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: 7/19/17

PINSEEKER | Amber Lager BARREL: Bully Boy Whiskey ABV 5%
An easy drinking, golden summertime lager. Malt-forward with warm caramel and toffee notes. Centennial and Hallertau keep things well balanced. This is a collaboration with Frank Ricci of the Greenside Grill. Pinseeker will be on tap there as well as in our taproom.

Team BHZ's latest take on the Gose. Kettle soured with American ale yeast. Spiced with coriander, black pepper, grains of paradise. Light briny notes, lemon sourness, bit of floral essence.

LAUGHING GULL | Summer Stout   RARE BARREL: 3-mos. Bully Boy Rum ABV 7.4%
This summer stout co-brewed with Bill Grady and Rob Cohane was released to great acclaim back in April. We decided to hold a barrel in reserve and gave it another 2 mos. to age. Wise choice. Hop-forward. Notes of chocolate & rum & leather. 

WIT.Z | Witbier  ITB: In The Buff  4.2%
When you have a nice little pilot plant, creativity is ongoing. Team Chris loves to change up the witbier just to see what's what. This refreshing, easy drinker has spicy notes from cardamom, grains of paradise, orange and lemon peel. Excellent patio pour!

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


FRI Jul 21 – LIKE A STONE | Apricot Pale Ale  ITB  ABV 6.5%
Friday's aren't usually new release days, but Shane Caledonia, owner of Baby's Bonetown BBQ isn't any old joe-bag-of-donuts. Some of his Apricot Pale Ale will be on draft in the taproom and some will be used to add a little extra magic to his BBQ sauce. The ale is hop-forward: Warrior, Nugget, Pacifica, Manadarina, Cascade, Centennial. Dry hopped with the last (5) on that list as well. Apricot essence joins the hop fest as well.

WED Jul 26 – TIKIWEIZEN | American Hefeweizen  BARREL: Jamaican Rum ABV 5.1%
Called Tiki by it's friends, this beer is going to be another summer favorite. Some soft breadiness from the wheat. As an "American wheat" or "American hefeweizen," Tiki has a crisp yeast profile from the American ale yeast. (With a traditional hefe yeast, you'd find notes of banana and clove.) Instead, Tiki delivers pineapple, rum and a hint of almond. We collaborated with Greg Jordan of The Quarry, so Tiki will be on tap at there and at BHZ. 


maine root| root beer
spindrift | sparkling water

BEER SNACK:  macanadas mac n' cheese filled empanadas

Wed/Thurs 4-9pm
Fri/Sat 12-10pm
Sunday: 12- 8pm


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Looking for a great place to get together with friends|family|co-workers? Our space is quirky so we get creative. A few ideas of what we can do:

  • group reservations for 10-20 Wed/Thurs. Fri/Sat before 3pm.
  • beer tastings for 5-7 people: (4) 5 oz. sample beers & 30 min. Q & A with brewer. Wed/Thurs/Sun
  • private use of tap room & patio Mon/Tues. 

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95 Woodrock Rd
Weymouth, MA 02189

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