Brewery of the Month: Castle Island Brewery

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Our featured brewery this month is located in Norwood, Mass. It’s Castle Island Brewery, sound familiar? This industrial, yet cozy environment provides a fun, welcoming experience with communal tables and board games. Not to mention, they have delicious snacks from Mi Niña tortilla chips, Chico de Gallo salsa, Moody’s, to some Kalahari Biltong jerky. Yum! Depending on the Taproom-v2season, they also have rotating food trucks, giving you a new experience every visit.

Company Founder, Adam Romanow, fell in love with the industry when he dropped his boring desk job for a brewing apprenticeship. In May of 2011, he decided to open a brewery of his very own. Ronamow took his time to research locations and types of brews to ensure a quality brewery. Finally, in March of 2015, Castle Island found its home. They successfully turned an empty warehouse into the beautiful brewery it is today. They even pulled an all-nighter to brew their very first batch of beer. It was a long time coming, but it was the thoughtfulness and passion that has made Castle Island so well-known (and delicious).

Now let’s get to the important part, the brews.

47038511_10101051595840803_5058845023643107328_n (1)Righteous Goals Sour Blonde Ale: This guava mixed brew leaves you with a fruity, tangy taste. This sweet brew contains hops of pilsner, white wheat, and flaked oats. “Proceeds from Righteous GOALS benefit the Massachusetts Chapter of the ALS Association, whose mission is to discover treatments and a cure for ALS, and to serve, advocate for, and empower people affected by ALS to live their lives to the fullest.”

Keeper New Age India Pale Ale: They really overloaded this brew with hops, including simcoe and cascade. Providing a balance with multiple malts, they packed a punch that even beginners can try. A smooth choice for pros.

Hi-Def Double IPA: This IPA is full of fruity flavors. With bursts of melon, papaya, and tangerine, this beer is beautifully balanced with a touch of honey and heavy hops. Make this a year-round favorite.

Candlepin Hoppy Season Ale: This is your beer for anytime and anywhere. Candlepin is an easy, light brew with a mix of47350049_10101051595800883_4662727607341547520_n (1) columbus and citra. Make this an addition to your next tailgate.

Can’t wait to try them out? You’re in luck. Not only can you visit Castle Island Brewery to get a taste, but we carry all four of these brews at Mystic Wine Shoppe! Stop in and find a new favorite.

The Perfect Summer Margarita!

IMG_8547Who’s ready for an easy to drink (no mixing necessary) margarita? If your hand is raised up high, we can guarantee, you’re not alone! We have discovered a local hand-made margarita that is to-die-for!

The owner of Rustic Spirits (from Boston) pours his heart and soul into every batch of his tasty Margarita drink; making every batch by hand.

This is not your typical pre-mixed margarita drink! It’s very smooth with  just the right amount of tart and tequila. We are lovers of margaritas, often opting to mix our own cocktails, but this bottle tasted just as if we had done just that. Highly recommended to all our margarita lovers!

Plus, this makes a great house warming gift!