In the midst of route 3A in Quincy, MA is car dealerships and grocers, fringing on the suburbs and condos for the elderly. Not as bad as route 1 north of Boston where shopping malls and cattle line style quick in quick out restaurants dominate the scene though 3A still laden with fast food joints. All in all pretty much the same beer drinking mentality is in the south shore as is in the north shore of Boston. One of the first breweries to open in the area for decades has and one of the best brewers in the area is taking care of business. As for the actual location it is just a quick jaunt from historical downtown Quincy, 15 min walk from the Quincy MBTA T stop and a walk is always good to wet the appetite right?
After a dozen or so batches Tod Mott is still learning the tricks of this quirky 10 bbl Bohemian Brewing System. Mott wishes the system wasn’t so big, it has limited him in how many beers he can have on tap for now. With only room enough for four fermenters and four serving tanks he plans on building a cooler to store various kegs to give a wider selection in the future. Brewing with a few different yeasts right now ;Fullers Ale, Chico Ale and a lager strain … he had just received a hefeweizen strain when we met up with him in July so look out for some authentic German Wheat beers soon. Mott will also be doing some cask selections after a little more construction is done to accommodate. If you had any of Mott’s beers when he was brewing at Back Bay Brewing Co., now defunct thanks to the self bloated ignorance of Boston Hops, please by all means make it a point to give him a visit and just merely to try his beers.
The brewpub lies somewhere between a neighborhood bar and a family restaurant appearance to it, it used to be Owen O’ Leary’s pub before they moved in. They are using traditional American bar ingenuity to bring the patrons in, every thing from live music to karaoke, from billiards to djs. Beer is sold to go in convenient half gallon growlers and about every other month they will be dabbling in brewers dinners, look for one in late August.