Views and Brews
List Of Massachusetts State Brewpubs & Hikes
(Grayed out pubs are no longer brewing or closed, and unless you've already been there when they were brewing, no longer count)

Brewpub Name
Pub Date Hike 1
 Date 1
Hike 2
 Date 2
Amherst Brewing ___/___/___ Sugarloaf Mt ___/___/___ Hike 2 ___/___/___ .
Boston Beer Works - Brookline Ave ___/___/___Breakhart Reservation___/___/___Hike 2___/___/___ .
Boston Beer Works - Canal Street
___/___/___Arnold Arboretum___/___/___Hike 2___/___/___ .
Lowell Beer Works - Lowell
___/___/___Hike 1___/___/___Hike 2___/___/___.
Cambridge Brewing ___/___/___ Fellsway 1 ___/___/___ Fellsway 2 ___/___/___ .
John Harvard's Brew House - Harvard Square ___/___/___ Hike 1 ___/___/___ Hike 2 ___/___/___ .
John Harvard's Brew House - Framingham ___/___/___

Ashland State Park

___/___/___ Hike 2 ___/___/___ .
Barrington Brewery and Restaurant ___/___/___ Monument Mountain ___/___/___ Ice Glen in Stockbridge ___/___/___ .
People's Pint - Used to brew on site - Close enough?! ___/___/___ Shelburne Falls ___/___/___ Mount Toby in Montague ___/___/___ .
The Tap Brewery ___/___/___ Hike 1 ___/___/___ Hike 2 ___/___/___ .
Northampton Brewery ___/___/___ Mt. Tom ___/___/___ Skinner ___/___/___ .
Brewmaster's Tavern___/___/___DAR Park ___/___/___Hike 2___/___/___
Offshore Ale Company ___/___/___ Hike 1 ___/___/___ Hike 2 ___/___/___ .
Salem Beer Works ___/___/___ Hike 1 ___/___/___ Hike 2 ___/___/___ .
Opa Opa Steakhouse & Brewery ___/___/___ Northhampton Rail Trail System ___/___/___ Mt. Tom ___/___/___ .
Bentley Brewing Company___/___/___Purgatory Chasm___/___/___Hike 2___/___/___.
Gardner Ale House___/___/___Mt. Wachussets___/___/___Hike 2___/___/___.
Bolton Beer Works ___/___/___ Wachusetts Reservoir ___/___/___ Boxboro Esker ___/___/___
Peppercorns___/___/___Leominster State Park___/___/___TBD___/___/___
Hingham Beer Works___/___/___World's End___/___/___TBD___/___/___
Cape Ann Brewing___/___/___Dogtown Common___/___/___TBD___/___/___
Deadwood Brewing ___/___/___ tbd ___/___/___ tbd ___/___/___
Rapscallion ___/___/___ tbd ___/___/___ tbd ___/___/___
American Fresh Brewhouse ___/___/___ tbd ___/___/___ tbd ___/___/___
==================  Below here are no longer eligible
Sea Dog - CLOSED ___/___/___ tbd ___/___/___ tbd ___/___/___
Pittsfield Brew Works (closed)
Rock Bottom Brewery - Braintree CLOSED
Boston outlet does not brew on site.
Lowell Brewing Company  - aka Brewery Exchange - No longer brewing  
O'Leary's Restaurant  - No longer brewing at the pub
Watch City Brewing___/___/___Hike 1___/___/___Hike 2___/___/___.

* Directions are usually the best effort we could come up with using Mapquest from the hike (or near by) to the Brewpub.  If you are not sure about something, look at the web sites for the various hikes or Brewpubs.

If you can't find the exact hike we mention, or you're not up for the hike we list, that's ok!  Just go for a walk of at least 1 mile.  Then when you've worked up a good thirst, go and enjoy a great beer!   One of the hikes is usually around 1-2 miles and more or less flat.  The other hike is usually 3-6 miles and may have some altitude gain.   Do whichever one you're more comfortable with.  It also helps to call ahead to see if the Pub (and sometimes the park!) is open when you want to go there.

Thanks to Lew Bryson for his book New York Breweries.  Our web page is based on his book's list of brew pubs.  Lew also lists several other breweries that are available for tours, and may offer beer for purchase.  If you are a New York State beer lover, check out his webpage or his book!

If you want to send us a few pictures of your hikes, or brewpubs you've visited, that would be great too!

As of this writing, there are 24 brewpubs in this state.  If you discover a new Brewpub (a place that brews their own beer on premises) that we haven't listed yet, or you discover that one has gone out of business, or if you have any other questions,