Brewery News

The South Shore’s craft beer scene is continuing to expand. Here’s the buzz you need to know. 

By Ann Luongo


Break Rock Brewing 

Break Rock Brewing opened to the public on March 3, 2022, becoming Quincy’s only craft brewery and taproom, and one of only a handful of oceanfront breweries in Massachusetts. With accordion windows, a glass storefront and a patio, the brewery has stunning views of the water and surrounding area. People enjoy the location, the beers and seltzers. The taproom is always active with special events, pop-up vendors, live music, and more. They have some great events planned for the fall and winter and are excited to ramp up the Community Cornerstones initiative that provides the space for free to registered nonprofits in an effort to utilize the taproom as a force for positive change and good works. 


Untold Brewing 

There’s A LOT going on in the world of Untold. Most notably, they’re opening a second location with a brewery, taproom and restaurant at Derby Street Shops in Hingham. The new 2,400-square-foot space will feature a casually elegant taproom with 12 tap lines, plus an exciting menu of fresh, scratch-made dishes prepared by the award-winning culinary team at Clandestine Kitchen. In addition to enjoying BOSS winning beer and food on site, guests will be able to grab-and-go four-packs of beer and CK’s popular menu items. Construction is currently under way and they’re targeting a mid-fall opening. This will be a first-of-its-kind experience in the South Shore brewery scene.  


Brewery 44

While Brewery 44 in Carver was established in 2020, they officially opened their taproom doors on Memorial Day of 2021 and have been going strong ever since. The beer garden and food trucks at the new location have been a huge hit on Fridays and Saturdays and guests can enjoy the “Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day” celebration on Sept. 16 and 17, which will include Irish food, music and more! The team has also been busy hosting fundraisers for local charities, and now offer their event space for rent. So look no further for a place to host that special gathering. 


Split Rock Beer Garden

Opening Soon! Split Rock is an outdoor seasonal raw bar and beer garden located in the heart of downtown Cohasset. Their new, custom container bar, which will include three restrooms, a 14-draft beer wall, and a full raw bar setup, has been hit with supply chain delays. But they've moved forward to get the lot ready and say it's coming along well. They're looking to be serving customers this fall season (did someone say Oktoberfest?) and will have some limited hours during the holidays this year. A full season is expected next year starting mid-April.


Dirty Water Distillery

A new location is in the works for Dirty Water Distillery (along with its sister project, Llama Nama Beer Labs), which closed its original taproom on July 10 and immediately began moving equipment to a Cordage Park location in North Plymouth. The team will be working on the build of their new production and taproom space for as long as it takes. While they can’t currently estimate an opening date, they’re very excited to share that their new distillery/brewery will include a parking lot, a larger seating capacity (including outdoor space), a larger bar, and hopefully even some local touches to keep the historic Cordage Company theme intact. Stay tuned! 


Mayflower Brewing Company

Sundays are beer garden days at The Pinehills in Plymouth. Families can come to relax in the Village Green and enjoy beer, wine, live music, local artisans, and award-winning chef Stephen Coe’s famed Lobsta Love Food Truck will be there every week. The beer garden will run through October 9 from 12-6 p.m.


Article Fifteen 

Things are moving along nicely at Article Fifteen’s new location at 406 VFW Drive, in Rockland.The 6,800-square-foot taproom is a huge expansion from the previous building. The live music stage has been busy and the team continues to book great up-and-coming acts each week. Come in and enjoy live music on Fridays and Saturdays. The newly added arcade games, basketball, and skeeball have been a big hit as well, for families who bring the kids, and for big kids, too! The team is planning to host indoor cornhole tournaments in the near future, as well. Lots to be excited about, for sure.


Brockton Beer Company

In June, Brockton Beer Company opened a new taproom at 121 Main Street, Brockton. Founded by a group of friends who became close through weekly Friday game nights, the group started partnering with other Massachusetts breweries early on and quickly established a brand and local following. Thanks to its onsite kitchen, Brockton Beer Company is heating up the Brockton food and drink scene. Signature brews include Frederick and Main (a light lager) and Ticket to Vibe (a New England-style IPA). Both are currently in distribution throughout the South Shore, Cape and Islands, and Western Massachusetts at stores and select restaurants.