1 min readBy Published On: July 10th, 2018Categories: Eat and Drink5 Comments on Castle Island Brewing Beer Garden News

Looks like we won’t be enjoying craft beer under 93 this summer.  The highly anticipated  Castle Island Brewing will not be opening a pop up beer garden at Underground at Ink Block. On Monday, the Norwood based brewery announced via a Facebook post due to circumstances beyond their control, the beer garden would not be happening.  Well folks, we have an Underground update for everyone. Due to circumstances beyond our control, our beer garden will not open at Underground at Ink Block this summer. We appreciate the strong support and interest that we’ve received from both the South End and South Boston communities. We’re working on a backup location as we speak and will be sharing developments in the coming weeks!”

So what are the “circumstances beyond our control?” Well, according to the Boston Globe, BPD had  public safety concerns about people consuming alcohol in a main and busy artery.

Hmmm….but Trillium Brewery Pop Up Beer Garden at Rose Kennedy Greenway is okay?  Actually anywhere you can drink beer and walk out onto a busy street could generate public safety concerns, right? 

Anyway, according to its statement, Castle Island Brewery is working on a back-up location.  Stay tuned for more details. 


  1. Logan July 10, 2018 at 12:16 pm - Reply

    I motion for partnering with Sullys so I can have a Castle Island on Castle Island while eating some fried shrimp and a lobstah roll.

    • Not So New to The Hood July 10, 2018 at 3:15 pm - Reply


  2. Not So New to The Hood July 10, 2018 at 12:37 pm - Reply

    Good point about the Trillium garden. Classic Boston politics., probably didn’t make enough grease payments.

  3. John July 11, 2018 at 1:53 am - Reply

    Trillium is fantastic beer made in southie. Castle island is mediocre at best, and has no affliation to castle island or southie. So what exactly did trillium do wrong?

    • Not So New to The Hood July 11, 2018 at 2:00 pm - Reply

      Nothing, they just happen to be the brewer whom runs a garden in the Greenway, a heavily trafficked area. The point was that this proposed garden in Inkblock park is also in a heavily trafficked area, and that was the reason cited by authorities not to give it approval. Merely citing the double standards of the authorities, not the brewer. Helps to read before you comment.

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