That’s right…Dot is so badass it finally got it’s own beer. The good folks at the Percival Beer Company have set up shop in Dorchester and are looking to breath some life into the neighborhood…literally.
Percival is currently making two beers. A Cape Verdean inspired lager called “Kompadre” and “Dot Ale 1630”. I’m a fan of any company that has a solid vision for prospering in Dorchester, and it feels like PBC wants to do just that. Here’s some language from the company’s “about” page on their website:
“Percival Beer Company (PBC) is an independent craft beer brewer and distributor. After three years of developing quality recipes, we launched our unique brands in January of 2013. In May of that year, we were granted our distribution license which made us 100% independent.
PBC brands are designed for both the beginner and expert craft beer palate alike. Though we focus on brewing and distributing light-simple craft beer that introduces commercial beer drinkers to the craft beer movement. Our flagship brands, Dot Ale 1630 and Kompadre Lager are brewed with quality malts and bittered with domestic hops.
Within the coming months, PBC will seek to establish its main office and distribution warehouse within Dorchester. We are currently awaiting feedback from various locations along Dot Ave. Stay tuned!
Why Dorchester (Dot)? Well, Dot is a town which has a rich history dating back to the early 1600s and has been a prominent fixture in the history of Massachusetts, since the first settlers arrived from England. Currently, it is a neighborhood comprised of diverse families, including Irish, Cape Verdean, Spanish and Vietnamese. Please visit the Dorchester Historical Society’s website for more historical information about Dorchester: www.dorchesterhistoricalsociety.org
In recent decades, Dot was mostly known for dilapidated homes, vacant store fronts and unsafe streets. Today, there is an invigorating spirit of innovation and positivity sweeping the neighborhood. New businesses are springing up, homes are being modernized and the community is now alive.
Dot’s strong tradition of being a community of blue-collar workers and immigrants is clearly showcased in PBC brands. Dot Ale 1630 and Kompadre Lager possess a strong character with a crafty hop profile. Our pride is aromatic and our attitude is refreshing.
In summary, PBC seeks to promote localization and inspire the Dorchester community to reinvent and innovate. Our goal is to help transform Dorchester into a social and economic destination for all to enjoy.”
I am routing for this company….I want them to be very successful and I’m asking all my fellow Dot Rats to stop by Eagle Liquors on Dot Ave or any other retail location listed on their site and try the new Dot Ale or Kompadre. Lets support these folks!
Guess who’s buying a 6 of each and tying a buzz on tonight?
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