Wachusett Brewing Co

Wachusett Brewing Co

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Website
wachusettbrew.com
Phone
(978) 874-9965
Location
Westminster, MA
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Founded
1994
BREWERY TYPE
Production - Micro
Address
175 State Rd E
Westminster, MA 01473
Westminster, MA 01473 United States
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Come experience local beer. Located in Westminster, MA, Wachusett Brewing Companyoffers free tours & sampling. Since 1994Wachusett beer has been locally brewed and is now a well known brand that is distributed all throughout New England. Stop in today and experience our Green Monsta IPA, or try our delicious Blueberry Ale. While you are here, check out the fastest canning line on the East coast, and don’t forget to pickup a souvenir in our retail store.

The walking tour of the brewery begins every hour on the hour. Your tour guide will give you a brief history of the brewery and walk you through our brewing, cellaring and packaging. Altogether, the tour and the tasting lastfor about 1 hour. Tastings are limited to two (2) 2oz. samples.

We recommend that you call us as early as possible to make reservations for parties of more than ten. Wachusett Brewery is delighted to offer this tour to our guests free of charge. However, voluntary contributions are welcome with all proceeds being donated to the Westminster Neighbors Helping Neighbors Fund, a local charity helping families in need for over 19 years.

Established in 1994. Wachusett Brewery founders Ned, Kevin and Quinny developed a significant appreciation for beer while attending Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Adventures in biking, canoeing, and hiking that led the trio to the northern New England states allowed them to visit some of the first operating craft breweries. Armed with a "we can do this" attitude the three cast off from their careers in engineering and biology to found the Wachusett Brewing Co. in 1993. Wachusett Country Ale was introduced to beer fans of Massachusetts the next year after lots of experimenting to get the formula just right. When Wachusett opened, the three designed and built most of the equipment; did the brewing and filling, selling and delivering, and everything else that a small start up brewery needed.
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Brew Talks NBWA 2017: Reaching Generation Z and the Amazon Effect (Video)

Brew Talks NBWA 2017: Reaching Generation Z and the Amazon Effect (Video)

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Wachusett Brewing Company to Release Wally Juice New England IPA

Coming off the most successful brand introduction in company history, Wachusett Brewing Company is following up the launch of their highly touted New England IPA Wally with Wally Juice. “Juice” will be a hazier, juicier, more intense flavor profile entrant in to the much buzzed about New England IPA category.

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Beer Industry Experts to Speak at 2 Upcoming Brew Talks Meetups

Brewbound is pleased to announce speakers for its upcoming Brew Talks meetups, taking place alongside the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) in Denver and National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) convention in Las Vegas. The two events give brewers and distributors attending the GABF and NBWA meetings a chance to engage in thought-provoking business discussion alongside their industry peers.

Wachusett Pop-Up Brings Recently Launched ‘Brew Yard’ to Boston

Wachusett Pop-Up Brings Recently Launched ‘Brew Yard’ to Boston

Wachusett Brewing is taking its recently launched outdoor beer garden, dubbed the “Brew Yard,” on the road. In partnership with Delaware North, a hospitality company owned by Jeremy Jacobs, who also owns the Boston Bruins, the Massachusetts craft brewery will pop up in Boston City Hall Plaza the next three Thursdays.

Wachusett Brewing to Open New Outdoor ‘Brew Yard’

Wachusett Brewing to Open New Outdoor ‘Brew Yard’

Wachusett Brewing Company is taking their brewery to the next level. The new Brew Yard promises to be the next great addition to the vibrant New England craft beer destination scene. Guests will now be able to visit the brewery, buy a pint, grab a bite to eat from a local food truck and relax while listening to a wide variety of music.

Former Heineken CMO Tapped to Lead Wachusett Brewing

Former Heineken CMO Tapped to Lead Wachusett Brewing

Wachusett Brewing Company today announced that Christian McMahan, who most recently served as a managing partner of creative agency Smartfish, would join the Massachusetts-based craft brewery as its new president. McMahan, who previously spent 2 1/2 years as the CMO of Heineken USA (2008 – 2010) and worked for six years as the vice president of marketing for Diageo (2002 – 2008), will officially join Wachusett in mid-June.

Nauti Seltzer Launches Nationally in Crown Cans

In a dramatic departure from its established regional craft brewing business, Wachusett Brewing Company (Westminster, MA) is moving into new beverage territory, figuratively and literally. The company has developed a healthy alternative in the hard soda category and will be launching it nationwide in April following an initial rollout in its home state, Massachusetts.

Wachusett Brewing Makes Foray Into Hard Seltzer

Wachusett Brewing Makes Foray Into Hard Seltzer

In March, Wachusett Brewing – via its newly established Craft Cocktail Company DBA — will introduce a line of hard seltzer products under the “Nauti Seltzer” brand identity. Positioning it as a “healthy alternative in the hard soda category,” the 110 calorie, five percent ABV Nauti Seltzer offerings – which will come in raspberry, lemon-lime, grapefruit and cranberry flavors — will have a national focus from the onset and are aimed at health-conscious consumers looking for an alternative to traditional beer.

Craft Beer Guild Slapped with 90-Day Suspension

Craft Beer Guild Slapped with 90-Day Suspension

After more than 15 months of investigations, regulators in Massachusetts have determined that Craft Beer Guild LLC — a wholesaler responsible for selling about 200 craft brands from around the U.S. — knowingly violated state laws prohibiting unfair trade practices and illegal pay-to-play activities. News of the decision was first reported by the Boston Globe. In a notice dated Feb. 11, 2016 and obtained by Brewbound, the Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC) slapped Craft Beer Guild — a subsidiary of the Sheehan Family Companies, which owns several alcoholic beverage distributorships across more than a dozen states — with a 90-day license suspension for offering inducements and unfair discounts in exchange for guaranteed retail placements.

Wachusett Hopes to Grow Contract Business

Wachusett Hopes to Grow Contract Business

After investing more than $5 million on brewery infrastructure over the last five years, Wachusett Brewing is turning more attention to the contract portion of its business. But in order for the company to fully capitalize on all of the opportunities coming its way, it says, it needs a little help from Massachusetts state regulators.

Wachusett Brews Exclusive Beer for Ninety Nine Restaurant Chain

Ninety Nine Restaurant & Pub announced today an agreement with Wachusett Brewing Company to unveil a new American Pale Ale—Horseshoe Ale— available exclusively at all New England Ninety Nine locations in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine, Vermont and New York.

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Wachusett Brewing Company Introduces Light IPA

Wachusett Brewing Company Introduces Light IPA

Westminster, MA — Wachusett Brewing Company celebrated Wachusett Mountain Ski Area’s 50 year anniversary by creating the world’s 1st Light IPA.

Wachusett Brewing Company Introduces Pumpkan Ale

Wachusett Brewing Company Introduces Pumpkan Ale

WESTMINSTER, MA – Wachusett Brewing Company is releasing their newest beer, Pumpkan Ale. With the recent installment of the canning line this will be the third aluminum packaged product added to the portfolio. Pumpkan is a session amber ale with a 5.2% ABV and 20 IBUs.


Year Round Beers

Beer Name Style
Horseshoe Ale Pale Ale
Strawberry White Witbier
Light IPA IPA
Larry Imperial IPA IPA
Nut Brown Ale Brown Ale
Black Shack Porter Porter
IPA IPA
Country Ale Pale Ale
Blueberry Ale Wheat Ale
Green Monsta IPA IPA

Seasonal Beers

Beer Name Style
Milk Stout Stout
Summer Ale Wheat Ale
Quinn's Amber Ale Amber Ale
Octoberfest Ale
Wachusett Winter Ale Scottish Ale
Pumpkan Ale Pumpkin

No Longer Available

Beer Name Style
Belgian White Witbier
California IPA IPA
Green Monsta Ale Pale Ale
Ryde Beer Ale
Imperial Pumpkin Pumpkin
Imperial Black IPA Pale Ale