Massachusetts Brewers: By Category

For a list of all visitable breweries visit our regional maps pages


Contract Brewers

You can’t visit them, but you can drink their beer.


3 Beards Beer Company:
Founded in 2010, they now brew their beer at Brewmaster’s Brewing Services in Williamsburg.

Backlash Beer Company:
Established in 2009, they now brew at Dorchester Brewing Company,
but will open their own brewery in Roxbury in late 2017.

Banner Beer Company:
Established in 2013 as a contract brewer, Banner is currently on hiatus while founder
Todd Charbonneau begins a new venture at Dorchester Brewing Company in Boston.

Brazo Fuerte Artisanal
Established in 2015, their beer is currently brewed at Great North Ale Works in NH. Winner of the 2016 Sam Adams Brewing the American Dream award, they are looking for a brewery space in the Watertown/Waltham area.

Established in Northampton in 2011, their beer is now brewed at Brewmaster’s Brewing Services in Williamsburg.

Clown Shoes Beer:
Established in 2009, they brew their beer at Mercury Brewing Co. in Ipswich.

Down The Road Brewery:
Contract brewer since 2015, they plan to open a brewery in Everett this summer.

Entitled Brewing
Hingham-based home brewing project started contract brewing at Mercury Brewing Co. in 2014 and more recently at Dorchester Brewing Co. in Boston.

Farmer Willie’s Alcoholic Ginger
Originally crafted in a Cape Cod kitchen and launched in 2015, they recently announced a partnership to contract brew with Isle Brewer’s Guild in Pawtucket, RI while they search for a space to build their own facility on the Cape.

Glass Bottom Brewery:
Established in 2013, the building that housed their brewery was sold. They had been brewing at Paper City Brewery in Holyoke, but with that brewery now closed their future is uncertain.

Greater Good Imperial Brewing Company:
Headquartered in Sturbridge, America’s first all-imperial brewing company contract brews beers ranging from 8% to 14% ABV at Brewmaster’s Brewing Services in Williamsburg and has plans for a Worcester brewery and taproom in 2018. They also plan to launch a 2nd brand, Soul Purpose, which will focus on non imperial brews.

High Horse Brewery & Bistro:
Established as a brewpub in 2012 in Amherst Brewing’s old space, they now contract brew a few beers at Brewmaster’s Brewing Services in Williamsburg.

Howler Brewery: Howler Brewery on Facebook
Brewer Jonathan Benson opened in his nano production brewery in Hatfield in 2013, closed in 2015, and re-opened as a contract brewer at Brewmaster’s Brewing Services in Williamsburg in April of 2017.

Lookout Farm Brewery:
They plan to start contract brewing later this year.

Medford Brewing
Now contract brewing at Dorchester Brewing Company while searching for a brewery location in the Medford area.

Headquartered in Boston, they make a protein-enriched beer for active life, brewed out of von Trapp Brewery in Vermont. They recently announced plans to open a brewery and taproom in the greater Boston area by 2018.

Naukabout Beer
Cape Cod craft brewer is currently contract brewing at Thomas Hooker in Connecticut,
but will open their own brewery and taproom in Mashpee in 2017.

Percival Beer Company:
Launched in 2013, they brewed at Mercury Brewing Co., but will open their own brewery and taproom in Norwood in Summer 2017.

Portico Brewing:
Established in 2012 as a Gypsy brewer, they started at Watch City Brewing in Waltham and are currently brewing small batch offerings out of Mercury Brewing Co. in Ipswich.

Swing Oil Beer Company:
Contract brewed at Brewmaster’s Brewing Services in Williamsburg, you can find it at numerous Bay State golf courses.

Wash Ashore Beer Company:
Established in 2016, they contract brew at Shipyard Brewery in Maine and distribute on Martha’s Vineyard and in the South Coast area.

Established in 2012, it was brewed at Buzzard’s Bay Brewing, but hasn’t been produced in nearly a year and was dropped by its distributor – they are currently looking for a new contract partner.

White Lion Brewing Company:
Established in 2014 as the first Springfield-based craft beer producer, they brew at Mercury Brewing Co. in Ipswich and at Brewmaster’s Brewing Services in Williamsburg, but plan to open a brewery and taproom in Springfield in late 2017.

Zelus Beer Company:
Launched in February of 2017, they develop recipes out of a pilot production brewery in Medfield and contract brew at Mercury/Ipswich.


Other Mass. Beer Makers

It’s not always easy to find their beer, but you can if you try.


Arcpoint Brewing: Arcpoint Brewing on Facebook
Air Force Veterans brewing out of a shed in Belchertown, they brew small batches and distribute to local restaurants. They hope to slowly increase distribution and expand by opening a brewery and taproom in the future.

Bay State Beer Company:
Contract brewing its flagship brews at Brewmaster’s Brewing Services in Williamsburg. They also have a pilot brewery in Leicester, and hope to open a tasting room in Worcester County.

Bear and Bramble Brewing: Bear and Bramble on Facebook
A 1/2-barrel production nano brewery in Northampton that launched in February of 2017, they design high quality craft beers.

Berkley Beer Company:
Nano brewery currently producing small batch beers in Berkley. They will move to a larger brewery with a taproom in Taunton in 2018.

Established in Wayland in 2013, this small production brewery provides a few craft beer styles for draft at local area restaurants.

Henry and Fran Brewing: Henry and Fran Brewing on Facebook
Veteran-owned production nano brewery in West Boylston, you can find their beer at various locations around Central Mass..

Moon Hill Brewing: Moon Hill on Facebook
The Gardner Ale House recently started distributing its beers under the parent company’s name, Moon Hill.

Old Planters Brewing Company:
A production nano brewery in Beverly, they’ve started contract brewing and may look to open a larger brewery and taproom in Beverly if current demand for their beer continues.

Outlook Farm Brewery:
Nano farm brewery in Westhampton that brews and sells small batch beer from its farm store.

Owen O’Leary’
Westborough brewpub brewing beer for all three restaurant locations (Westborough, Brockton/Easton, Southborough).

Scantic River Brewing:
Established in 2012, this Hamden-based production nano brewery makes small-batch beers for the Springfield area.

Spencer Trappist
Micro brewery producing Trappist ales at their monastery in Spencer, they are the only Trappist brewery in the U.S..

Still River Brewery:
Established in 2014, they are a production nano brewery located in Ayer.

Still River Winery: Still River Winery/Brewery
A winery in Harvard, they started brewing a Rauchbier style Apple Wood Ale in small batches in 2015.

Former production brewery in Colrain that has started contract brewing at Brewmaster’s Brewing Services. They have long-term plans to expand to a 10-barrel system at a new location.

Two Weeks Notice Brewing Company:
A one-barrel production nano brewery specializing in hop forward ales, dark ales, and fresh flavors. They hope to open a taproom in Westfield this summer.

Vanished Valley
A production micro brewery in Ludlow that is currently distributing to restaurants, bars and beer stores. They recently began on-site can and growler sales.


Pending Breweries

Some are already producing beer, and you should be able to visit them soon!


Altruist Brewing Company:
Formerly known as Exit 9 Brewing, they’re a microbrewery planning to open in Sturbridge this summer.

Amory’s Tomb Brewing Company:
The project of brothers-in-law Allen Quinn and Richard Barron of Maynard, they are currently working with their home town to open a brewery and taproom there in late 2017 or early 2018.

Aquatic Brewing: aquatic
They plan to open a brewery and taproom in Falmouth in late 2017 or early 2018.

Barewolf Brewing:
They plan to open a 7-barrel micro brewery and taproom in Amesbury by summer of 2017.

Barnstable Brewing: Barnstable Brewing on Facebook
Has started renovations on its micro brewery on Main Street in Hyannis and hope to be open by early summer.

Brewery Silvaticus:
Plans to open a small brewery in Amesbury, focusing on rustic ales and fine lagers, by July of 2017.

Charlton Beer Company: Charlton Beer Company on Facebook
Successful home brewers are now fully licensed and plan to start producing a very limited amount of commercial beer.

Cheeky Monkey Brewing: Cheeky Monkey on Facebook
They plan to open a brewery, bar and restaurant at 3 Landsdowne Street in Boston this summer.

Democracy Brewing:
They plan to open a worker-owned brewery and pub in Boston’s Downtown Crossing neighborhood in fall of 2017.

Drunken Rabbit Brewing: Drunken Rabbit on Facebook
They plan to open a brewery and taproom in South Hadley by the end of the year to provide exceptional hand-crafted beers to the neighborhood.

Floodwater Brewing: No website or Facebook
Nano brewery and tasting room planning to open in Buckland.

Great Awakening Brewing Company: Great Awakening on Facebook
Pending nano brewery in Westfield.

Off The Cuff Brewing Company:
Based in Western Mass., they plan to start contract brewing before the end of the year, and have started looking for a brewery space between Worcester and Springfield.

Plymouth Beer Company: Plymouth Beer Co. on Facebook
Focusing on old world styles with a new world twist, they are fully licensed and will open a brewery and taproom in downtown Plymouth by summer 2017.

Purgatory Beer CompanyPurgatory Beer Company on Facebook
Micro brewery and taproom planning to open in Northbridge this summer.

Remnant Brewing: Remnant on Facebook
Will open a brewery and taproom in Union Square’s (Somerville) new Bow Market.

Second Wind BrewingSecond Wind on Facebook
Brewery and taproom planning to open in downtown Plymouth during the late summer or early fall of 2017.

Stellwagen Beer Company: No social media yet
Planning to open a micro brewery and taproom on the South Shore in the first half of 2018.

Timber Yard Brewing: No social media yet
Matt Zarif, formerly at Stone Cow and Tom Sutter, previously at Medusa, will transform an old lumber yard in East Brookfield into a brewery and taproom, hoping to open in spring of 2018.

Tin Bridge BrewingTin Bridge Brewing on Facebook
Founded in Westfield in 2014 as a non-commercial brewery headed by Within the Ruins guitarist Joe Cocchi. They recently received their state license and are hoping to open to the public this summer.

True North Ales: True North Ales on Facebook
Father-son home brewing team building a brewery and taproom in Ipswich, hoping to open in July of 2017.

Untold Brewing:
Planning to open a micro brewery and taproom in Scituate during the second half of 2017.

Widowmaker Brewing:
Planning to open a microbrewery and taproom in Braintree by summer of 2017.

Breweries in the Making

Pre-pending breweries in various stages of planning and development


Anawan Brewing Company: 
Hoping to be Rehoboth’s first craft brewery, they’re currently dialing in recipes on a pilot brewing system and planning to launch a crowdfunding campaign to help them open a nano brewery and taproom.

Antevasin Brewing:
The dream of bartender Shelby Colgan, who is building a beer brand in her off hours. She recently received federal approval.

Article Fifteen: Article Fifteen on Facebook
Founded by an veteran Army combat medic and his fiancee, a paramedic and nurse, they will brew at Percival Brewing in Norwood as part of the Nanowood program, a collection of talented non-commercial brewers whose beer will be served in their Norwood taproom.

Bay Colony Brewing: No website or Facebook
In the planning phase of opening a nano brewery, preferably in the Metro West area.

Brato Brewhouse & Kitchen: Brato Brewhouse & Kitchen on Facebook
Alex Corona and Jonathan Gilman, brewer and sous chef at Cambridge Brewing Co., aim to open in the Greater Boston area in 2018, offering thoughtfully crafted beer and food inspired by the many forms of fermentation.

Cabral Brewing Company: Cabral Brewing Co. on Facebook
They aim to create new and alternative ales to accompany craft beer drinkers on their discoveries, and hope to open a nano brewery and taproom in Woburn by end of 2017.

Conspiracy Brewing: Conspiracy Brewing on Instagram
Five home brewers working on opening their own brewery, likely on the North Shore.

Crue Brew Brewery:
Small family brewery hopes to open in Raynham some time in 2017.

Granite Coast Brewing:
A nano brewery in the planning phase, currently searching for a location on the North Shore, preferably Salem.

Grist & Kettle Brewing:
Nano brewery and tasting room that hopes to open in Leominster some time in the future.

Kayfabe Brewing: Kayfabe on Facebook
Small batch non-commercial brewer in Somerville. Has an on-going series of collaboration beers with Aeronaut Brewing and may start contract brewing in the fall.

Pitkin Point Brewery: Pitkin Point Brewery on Facebook
Sharing family and American heritage through good beer, the home brewing outfit is currently in the planning phase to become a contract brewer, with long range plans to open a brewery and taproom.

Rustic Brewing: Rustic Brewing on Facebook
Currently in the planning phase, these aspiring home brewers hope to share their passion for brewing New England style IPAs by opening a nano brewery in East Longmeadow.

Skyline Trading Company:
Craft beer and wine bar, bakery, and home brew supply store in Westfield with long range plans to add a brewery.

Small Mighty Brew: No Website or Facebook page yet
A husband and wife team from the South Shore currently brewing out of their kitchen. They are in the beginning stages of starting their own brewery and hope to have three beers in regular production by the end of 2017.

Spacelab Beer Company: Spacelab on Facebook
Non-commercial nano brewers planning to open a brewery and taproom in Beverly in early 2018.

Stormlight Brewing:
Ipswich-based nano brewer hopes to be contract brewing at some point in 2017, long range plans for a brewpub.

Tackle Box
Searching for a brewery location in the Marlboro area, and is considering contract brewing in the mean time.

Troy City Brewing: Troy City Brewing on Facebook
Hopes to open a brewery in his home town of Fall River.

Vitamin Sea Brewing: Vitamin Sea Brewing on Facebook
Successful home brewers planning to open a nano brewery in Hull some time in 2017.

Whistleblower Brewing: Whistleblower on Facebook
Currently raising capital for plans to open a brewery on the South Shore, possibly Rockland, in 2018.

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