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 spring of 2018.

Brazo Fuerte Artisanal Beer
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.

Brewmaster Jack
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 acquired by Harpoon and have moved their brewing operations to its Boston brewery.

Entitled Brewing Company
Hingham-based home brewing project started in 2014, they now contract brew at Dorchester Brewing Company but are searching for a space near their home base in Hingham to open their own brewery and taproom.

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

Mighty Squirrel
Headquartered in Boston, they contract brew at Mercury Brewing in Ipswich but recently announced plans to open a brewery and taproom in Waltham.

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.

Opa Opa Brewing: No website or social media page
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.

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

Small Change Brewing
Based in Somerville, they contract brew at Great North Ale works in NH, focusing on classic and sometimes overlooked beer styles.

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.

Willie’s Superbrew
Originally crafted in a Cape Cod kitchen and launched in 2015 as Farmer Willie’s Alcoholic Ginger Beer, they recently changed their branding.
They contract brew with Isle Brewer’s Guild in Pawtucket.

ZēLUS 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
A production nano brewery located behind Father’s Kitchen & Taphouse in Sandwich (where you can find their beer on tap), they produce small-batch beers for a handful of local restaurants.

Amory’s Tomb Brewing Company
A nano brewery in Maynard, planning to open a taproom in 2018.

Arcpoint Brewing
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 late 2018.

Brewmaster’s Brewing Services
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
Successful home brewers are now fully licensed and producing a very limited amount of commercial beer for the immediate area.

Cochituate Brewing
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 have 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 and pints from a retail space in downtown Marblehead.

Merrimac Brewing
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
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 are looking to open a visitable brewery and taproom in Beverly.

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’s
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 and contract brews at Brewmaster’s Brewing Services.

Spencer Trappist Brewery
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.

Stoneman Brewery
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!

 

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

Article Fifteen
Founded by an veteran Army combat medic and his fiancee, a paramedic and nurse, they will open a nano brewery and taproom in Weymouth by summer of 2018.

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

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.

Bruno’s Brewery: No website or social media page yet
Ralph and Vito Bruno of Dorchester’s Boston Winery plan to open a nano brewery and taproom next door in late 2018.

Canned Heat Craft Beer
They plan to open a micro brewery and taproom focusing on hop-forward beers on the waterfront in Fall River in Spring of 2018.

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

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

Distraction Brewing
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 May or June of 2018.

East Regiment Beer Company
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.

Essex County Brewing
They plan to bring top-tier craft beer to Essex County in 2018 with a micro brewery and taproom in Peabody.

Floodwater Brewing: No website or social media page yet
Nano brewery and tasting room planning to open in Buckland sometime in 2018.

Granite Coast Brewing
They plan to open a nano brewery and taproom in downtown Peabody during the summer of 2018.

Ground Effect Brewing: No website or social media page yet
They plan to open a micro brewery and taproom in downtown Hudson in late spring or early summer of 2018.

Holyoke Craft Beer
They plan to open a 1-barrel nano brewery in downtown Holyoke with a retail shop for growler sales and have beer on tap at Gateway City Arts.

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.

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

Rustic Brewing
Three aspiring home brewers hope to share their passion for brewing New England style IPAs by opening a nano brewery with retail sales to-go in Indian Orchard Mills Springfield.

Sena Farm Brewery
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 in Marshfield in summer of 2018.

Strange Brewery
A homebrew shop for more than 20 years, they will open a nano brewery and taproom at their Marlborough location 2018, where they plan to provide quality brews with a strange twist..

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.

Troy City Brewing
Will open a nano brewery and taproom in his home town of Fall River by the end of 2018.

Two Weeks Notice Brewing Company
Previously a licensed nano brewery in Westfield, they will re-open this summer with a micro brewery and eventual taproom in West Springfield.

Vitamin Sea Brewing
Successful home brewers recently announced plans to open a nano brewery in Weymouth by the end of 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.

As Built Brewing
They plan to open a brewery and taproom in Franklin in 2019.

Bear Hole Brewing
A nano brewery operating out of West Springfield that hopes to have a full production brewery and taproom open in 2019.

Cabral Brewing Company
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.

Conspiracy Brewing
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
A home brewing operation in Shirley with long term plans to go commercial.

Great Awakening Brewing
Pre-pending nano brewery in Westfield.

Oakholm Brewing
They plan to open a 15-barrel brewery and taproom on a 100-acre farm in Brookfield in spring of 2019.

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

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 social media 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
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 Brewing
Is planning to set up a 2-barrel system as a tenant brewer at Strange Brewery in Marlborough.

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

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