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WESTMINSTER - JULY 22: Five years ago, Wachusett Brewing Company launched its blueberry beer with a heavy dose of skepticism. But the fruity concoction has exploded in popularity, doubling in sales in recent years and becoming the Westminster brewery's most coveted beer. (Photo by Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
Wachusett Brewery

WESTMINSTER – JULY 22: Five years ago, Wachusett Brewing Company launched its blueberry beer with a heavy dose of skepticism. But the fruity concoction has exploded in popularity, doubling in sales in recent years and becoming the Westminster brewery’s most coveted beer. (Photo by Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

Today is National Drink Beer Day! We are celebrating by showcasing the best breweries in Massachusetts voted on by YOU. Before we get to the breweries and why you love them, let’s talk about why we love beer so much.
According to the website www.craftbeertour.com, there are several reasons we love beer. First, it tastes good. Second, it makes you feel good. Third, it’s refreshing. The rest of the reasons: it’s communal, historical, cultural and it makes you more creative.

What type of a beer drinker are you? There are several different types of beer. According to the web, there are actually dozens. From lager to ale to stout to IPA, there is destined to be a type of beer that you will like. If you want to learn about the different types of beer and what makes them so unique you can CLICK HERE.

As far as beer fun facts according to www.order.beer:
Humans all over the world consume 50 billion gallons of beer each year.
Budweiser is the world’s most famous beer.
Beer is one of the oldest beverages in the world, dating back to 5000BC!
The Czech Republic was the first country ever to have a beer museum.
McDonald’s sell beer on its menu in countries such as France, Germany, Portugal and South Korea.
‘Snake Venom’ is the strongest beer in the world with 67.5% alcohol by volume, brewed by Scottish brewery Brewmeister.

There are actually a TON of breweries here in Massachusetts and in each part of the state. There is actually a craft brewery section of the Mass.gov website where you can see exactly how many and where they are. CLICK HERE to see. In the meantime, let’s take a look at YOUR favorite breweries here in Massachusetts and better yet, why they’re your favorite. Happy beer drinking!

  • Vitamin Sea Brewing in Weymouth ~ voted on by Tevin Texeria

    “They got a plumber cobbler slushie at 6% thats really good and a pineapple coconut sour ale.”

    VSB

    SHOP LOCAL NOW OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK!! REGULAR HOURS MONDAY 2-8PM TUESDAY 2-8PM WEDNESDAY 12-8PM THURSDAY 12-8PM FRIDAY 12-8PM SATURDAY 12-8PM SUNDAY 12-8PM VISIT THE VSB DUCK TRUCK IN HULL FOR THE MONTH OF JULY DAILY 2PM - 9PM HULL SHORE DRIVE

  • Harpoon Brewery in the Seaport ~ voted on by Tevin Texeria

    “Tap room tour was amazing and they had 10 different beers to try they also had an original cider, blueberry beer, watermelon wheat beer and a few canned seltzers that were strong.”

    Home - Harpoon

    Brewers of New England's Original IPA: Harpoon IPA. Employee Owned.

  • Downeast Brewery in East Boston ~ voted on by Tevin Texeria

    “They have so many amazing flavors like white slushie blue slushie, Mojito , tangie, XL (at 8%), and the a personal favorite the sexy seasonal apple cider donut.”

    Downeast Cider House

    inspired by the classic farm-fresh cider new englanders know and love. unfiltered and unfettered... the way cider should be.

  • Sam Adams brewery in Boston ~ voted on by Thomas Vallese

    “Beer is great and so is the tour.”

    Age Gate

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  • Cisco Brewery in Nantucket ~ voted on by Julia McIntyre

    “They have food trucks beer wine liquor etc it’s so fun.”

    Welcome to Cisco Brewers - Beer, Wine, Spirits and Locations Near You

    Welcome to Cisco Brewers! Known for the finest beer, wine, spirits and more, for more than 25 years. Established on Nantucket, brewed for New England. Click here for our products, hours, menus and details on our 3 locations: Nantucket, Portsmouth, Boston's Seaport.

     

  • Wachusett Brewing Company voted on by Melissa from The Getup Crew

    LOVE that dogs are allowed there. Plus, their Blueberry Ale is the best I’ve ever tried.

  • Trillium in Boston ~ voted on by Producer Aaron

    “Trillium is so dang good. Love the PM Dawn it’s Guinness like. Also the new building they have is great!!”

    Trillium Brewing

    Trillium Brewing Company

  • Barnstable Brewery in Barnstable ~ voted on by Alicia Dussourd

    “They’re a family owned business and really make people feel welcome. Their Sweer Night for S’mores is DELICIOUS!”

    Welcome to Barnstable Brewing

    Barnstable Brewing is a family-owned brewery on Cape Cod that is pioneered on using the freshest ingredients available .

  • Brato in Brighton ~ voted on by Alicia Dussourd

    “Brato is a fun one with their experimental beers too! They made a brewtail with their pumpkin beer a year ago that was to die for.”

    BRATO | Brewhouse & Kitchen

    Local brewery and restaurant serving the freshest beers on tap and fun spins on classic comfort foods. Located in Brighton, MA

  • Tree House in Charlton ~ voted on by Dwayne Johnson

    “Is known for their IPAs, they do brew a variety of other styles too. Their dark offerings, including a range of highly regarded imperial stouts and porters.”

  • Greater Good in Worcester ~ voted on by Dwayne Johnson

    “Is known for its “high-octane yet smooth-drinking IPAs, porters, stouts, and ales,” Trips you’ve been here with me one of my favs.”

    Greater Good Imperial Brewing Company

    Greater Good Imperial Brewing Company is a craft brewery and taproom located in Worcester, MA - the Heart of the Commonwealth.