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Blasty Bough: The Brewery Down The Road

Blasty Bough Brewery

Described as a “mirage” by guests who stumbled upon it while exploring the grounds outside of our Boston Outpost, the Blasty Bough Brewing Company is a (quite literally) hidden gem.

In Newfoundland English, a “Blasty Bough” is a branch of dry pine that burns with a quick, fierce, and crackling flame.  These pieces of wood were used to start fires for cooking, warmth, or in this case – brewing.

Photo by Nicole Chan Photography.

In addition to brewing, our neighbors at Blasty Bough also hope to kindle a flame for new passions, new traditions, and new friendships.

But these down-to-earth brewers aren’t just focused on the ‘new’ – they’re a company that’s also deeply rooted in tradition.

The farm-to-kettle brewery celebrates local flavors and a strong overtone of tradition from their technique to their location on top of the same hilltop where Scots-Irish immigrants first operated a tavern decades before the American Revolution.

Why we love them:

New Friend Discount: let the folks at Blasty Boughs know that it’s your first time on a Getaway and they’ll knock 10% off a flight of tasters.

Hours: Friday 5 PM-9 PM, Saturday 1 PM-9 PM, Sunday 1 PM-6 PM. Other hours and tours by appointment.

Tour the taproom, peek into the greenhouse full of hops and fig trees, have a picnic on the front porch, play a board game, and enjoy an intimate evening concert – all just a 15-minute walk outside of our Boston Outpost, or if you prefer a walk through the woods (directions below), it’s about an hour.

Nature Trail Directions: From our Getaway Boston Outpost entrance, head up Mountain Road, turn left at the fork onto Tarleton Road past the town forest parking. Turn left at the sign for the Neville Peak Scout Trail. In about 100 yards, turn left at the next Neville Peak sign and continue on that trail, until you stumble upon a T intersection, where you’ll see a sign for the brewery. From there, follow the Blasty markers and arrows right to the brewery door, and enjoy.