Battle Road Brewery/Brew House
Microbrewery in Maynard, MA
What else are historic brick and wood mill buildings good for if not craft breweries? Battle Road Brewery has a great space in Maynard's Mill and Main, giving it built in ambiance and character. Continuing with the historic theme is the various beer names. Check'em out.
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Closed - Did Greg Hill run out of money?
Where is the Battle Road Brewery located?
The brew house itself is located within Maynard's Assabet Village Cultural District, alongside Millpond and adjacent to the Assabet River. It can be found at the bottom of the Mill and Main Clock Tower building(s). The entrance to the parking lot is a bit tough to find as you have to swing around the buildings down to the junction of Sudbury St. and Percival St. Plennnnnty of parking to be found though.
Battle Road is a hop, skip, and jump away from Amory's Tomb (Maynard), and a short drive from other breweries and tap rooms: Rapscallion (Concord), True West (Concord), Ground Effect Brewing (Hudson), and Medusa Brewing Company (Hudson).
Better yet, if you find yourself thirsty after a walk around Walden Pond, swing on down to downtown Maynard for a 1775 or Minuteman Gold.
When did it open?
"Taking inspiration from its revolutionary roots"
Battle Road Brew House opened in early 2017. The brew house focuses on smoked meats and foods that pair well with their craft beer. Their branding focuses on local history, specifically the revolutionary war. Given their proximity to the actual Battle Road itself, it makes total sense.
Greg Hill / Whole House Group
On-air personality and creator of the Hill-Man Morning Show on WAAF (now WEEI), Greg Hill, is a part owner of the Battle Road Brewery. His hospitality group, Whole House Group operates the establishment, along with other restaurants in the Metrowest area.
Do they offer a tour?
Maybe? Forgot to ask.
Is the brewpub kid friendly?
Yes. Beyond the current trend of microbreweries and small taprooms being kid friendly, Battle Road is a full restaurant - the type that isn't going to turn away business by preventing families to come and enjoy a meal.
What types of beer does Battle Road Brewing brew?
A variety: Golden and Farmhouse ales, IPAs and DIPAs, Porters, Belgian Quads, Berliner Weisse.
Once again, they carry their revolutionary theme into the naming of their beer, from the Minuteman Gold and Midnight Rider Porter, to the Declaration Belgian Quad and 1775 Tavern Ale.
Flights? Growlers? 4/6 packs to buy and take home?
64oz can growlers.
Does they serve other types of alcohol?
Yes. Full liquor license. Come with the territory in the restaurant biz.
Do they have a mug club?
Didn't see one. Too bad. Type of place I'd love to visit again.
How about merch?
T-shirts and more.
Does the Battle Road Brew House serve food?
Yes. It's a full blown restaurant. The boast a large bar with not only a traditional dining area, but an outdoor patio that overlooks Millpond and the Clock Tower building.
"Our menu features real Southern-style pit barbecue and with plenty of beer-infused recipes."
Think: brisket, sausages, pulled pork, smoky and spicy sauces.
And we know who loves pit barbecue ...
Do they offer entertainment?
They do private events. Someone hosted their wedding reception at the brew house. Not a novel concept, but an awesome one.
I imagine they probably have some live music from time to time, or trivia. They have plenty of square footage inside the restaurant to handle it.
Can I buy Battle Road beers in stores?
I think so? I haven't seen any, but I haven't been looking for it.
Final Thoughts on Battle Road brewing
Decent location and nice setup on the inside. Once again, I didn't try the grub in the brew house, but the beer was cold, wet, and tasty. The staff was knowledge and friendly, so Battle Road definitely has that going for it.
Give it a try, you may enjoy yourself.