Lord Hobo Brewing Company opened the tap room doors to the public on June 19th, 2015. LHBCo was founded by Daniel Lanigan, a well-known craft beer restauranteur. Lanigan’s first bar, The Moan and Dove, has been a highly regarded beer bar since 2002. Lanigan has since opened craft beer focused bars The Dirty Truth (Amherst), 2 Alewife’s (Queens, Baltimore), and brewery namesake Lord Hobo (Cambridge). The multi-award winning Lord Hobo’s name has a significant reputation within the brewing industry. Naming Lanigan’s new passion project, a production brewery, after Lord Hobo was a foregone conclusion.
About the Beer
Today, the Woburn brewery produces only IPAs that come in four core brews: Hobo Life, Steal This Can, the flagship Boomsauce, and crowd favorite, Consolation Prize. Lord Hobo Brewing Company’s intention is to produce world class IPAs available on every shelf. Thus resolving the increasingly more common hassle of traveling far to hunt down and wait in line for premium, limited New England IPAs. The brewery currently distributes in all six states of New England, New York, Delaware, and Colorado to bars, restaurants, and liquor stores. All of the beer is packaged in the form of cans or kegs.
You can often find Lord Hobo Brewing Company participating in events and festivals all over the country. The brewery has recently found a home for Steal This Can at Gillette Stadium, for all of the Patriots fans to enjoy! The brewery has grown at historic rates since its inception in 2015, finishing out the first year with producing a staggering 8,750 barrels of beer.
About the Brewery
The brewery itself is located on Draper Street in a 46,000 square foot building that’s past lifetimes include a post office, a marble/stone cutting facility, and a movie production studio (American Hustle, Odyssey, Sex Tape etc.) Lord Hobo Brewing Company hosts a 40 BBL brew house with seven 80 BBL fermenters and two 80 BBL brite tanks.
The taproom is a large open room with a single bar. The space is filled with tables, empty kegs to sit on, and giant Jenga. There is currently no kitchen, but you can bring in outside food from local businesses around the area. There are plans to renovate this space into a fully functioning brewpub in the near future, but for now, enjoy the company of Kung Fu films on a projector, the bartender’s Spotify playlists, giant Jenga, and the brewery’s faithful and loving dog, Boss.
Visit the Brewery
The brewery is open seven days a week: Monday through Thursday from 4-9pm, Friday 4-10pm, Saturday 12-10pm, and Sunday 12-6pm. Guests can come in for a free sample tasting of all the beers and can purchase beer-to-go in cans or refillable growlers.