In the Instagram post announcing the taproom closure, the company said it would continue contract brewing the brand.
“You’ll still be able to find our beer on the shelves of your local beer shop and on draft in Massachusetts, Maine, and beyond,” the company said.
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Hi folks, We have some news to share. As you may have noticed, over the holidays we quietly closed the taproom for good. But that doesn’t mean we’re done brewing — we started as a small contract brand in 2011, and that’s what we’ll continue to do moving forward. You’ll still be able to find our beer on the shelves of your local beer shop and on draft in Massachusetts, Maine, and beyond. We’ll continue to share info about new beers, events, and where to find us, but we won’t be sharing further details about our taproom closing here. Please know that your support with every single visit, conversation, and pint shared has meant so much to us.
Helder Pimentel and Maggie Foley started Backlash in 2011, brewing IPAs, stouts, and beers like Groundswell Belgian saison at facilities in Holyoke, Pawtucket, R.I., and more recently, Dorchester. They put down roots in the Newmarket area of Roxbury in 2016, crowdfunding in part to raise capital to open their first brewery on the ground level of Feldman Surveyors headquarters.
Backlash’s landlord had been advertising the space for rent since midsummer as a “fully built out brewer/tap room space in Boston.” Backlash, which started producing beer under contract in 2011, opened its $1.5 million brewery in September 2018, behind schedule and $250,000 over its original budget, according to reports.