PRESS RELEASE / May 26, 2022 (Weymouth, MA) – Barrel House Z of Weymouth, MA is proudly celebrating six years of brewing on Saturday, June 4 from 12-10pm. As founder Russ Heissner notes with a smile, “We’re turning six, but we don’t feel a day over five!”

Barrel House Z was founded by Heissner, a University of California at Davis graduate, whose love of craft beer runs deep. In 1986, Heissner became the first head brewer at Harpoon. In 2015, he recruited a small team to start Barrel House Z in Weymouth, MA. Taproom doors opened in 2016. 

The brewery’s initial focus on barrel-aged brewing and has expanded to include a wide array of beer styles and craft hard seltzers. Heissner continues, “We approach beer and hard seltzer with a craft mindset. Both require strong ideas and exceptional ingredients. From there, it’s all about rigorous technique.”

Barrel House Z’s brewing director Matt Wiley joined BHZ in 2021. Wiley loves the respect the brewery pays to core releases like Sunny & 79° Pilsner and Bamboozled By Hops IPA, while constantly exploring new ideas. Wiley explains, “We’re always looking for good ideas. When someone has an idea, we shut up and listen. So many great beers have come out of our pilot pours system.”

This year, Barrel House Z has three releases slotted for their anniversary celebration. Two barrel-aged releases: Sunny & 79° Pilsner, Tequila Barrel Aged 8.8% and Townie XL Strong Ale, Bully Boy Whiskey Barrel Aged 10.3%.

Barrel House Z will also flex its creative muscles with a small-batch, pilot-pour release conceived by assistant brewer Thom Doggett. Six Summers Lemon Radler 3% is a super drinkable radler built on a crisp pilsner base. Perfect summer pour. And perfect example of Barrel House Z’s ongoing embrace of curiosity. 

Barrel House Z Six-Year Anniversary

Date: 6/4/22 from 12-10:00pm. Family Friendly.

Special Releases:

Sunny & 79° Pilsner, Tequila Barrel Aged 8.8%

Townie XL Strong Ale, Bully Boy Whiskey Barrel Aged 10.3%.

Six Summers Lemon Radler 3%

Food Trucks

12-5pm KC’s Curbside Bistro

5-9pm Daddy’s Bonetown Burgers

Barrel House Z is located at 95 Woodrock Road in Weymouth, MA. 

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About Barrel House Z

Barrel House Z is a small-batch, barrel-aged microbrewery and tap room just south of Boston in Weymouth, MA. The BHZ team brews small-batch beer that’s created collaboratively with an ever-changing roster of innovative brewers. Our philosophy, however, never varies. We believe the best beer comes from exceptional ideas & ingredients–and is guided by rigorous technique.


*Featured image from Boston Magazine

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