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: 4/21/17

1987 | Amber Ale   ITB: In the Buff   ABV 6.0%
Throwback to a classic 1980s New England ale originated by Russ Heissner. Easy drinking, well balanced. Subtle malt bill offer bready notes along with earthy, floral aromas. Slight pear character provided by ample Nugget hops. Dry hopping with Nugget gives hint of citrus and bumps up the earthy notes.

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.

CLOUD 95 | Witbier  ITB: In the Buff   ABV 4.1%  
First in the series of refreshing, easy drinking witbiers. Tettnanger, Saatz, Jarrylo hops. Spiced with coriander, black pepper corns, cardamom, ginger, and sweet orange peel. You'll get cardamom and citrus off the nose. Spicy notes upfront of coriander, black pepper. Perfect patio beer!

GREEN GHOST | Saison   ITB: In the Buff   ABV 6.2%
Co-brewer is Dave Sipes from Hophead Farms. No surprise that this a great, hop-forward saison. It's created around a hop known as  Grüngeist – AKA Green Ghost – with Chinook used for bittering. This saison is balanced and has a pronounced fruit character: passion fruit, peach, sweet citrus. Pear and black pepper notes generated by esters from yeast.

WESSAGUSSET | Pale Ale  ITB: In the Buff ABV 5.0%
This hazy, golden ale is brought to you by the BHZ brew team. Hop-forward with a balanced bitterness. Warrior, Cascade & Nugget hops featured. Dry hopped with Cascade & Columbus. Cascade is the star here. Nice notes of citrus and pine plus a smooth mouth feel. We didn't stint on the flaked oats, so you'll pick up a faint taste of oats. Eminently drinkable.

CLAIRMONT MILD | English Mild   ITB: In the Buff ABV 3.6
A sessionable, malt-forward, clean-drinking beer from co-brewer Jim Bowser. Light, fruity esters from the yeast. Blend of barley, wheat, two malts: crystal and light chocolate. Hops offer balance with aromatics from Fuggle and bitterness from English Progress. 

SUNNY & 79º | Ginned Pilsner   BARREL: Tequila ABV 6.1%
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
chicken + waffle cone breaded & baked chicken bites sauced & scooped into waffle cone

Wed/Thurs 4-8pm
Fri/Sat 12-9pm
Sun 12- 5pm


Tap room available for private events. 

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 if you’ve got a group of 10 -15 coming in on Wednesday or Thursday. We can only take these group reservations on Friday or Saturday before 3pm.
  • Coordinate beer tastings for 5-7 people. We offer (4) 5 oz. sample beers & a 30 min. Q & A with brewer. (Wed/Thurs)
  • Arrange private, after-hours rental of our tap room & patio on Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday

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95 Woodrock Rd
Weymouth, MA 02189

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