Tree House Brewing Company brews a vast array of ales. Our offerings vary based on the season, our moods, and innovations discovered in the midst of day in and day out brewing. Our artisan brewery knows no bounds and we are driven by an intense curiosity of ingredients and how they blend together to create something special.
In 1978, an underground DIY fanzine hit the streets of Worcester which covered the burgeoning local music scene and its inhabitants. Wormtown Punk Punk Press was gobbled up by the musicians and music fans of Worcester who craved news and information about the exciting sounds emanating from the local airwaves and rock clubs. Wormtown Punk Punk Press featured groups from Worcester like the Blue Moon Band and Crazy Jack, and from Boston like Willie Alexander, DMZ and The Real Kids. The ‘zine hit a nerve in the city and those who were entranced with punk picked up on the name Wormtown and adopted it quickly to represent themselves and their emerging culture. Within a year an album showcasing the city’s best punk bands entitled Wormtown ’78 was produced, effectively branding the local music scene, and the city of Worcester, forever.
Not everyone identifies with Wormtown. Not everyone is involved with the underground music scene in the city, not everyone is a fan of punk. But the name has stuck and has been adopted by countless Worcester citizens because it symbolizes and embraces the free spirited do-it-yourself ethic that is simply Worcester. Over the years it has meant many things to many people and sometimes frowned upon as derogatory by some, when actually it helped change the culture of the city in a way where anyone could strike out on their own and create music, art or a collective of like minded individuals. Wormtown Brewery has that same spirit – they are creating something unique to add to the mix in our city. Will it change Worcester the way music did back in the late ’70s? Who knows. But one thing’s for sure, there is nothing that goes better with good music than good beer.
Two Roads isn’t just the logo on our brewery building, it’s our philosophy. Life always seems to offer up two ways to go. It just so happens, we prefer the one less taken and having some fun along the way – in our lives, our careers and especially for our beers!
Now our “road less traveled” philosophy is being brought to life in the beers that we create and how we create them.
Build a new building for our brewery? Nope. How about resurrecting a 100 year old factory in Stratford, CT? Here in the northeastern US, many of these proud, old brick factory buildings sit empty and we think that’s a shame. After all, it was in these factories that the things that made the American Dream come true were built. When we’re done cleaning, scraping and painting the old brick, wood and steel that was put together to stand forever, this old shell will be reborn with the latest state-of-the-art brewing equipment, fermenting equipment, packaging equipment and have the ability to produce the finest craft beers anywhere.And almost as importantly, it’ll be a place where beer lovers can come together in our second story tasting room or outdoor beer garden and share a story, a laugh and some great beer.Speaking of beer, the ones we craft will follow this same philosophy; unique renditions of classic beer styles created by master brewer Phil Markowski, a guy known for taking the road less traveled in every brew he makes. Whether it’s an IPA, Pilsner, Saison or a limited edition seasonal, Phil’s signature version of the beer styles he creates will be crafted for beer lovers who like to take a “less traveled” road, themselves. So, we hope to meet you somewhere on this journey. Here’s to taking the road less traveled, in life and beer!
Tröegs Brewing Company was founded by Chris and John Trogner. Since 1997, the brothers have been handcrafting world-class beers that combine traditional English brewing techniques with the eclecticism of new American brewing. While only available in the Mid-Atlantic region, Tröegs Brewery is known nationwide for their award-winning Troegenator Double Bock, highly-desirable seasonal releases like Nugget Nectar and The Mad Elf, and brewery-only beers like the Scratch and Splinter series. Tröegs Brewery in Hershey, Pennsylvania provides guests with a complete brewing experience. The brewhouse is located in a 5,000 square foot tasting room that opens onto a beer garden. Visitors are able to observe the brewing process firsthand, and take a self-guided tour along a window-lined hallway for a close-up view of the entire brewery.
Stone Brewing Co. is a brewery headquartered in Escondido, California, USA. Founded in 1996 in San Marcos, California, it is the largest brewery in Southern California. As of 2012, it was the 10th largest craft brewery in the United States and 17th largest brewery overall, based on sales volume.
Established in 1996, the brewery’s first beer was Stone Pale Ale,which the company considers to be its flagship ale. Most of their beers are characteristic of west-coast craft brews, meaning that they have a high hop content. Compared to the macro-produced lagers, many Stone brews feature alcohol percentages that are well above average. The alcohol-by-volume content of Stone brews ranges from 4.4% to 13%.
Stone Brewing is rated as a “world class brewery” by the two largest beer enthusiast websites, RateBeer and BeerAdvocate. Stone Brewing has been voted by the readers of Beer Advocate as the #1 “All Time Top Brewery on Planet Earth.”
The Amherst Brewing Company is a full-service brewpub located in Amherst, Massachusetts. Established in 1997 by a small group of investors, the ABC originally occupied the lower level of the former First National Bank building off North Pleasant Street. Over time, ABC went through three expansions.
Our most recent and biggest move was to 10 University Drive, which was formerly occupied by Gold’s Gym, and before that, a supermarket. The space offers a roomy interior–which is ideal for family dining, watching sports, and hosting events–high ceilings, more space to brew, and a substantial outdoor patio for warm weather dining. There is ample, free parking in the front lot–a definite perk for anyone who struggled to find parking in downtown Amherst in the past!.Brewery tours can be made by appointment. Over the course of the year, ABC hosts beer dinners and monthly tastings. See our events page on our website for upcoming dates, or join our fan page on Facebook to get daily updates on events, upcoming brews, and promotions.
We currently brew over 30 beers throughout the year that include our everyday offerings as well as seasonals.
Allagash Brewing Company started in 1995, as a one-man operation in a small space on the outskirts of Portland, Maine. Founder Rob Tod had worked in a brewery setting before and recognized a void within the craft brewing movement. While both German and British styles had become prevalent throughout the U.S., the ever-creative Belgian-styles were very difficult to find. Through his travels, Tod had sampled many of these unique beers and felt that the flavors and traditions of Belgium needed to be shared with the American drinking public. He designed a small 15-barrel brewhouse, gathered the finest array of authentic raw materials and began his quest towards the production of traditional Belgian style ales. Rob sold his first batch of beer in the summer of 1995.
Starting in March of 2013, Matt Tarlecki began transforming a 2,700 square foot space in the old mill building at 142 Pleasant Street, aptly named “The Brickyard”. The previous tenant was a plastic bag manufacturer who vacated the space and left it in shambles. Giant rolls of plastic, large pieces of equipment, and tons of odds-and-ends were stacked head-high throughout the space. Once the space was emptied of its contents, he transformed it into his vision of the brewery that stands today. The majority of the brewery was designed, constructed, and finished entirely by Matt which included painting the 16 foot tall walls and ceiling, assembling the walk-in cooler, refinishing the original hardwood floors, and installing the 15 barrel brewhouse with two 30 barrel fermenters and one 30 barrel bright tank. He performed limited renovations in order to maintain the ambiance of the original mill building. He successfully navigated the permitting side of brewing and was granted a Federal Brewer’s Notice in October of 2013, only after enduring the federal government shutdown in October. The State level Farmer-Brewery License was awarded at the end of November that same year.