In 1986, Russ Heissner came to Boston to be the first head brewer at Harpoon. In 2016, a new adventure began in Weymouth, MA.

The BHZ team brews small-batch, barrel-aged beer that’s created collaboratively with an ever-changing roster of innovative brewers. Our philosophy, however, never varies. We believe the best beer comes from exceptional ideas & ingredients–and is guided by rigorous technique.

Our pilot plant is in constant motion. We tap a new Pilot Pour weekly, which means you’ll find 10 to 12 amazing brews in our tasting room. Always something new. We also brew beer for draft & bottles. 


BEERS | Bottles & Draft


An ever-changing series of beers from our pilot plant. Great beers come, stay a while, and then new greats take their place. 

As a small-batch brewery, this list is happily subject to constant change. Updated: 5/23/17

HOUSE CALL BARREL II | Imperial Cream Ale  BARREL: Bully Boy Rum ABV 10.7%
Second & final release of House Call, created with our friends at Vitamin Sea Brewing. First barrel: amazing. Second: even better. Notes of vanilla, carmelized biscuit. Sweetness balanced by welcome tang of Bully Boy Distillers Rum barrel.

WADE'S WIT | Witbier  ITB: In The Buff  4.1%
An homage to summer from Chef Mike Mowray. Name given in honor of his favorite Sox player. This refreshing, easy drinker has spicy notes from coriander, grains of paradise, orange and lemon peel. Excellent patio pour!

COLORS | Amber Lager  BARREL: Tequila ABV 6.2%
This full-bodied, well balanced ale from Team BHZ is collab supporting the Black Ale Project, which raises funds & awareness for U.S. war veterans. Proceeds donated to Home Base, a program dedicated to healing the invisible wounds of Post-9/11 Veterans, Service Members, and their families. 

LESS IS MORE | Pale Ale   ITB: In The Buff 5.7%
Name says it all. This brew from Bill Lesler lets a few exceptional ingredients do the talking. Short grain bill: 2-Row & Caramel. Hint of sweetness from Caramel malt balances orange pith & marmalade bitterness from the Columbus & Cascade hops. Underlying herbal notes from Pacifica. Clean, balanced bitterness.

DOSS | Smoked Chocolate Ale   BARREL: 4-mos. Kentucky Bourbon 4.9%
We released a limited amount of DOSS back in February. Held back some for even more time in the Woodford Double Oak Bourbon barrels. We also added toasted oak stave chips for additional complexity. Notes of chocolate, toasted oak, bourbon. Super flavorful, lighter-bodied beer.

EASY BREEZY | Witbier & Blood Orange & Lemonade. ABV 3.3% 
Our latest patio pour release. Easy Breezy is a summer collab with our very own Bri Grealish. Just the beer to sip while sitting back in an Adirondack chair and watching competitive corn hole. 

JANE RAE'S | Amber Ale   ITB: In the Buff   ABV 6.3%
A malty, hoppy amber ale from Joe D’Auria. Joe was the winner of our 2016 BHZ LIFT OFF home brewer contest. The winning ale has light caramel & plummy layers. Amarillo and Citra hops play a nice role in the delivery of citrus and melon notes. Limited draft release.

SUNNY & 79º | Ginned Pilsner   BARREL: Tequila ABV 6.1% and ITB (In the BUFF) 6.0%
Co-brew with Doug MacNair. Traditional pilsner style with a handful of summer's most memorable flavors. Pilsner and Munich malts. Nugget, Pacifica, and Mandarina hops. Plus juniper berry and citrus peel.

ADELINE | Stout   BARREL: American Whiskey ABV 8.8% (available on draft & nitro)
Brewer Chris Webster started creating this recipe in 2008 while in graduate school. Years of work paid off. Deep chocolate notes. Dark roast on the barley for an essential bitterness. Touch of flaked barley smooths. Time in the whiskey barrels gives hint of caramel, oak, and just a whisper of whiskey.

TOWNIE | Strong Irish Ale  BARREL: 1-mos. Rum 9.2%   
For our third collaboration, co-brewers Dan McGuire and Russ Heissner selected Pale and Dark Crystal Malts to give Townie big flavor with a smooth finish. Apollo and Cascade hops lend a balanced floral essence.  

RR#23 | Red Rye Aye   BARRELS:   1-Mos Rum ABV 10.2%
A big, unapologetic beer that’s as smooth as they come. Co-brewer Scott Hutchinson. Rye and Crystal Malt set forth sweetness, while a zing of Mandarina Hops keeps things balanced. 

RR#23| rum-barrel aged meets ginger beer. Spoiler alert: it's a happy ending!

maine root| root beer
spindrift | sparkling water


macanadas mac n' cheese filled empanadas


Wed/Thurs 4-9pm
Fri/Sat 12-10pm
Open Later on Sunday 5/28: 12- 9pm


Looking for a great place to get together with friends|family|co-workers? Our space is kind of quirky (and we love it) so we have to get creative. Here’s a few ideas of what we can do:

  • Secure space for a group of 10 -15 coming in on Wed or Thurs. On Fri or Sat, we can only take these group reservations before 3pm.
  • Coordinate beer tastings for 5-7 people. We offer (4) 5 oz. sample beers & 30 min. Q & A with brewer. (Wed/Thurs)
  • Arrange private rental of tap room & patio on Mon & Tues

Fill out the Event Request form below & we’ll talk!


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Barrel House Z
95 Woodrock Rd
Weymouth, MA 02189

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