South Shore Breweries: Exploring the Best Local Beer Scene

If you’re a beer lover on the South Shore, you’re in luck! There are plenty of breweries in the area offering a wide variety of brews to suit every taste. Whether you prefer classic ales or experimental flavors, our guide will help you discover the best breweries on the South Shore.

Plan Your Trip: Tips for a Perfect South Shore Brewery Tour.

Ready to explore the best breweries on the South Shore? Here are some tips to help you plan the perfect brewery tour. First, decide which breweries you want to visit and map out your route. Consider factors like distance, hours of operation, and whether or not they offer tours or tastings. Next, make sure to designate a driver or arrange for transportation. Finally, don’t forget to bring a water bottle and snacks to stay hydrated and fueled throughout the day. Cheers to a great brewery tour!

Craft breweries are popping up all along the South Shore, from the first – Mayflower Brewing in Plymouth to the latest one in Hingham, which is actually the second location for Scituate’s Untold Brewing.

These 9 South Shore Breweries form the South Shore Trail:

Mayflower Brewing in Plymouth

Known as “America’s Hometown Brewery”, Mayflower Brewing was founded in 2007 by a descendent of John Alden, beer barrel cooper on board the Mayflower. After touring Historic Plymouth, stop by and sample one of their year round Core Beers or taste a limited edition Cooper Series.

Mayflower has a tap room and retail store as well as an outdoor Beer Garden that is pet-friendly.

Mayflower is easy to get to, located just off Rte 3 at 12 Resnik Rd,
Plymouth Ma 02360

Simon say, “Pet friendly”

Widowmaker Brewing

Simon say, “Pet friendly”

Widowmaker Brewing is a brewery located in Braintree, Massachusetts, and is known for their bold and flavorful beers. The brewery has a lively taproom, and visitors can sample their beers and take home growlers or cans. The brewery also offers brewery tours and tastings, which are a great way to learn about the brewing process and taste some of their unique beers.
Dogs are welcome Wednesday – Sunday in the tap room and on the patio.

Vitamin Sea Brewing

Located in Weymouth, MA, Vitamin Sea Brewing has an extensive menu of New England IPA’s. They also have a rotating line-up of food trucks.

Barrel House Z

Barrel House Z is a brewery located in Weymouth, Massachusetts, and is known for their unique and delicious beers. Their beers are crafted with local ingredients, and the brewery features a tasting room where visitors can sample their beers and take home growlers. The brewery also offers tours, and visitors can learn about the brewing process and taste the freshest beer possible.

Untold Brewing

Untold Brewing is a small, family-owned brewery located in Scituate, Massachusetts. Their beers are carefully crafted, and the brewery is known for their focus on quality and experimentation. Visitors to the brewery can sample their beers in the tasting room, which is open on weekends, and take home growlers or cans of their favorite beers.

Untold Brewing’s outdoor beer garden is pet friendly!

Simon say, “Pet friendly”

Untold Brewing is expanding to a second location in the Derby Street Shops in Hingham.

Stellwagen Beer

Stellwagen Beer Company is a microbrewery located in Marshfield, MA. You’ll find a large selection of beers that are constantly updated and a pet-friendly beer garden.

Second Wind Brewing

Established in 2018, Second Wind Brewing features a diverse portfolio of beers. They are located in the heart of historic downtown Plymouth, with a second location coming soon! Enjoy their taproom and pet-friendly beer garden.

Independent Fermentations

Independent Fermentations, or IndieFerm specializes in making craft beers with locally grown ingredients. They have eight beers and several kombuchas on tap Tuesdays and Thursday through Sunday every week (closed Mondays and Wednesdays). During warmer months, they host pop-up food vendors and are family and pet friendly.

South Shore Beer

Before you go off on your craft brewery tour, check out South Shore Beer’s Facebook group. This is a collaborative group of all of the South Shore Breweries to bring visitors to taprooms on the South Shore, and you even get a passport!

No matter what your taste preferences are, the South Shore of Massachusetts has a craft brewery that will satisfy your cravings. From classic ales to unique IPAs, the South Shore has something to offer for every type of beer drinker. So whether you’re a local or a tourist, be sure to visit one of these 9 South Shore Breweries and sample some of the best beer the South Shore has to offer.

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