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
NEW! Bamboozled By Hops | IPA
PILOT POURS | On Tap
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: 11/13/17
ZELATO | Coffee Stout BARREL: 10 mos. Rum ABV 8.8%
Creamy vanilla & coffee roastiness. Deep chocolate and dark roasted barley gives essential bitterness. Touch of flaked barley for rich mouth feel. Barrel imparts light rum notes, nudging this stout in the direction of your favorite coffee liqueur.
BUSTAH | Brown Ale ABV 6.1%
In a world of pale ales, the brown ale is getting some BHZ love! Malt-forward with hints of toast and nice nutty notes. Light hoppiness, Good crisp finish.
QUAKER STATE | American Oatmeal Stout BARREL 10-mos. aged in Reserved Double Oak Bourbon Whiskey ABV 10%
Great collab with brewer Shaun Andruk. Initially released back in January, we held some aside to age as part of our Barrel House Z Reserve Deep Cuts. Notes of coconut, chocolate, and bourbon. Well balanced.
BAMBOOZLED BY HOPS | IPA ABV 6.0%
Hazy, deep golden color, Bamboozled By Hops offers the aroma of strawberry & melon with citrus and tropical notes. On the palate, citrus, mango, pineapple, orange peel.
OAKIE | Wheat Wine BARREL: 9-mos. Aged in Bully Boy Whiskey ABV 14.7%
A big, warm whiskey hug of a beer from brewer Glen O'Connor. Notes of caramel, butterscotch, toffee, oak, and vanilla. Our biggest ABV to date. Keeping the pours down to 5oz. and 10oz.
BOVINE INTERVENTION | Milk Porter, ABV 5.9%
So many puns, so little time. Let's get right to it: malt-forward, soft chocolate notes, light roastiness, creamy & full-bodied mouthfeel.
TOWNIE | Irish Ale BARREL: 1-Mos. Bully Boy Whiskey 8.4% and ITB 7.0%
This big red ale has a strong caramel backbone with restrained bitterness. Kettle-hopped with Apollo & Cascade. Dry-hopped with Cascade & Hallertau. The result is underlying herbal and citrus notes for a well-balanced Irish Ale.
SUNNY & 79º | Ginned Pilsner BARREL: 1-MOS Tequila 6.2% 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 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.
SUNNY RADLER 4.25%
Sunny & 79º | ITB with splash of sparkling lemon. V. refreshing.
[Available Monday, 11/20] TOWNIE DOUBLE | Irish Strong Ale BARREL: 11-Mos. Aged Double Oak Bourbon ABV 10.6%
Big, beautiful beer. Notes of caramel, vanilla, butterscotch, chocolate. Good oak character. Apollo & Cascade keep things balanced. Clean finish.
NOT BEER, BUT GOOD TO DRINK
maine root| root beer
spindrift | sparkling water
BEER SNACK macanadas: mac n' cheese filled empanadas
NEW Taproom Hours
The holidays are coming and BHZ is a great place to get together with friends|family|co-workers. A few ideas of what we can do:
Our taproom has a maximum capacity of almost 50 people. 100 people if we tent our outdoor space.
- Monday/Tuesday 11am-10pm
- Wednesday/Thursday/Friday 11am-2:30pm
- Sunday 6pm-9pm
You’re welcome to bring in your own food or hire a caterer. By law, you’re not able to bring in outside alcohol.
You’re welcome to hire a musician(s) or use our sound system.
We have a large screen projector if needed.
Cost: We’ll work with you to provide a cost estimate based on a bar minimum.
- group reservations for 10-20 Wed/Thurs. Sat/Sun before 3pm.
- beer tastings for 5-7 people: (4) 5 oz. sample beers & 30 min. Q & A with brewer. Wed/Thurs/Sun
Fill out the form below & let's talk!
Be the first to know what's what at BHZ by signing up for our email list.
Barrel House Z
95 Woodrock Rd
Weymouth, MA 02189
GIFT CARDS AVAILABLE
Interested in holding an EVENT at BHZ?