Catching a flight to Wormtown Brewery!
Posted by Courtney Pritt on
Wormtown Brewery, Worcester, MA
We visited one of our favorite breweries to date, Wormtown Brewery on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester MA. This is where Courtney’s journey to better beer began. Wormtown Brewery started in Worcester MA in 2010 and has since expanded to open a location in Foxboro MA. While we have not personally visited the Foxboro location as of yet, so we will focus solely on the Worcester brewery.
Wormtown has a laidback feel and is located in a plaza that lets you forget that you are in the heart of the second largest city in New England. When you drive up, the building is kind of small, but the team at Wormtown took this into consideration and have not only indoor seating but an outdoor beer garden as well! There is no kitchen so all of the space can be dedicated to the art of brewing these tasty craft beers. If you do get hungry, Volturno Pizza Napoletana is right next door and will deliver anything you order over to the brewery (We personally got the Margherita and Cavolfiore, highly recommended).
Once you walk into the brewery, you are met with a very industrial style setting. There is usually 2 staff at the bar ready to meet you with a smile and they are more than happy to answer any questions you have and give some recommendations based upon your personal tastes. Flights and full pours are available for consumption on sight, and growlers and other merchandise is available for take home. All flights are 4 pours per flight. We personally love to get a flight a piece and share so we can try as many different beers as possible. Once you have chosen your preferred style of consumption, you can either drink inside or out in the beer garden. We almost always recommend going for the beer garden. It is open for the majority of the year and the brewery offers outside heaters so they can serve outside for the cooler months. They do have a plastic awning that drapes around the entire exterior beer garden, but for those who are not acclimated to cold weather, ::cough cough:: Courtney ::cough cough::, it can make for a less than enjoyable time.
Last thing I want to talk about is the bathroom. Let’s face it, when you drink, it has to come out eventually. When you enter the bathrooms at Wormtown, the walls are covered in stickers from other breweries. It is a wicked cool concept and you can always grab inspiration for where your next beer adventure might be! But I know you didn’t come here just to hear about the brewery, let’s dive into the beers.
We each grabbed a flight and sat outside in the beer garden. Courtney had the more IPA heavy flight and I grabbed a more erratic bunch ranging from lagers to shandy.
- Stache Strong
- Don’t Worry IPA
- Pass Me The Laser Beam
- Be Hoppier
1. STACHE STRONG: PALE ALE | 5.3% ABV
“This beer is brewed in honor of the hashtag #Brewstachestrong campaign in order to raise awareness and funds for brain cancer research during brain tumor awareness month. This American Pale Ale was brewed with one hop, El Dorado and one malt, Golden Promise!”
2. DON’T WORRY IPA: NE IPA | 5.8% ABV | 55 IBU
“Our take on the Right Coast IPA with light haze, notes of tropical fruit and a juicy hop bitterness will take away all your worries.”
3. PASS EM THE LASER BEAM: NE IPA | 6.2% ABV | 40 IBU
“A super hazy New England IPA with a radiant orange color and vibrant tropical flavors of mango, papaya, and super ripe strawberry.”
4. BE HOPPIER: Imperial/Double IPA | 8% ABV | 76 IBU
“Double dry hopped with Galaxy evoking flavors of passionfruit, citrus, and stonefruit. It’s aggressive and well balanced all at the same time. What do you do when our Be Hoppy IPA isn’t hoppy enough for you? Seek out its award winning bigger brother. We add mash hopping along with our double dry hop and hop back processes to create a hop bomb of epic proportions.”
* Courtney would like to add, “This is for Bett, Randy you would HATE this IPA!” @RandyHatesIPAS
- Raspberry Lemonade Seltzer
- Mass Hole Lager
- Your Brewers Favorite
- Shrewsbury St Shandy
1. RASPBERRY LEMONADE SELTZER: Hard Seltzer | 5% ABV | 150 CAL
(I know, it’s not a beer, but we feel that all craft brews should be given a try.)
“Rotating experimental draft only series.”
2. MASS WHOLE LAGER: American Light Lager | 4% ABV
“A light crisp refreshing lager made with A-Whole lot of Massachusetts ingredients.”
3. YOUR BREWER’S FAVORITE: American Lager | 4.7% ABV | 29 IBU
“In partnership with our friends at Boston Beer Company, we created this Rye Lager featuring Modern German noble hops Ariana and Callista. This is the beer your brewers want to drink at the end of their shift!”
4. SHREWSBURY ST. SHANDY: Shandy/Radler | 5% ABV | 30 IBU
“Our Shrewsbury St. Shandy is created with our crisp lager and blended with fresh lemonade.”