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 the first quarter of 2018.

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 Metro Boston.

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

Clown Shoes Beer:
Established in 2009, they were recently acquired by Harpoon and have moved their brewing operations to its Boston brewery.

Entitled Brewing
Hingham-based home brewing project started in 2014, they now contract brew at Dorchester Brewing Co. in Boston.

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

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

High Horse Brewery & Bistro:
Established as a brewpub in 2012 in Amherst Brewing’s old space, they sold their brewing system and now contract brew a few of their own beers. Rumor has it they may be looking into brewing on premises again in the future.

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.

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

Headquartered in Boston, they contract brew at the von Trapp Brewery in Vermont. They recently announced plans to open a brewery and taproom in the greater Boston area in 2018.

Naked Ox Beer Company
Founded in late 2017 by four friends with a passion for craft beer and live music, they contract brew at Dorchester Brewing Company.

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 early 2018.

Opa Opa Brewing: No website or Facebook
Formerly a brewpub (which has since been sold), they are now a contract brand produced at Brewmaster’s Brewing Services in Williamsburg.

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.

Established in 2017, they are a husband & wife team from Hingham who currently contract brew at Shebeen Brewing in Connecticut.

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 Isle Brewers Guild in Rhode Island and distribute on Martha’s Vineyard and in the South Coast area.

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 sometime in 2018.

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.


6A Brewing: 6abrewing
A production nano brewery located behind Father’s Kitchen & Taphouse in Sandwich, they produce small-batch beers for a handful of local bars.

Arcpoint Brewing: Arcpoint Brewing on Facebook
Air Force Veterans that brew pilot batches out of a shed in Belchertown and distribute to local restaurants, they recently started contract brewing and hope to eventually open a brewery and taproom.

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 at some point in the future.

Bear and Bramble Brewing:
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.

Brewmaster’s Brewing Services: Brewmasters on Facebook
Formerly Opa Opa Brewing Services, the are now an independent production contract brewery in Williamsburg that produces more than a dozen Mass. brands. They occasionally have special events at the brewery and have a pop-up beer garden on Thursdays in the summer.

Charlton Beer Company: Charlton Beer Company on Facebook
Successful home brewers are now fully licensed and producing a very limited amount of commercial beer for the immediate area.

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:
Veteran-owned production nano brewery in West Boylston, you can find their beer at various locations around Central Mass. and beyond. They recently announced plans to move to a larger space and open a brewery and taproom.

Marblehead Brewing Company:
The first Orthodox Monastic Brewery in the world, it’s currently a production pilot brewery in Marblehead that contract brews at Spencer Brewery and sells growlers from a retail space.

Merrimac Brewing: Merrimac Brewing on Facebook
A production pilot brewery in West Newbury, they commercially contract brew one beer, Epic IPA, at Mercury Brewing in Ipswich. They have a small taproom that allows visitors upon reservations.

Moon Hill Brewing: Moon Hill on Facebook
The Gardner Ale House recently started distributing its beers to bars and restaurants 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 visitable 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. You can enjoy full pours during their farm festivals, which occur monthly from June to October.

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.

Seven Saws Brewing:
Established in 2017, this one-barrel nano brewery is located in Holden, and has plans to open a taproom location in town by end of 2018.

Spencer Trappist
Micro brewery producing Trappist ales at their monastery in Spencer, they are the only Trappist brewery in the U.S.. You can only visit during their annual open house event held each June.

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

They have a production pilot brewery in Colrain, but have started contract brewing at Brewmaster’s Brewing Services and Berkshire Brewing. Long-term plan is to expand to a 10-barrel system at a new location.


Pending Breweries

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


Amory’s Tomb Brewing Company:
A nano brewery and taproom planning to open in Maynard in early 2018.

Anonymous Brewing
Planning to start a contract brewery and launch in early 2018.

Aquatic Brewing: Aquatic
They plan to open a micro brewery and taproom in Falmouth in spring of 2018.

Brato Brewhouse & Kitchen: Brato Brewhouse & Kitchen
Alex Corona and Jonathan Gilman, formerly brewer and sous chef at Cambridge Brewing Co., plan to open a micro brewery and taproom in Brighton in summer of 2018, offering thoughtfully crafted beer and food inspired by the many forms of fermentation.

Burke’s Alewerks: Burke’s Alewerks on Facebook
Long time home brewer Brian Burke is planning to open a 5-barrel micro brewery and taproom in Hanover in early 2018.

Canned Heat Craft Beer: No website of Facebook
They plan to open a micro brewery and taproom focusing on hop-forward beers on the waterfront in Fall River in Spring of 2018.

Crue Brew Brewery:
They plan to open a family-focused micro brewery and taproom in Raynham in the first half of 2018.

Distraction Brewing: Distraction Brewing on Facebook
They plan to open a nano brewery and taproom in Boston’s Roslindale Village in Spring of 2018.

Democracy Brewing:
They plan to open a worker-owned brewpub in Boston’s Downtown Crossing neighborhood in April of 2018.

East Regiment Beer Company: East Regiment on Facebook
They are in the build out phase of their nano brewery and taproom in Salem, which they hope to open during the first half of 2018.

Floodwater Brewing: No website or Facebook
Nano brewery and tasting room planning to open in Buckland by end of this year.

Granite Coast Brewing:
They plan to open a nano brewery and taproom in Peabody during the first half of 2018.

Kismet Brewing:
They plan to open a production micro brewery in Westfield, with on-site can sales, by summer of 2018.

Leadfoot Brewing:
Two home brewers plan to open a 30-barrel micro brewery and taproom in Chicopee this June.

Lost Shoe Brewing:
Husband and wife team planning to open a craft brewery, coffee roasters and taproom in downtown Marlborough in Summer of 2018.

Lost Towns Brewing
They plan to open a 3-barrel nano brewery and taproom in Hardwick in Spring of 2018.

Off The Cuff Brewing Company:
Based in Western Mass., they are searching for a brewery and taproom space between Worcester and Springfield, but will start contract
brewing in early 2018 with the goal to have their first 10-barrel batch out in April.

Pitkin Point Brewery: Pitkin Point Brewery on Facebook
A larger than normal home brew operation with higher ambitions, they are currently looking to start contract brewing in the first half of 2018.

Remnant Brewing: Remnant on Facebook
Will open a brewery and taproom in Union Square’s (Somerville) new Bow Market in April of 2018.

Second Wind BrewingSecond Wind on Facebook
Brewery and taproom planning to open in downtown Plymouth in October or November.

Sena Farm Brewery: No website or social media page yet
They recently received their state license and plan to open a brewery in Worthington that will focus on barrel-aged beers and wild ales.

Stellwagen Beer Company:
Planning to open a micro brewery and taproom on the South Shore in the first half of 2018.

Timber Yard Brewing:
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.

Walden Woods Brewing:
In the process of opening a brewery and taproom in downtown Marlborough, they hope to be open in early 2018.

Wandering Soul Beer Company
Already-licensed, pending brewery in Beverly.

Breweries in the Making

Pre-pending breweries in various stages of planning and development


Anawan Brewing Company: 
Hoping to be Dighton’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.

Article Fifteen: Article Fifteen on Facebook
Founded by an veteran Army combat medic and his fiancee, a paramedic and nurse, they hope to open a nano brewery in Weymouth in 2018.

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 north of Boston in 2018.

Channel Marker BrewingAgapé on Facebook
Formerly known as Agape Brewing, they plan to open a nano brewery and taproom in Beverly in 2018, focusing on hazy, hoppy, juicy NE style IPAs.

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

Copper Tree Brewing
Formerly known as Whistleblower Brewing, they plan to open a brewery and taproom in Rockland or somewhere close by end of 2018.

Fat Squirrel Brewing: Fat Squirrel on Facebook
A home brewing operation in Shirley with long term plans to go commercial.

Great Awakening Brewing Company: Great Awakening on Facebook
Pre-pending nano brewery in Westfield.

Grist & Kettle Brewing:
Hopes to open a nano brewery and tasting room in Leominster in the near 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 look to start contract brewing in the future.

Redemption Rock Brewing: No website or social media
They plan to open a brewery, taproom, and cafe in the downtown Worcester area in 2018.

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 nano brewery.

Small Mighty Brew: No Website or Facebook page
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 who produce notably juicy IPAs, they plan to open a brewery and taproom on the North Shore in 2018.

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

The Lodge Restaurant:
An existing restaurant in Webster that hopes to convert to a brewpub by adding a brewing system.

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

Two Weeks Notice Brewing Company:
Previously a licensed nano brewery, they are currently on hiatus while searching for a location in the Westfield area to open a brewery and taproom.

Vitamin Sea Brewing: Vitamin Sea Brewing on Facebook
Successful home brewers planning to open a nano brewery on the South Shore some time in 2018.

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