Massachusetts Brewers: By Category

For a list of all visitable breweries visit our regional maps pages


Contract Brands

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.

Anonymous Brewing
Launched in fall of 2018, they feature recipes crafted to reflect a unique balance of robust grain bills and dynamic hop profiles at Ipswich/Mercury.

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 have a few of their own beers contract brewed. 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-emerged as a contract brand 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
They brew at Mercury Brewing in Ipswich but plan to open their own brewery and taproom in Waltham this fall.

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.

Off The Cuff Brewing Company
Their first contract brewed offering will be available in kegs in early November, meanwhile they continue to searching for a brewery & taproom space.

Opa Opa Brewing
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 at Mercury Brewing in Ipswich.

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 in Ipswich and  Brewmaster’s Brewing Services in Williamsburg, but plan to open a brewery & taproom in Springfield in 2018.

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 and have recently announced plans to open their own taproom.

Amory’s Tomb Brewing Company
A nano brewery in Maynard, planning to open their taproom to the public soon.

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 brewery in Williamsburg that produces more than a dozen Mass. contract 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 micro 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 new brewery and taproom in West Boylston.

Marblehead Brewing Company
The first Orthodox Monastic Brewery in the world, they currently have one beer contract brewed at Spencer Brewer and sell it in growlers and pints from a taproom & retail space in downtown Marblehead. Long range plans are for a brewery, taproom and beer garden in Marblehead.

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

Moon Hill Brewing
The Gardner Ale House now distributes 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 are currently contract brewing but will open a new brewery and taproom in Beverly in 2019.

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 once 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, but they are planning to open a taproom in 2019.

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!


Aquatic Brewing
They plan to open a micro brewery and taproom in Falmouth in late 2018 or early 2019.

Backbeat Brewing
Husband and wife team planning to open a micro brewery and taproom across from the Commuter Rail Station in Beverly in late 2018 or early 2019.

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 late 2018 or early 2019, 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.

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.

Distraction Brewing
They plan to open a nano brewery and taproom in Boston’s Roslindale Village in Spring 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 in late 2018 or early 2019.

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

Faces Brewing
Micro brewery and taproom planning to open in Malden later this year.

Floodwater Brewing
Nano brewery and tasting room planning to open for regular hours in the Shelburne Falls village of Buckland in fall of 2018.

Flying Dreams Brewing
Will open a pilot brewery and taproom in the former space of Walden Woods Brewing in downtown Marlborough later this year.

Granite Coast Brewing
They plan to open a nano brewery and taproom in downtown Peabody in late 2018 or early 2019.

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 late summer or early fall of 2018.

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

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

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

Provincetown Brewing Company
America’s first gay beer, they plan to launch a micro brewery and taproom in Provincetown in spring of 2019.

Redemption Rock Brewing
They plan to open a brewery, taproom, and cafe in the downtown Worcester area in late 2018 or early 2019..

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.

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 in late 2018 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 in early 2018 or late 2019.

Wandering Soul Beer Company
Already-licensed, pending contract brewery in Beverly, hoping to debut its first beers in spring of 2019.


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.

Copper Tree Brewing
Formerly known as Whistleblower Brewing, they plan to open a brewery and taproom in Rockland area.

Fieldcrest Brewing
Owned and operated by Adam and Shannon Field, they plan to open a family friendly micro brewery and taproom in Wilbraham.

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.

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.

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.

Time & Materials Beer Company
They play to launch as a contract brand in 2019 with long range plans for a micro brewery and taproom in Greater Boston in 2020.


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