Craft a Trip That Will Build Your Local Beer Knowledge
First things first–book a party bus for you and your friends, so you can do all of the drinking and none of the driving.
You may be stuck in a rut where you go back to the same brewery over and over again because you just don't realize where the next closest is. Or maybe you have out-of-town plans for the weekend and need to fill some downtime.
From Easton to Westport, there are 10 breweries waiting for you to come in a grab a pint.
Shovel Town Brewery, North Easton. This fancy taproom has charcuterie boards and oysters and occasionally brunch! Their beer pairs with their food and their food is all locally sourced.
Crue Brew Brewery, Raynham. Just built in 2018, Crue Brew has an enormous bar and rotating food collabs from food trucks and bakeries.
Berkley Beer Company, Taunton. This is a NEW taphouse built buy an old, local craft beer favorite. They even added a pizza oven to the mix. Make sure they are officially open before you drive there.
Black Hat BrewWorks, Bridgewater. With tons of varying beers on draught and food trucks visits, Black Hat is the place to be for lunch on the patio.
Bog Iron Brewing, Norton. Bring your own food and enjoy this laid back, cozy brewery on a cloudy day.
Skyroc Brewery, Attleboro. This brewery was literally born out of a Father's Day Home Brew Kit. Sometimes there's a taco truck.
Troy City Brewing, Fall River. This is a bring-Your-Own Food brewery with an outdoor beer garden on an old cobblestone alley out back with live entertainment on the weekends.
Canned Heat Craft Beer Company, Fall River. This dog-friendly waterfront brewery has rotating food trucks, and plenty of games, including tabletop shuffleboard.
Moby Dick Brewing Co., New Bedford. Perfect place for a rainy day with indoor seating and covered outdoor seating. Try a Voyage of craft beer (like a flight, but for boats, get it?) and grab food off of their full menu.
Buzzards Bay Brewery, Westport: The most scenic of the batch, this brewery has plenty of grass for you and your friends to play. Grab food off the food truck, play some corn hole or bring a blanket and sprawl out under the sunshine.
Craft beers, if you didn't already know, often taste much better than mass produced beers and going to a brewery gives you a great chance to support a small, locally owned and operated business while also getting social with your friends in a low-key atmosphere.
In fact, most of these also have amazing food on site, too.
If you start your brewery tour June 30, you'll have time to visit all 10 by Labor Day weekend. Start the whole tour over again when everyone rolls out their fall beer batches.