You might not know that tucked in the heart of one of Boston’s most up-and-coming suburbs is a brewery. Not just any brewery, but a brewery making brunch beer cocktails and serving tater tots.
Somerville Brewing Company is the maker of the Slumbrew line of beers, all of which have names charming enough to match their funky labels. The Porter Square Porter pays homage to the bustling Cambridge spot and the iconic ‘Gift of the Wind’ which stands before the square’s T stop. For those who prefer lighter beers, the Happy Sol, a blood orange Heifeweizen, has a taste as vibrant as the drawing of a meditating figure on its logo.
With two unique locations, Somerville Brewing Company is bringing something refreshing to the local beer game. The Boynton Brewery location is simple, filled with the beer-making necessities and a brunch menu that will knock your socks off.
Serving up fun twists on the classics, you can get your brunch fix with a French Toast Casserole or the Union Square Breakfast Sandwich, which adds Capicola to your traditional egg and cheese on a bagel. The best part? Seasoned tater tots can be added to any brunch item.
The food options are delicious, but the true champion of the brunch menu is the Sunny Sunday Flight which boasts four ingenious ‘beer cocktails.’
The first in the lineup is The Pirate, a dark and stormy spin-off which contains the Porter Square Porter, lime and ginger. The second is the Sunday Shandy, a mix of ‘Lem D’ville’ Meyer Lemonade and the Flagraiser IPA. Yes, that’s right, a shandy made with an IPA.
The third in the lineup is the Happiest Mimosa. Looking slightly pinker than the average mimosa, this drink will not disappoint as it mixes guava with the Happy Sol, garnished with a fat and juicy strawberry.
Batting cleanup in the flight is the Bloody Mary of Penance. A Bloody Mary is to be expected at any good brunch spot, but one that is made with an IPA and is rimmed with crunchy, candied bacon is unlike anything you have had before. It’s true; The rim is garnished with candied bacon that is so delicious you will be just about ready to eat the whole glass.
After some yummy brunch, if you want to keep your party going on a Sunday and the sun is shining, head over to the Assembly Row location. You’ve probably seen the collection of colorful warehouse storage units and wondered what all of the commotion between them was.
Well, the mystery is solved, and in Assembly you can sit and enjoy the Slumbrew lineup in an outdoor beer garden.
In the beer garden one of the storage units serves beer on tap, one serving food and one with games for kids and adults alike. While the menu varies slightly, at Assembly you can get your hands on the ‘Deconstructed Fluffernutter,’ a treat as nostalgic as it is delicious.
Both locations boast a groovy spirit that will instantly convert you into a Slumbrew regular. Next Sunday ditch the typical brunch spot and instead head to Somerville Brewing Company, where the beer is cold and the Bloody Mary has bacon.