Lord Hobo Brewing Company welcomed the public into its new, 4,000-square foot tasting room for the first time on Saturday, and the Woburn brewery is now open for good. Tastings and growler fills are available Monday - Thursday from 5 - 9 p.m., Friday from 5 - 10 p.m., Saturday noon - 10 p.m., and Sunday noon - 6 p.m.
The giant, 47,000-square foot production facility will make it possible for LHBC to produce more than 200,000 barrels per year, which could launch the startup into the top 25 craft breweries nationwide in terms of output, as Boston Magazine previously reported.
"We didn’t open a 47,000-square-foot brewery to be small. The goal is to make a lot of great beer," owner Daniel Lanigan told the Herald.
As previously reported, his goal is 10,000 barrels during LHBC's first year. Over the weekend, two American IPAs, Steal This Can and Ball & Biscuit, were available at the brewery. The beers also debuted in cans over the weekend at Lord Hobo, Lanigan's Inman Square beer bar.
Two other IPAs, Consolation Prize and Lord Hobo Brewing's future flagship Boom Sauce, a blend of the other three, will be available "in the days and weeks ahead," the Boston Herald says, with Boom Sauce targeting July 1, according to LHBC's Facebook. Distribution around the greater Boston area is also on the horizon.
LHBC has a sour and barrel-aged beer program in the works, too, with those beers coming out in 2016, according to the Herald.
In other Lord Hobo news, Lanigan appears to have a Cambridge brewpub in the works. The Lord Hobo name appeared on a licensing board agenda last month with Lanigan seeking a permit to serve food, but curiously, not beer. Lanigan ended up withdrawing from that June 2 hearing, but the city's licensing director said she expects to see his name on an agenda again soon.