• Bear Republic to Close 24-Year-Old Brewpub Location in November

    28 days ago - By Brewbound

    Bear Republic Brewing Company will close its Healdsburg, California-based brewpub, which first opened in 1995, on November 22, according to a post on the location's Facebook page.
    Speaking to Brewbound, Bear Republic president and CEO Richard G. Norgrove cited mounting building improvement costs at the Healdsburg brewpub location, which the company's landlord would not cover, among the reasons for the closure.
    “It's making the leasehold improvements on someone else's building - I'm just not ready to do that,” he said.
    Norgrove also described a town with a changing population and an...
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  • Distraction Brewing Company Opens in Roslindale

    Distraction Brewing Company Opens in Roslindale

    28 days ago - By Boston Restaurant

    A brewery and taproom that has been a long time in the making has finally come to the city.
    According to a message from Universal Hub , Distraction Brewing Company is now open in Roslindale Village, moving into the former Select Cafe/Emack & Bolio's space on Belgrade Avenue. This has been confirmed by the brewery's Facebook page, posting yesterday that "Beer's cold, doors are officially open!...(Regular hours TBD - check back here for updates!)" Distraction is the first actual brewery to come to Roslindale, as while Turtle Swamp has a beer hall in the neighborhood as well, its beers come...
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