Craft Beer & Hard Cider

In addition to breweries, find specialty stores to purchase new brews, plus great bars with extensive beer lists on tap.  Brewing your own?  Strange Brew has all of the supplies you need to brew at home, or brew onsite at Barleycorn's.

Battle Road Brewing Company

Battle Road Brewing Company

Building 5, Mill & Main, Maynard, MA 01754
978-298-5229
 

Hours:

Open 7 days a week starting at 11:30.  Serving lunch and dinner.

 

Brewery Tour Available: Yes, Saturdays at 11am and 3pm (starting January 14, 2017)

Tour Charge: No

Food for purchase: Yes, at Battle Road Brew House which features indoor and outdoor seating as well as private event space.

 

Cold Harbor Brewing Co.

Cold Harbor Brewing Co.

108 Milk Street, Suite 6 Westborough, MA 01581

 

Hours:

  • Thursday: 4pm-8pm
  • Friday: 12pm-8pm
  • Saturday: 11am – 8pm
  • Sunday: 12pm – 5pm
  • Monday: Closed

Brewery Tour Available: No

Tour Charge: N/A

Food for purchase: No

CraftRoots Brewing

CraftRoots Brewing

4 Industrial Road, Milford, MA 01757-2816

(508) 381-1920

Hours:

  • Wednesday & Thursday: 5pm-9pm
  • Friday: 4pm-9pm
  • Saturday: 12pm – 10pm
  • Sunday: 12pm – 6pm

Brewery Tour Available: Saturdays at 1pm

Tour Charge: N/A

Food for purchase: No

 

Exhibit ‘A’ Brewing Company

Exhibit ‘A’ Brewing Company

81 Morton Street, Framingham MA 01702
(508) 202-9297

Hours:

  • Monday & Tuesday: Closed (available for private events)
  • Wednesday-Friday: 3pm-8pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: 12pm-8pm

Brewery Tour Available: Yes

Tour Charge: N/A

Food for purchase: No

 

Framingham Beer Works

Framingham Beer Works

345 Cochituate Road, Framingham, MA 01701
(508) 309-3373


Hours:

  • Daily 11AM-12:45AM

Brewery Tour Available: No, but the restaurant has windows into the brewing area

Tour Charge: N/A

Food for purchase: Yes

Jack’s Abby Brewing

Jack’s Abby Brewing

100 Clinton Street, Framingham 01702

(774) 777-5085

With quality, locally sourced ingredients and mindful brewing practices—Jack’s Abby wants  to make lagers the beer lover’s first choice once again. Enjoy 24 lagers on tap and a full menu in their Framingham Beer Hall & Kitchen.

 

Hours:

  • Tuesday – Thursday: 11:30am – 10pm
  • Friday & Saturday: 11:30am – 11pm
  • Sunday: 11:30am – 9pm
  • Monday: Closed

Brewery Tour Available: Yes

Tour Charge: Free

Food for purchase: Yes

John Harvards Brew House - Framingham

John Harvards Brew House - Framingham

1 Worcester RdFramingham, MA 01701-5359

(508) 875-2337

 

Hours:

  • Monday – Thursday: 11:30am – Midnight
  • Friday & Saturday: 11:30am – 1am
  • Sunday: 11:30am – 11:30pm

Brewery Tour Available: No, but the taproom has windows into the brewing area

Tour Charge: N/A

Food for purchase: Yes

Lookout Farm Hard Cider

Lookout Farm Hard Cider

89 Pleasant Street, SOUTH, South Natick, MA 01760

(508) 653-1178

 

Hours:

  • Friday:3pm-10pm
  • Saturday: 12pm-10pm
  • Sunday: 12pm-6pm

Brewery Tour Available: Saturday and Sunday at 2pm.  Private tours available by emailing cider@lookoutfarm.com.

Tour Charge: No

Food for purchase: Yes

Medusa Brewing Company

Medusa Brewing Company

111 Main Street, Hudson 01749

978-310-1933  

 

Hours:

  • Tuesday – Thursday: 4pm – 10pm
  • Friday: 3pm-10pm
  • Saturday: 12pm-10pm
  • Sunday: 12pm-10pm
  • Monday: Closed

Brewery Tour Available: No, but the taproom has windows into the brewing area

Tour Charge: N/A

Food for purchase: Limited food for purchase (local cheese selections).  You can bring your own food.

Springdale by Jack's Abby Brewing

Springdale by Jack's Abby Brewing

102 Clinton Street, Framingham MA 01702
(508) 872-0900

 

Hours:

  • Monday-Wednesday: Closed 
  • Thursday: 4pm-10pm
  • Friday: 4pm-11pm
  • Saturday: 11:30am-11pm
  • Sunday: 11:30am-6pm

 

Brewery Tour Available: No, barrels viewable through tasting room.

Tour Charge: N/A

Food for purchase: No.  Food is available in the adjacent Jack's Abby.

Start Line Brewing

Start Line Brewing

Water Fresh Farm, 151 Hayden Rowe, Hopkinton, MA 01748

508-761-2044

 

Hours:

  • Wednesday - Friday:  12pm-7pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: 12pm-6pm

Brewery Tour Available: No, but you can view brewery from tasting room.

Tour Charge: N/A

Food for purchase: Yes, at adjacent Water Fresh Farm

Private event space available Monday through Saturday noon to 9 p.m. and Sunday noon to 7 p.m

Strange Brew

Strange Brew

416 Boston Post Road East

Marlborough, 01752

508-460-5050

Opening summer 2018! Brewery, taproom, and outdoor beer garden. 

True West Brewery

True West Brewery

525 Massachusetts Ave, Acton, MA 01720

(978) 206-1600

 

Hours:

  • Monday - Tuesday: 5pm-10pm
  • Wednesday:  4pm-11pm
  • Thursday: 4pm-12pm
  • Friday-Saturday:  12pm-12am
  • Sunday: 12pm-10pm

Brewery Tour Available: Yes

Tour Charge: No

Food for purchase: Yes

ZeLUS Beer Company

ZeLUS Beer Company

120, North Meadows Road, Medfield, MA 02052

We bring the worlds of craft beer and an active lifestyle together.

No tap room presently open to the public. Product available across MetroWest 

 

Food & Drink

Food & Drink - Heritage

Community Spotlight - Hudson

Overview

Sitting on the bank of the Assabet River, on the western edge of Middlesex County, Hudson has come to embody the quintessential “new New England town.” While maintaining its charming, traditional essence, the town’s revamped downtown area has injected an air of trendiness and excitement to go along with its serene natural beauty.

History

Previously a village of Marlborough, Hudson was incorporated as its own town in 1866. Taking full advantage of its location along the Assabet River, the town quickly became a thriving factory town and home to 17 different shoe factories, even becoming known as “Shoe Town.” The availability of work opportunities made it an ideal place for immigrants to come to work and raise a family, and the land was settled by newcomers of predominantly Irish and Portuguese descent.

Local Offerings

With an influx of younger residents, Hudson has become a trendier, contemporary town, and its culinary offerings reflect this demographic shift. For those who enjoy a local craft brew, there’s Medusa Brewing Company and Ground Effect Brewing Company, which pair perfectly with a variety of artisanal cheeses from downtown’s Mullahy’s cheese shop. For the even younger crowd, Hudson offers many ways to pass the time, including Cellucci Skate and Splash Park and Roller Kingdom. For those looking to liven up their personal style or home décor, Hudson’s downtown is home to several clothing and home goods boutiques with offerings from both local and international artisans. Although these local shops and boutiques add to the charm of Hudson, it is still home to many of the big-box stores that simply make life a little more convenient.