21 Top Breweries in New England

Raise your glass to the best beer in the region.

Edited by Leah Mennies and Christopher Hughes


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Photograph by Bruce Peterson


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The List
We rank the 21 top beer-makers in New England right now.

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King of the Hill
A pilgrimage to visit Shaun Hill, elusive guru of the beer geeks.

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Bubbling Up
Joshua M. Bernstein explains how our region got its beer-making mojo back.

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The Best Beer (That’s Not Mine)
Local beer-makers—and Mindy Kaling—share their favorite brews.

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Drink and Dine
Three brewpubs where beer—and the food—are well worth the visit.

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Can You Judge a Beer By Its Label?
Yes, in the case of Somerville-based brewers Pretty Things.

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Make a Day of It!
In Chelsea and Everett, you can hit up three great breweries in one afternoon.

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Meet the Class of 2016
Three up-and-coming breweries to watch in the year ahead.


Yiqing Shao Yiqing Shao, Digital Editor at Boston Magazine bmagdigital+yshao@gmail.com