Urban Hops is the Urban Grape’s dedicated and curated beer program. Our goal is to bring you the best beer the world’s breweries have to offer, with a focus on finding the right beer for each and every customer.
Our philosophy: What makes Urban Hops different from your local package store? The foundation of the Urban Hops program is the belief that there’s a craft beer out there for everyone, and that we should do everything we can to help you find it. With so many options out there, diving into beer can be an intimidating experience. The goal of our beer program is to remove the intimidation factor, and keep beer simple, fun, and unpretentious.
Our shelves are organized by beer styles: “Clean and Crisp” includes saison, witbier, and light farmhouse ales. “Belgian-Style” carries classic helles and bocks, while also featuring America’s first Trappist brewery, Spencer. “Wild & Hoppy” features both local and international fruity, funky, sour, and dank brews. “Dark & Strong” explores unique barleywines, stouts, and porters. Our cider program is extensive, and we also carry specialty products like gluten-free beer, mead, variety packs, and large formats.
Be sure to check out our cooler. We constantly rotate the freshest bottles and cans, including fan favorites like Night Shift, Aeronaut, Stillwater, Riverwalk, Artifact, and more. All of our beer is priced individually, so whether you want to create your own 6-pack or just grab one or two favorites, we’ve got you covered!
FEATURED BREWER: Night Shift Brewing
This trio of friends began home-brewing in their Somerville kitchen 10 years ago – they called themselves “Night Shift” – workers by day, brewers by night. Since professionally debuting in 2012, has made an impressive mark on Boston’s craft beer scene. They began in a small 3,000-square foot nano-brewery in Everett, MA and after a few years and high demand, made the move to it’s impressive 30,000-square foot location on Santilli Highway.READ MORE
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WHY ISN'T "BEER X" ON THE SHELF AT URBAN GRAPE
When there’s a beer you’re looking for that you can’t find on our shelf, it’s almost certainly for one of three reasons:
1. That beer doesn’t get distributed in Massachusetts. This is very, very common. Hundreds of beers never leave their home state, or their home coast. Some brewers simply haven’t found distributors willing to carry them within MA, and some have made the deliberate decision to keep their distribution footprint small.
2. It’s the wrong time of year. Sometimes this is obvious; you’re unlikely to find a pumpkin beer on our shelves in April. For many unusual or special-release beers, it can be a bit less intuitive. We’ll always announce cool releases, so that you know when to expect something like Double Dose or Bourbon County Stout to hit our floor. As for seasonal brews, summer beers normally arrive in April and stick around into August. Fall beers immediately follow and linger into early November, at which point winter & holiday beers take over until January. Spring beers filter in and remain until Fenway opens its gates.
3. We literally don’t have the space. With over 3,700 breweries in the United States alone, keeping every beer in the world on the shelf would require a store ever so slightly larger than the one we’ve got now. We’ll always make sure that the beers we do have are a solid representation of the wide variety styles and brands out there. If you don’t see something you’re looking for, ask! We can always special-order beer for you or fine you something else that you’ll enjoy.