Breweries in New England

Culinary travel is big in New England because of the marvelous, centuries-old traditions of farming, cooking... and beer brewing! Brewery operators in New England are proud of their beers and lagers, and eager to show their hospitality to guests on a vacation or getaway in New England. (The same could be said, by the way, of the wide varieties of vineyards and wineries in all parts of New England.) Here is a list of the best brewery tours and brewers who welcome beer lovers to their unique workplaces.

Brewery Tours in New England

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Wine & Beers - Newport Vineyards - Middletown, RI - Photo Credit Annabelle Henderson Photography
Newport Vineyards

909 East Main Road (Route 138) Middletown, RI, 02842 Phone: 401-848-5161

Beers at this brewing company meant to be enjoyed right away to capture the freshness factor

When you sample one of the craft brews at Taproot Brewing Company, at Newport Vineyards, you’ll be tasting a beer that went right from the farm brewery to your glass. Equipped with a state-of-the-art, seven-barrel brewhouse, Taproot, established in 2018, proudly makes unfiltered hop-forward beers in small batches. It’s the kind of beer meant to be enjoyed right away for the ultimate in freshness. Come by the brewery restaurant space, or The Overlook, on the upper level with views of the winemaking area and vineyard, to enjoy a hazy IPA, a cranberry sour, a blonde ale or an Irish red lager along with some delightful food options from the vineyard’s farm-to-table menu. Check the website for special holiday and weekend events.
Fireplace and Brews - Woodstock Inn Brewery - North Woodstock, NH
Woodstock Inn Brewery

135 Main Street North Woodstock, NH, 03262 Phone: 603-745-3951 Toll-Free: 800-321-3985

A welcoming brewery with hearty meals and beers that are distinctly New Hampshire

If you’re in or planning a visit to New Hampshire, why not grab a beer that represents all we love about the state. At the Woodstock Inn Brewery, they’ve been producing distinctly New Hampshire beer for more than 25 years, from the 4000 Footer IPA, the official beer of hiking, to Lost River Light, for those lazy days at the swimming hole. (Check the website for the current tap list.) Voted the White Mountains’ favorite restaurant for eight years, the warm, inviting Main Bar at the inn and brewery is the place to enjoy live music, livelier conversation, great brews and hearty breakfasts, lunches and dinners. Warm weather means sipping and dining on the seasonal Dam Bar’s patio, where well-behaved dogs are welcome.
Allagahs Brewing tours Portland Maine
Maine -- Allagash Brewing Company

Portland visitors who love beer should know about the Allagash Brewing Company. Founded in 1995 as a one-man shop, Allagash brews traditional and experimental Belgian beers. The beers are bottle-conditioned, meaning that a fresh dose of yeast is added just before bottling, allowing a new round of fermentation that enhances the traditional Belgian taste. Tours are offered year-round. Consult the tour calendar and plan ahead; Saturdays are busy. Tours are accessible to wheelchairs and strollers.
Atlantic Brewing Co. tours bar harbor Maine
Maine -- Atlantic Brewing Co.

15 Knox Road Bar Harbor, ME, 04609 Phone: 207-288-2337

Maine has a fine heritage of microbreweries of various styles. Atlantic Brewing Co. has been brewing Bar Harbor Real Ale and Bar Harbor Blueberry Ale for over a decade, and find loyal followers throughout Maine and the micro brewing world. The new facility was built on the site of an old farm a few miles from downtown Bar Harbor. It was designed to create a more visitor-friendly environment similar to country wineries and breweries found throughout Europe.
Free tours of the brew house are offered daily at 2, 3, and 4 p.m. from Memorial Day to Columbus Day. Free tastings of beers and sodas also can be done in the gift shop. No reservation is necessary for tours0.
Thomas Hooker Brewing Co. tours bloomfield CT
Thomas Hooker Brewing Co.

16 Tobey Road Bloomfield, CT, 06002 Phone: 860-461-0425

Thomas Hooker Brewing Co. is Connecticut's local brewery with a national reputation. Hooker offers eleven unique beers (7 ales and 4 lagers) and has won several accolades over the years.
Hooker is open for tours, tastings and group events (please call). Happy Hour is 3-5pm weekdays so feel free to stop by!
Cape Cod Beer Brewery tours
Massachusetts -- Cape Cod Beer

1336 Phinney’s Lane HYANNIS, MA Phone:

Cape Cod Beer started out in April of 2004, brewing at the old Hyport Brewing Company on Main Street in Hyannis. Now, the brewery, on Phinney’s Lane, is a 15 bbl direct fired brew house with 9-by-30 bbl and 3-by-15 bbl fermenters. The company brews about 10 to 12 times a week during the high season, and about half that during the off season and distribute beer from Plymouth to Provincetown. Year-round beers are Cape Cod Red, Cape Cod IPA, and Cape Cod Beach Blonde Ale. Several seasonal beers celebrate summer, fall, and winter.
Guided tours are offered Tuesdays and 11 a.m. and Saturdays, at 1 p.m. Visitors may take self-guided tours during regular retail hours, Monday-Friday, noon-6 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Newport Storm Beer - Newport Craft Brewing - Newport, RI
Rhode Island - Newport Storm Beer

Newport Craft Brewing & Distilling - 293 J.T. Connell Highway Newport, RI, 02840 Phone: 401-849-5232

It isn’t surprising to hear that four guys from college came up with an idea to start a brewery. In July 1999 the brewery’s first beer, Hurricane Amber Ale, was released. Since then, the brewery has continued to slowly build itself and its reputation. In 2006 the Newport Distilling Company opened, making Thomas Tew Rum. In 2010 the brewery and distillery built a new facility in the north Newport, including a Visitors Center and tour deck.
The visitors center is open for tours and tastings daily except Tuesdays from noon to 5 p.m. During opening hours, visitors may enjoy a tasting of Newport Storm beer and Thomas Tew rum. Self-guided tours during all open hours; guided tours leave once daily at 3 p.m. Closed Tuesdays. No reservations are necessary for groups of less than ten people. The visitors center has a gift shop with glassware, apparel, and Storm and Tew gear.
Wachusett Beer Westminster MA
Massachusetts – Wachusett Beer

175 State Road East Westminster, MA Phone:

Wachusett Brewery’s three co-founders developed an appreciation for beer while attending Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Armed with a can-do attitude, the three cast off from their careers in engineering and biology to found the Wachusett Brewing Co. in 1993. The three founders designed and built most of the equipment; did the brewing and filling, selling and delivering.
Brewery tours are offered Wednesday and Thursday, noon-4 p.m. (last tour at 3); Friday and Saturday, noon-5 p.m. (last tour at 4). Brewery store hours are Wednesday and Saturday, noon-5 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, noon-6 p.m. The company also hosts tastings, pint nights, and special events.

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