Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, folks – but the Boston Globe is reporting that South Boston-based Harpoon Brewery is “suspending production of its beer” and it’s all due to Winter Storm Juno.
The Globe cites Al Marzi, the company’s chief of brewing operations at Harpoon Brewery, who stated:
“We based this decision on concerns for the safety of our colleagues, and consideration for emergency personnel and snow removal crews working on the roads… We are timing this shutdown in such a manner that we can control the process of brewing and packaging to assure the highest quality.”
In order to ensure the brews avoid being spoiled during the shutdown, the Globe notes that “Harpoon’s quality-control team will remotely monitor the temperature and pressure of its tanks full of half-done beer…”
Originally, the brewery was set to host The Holiday Hangover to End Childhood Hunger tonight, Jan. 26 in Boston. The event, which will feature food and brew pairings to benefit Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign, has been postponed until further notice.
But don’t fret – the Globe adds that Bostonians can expect to see the beloved brewery up-and-running again this Wednesday. In the meantime, we just hope you’re as stocked up with brews as Harpoon’s staff seems to be (pictured above).