Untold Brewing in Scituate, MA has quickly become one of my favorite breweries on the South Shore. And although I literally live 5 minutes away from the brewery, it’s not the only reason I frequent the spot. Founded in 2017, Untold Brewing offers a variety of different ales and lagers with an emphasis on IPAs. They’ve quickly mastered both east and west coast examples of the style and even a few that fall somewhere in the middle.
Untold’s Hazy/New England IPAs are unique because they’ve managed to capture the sweet spot of lower ABV IPAs that deliver the same big hop flavor and aroma of heavy double IPAs. I think most craft beer drinkers can agree this is something we can all get behind.
Untold just opened a brand new taproom and restaurant at the Derby Street Shops in Hingham, MA. The new location is a collaboration with Clandestine Kitchen (CK), an award-winning South Shore catering and meal delivery service that focuses on healthy scratch-made meals. I was able to check out the new spot early and get a preview of some of the menu items.
What to Expect
Untold’s new taproom/restaurant offers ample beers on draft, a fully stocked beer fridge, merch, and even freshly packaged food to go. The space is bright, clean, and modern and has plenty of seating options to hang out. The biggest addition of course is a dedicated menu of seasonal farm-to-table bites to eat. Rather than a traditional sit-down restaurant, you order beers from the bar and place food orders online via QR code/smartphone. When your order is ready, you can pick it up at the CK food window and take it to go or dine inside. It’s casual and simple, and it works.
I’d best describe the initial food menu as a really fresh and sophisticated spin on classic comfort food. You will find an array of flatbreads, grain bowls, wings, sandwiches, and much more. CK’s thoughtful dedication to local and high-quality ingredients really shines through in everything I tasted. I wish I had taken a few more pictures of the food but a phone simply doesn’t do it justice.
We sampled purple (pickled) deviled eggs (really good), grilled cheese and homemade tomato soup (unreal), pesto, veggie, and burrata flatbread (FRESH), and pumpkin spice whoopie pies. I’m sure there will be LOTS of new dishes and even dedicated beer pairings in the coming months as they ramp up. Everything was really good and beautifully presented.
The new taproom will also have brewing capabilities. While the Scituate location will remain the main production facility and headquarters, the Hingham location will feature a smaller-scale 1 BBL (31 gallons) Ss Brewtech system that will enable them to pilot and experiment with exclusive Hingham releases. As a homebrewer, I’m really eager to see how a system of this scale comes together and what they’re planning on cooking up.
If you’re in the area, I highly recommend you drop by, grab some food and a beer (currently digging Layers on Layers and Scare Tactic), and check out the new location! To no one’s surprise, this is going to be a popular and bustling spot so you better get there early.