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Dorchester Brewing has anniversary party on tap

Beer, bacon, and even a possible appearance by Keytar Bear conspire to create an enchanting Saturday on July 22, when Dorchester Brewing Company hosts a one-year anniversary celebration with an all-day party at their Dorchester headquarters.

Arrive by 11:30 a.m. for the chance to snag free, limited-edition commemorative glassware. Once you’re in the door, groove to live music from Summer Beard, sample Dorchester Brewing Company’s latest IPAs (like Captain Squib, a tropical drink with traces of pineapple), and snack on free pretzels from Wicked Twisted.

The Bacon Truck caters a pig roast mid-afternoon, followed by cupcakes — all the better to sop up that suds. The party concludes with a 7:30 p.m. dance party hosted by D.J. Sprino, who will play all of your 1980s favorites. (Little-known fact: Dancing to “Like A Prayer” is a handy way to burn off beer calories.) And, yes, if you arrive early enough, there just might be a bear sighting.


Get 25 percent discounts on merchandise throughout the day. The party ends at 11 p.m., and admission is free.

1250 Massachusetts Ave., Dorchester, 617-514-0900, www.dorchesterbrewing.com

Kara Baskin can be reached at kcbaskin@globe.com