If you love craft beer, Boston is the place to let your perishing thirst run riot. Since the pilgrims dropped anchor on New England shores, the hoppy brew has flowed through the streets of Boston; fuelling the tipsy-slurrings of many a resident. Take a tasty meander through some of the city’s best craft breweries.
1. Aeronaut Brewery- Somerville
Set up by three MIT graduates this place goes above and beyond, acting as a community hub and supplier of the good stuff. Small batch brews are king here – try a Hip Hop and Away a refreshing session IPA. The brewery also hosts an array of events, from live music to trivia nights, which are currently being held virtually but will return in physical form as soon as restrictions allow.
Beer to watch out for – Robot Crush (American Pilsner, 5.1%)
Image credit: @aeronautbrewing
2. Dorchester Brewing Co
This North Dorchester Brewing company was built within an abandoned industrial complex in 2016. It has quickly grown to become a popular spot for the craft beer army, and a lifeline for the Dorchester community, bringing much needed economic growth. We recommend grabbing one of their IPA’s and making your way up to their newly built ‘Hopservatory’, which offers great views over the city.
Beer to watch out for – Electricity ( Double IPA, 8%)
Image Credit: @dorchesterbrewing
3. Cambridge Brewing Co
The team likes to push the boundaries of brewing; constantly innovating, to concoct worthy brews that even the most discerning beer snob will approve of. Located within the tech-savvy Kendall Square community, patrons can sip on carefully concocted tipples like bourbon barrel-aged Imperial Stouts or a brew born from the US’s first beer solera system. There’s also a patio – just in time for warmer days.
Beer to watch out for – Death and the Maiden ( Baltic Porter 8.75%)
Image Credit: @cambrewingco
4. Trillium Brewing Company
Starting up in 2013, in Boston’s Fort Point, the goal was to make good beer a lifestyle and bring the community together through the mutual love of the hoppy nectar. Locally sourced ingredients and a New-England farmhouse vibe can be expected from this establishment. Intriguing additions to the menu include Bianca Guava Mango Lassi Gose – inspired by Lassi, the Indian creamy drink.
Beers to watch out for – Big Bird (Double IPA, 8.5%)
Image Credit: @trilliumbrewing
5. Winter Hill Brewing
Winter Hill Brewing Company provides no-nonsense, quality brewing at its best. From rich IPA’s to refreshing Pilseners there’ll be something to suit your tastes. The company also roast their own coffee – ideal to revive you from the night before.
Beers to watch – Raspberry Russian Ending ( Imperial Stout, 9.2%)