Overview

This definitive guide to Massachusetts's 46 breweries and brewpubs details everything you need to know--from types of beer brewed at each site and the Author's pick of the best beer, to information on tours, takeout, and food for each brewery. "It's a comprehensive guide. . . . the perfect book for the beer traveler." --Gary Dzen, The Boston Globe
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Massachusetts Breweries

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Overview

This definitive guide to Massachusetts's 46 breweries and brewpubs details everything you need to know--from types of beer brewed at each site and the Author's pick of the best beer, to information on tours, takeout, and food for each brewery. "It's a comprehensive guide. . . . the perfect book for the beer traveler." --Gary Dzen, The Boston Globe
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The Boston Globe
It's a comprehensive guide. . . . the perfect book for the beer traveler.
— Gary Dzen
The Boston Globe - Gary Dzen
"It's a comprehensive guide. . . . the perfect book for the beer traveler."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811748780
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books
  • Publication date: 8/1/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

John Holl travels the country chronicling the story of American beer for his website www.beerbriefing. A journalist since 1996, he has written for the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.

April Darcy is a freelance travel writer.

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Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction 1

Biggest of the Craft 13

Boston Beer Company/Samuel Adams 14

Harpoon Brewery 20

A Word About … The Massachusetts Brewers Guild President Rob Martin 23

Western Massachusetts 25

Amherst Brewing Company 30

Lefty's Brewing Company 32

The People's Pint 34

Paper City Brewery 37

Element Brewing Company 39

Barrington Brewery & Restaurant 42

Northampton Brewery Bar + Grille 44

Opa-Opa Steakhouse & Brewery 44

Berkshire Brewing Company 49

The Brewmaster's Tavern 51

Wandering Star Craft Brewery 54

A Word About … Beer Styles 58

Central Massachusetts 61

John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House 65

Nashoba Valley Winery 66

Wormtown Brewery 69

Wachusett Brewing Company 71

Pioneer Brewing Company 73

Gardner Ale House Brewery and Restaurant 75

Jack's Abby Brewing 77

A Word About … Brew-on-Premises Establishments 80

The Greater Merrimack Valley 83

Ipswich Ale Brewery 86

Lowell Beer Works 89

The Tap/Haverhill Brewery 91

RiverWalk Brewing Company 94

Cody Brewing Company 95

A Word About … Massachusetts Contract Breweries 98

The Greater Boston Area 101

Boston Beer Works Fenway 107

Boston Beer Works Canal Street 109

Cambridge Brewing Company 110

John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House 113

Deadwood Cafe & Brewery 115

Watch City Brewing Company 116

Idle Hands Craft Ales 119

Trillium Brewing 121

Night Shift Brewing 122

Blue Hills Brewery 124

A Word About … Rhode Island Breweries Chris O'Leary 127

Coastal Massachusetts 129

Just Beer 134

Mayflower Brewing Company 135

Salem Beer Works 137

Cape Ann Brewing Company 139

Hingham Beer Works 142

A Word About … Brewing Beer 143

Cape Cod and the Islands 145

Cape Cod Beer 149

Cisco Brewers 153

Offshore Ale Company 156

Beerwebs 159

Glossary 161

Index 173

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