While COVID-19 may still be with us a year later and put a damper on in-person events during Mass Beer Week, there are still plenty of beers to be had. And isn’t that what the week is mostly about? A number of breweries have brewed special releases for Mass Beer Week including some pretty cool collaborations helping bring the Massachusetts brewing community together.
Below are a list of beers available around Mass Beer Week. Please click the link for more details and availability. We have pretty amazing brewers here in the Bay State and we’re excited to try as many of these beers as we can. If we become aware of any more Mass Beer Week beers, we will add them to the list.
Please support your local Massachusetts breweries and as always, Cheers to Mass. Beers!
White Lion Brewing, Two Weeks. Notice and Mass. Brew Bros. Cerealously Frooty (Springfield and West Springfield, MA) – A milkshake IPA made with oats, oat milk, frooty cereal and berries – Available in cans to go March 10th from White Lion and in distribution to their accounts throughout Massachusetts via White Lion Distributing. On draft at Two Weeks Notice starting March 13th at a special release party.
Amherst Brewing and Channel Marker Brewing Wider than the Sky (Amherst and Beverly, MA) – Wider Than The Sky is an 8% Double IPA brewed using Massachusetts-grown and malted wheat from Valley Malt in Hadley, MA.
Amherst Brewing Sugar Maple Nut Stout (Amherst, MA) – Available only on nitro pours at all Hangar Pub and Grill locations, this 7% Stout is brewed with Shelburne Falls Coffee Roasters Sugar Maple Nut coffee
Holyoke Craft Beer Rolling In The Clover (Holyoke, MA) – An Irish Extra Stout that will have preorders March 6th during their Mass Beer Week online event Kickoff St. Patrick’s Day Season
Amory’s Tomb Silver Tree Batch 6 (Meridian/Loral) (Maynard. MA) – The next iteration of their perpetual rye grisette, Silver Tree, that features Meridian and Loral hops
Cape Cod Beer Shillelagh Irish Pale Ale (Hyannis, MA) – A “crushable” Irish Pale Ale made with Irish Ale Malt and clover honey.
Bright Ideas Brewing and Building 8 Brewing Western Devil (North Adams and Florence, MA) – This Western Mass collaboration is a 6.66% dry-hopped Belgian blonde available at regional package stores in cans.
Building 8 Brewing The Dark One (Florence, MA) – An 11.3% Imperial Stout with “bold notes” of baker’s chocolate and coffee
Building 8 Brewing The Tropical (Florence, MA) – A tropical kettle sour with passionfruit, mango and guava
Old Planters Brewing and Channel Marker Brewing Sons of Beverly (Beverly, MA) – A collaboration between two Beverly breweries a quarter-mile apart, this 8% West Coast IPA is dry hopped with CTZ, Centennial, and Simcoe hops
Old Planters Brewing and Wandering Soul Beer Old Soul NEIPA (Beverly, MA) – Another Beverly brewery collaboration, this New England IPA is brewed with Strata hops
Bull Spit Brewing Country Girl Blonde Ale (Lancaster, MA) – “An easy drinking, very approachable beer, blonde in color with low hop bitterness and a smooth malt flavor. An American classic!” Available at the brewery and on draft at 110 Grill Leominster starting today
Lamplighter Brewing and Aeronaut Brewing To The Moon (Cambridge and Somerville, MA) – An 8.4% collaboration New England-Style Double IPA brewed with Eureka, Ella, and Sultana hops
Abandoned Build Brewing and The Brewery at Four Star Farms Bestern Massachusetts (Easthampton and Northfield, MA) – This Western Mass collaboration is a “super crisp and refreshing” Kolsch. In addition to it’s release, there will be a Facebook Live virtual tasting with the brewers Chris and Matt on Friday March 12 from 4-5.
Oakholm Brewing and Altruist Brewing Forgather (Sturbridge and North Brookfield, MA) – Forgather which means “to come together,” is a collaboration 5% ABV Pilsner that is “crisp and refreshing, with a classic Saaz hop flavor! ” Available at both breweries.
Lost Shoe Brewing, Amory’s Tomb and Time & Materials Beer The Advancement of Interests (Marlboro, Maynard and Reading, MA) – A 9% Belgian Strong Ale brewed with pilsner, wheat, spelt and triticale malts, Kazbek hops and Belgian candi sugar.
Mighty Squirrel Barrel-Aged: Monk’s Choir (Waltham, MA) A small batch tequila Barrel-Aged Belgian Quad in 22oz Bottles (exclusive early access to this beer if you join them for Barrel Talk Live with BeerSightedPod March 11th)
Mighty Squirrel E Pluribus Unum (Waltham, MA) – IPA in 16oz cans ($5,000 from this limited batch release will be donated to Mass Brewers Guild) – (exclusive early access to this beer if you join them for Barrel Talk Live with BeerSightedPod March 11th)
Start Line Brewing Hop Load Spacey Hazy (Hopkinton, MA) – A special release for Mass Beer Week featuring their popular Hop Load Hazy with an additional load of Galaxy and Amarillo Hops, which lend flavors of passionfruit and peach to this juicy hazy IPA. Support Mass Beers. Cheers! ABV 6.4%”
Widowmaker, Vitamin Sea, Second Wind, Untold Four The Shore (Braintree, Weymouth, Plymouth, Scituate) – A simultaneous can release of four different IPAs hopped with Cashmere, Citra, Chinook, & Columbus at all four Shore Shore Beer breweries on March 5th. These beers will be on tap a local South Shore establishments on March 6th, And finally, a Zoom Live Stream with the will be held on March 11th. (Please check the four brewery websites for further details)
Distraction Brewing Out There (Roslindale, MA) – Distraction has brewed a 6.5% Galaxy double dry-hopped New England IPA
Sterling Street Kick Off Your Shoes (Clinton, MA) – This collaboration with Lost Shoe Brewing is an 8% Double NEIPA Double dry hopped featuring Galaxy, mosaic, cascade hops available March 16th on draft and in cans
Navigation Brewing IPA (Lowell. MA) – An IPA kettle hopped with Simcoe & Citra and dry hopped with Mosaic & Citra hops. “Big citrus aroma, soft mouth feel with notes of citrus fruits & peach, ending with a slight pine bite.”
Lost Shoe Brewing Relax Your Socks (Marlboro, MA) – This collaboration with Sterling Street Brewery is an 8% Double NEIPA Double dry hopped featuring Galaxy, mosaic, cascade hops available March 16th on draft and in cans
True North Ales The Lonesome Crowded West (Ipswich, MA) – A 6.4% Extra Pale Ale “hopped assertively with Idaho 7 Cryo and Mosaic”
River Styx Brewing Moros God Of Doom (Fitchburg, MA) – A Kit Kat, Twix and Oreo Stout – available in 4pks (1 case per person)
*Beer Label Pictures from Breweries