Heavyweight Brewing Company: R.I.P.
- Jim Leff Jun 24, 2006 04:45 AM
My heart is heavy to report that Heavyweight Brewing, the artisinal brewery that only made big, broad, rich, strong beers, is going out of business next month. They never really got the distribution they deserved. They'll be missed.
That is sad news. They lived up to their name and were a rare bright light in the North East beer scene. Sputen Duyvil just had a special night w/their beers and w/Triumph.
Not so sad news since Tom and Peggy will probably reincarnate their business as a brewpub.
I thought the distribution was somewhat decent for a brewery that small, only problem is that since it was a one man (and one woman) operation, they just didn't have the support in markets outside of their homebase. Beer geeks swiped them up when they were first introduced to the Boston region, then as beer geeks do, they moved on to something else, and HW beers died on the shelf. Its a common theme in the craft beer industry.
Sad to hear. I really like their belgian-style Lunacy, sometimes the have it on draft at my local pub in Philly.
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very sad news. heavyweight was easily my most anticipated favorite beer fest at the old BLIND TIGER ALE HOUSE. i really enjoyed perkuno's hammer imperial stout & the beire de art saison, both were regular tap brews at the tiger. also i remember liking some one off bock they had once or twice. never saw it in bottles.