Just a short drive from Downtown Boston is Barrel House Z, a cozy brewery with a taproom and outdoor space down on Woodrock Rd in Weymouth, down on the South Shore. Like many New England breweries, it occupies some industrial space that isn't on a main drag.
The history of Barrel House Z is such, the first head brewer of Boston's Harpoon Brewery, Russ Heissner, founded BHZ a few years ago. The brewery would focus on small-batch beers with a more than little lean toward experimentation.
One of those experiments involved barrel-aged beer in Bully Boy Whiskey barrels, and old throwback to the Harpoon days. Another was getting their Sunny and 79 into tequila barrels.
They also attend the annual Cape Cod Brew Fest at the Cape Cod Fairgrounds.
Breweries near Barrel House Z in Weymouth, MA
- Article Fifteen Brewing
- Beerworks Brewing Company (Hingham)
- Entitled Beer Company
- Vitamin Sea Brewing
- Widowmaker Brewing
Barrel House Z Beer
Growlers, crowlers and cans to go. BHZ brews a wide assortment of craft beer with a wide range of abv, leading to an awful lot of new beers being crafted. This list includes berliner weisse, pilsners, IPAs, amber ales, stouts, and more.
- Arnie Palmer
- Bamboozled by Hops
- Campfire King
- Dolphins on Parade
- Dream State
- Grove Crush
- Guava Calling
- Jane Rae's
- Luau Crush
- Objects of Confection (Blueberry Doughnut Ale)
- Sunny and 79
- Swear Jar
- Townie Strong ITB
- Whiskey Barrel Aged Zelato Tiramisu Stout
Ordering Beer To Go
The Weymouth back annex is open for beer to-go Wednesday-Friday 12 to 7pm & Saturday 12 to 4pm.
Barrel House Z features the standard brewery staple of tacos via local food truckery, Pancho's Taqueria.
Starting a few years back, BHZ concocted a devilish food concept - the macanada. The macanada is an empanada stuffed with mac and cheese. It's basically everything one needs when quaffing two to three pints BHZ beer.
There are dipping sauces to go with alternate versions of the macanada. Those alternate versions are buffalo chicken, carnitas, and truffle broccoli. You will be thankful for the dense pub grub if you tackle a high abv Townie Strong or a Zelato Tiramisu Stout.
Brewery Entertainment & Events
You can rent the facility privately, you can make group reservations, and, you can just go, have a beverage, and be entertained.
Once the COVID-19 pandemic subsides in the United States, we will be heading to Barrel House Z for an in-house pint.