As with all of our public tours, we will begin and end at the Craft Beer Cellar Fort Point where you can pick up more beer or hit up the city for some more sights and beer.
Let’s take a closer look at each of the breweries on this tour:
OLD COLONY BREWING COMPANY
The first stop on the True Brew Tour is Old Colony Brewing Company. Named after a legendary brewery located in Fall River, Old Colony is a small craft brewery located in Whitman, MA and is the first to establish in the town.
Started by four Whitman natives who bonded over home brewing, Old Colony is brewing a wide variety of styles in their Bedford Street location. Check out what the team is doing to bring their beer interpretations to the area.
10TH DISTRICT BREWING COMPANY
Next up is 10th District Brewing Company. Dana George and Patrick Eddy originally met in grammar school, and later reconnected through local youth sports.
After visiting another small brewery in the area, the two decided that the time was right to open Abington’s first brewery using a three-barrel system in a former tattoo parlor. Check out the sleek and modern tasting room and enjoy classic styles designed to show the area what craft beer is all about.
BARREL HOUSE Z
Last stop is Barrel House Z. Russ Heisner had an early career brewing the same beers over and over again as the first head brewer at Harpoon. He now owns his own brewery, the first to be established in Weymouth.
Each beer made here is unique, a collaboration between Heisner and any number of his industry friends.
Also, this brewery is using various barrel types for aging the same base recipe. Compare a flight of flavorful beers, and toast to the magic of wood at this impressive facility.
All tours include transportation in a roomy comfortable bus, a dedicated Tour Guide/Beverage Consultant, your own Designated Driver, alcohol samples at all stops, behind-the-scenes access (meet the brewers and tasting room staff), at least one production tour, food (a vegetarian baked treat from local bakery), bottled water, Mass Brew Bus Tote Bag (that you get to keep) along with stickers, and plenty of storage on the bus for purchases in a cooler or crate (so you have some to enjoy later).
Tickets for the True Brew Tour are on sale now. Cheers!
Don Littlefield is the General Manager of the Mass Brew Bus. He enjoyed a Sebago Brewing Company Slick Nick Long Winter Ale while preparing this post. Twitter: @MassBrewBus