PRESS RELEASE / July 15, 2019 / Sharon, MA – Chef Avi Shemtov this month tapped the very first barrels of Uncle Dave’s Belgian White, a complex but easy-drinking ale which he brewed in collaboration with the team at Barrel House Z brewery in Weymouth.

The Belgian-style white ale with Mediterranean spices is available exclusively at Chef Avi’s progressive new modern Israeli restaurant Simcha (370 South Main St., Sharon, 781-867-7997) and at events served by Shemtov’s Tapped Beer Trucks.

“I’m delighted to report that Uncle Dave’s Belgian White has been our most popular new offering here at Simcha and at recent Tapped events, including our weekly Saturdays in the Park beer garden series in Quincy,” said Shemtov.

The beer sparkles with grapefruit, coriander, anise and organic local honey giving the beer a smooth, mellow mouthfeel and complex spiciness that pairs well with Simcha’s full-flavored, internationally inspired Sephardic cuisine, which features Turkish, Arab, Persian, North African and Iberian influences.

“The food at Simcha is inspired by flavors from around the Mediterranean world and we wanted a beer available exclusively for our guests that reflected those influences,” said Shemtov, who also owns The Chubby Chickpea Food Truck, which has been serving falafel, shawarma and hummus to guests across Greater Boston and outside the region’s best breweries since 2010.

Simcha features a small but exclusive list of hyper-local craft beers from the Bay State’s best breweries, with a specific focus on those beers brewed south of Boston. The name of the new brew pays tribute to Shemtov’s uncle Dave White, who passed away the day before the beer was brewed.



Simcha (370 South Main St. Sharon) sits 38 people in its dining room and offers an 8-person bar amid its intimate, 1,200-square-foot space that features natural hardwood bar, Jerusalem limestone walls and custom-built wood-fired oven that produces fresh-baked pita throughout service. Simcha is open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday (5 p.m. to 10 p.m.) and for Sunday brunch (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.). Simcha offers Happy Hour each Tuesday through Thursday, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. featuring more casual, affordable versions of its globally inspired fare.

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