A Holyoke-born beer company that has made its name across New England as a contract brewer will abandon some of its vagabond ways in favor of building a permanent home. Backlash Beer Co. is in the process of finalizing a lease for a space in Roxbury, according to Boston Magazine, and there is an active crowdfunding campaign to support the brewery’s taproom dreams.
Backlash first started in July 2011 and has contract brewed at various breweries in the region, as previously reported, producing a lineup of Belgian-inspired beers and double IPAs. The brewery began looking for a spot of its own more than a year ago, and the space in Roxbury will allow it to expand brewing and production operations.
"The taproom will give you a place to come and hang out with us while you enjoy delicious craft beverages — but more than that, it will give us a chance to make a difference in our community by supporting local art, music and neighborhood organizations," the team wrote on the Indiegogo page.
The brewery will be built out in 6,500 square feet of space at 152 Hampden St., with a 15-barrel capacity, a taproom, and a retail space.