Battle Road Brewing Company Releasing First Martyr Belgian Stout

Maynard, MA – Battle Road Brewing Company is pleased to announce the release of their inaugural brew, the First Martyr Belgian Stout. Founded in 2008 by Head Brewer Jeremy Cross, Battle Road Brewing Company has been contract brewing in Pennsylvania for the past two years in anticipation of the completion of their 15-barrel brewing facility, now open and operating in Maynard, MA.

Battle Road Brewing Company is located in the historic Clock Tower Mills, a building that formerly housed the largest woolen factory in the world. The brewery abuts Battle Road Brew House, a 250 seat restaurant featuring two private dining rooms, a full bar, and an outdoor patio.

This new brew joins the four flagships beers on the Brew House draft line-up, which include the 1775 Tavern Ale, Midnight Rider Porter, Lexington IPA, and Barrett’s Farmhouse Ale. The Battle Road brand aims to honor the rich history of this region through its beers, and the stout is no different. Head Brewer Cross says, “The First Martyr Belgian Stout was made in honor of Crispus Attucks, who was the first person shot and killed at the Boston Massacre on March 5, 1770. The beer was made with 100% Belgian malt, a blend of two different Belgian yeast strains, and Czech and German hops, all of which were sacrificed (martyred) to the Battle Road Brewery in our inaugural batch. The beer pours deep black with a thick tan head. There are aromas of plum and dark chocolate in the nose. The medium-bodied stout tastes of chocolate, a hint of cherries, and a slight pepperiness from the yeast and hops.”

Maria Rocci, President of Battle Road Brewing Company, is thrilled with the release of the First Martyr Belgian Stout, “We are very proud to brew such an exceptional stout as our first go around and cannot wait for the release of other styles. I am confident that Jeremy will continue to brew exceptional styles unlike any in the market.” This week will see the reveal of two more styles; the Powder Horn Pale Ale and Minuteman Gold, brewed in the style of a Kölsch.

To learn more about Battle Road Brewing Company or the Brew House, please visit Meet Jeremy Cross and sample his brews next Saturday, April 29th, at the Mass Brewers Guild Power Beer Fest, hosted at the SoWa Open Market in Boston. Tickets available at

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