A beer company born in Holyoke, MA spent the last five years contract brewing its Belgian-inspired beers and double IPAs but has now decided to make a change. Backlash Beer Co. is in the process of tracking down its own permanent brewing space with a goal of opening within the next year, according to the Boston Business Journal.
Backlash started its operation in July 2011 and gained a loyal following while brewing out of Holyoke’s Paper City Brewery, producing kegs and 22-ounce bottles. Last April, Backlash partnered with Pawtucket, RI’s Foolproof Brewing to start canning its beer; the cans bear the brewery’s recognizable brass knuckle logo.
Backlash reportedly started looking for locations more than a year ago and will try to find a facility in Massachusetts that can accommodate both brewing space and a taproom. Having its own operation will allow Backlash to expand its brewing capacity and take charge of its production.
In other booze news, Bully Boy Distillers plans to ramp up production to five times its current capacity by expanding across the street into a new, larger facility, as Boston Magazine reported, and a cocktail bar will be added to the Roxbury space next year. Also, Exhibit 'A' Brewing in Framingham officially opens today, and Bone Up Brewing in Everett opened its taproom last week.