Roslindale’s first permanent brewery will open this summer

We were thrilled to be covered by Erin Kuschner at as we launched our Building Distraction Kickstarter campaign this week!

When Mike Estey, Patrick French, and Justin Garnache met a decade ago through their preschoolers, they discovered that they had more in common than packing lunches and shuttling kids to and from school. All three were passionate about beer and home-brewing, and decided to try their hand at brewing beer together.

They called their venture Distraction Brewing, paying tribute to “the idea that craft beer has been a pleasant distraction in each of our lives,” French said.

On Sunday, Distraction launched a Kickstarter campaign to secure additional funding for the brewery’s first taproom, projected to open in May at 2 Belgrade Ave. in Roslindale.