Brewery Name: Flying Dreams
Hours: Thursday 4-9 p.m., Friday 3-10 p.m., Saturday 12-10 p.m., Sunday 12-5 p.m.
Flying Dreams uses true German malts, German noble hops, and German lager yeast to make their own Oktoberfest Lager. This malty amber clocks in at 5.4% and finishes dry with relatively little sweetness. +discover
Brewery Name: Treehouse Brewing Co.
Location: 120 Sturbridge Road, Charlton, MA
Hours: Tuesday 2 p.m.-8 p.m. (draft & cans), Wednesday-Friday 12 p.m.-8 p.m. (can sales only), Saturday 11 a.m.-7:00 p.m. (draft & cans), Sunday 12 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. (can sales only)
Seasonal: Nervous Energy
One of the newest additions to Tree House’s milk stout lineup is Nervous Energy, brewed with maple syrup, cinnamon, and vanilla for a french toast profile with aromas of whipped cream.
Brewery Name: Rapscallion
Location: 195 Arnold Road, Sturbridge, MA
Hours: Tuesday and Wednesday 3-9 p.m., Thursday and Friday 3-10 p.m., Saturday 12-10 p.m., Sunday 12-8 p.m.
Seasonal: Noble Birch
Rapscallion’s fall mead style ale is brewed with honey, malt, birch sap, and birch twigs, purportedly foraged by Sturbridge Mug Club member Randy Noble. Noble Birch pours a deep gold color and emits slight wintergreen aromas.
Brewery Name: Greater Good Imperial Brewing
Location: 55 Millbrook Street, Worcester, MA
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m., Friday-Saturday 11:30 a.m.-11:00 p.m., Sunday 12:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Helena is a German-inspired ale brewed with cherries. This full-bodied altbier embraces New England’s native sour cherries.
Brewery Name: Wormtown Brewery
Location: 72 Shrewsbury Street, Worcester, MA
Hours: Opens at 12 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday
Seasonal: Table Talk Pumpkin Pie Ale
If you insist on pumpkin, at least make it pumpkin pie. Worcester native Ben Roesch loves Table Talk Pies. His seasonal selection at Wormtown Brewery enhances bready qualities of the malt to evoke notions of a perfect holiday pie crust. Roesch went a step further by adding one real pumpkin pie to every barrel along with lactose, a secret spice blend, and roughly three pounds of pumpkin puree. Breathe in that Thanksgiving Day aroma. This marks the third collaboration for Table Talk Pies and Wormtown Brewery.
Brewery Name: Stone Cow
Location: 500 West St B, Barre, MA
Hours: Opens at 11 a.m. Thursday-Sunday
Seasonal: Moscow Mule Ginger-Lime Sour
Locally grown organic ginger is the star of this Stone Cow creation along with a jolt of fresh lime juice. Try the Moscow Mule if you are looking for something tart with a hint of seasonal spice.
Brewery Name: Seven Saws
Location: 1148 Main Street, Holden, MA 01520
Hours: Thursday and Friday 4-9 p.m., Saturday 12-9 p.m.
Seven Saws is Holden’s own brewery, inspired by a town history rich with historic mills and villages. TTTIIIMMMMMBBBBBERRRRR is a fruity, spicy, complex Belgian Trippel and it is dangerously drinkable at 9.5%
Brewery Name: 3cross Fermentation Cooperative
Location: 4 Knowlton Ave (26 Cambridge Street by GPS)
Hours: Wednesday and Thursday 5-9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 12-10 p.m., Sunday 12-6 p.m.
Scorcher was brewed with ghost chili peppers and chocolate habaneros for a notoriously fiery kick. 3cross just recently kicked off its first five can releases, which include label art by a number of local creatives.