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.

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
The are currently contract brewing at Berkshire Brewing while they continue to search for a brewery & taproom space in Central Mass..

Opa Opa Brewing
Formerly a brewpub, 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.

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 in Ipswich and  Brewmaster’s Brewing Services in Williamsburg, but plan to open a brewery & taproom in Springfield in early 2019.

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.

Arcpoint Brewing
Proprietor/tenant brewers at Brewmasters Brewing, they have a pilot brewery in Belchertown and plan to open a micro brewery and taproom in 2019.

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 early 2019.

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 stores, 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. Long-term plan is to open a micro brewery & taproom at a new location.

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