Outside the building where the Backlash Beer Company taproom was located in Boston, Massachusetts

Outside the building where the Backlash Beer Company taproom was located in Boston, Massachusetts

Backlash Beer Company Closes Boston Taproom

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Boston’s Backlash Beer Company has closed its taproom in the Roxbury neighborhood over the holidays, according to an Instagram post.

Inside the taproom at Backlash Beer Company located in Boston, Massachusetts

Inside the taproom at Backlash Beer Company located in Boston, Massachusetts

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.

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.

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