Maybe the best of the Worcester breweries, Greater Good Imperial Brewing is located on Millbrook Street on the North side of the city. The taproom itself is plenty big, but get there early because it fills up. With bags and a Street Fighter II game, it's perfect for you 30/40-something parents who want to escape the rugrats.
Or, bring them, because Greater Good is kid friendly. The first time I went, there were zero kids. The next two? Parents were flocking to the joint to libate the pain away.
GG brews a variety of types, and nearly all of them are boozy. The Mt Greylock gets real, real fast, coming in hot with a double digit ABV. Yes, they will pour flights. Yes, there is a cooler full of 4-pack cans to go on the side of the taproom. No mug club here though.
You can buy Greater Good beers in-store around the commonwealth. Since it isn't a restaurant, you can't order other types of alcohol. Not that you need it.
Some of their beers are:
- Good Night Moon
- Mt. Greylock
- Pulp Daddy
Soul Purpose (sub-brand)
Soul Purpose focuses on drinkability - aka - less ABV. They must have found people were coming to drink and staying for one only, since everything was 8% and higher.
- Shook Ones (I had the Strawberry Milkshake IPA)
They serve sandwiches and small plates, like a caprese panini, or the maui-wowi, and buffalo chicken dip. Pretzels, hot dogs, and a kids menu round off the test kitchen's lineup.
A giant Connect Four game goes with the aforementioned bag toss and video games. And, they have live music on occassion.
Merch / Beer Swag
They offer plenty, like t-shirts, onesies, beanies, flannels, hoodies, and jackets. Everything that goes with craft beer culture. Visit the Greater Good apparel shop.