Our Favorite Small Batch Companies: Greens, Beans, Brus & Brews

Small batch everything is becoming the cultural norm; craft breweries, distilleries, small batch coffee, locally grown produce, you name it; if it’s not mass market or a big brand name, people are all over it…hence, turning it into a big name, which is not a bad thing. Great companies deserve great recognition, so here are some of our favorite small batch go-to’s.

We believe in well-balanced meals throughout your day, and with this article we’ve got breakfast, lunch, & di…well, at least post-dinner beer covered.

Greens:

From locally sourced, on-the-go salad spots, to juiceries and farm stands, here are some of our local favorites.

Cretinon’s: The hyper-local-down-the-street-side-of-the-road farm stand that features the season’s juiciest fruits, crisp greens, and living holiday decor.

Sweetgreen: The only line we’ll wait in. Did you know that ultimately there are thousands of combinations you could order your salad as at Sweetgreen? Thousands! Their story tells it best: “We source local and organic ingredients from farmers we know and partners we trust, supporting our communities and creating meaningful relationships with those around us.”

Photo By: Sweetgreen

Photo By: Sweetgreen

Vela Juice Bar: Natural, sweet, delicious, and good for you. The produce is locally sourced as a way to give back and support the hometown community.

Beans & Brus:

But first, coffee. You know the deal, coffee is an important part of the daily grind. Here are some of our favorite coffee beans (before the grind).

Speedwell: Our coolgear BRU partner and hometown neighbor, Speedwell creates exceptional craft roasted coffee beans. Ethiopia Sidamo Natural, and Espresso Nine Bars are our go-to’s.

Photo By: Speedwell Coffee

Photo By: Speedwell Coffee

Brews:

Some of our favorites may have started as small craft breweries and quickly exploded in a (relatively) short period – but, they are still so good, it’s impossible to give up.

Lagunitas: Okay, fair enough. This may not be small batch, considering it’s everywhere – but again, the reason is because it’s simply too damn good. Visiting the brewery in Petaluma, CA is a must, and sampling all of it’s seasonal offerings. Lagunitas IPA is a solid standby to have in your corner.

Photo By: Lagunitas

Photo By: Lagunitas

Ballast Point: The one who started the grapefruit free-for-all with Grapefruit Sculpin! The perfect summer beer that can be enjoyed all year long, without an overwhelmingly tart taste.

Photo By: Ballast Point

Photo By: Ballast Point

Cambridge Brewing Co.: Flower Power IPA looks good and tastes better. It may be slightly harder to find, but worth the sleuthing.

Photo By: Cambridge Brewing Co.

Photo By: Cambridge Brewing Co.

Mayflower Brewing Co.: Hometown heroes of America’s forefathers; brewed in Plymouth, MA, our neighbors know how to pour a full, robust glass.

Photo By: Mayflower Brewing Co.

Photo By: Mayflower Brewing Co.

You Might Also Like

No Comments

Leave a Reply