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SLIDESHOW: Charlie Baker Tours Jack's Abby Brewing

Republican governor candidate Charlie Baker toured Jack's Abby Brewing in Framingham Tuesday afternoon as part of his Great Again Massachusetts week-long tour.

Republican governor candidate Charlie Baker takes a tour of Jack's Abby Brewing in Framingham with one of the co-owners Eric Hendler on Tuesday, June 10. Credit: Susan Scully Petroni
Republican governor candidate Charlie Baker takes a tour of Jack's Abby Brewing in Framingham with one of the co-owners Eric Hendler on Tuesday, June 10. Credit: Susan Scully Petroni
Republican governor candidate Charlie Baker toured Jack's Abby Brewing in Framingham Tuesday afternoon as part of his Great Again Massachusetts week-long tour.

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.

In 2013, the MetroWest Chamber of Commerce named Jack's Abby Brewing its small business of the year.

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.



Daniel June 11, 2014 at 04:56 PM
Don't particularly care for Charlie Baker but I love Jack Abby's!

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