Beer history is in the making this weekend in Milford, as the town in Central Mass. welcomes its first brewery. CraftRoots Brewing officially opens on Saturday, March 11 at 12 p.m. and will stay open until 10 p.m. its first day in business, according to Wicked Local.
The brewery is the work of Maureen Fabry and her wife Robin. Maureen has been involved in beer for nearly three decades, bringing to CraftRoots her experiences at Brew Moon, John Harvard’s, Boston Beer Works, and Berkshire Brewing Company. She started CraftRoots in 2014, operating a pilot system and selling locally.
Now, the duo is on the verge of opening a seven-barrel brewery and taproom at 4 Industrial Rd. in Milford. It will have a 24-foot bar made of reclaimed wood and eight beers on tap, available in five-, eight-, and 16-ounce pours and flights of four five-ounce pours. The brewery will also offer 32-ounce squealers to go, and guests will be able to bring food to enjoy in the taproom.
CraftRoot emphasizes sustainability and local sourcing, using ingredients grown in the Northeast. The brewery’s beers include a blonde ale, a pale ale (and a version made with apricots), an IPA, and a red IPA.
The brewery’s taproom will operate Wednesday and Thursday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. There will also be tours on Saturdays at 1 p.m.