Massachusetts beer

DETOUR: Charlton, MA – Tree House Brewing Co.

DETOUR: Charlton, MA – Tree House Brewing Co.

CHARLTON, MA

DETOUR No. 022: Two hours in line on a Saturday morning...to purchase beer. It’s basically the opposite of what beer drinking should be. Right? A two-hour wait for any beer is right inside my ‘see ya’ zone, but since I wouldn’t get back to Tree House Brewing Co. anytime soon, I opted to stay and see what all the fuss was about.

Boston Brewing: Beers with Michael Oxton of Night Shift Brewing

Boston Brewing: Beers with Michael Oxton of Night Shift Brewing

EVERETT, MA

As any fan of craft beer should look to do when traveling, a recent trip to Boston led me on a search for "whatever the locals drink." I quickly discovered a thriving Boston area beer scene—one that has many parallels with the one back home in Chicago. With many a brewery popping up around the city center, there was no shortage of options during my brief visit—a stark contrast to a previous visit several years ago. Throughout my own research and the many suggestions received through social media, Night Shift Brewing in nearby Everett was a consistent theme.