The candidate's tour highlights a "positive vision for economic success for all of Massachusetts and focus on the economy, healthcare, jobs, and modernizing state government."
Baker received a private tour of the almost 3-year old small business from Eric Hendler, one of three brothers (Sam and Jack), who founded the business on Morton Street in Framingham.
"This week, we will talk to entrepreneurs who are succeeding despite burdensome regulations, families struggling after eight years of one-party rule and people ready for a new direction in Massachusetts," said Baker.
The Republican governor candidate learned that the name of the first lager produced by the brothers had significance for how it can be for doing business in Framingham - it was called "Red Tape Lager."
Hendler explained the business has grown from 5 employees to 20 employees three years later and hopes to expand to 30 soon.
Baker also learned that while Massachusetts allows home-grown wines to sell at local farmers markets in Framingham and across the Commonwealth, Massachusetts law prohibits local brewers, like Jack's Abby Brewing, from doing the same.
Baker left with a growler of Jack's newest specialty brew, only sold at its Framingham base and released in May - S’Mores & Dagger. The brew is the company's Smoke & Dagger aged with graham cracker crumbs, fluff and cocoa nibs.