MetroWest Craft Beer Retailers

Bacon’s Wine & Spirits

234 Washington St
Hudson, MA 01749

Phone number (978) 562-6650

Craft Beer Cellar

328 Worcester Road
Framingham, MA  01702

Phone number:

   

Crafted

400 Washington St
Holliston, MA 01746

Phone number (508) 429-1931

Dions

4 S Ave
Natick, MA 01760

Phone number: (508) 650-4321

   

Fifth Avenue Liquors

235 Old Connecticut Path
Framingham, MA 01701

Phone number (508) 872-7777

Franklin Liquors

363 E Central St
Franklin, MA 02038

Phone number (508) 528-7338

   

Gateway Liquors

3 Mechanic St
Bellingham, MA 02019

Phone number (508) 657-1663

Hickey’s Wine & Spirits

396 E Main St
Milford, MA 01757

Phone number (508) 634-3405

   

Julio’s Liquors

140 Turnpike Rd
Westborough, MA 01581

Phone number (508) 366-1942

Sudbury Craft Beer

365 Boston Post Rd
Sudbury, MA 01776

Phone number (978) 261-5797

   

Vin Bin

Southborough, Marlborough and Hopkinton

 

 

 

Community Spotlight: Ashland

The Town of Ashland bustles year ‘round, but spring is an especially energetic season as the town’s cultural and business initiatives roll out.  Although primarily residential, the town integrates small businesses as well as cutting-edge tech corporations into its community initiatives.

 

New England History

Centuries ago, Ashland was a stopping point on a major Indian trail which later became known as the Bay Path, connecting Cambridge and Connecticut. It was here that a community of Natick Indians was established as the Village of Magunkaquog in about 1659. The town is also known as the site of Henry Warren's invention of the electric clock, later manufactured here under the Telechron name. Today, the high school’s teams are the Clockers.

 

Corner Spot

Indicative of the energetic business community emerging in this town, the Corner Spot was developed in early 2017--through individual donations—as a place for new businesses to debut for one to six weeks. Opening in June of 2017, this innovative example of community placemaking will offer a rotation of new enterprises, as well as a restful spot for simply hanging out.

 

Farmers Market

One of the region’s most robust farmers’ markets offers special themes—such as Dog Day --each Saturday morning (June 10-October 7) as well as live music, non-food vendors, and family activities in the park at 125 Front Street. On special weekends throughout the rest of the year, the Farmers Market pops up indoors to offer Pre-Thanksgiving and Mid-Winter Markets.

 

Special community events

Long a home to annual community events and festivals, such as Ashland Day in September, the town now offers more programming through Arts!Ashland Alliance. Through arts and culture programming, the group also works to cultivate the economic vitality of the community. Its signature event is the Dragon Fly Festival, held mid-August.  Other cultural offerings come from the Friends of the Ashland Library, which offers speakers and documentary film evenings.

 

Dining

Pockets of great cuisine are spread throughout this community of 18,000, including along Routes 126 and 135, as well as downtown sidestreets. The gourmet Oregon Club, a former speakeasy, is tucked among residences in east Ashland.  In downtown, Stone’s Public House (circa 1832) boasts a ghostly history and modern hearty pub fare. New Mexican and Asian eateries have debuted in recent years as well.

 

Recreation & Sports

To commemorate the site of the original Boston Marathon Start Line, Ashland now boasts Marathon Park., which is now the site of the start line of the semi-annual Marathon Park Prep, a half-marathon favored by runners eager to experience a large portion of the Boston Marathon’s April route.

There’s plenty of recreation for those inclined to relax. The 470-acre Ashland State Park offers swimming, picnic areas, boating, fishing, and hiking/biking trails. The Bay Circuit Trail connects Ashland to 34 other communities. The public schools’ new turf fields are the site of regional sports competitions.