How do you like your cranberries, jellied, whole berry, dried in trail mix? Well, we prefer our cranberries in our beverages; beer, cider and seltzer! The berries accentuate these liquids with tartness for a delightfully refreshing taste. And most of these offerings are low in ABV making them a perfect compliment to the holiday dishes that will be served over the coming weeks.
We’ve put together a list of cranberry beverages from local Massachusetts breweries to share with family and friends. And there are also several breweries hosting Friendsgiving/Thanksgiving themed events which you can find on our website calendar of events. As always, please check each brewery’s website and social media for availability. We will continue to update the list as we discover more cranberry offerings, so please check back.
We are truly thankful for so many wonderful local breweries and all that they bring to our communities. Please continue to support them and don’t forget about Small Brewery Sunday on November 28th.
Bad Martha Beer The Cranberry Bog Head Hard Seltzer (Falmouth, MA) – A crisp, tart & fruity seltzer “jam-packed with tons” of fresh local cranberries.
Barnstable Brewing Cranberry KDUB (Barnstable, MA) – Kristallweissbier, or a German Wheat Beer, made with fresh cranberries
Barrel House Z Nessie (Weymouth, MA) – A 5% kettle sour with mulled cranberry and spices.
Black Hat Brew Works Cranberry Shandy (Bridgewater, MA) – A light, refreshing shandy made with cranberries.
Brato Brewhouse & Kitchen Oak Square Sour (Brighton, MA) – A 4.7% Kettle-soured wheat ale with spiced cranberry.
Cape Cod Beer Cranberry Harvest (Hyannis, MA) – Fresh cranberry juice is infused into their award-winning German-style altbier, Harvest Ale. Hundreds of pounds of fresh cranberries were supplied by Cape Cod Select Premium Cranberries and juiced by The Local Juice.
Castle Island Brewing Juicy Bogs (Norwood, MA) – A 5.5% tart, fruity sour ale that celebrates our local “Juicy Bogs country!”
Dorchester Brewing Relative Remedy (Dorchester, MA) – A hard seltzer with cranberry, lime and ginger, this seltzer is “the perfect remedy for holidays with relatives!”
Downeast Cider House Cranberry (Boston, MA) – A refreshing cider with cranberry available in cans at their cider house, in distribution and for shipping.
Great Awakening Brewing Funny Hat (Westfield, MA) – A 5.3% Dessert Style Sour conditioned on hundreds of pounds of fresh cranberries and piles of marshmallow!
Hitchcock Brewing Cranberry Brut Sour (Bernardston, MA) – On tap and in cans, this 4.5% kettle sour ale is brewed in the Brut style and is easy drinking.
Kismet Brewing Press – Cranberry Orange Muffin (Westfield, MA) – A kettle sour made with cranberries, oranges and spices.
Lamplighter Brewing Zombie (Cambridge, MA) – A Belgian-Style Saison Ale brewed with cranberry.
Lost Shoe Brewing Topline Smoothie: Spiced Cranberry & Tangerine (Marlboro, MA) – A gluten free hard seltzer with tangerines, cranberries and spices.
Lost Towns Brewing Cranberry Spiced Ale (Hardwick, MA) – A slightly tart traditional brown ale brewed with Northeast cranberries and spice.
Mighty Squirrel Nanaland (Waltham, MA) – Named for founder Naveen’s daughter, this 7.1% sour tart ale is infused with cranberries and mango for a tantalizingly juicy and tropical experience.
Naukabout Beer Company Pass the Sauce Cranberry Milkshake IPA (Mashpee, MA) – An IPA made with local cranberries from PJ’s Cranberries (contains lactose)
Night Shift Brewing Cranagram (Everett, MA) – A 6.3% IPA made with Citra cryo hops and infused with cranberries and oranges.
Penny Pinchers Brewing Saison de Craisin (Millbury, MA) – #13 in their Yard Sale Series, this is a saison chock full of craisins!
Provincetown Brewing Crandaddy Sour (Provincetown, MA) – A mildly tart fruited sour ale, with cranberries for the “fruity beer drinker.”
Redemption Rock Brewing Can You Dig It? (Worcester, MA) – A 5% cranberry and cardamom ale with notes of mint and ginger.
RiverWalk Brewing Pass The Sauce (Newburyport, MA) – An ale brewed with cranberries, ginger and spice
Samuel Adams Boston Taproom Bog Juice (Boston, MA) – A refreshingly sweet and tart 5.2% kettle sour with a great taste of cranberry. Available on draft and in crowlers to-go!
Second Wind Brewing Cornucopia (Plymouth, MA) – A Double IPA with flaked maize and native cranberries from Peltola Cranberries in Carver, MA. Exclusively dry hopped with Enigma hops.
Shovel Town Brewery Morse (Easton, MA) – A 5% sessionable sour ale made with cranberries
Skyline Beer Cranberry Trail Mix (Westfield, MA) – A kettle sour brewed with loads of cranberry and a little touch of raspberry.
Stellwagen Beer Fizzician (Marshfield, MA) – A 5% fruited Berliner Weisse with hundreds of pounds of cranberries and tangerines.
The Tap Brewing Company Holiday Ale (Haverhill, MA) – A combination of sweet and malty Irish Red Ale base with a touch of tart cranberry puree.
True North Bog Moon Rising (Ipswich, MA) – On draft and in cans-to-go, this 6.2% sour has cranberries, blood oranges and subtle spice.
*Photos of beer from brewery websites and social media