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 we went, there were zero kids. The next two? Parents were flocking to the joint to libate the pain of parenting away.
They also have a sub-brand, Soul Purpose, for people who want beers with less kick. Interestingly enough, you can get yourself Soul Purpose brews at Polar Park. The WooSox just became way more interesting with GG on tap.
Speaking of Polar Park, Greater Good will probably be represented at the 2nd Annual Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival being held on the field in October.
Breweries near Greater Good Imperial Brewing Company in Worcester, MA
Greater Good Imperial Brewing Company Beer
GG brews a variety of types, and nearly all of them are boozy. Their Greylock, named after the highest peak in Massachusetts gets real, real fast, coming in hot with a double digit ABV - which is generally considered high ABVs.
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. Yes, you can buy Greater Good beers such as Citra and SMOOOTH in-store around the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
8.2% New England IPA
GG VibesGreater Good Imperial Brewing Company
Good flavor. Hazy as advertised. Fun to enjoy. 16oz of brewers listening to Phish on repeat vibe.
10% New England IPA
Wooo!!Greater Good Imperial Brewing Company
Always a good move to brew a beer for the city/town you're in.
8% New England IPA
DDH Pulp DaddyGreater Good Imperial Brewing Company
Take your most popular beer and double dry hop it. That's what Greater Good has done here to great effect.
10% Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Chocolate Stout
EvanaGreater Good Imperial Brewing Company
In a cool note, it was the very first beer brewed at the Millbrook St. brewery. Evana is smoother than Gretzky with a puck.
8% New England IPA
PulpGreater Good Imperial Brewing Company
The gateway beer into Greater Good fandom, Pulp lives up to it's juicy, tropical name.
8% Juicy Imperial 5-Hopped IPA
VGreater Good Imperial Brewing Company
V is what happens when you combine five different hops and expect magic. The symmetrical nature of the letter is also well representative of the journey from East to West Coast in the IPA itself.
Pulp DaddyGreater Good Imperial Brewing Company
Delicious. Everything Greater Good makes is delicious. Just call your Worcester Brewery Greater Great and be done with it.
11% Imperial Milk Porter
Good Night MoonGreater Good Imperial Brewing Company
A super smooth porter, Good Night Moon is. Start this Imperial Porter after the kids go to bed, not before. This is definitely not a beer to rev up during Wheel of Fortune or Jeopardy.
12% Imperial New England IPA
GreylockGreater Good Imperial Brewing Company
Like the mountain itself, Greylock is easier going up than down, thanks to a walloping 12% ABV.
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 (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.
Brewery Entertainment & Events
A giant Connect Four game goes with the aforementioned bag toss and video games. And, they have live music on occasion. Greater Good should be a stop on any Worcester brewery tour you want to take.
Brewery Merch & Swag / Beer Swag
They offer plenty, like t-shirts, onesies, beanies, flannels, hoodies, and jackets. Plenty of craft beer gifts.