We welcome you to our Taproom!

Located on Main Street in Hudson's Historic Downtown Business District

 

Medusa Brewing Company opened to the public in March of 2015 on Main Street in Hudson, MA. Since then, Head Brewer Keith Antul has been hard at work handcrafting ales and lagers that reflect the global landscape of beer. From beautifully constructed American-style ales to traditional European-inspired recipes, Medusa Brewing Company strives to provide for the ultimate variety in our draft selection.

Our brewery and taproom are the result of a staggering, 15-month buildout that had owners and friends working around the clock to complete their vision. An enormous 50-foot bar constructed of salvaged steel and white oak acts as the centerpiece of the taproom. The Beer Hall provides for a more formal area where guests can enjoy full-service ordering while seated at hand-built mahogany wood tables. We invite you to come and enjoy what we have, and will continue to create. Cheers!

Sully, Keith, & Tom

 
 

Phone

(978) 310-1933

 

Location

111 Main St.
Hudson, MA 01749

 

Taproom Hours

MO  3p–10:30p
TU   3p–10:30p
WE  3p–10:30p
TH   3p–10:30p
FR   12p–10:30p
SA  12p–10:30p
SU  12p–10:30p

Draft List

LAST UPDATE: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2016

We do our best to keep this list updated on a daily basis.
 Beers may sell out or growlers may become restricted throughout the day, so call ahead if you are visiting us for something specific. We stop filling growlers of most beers when inventory is down to 1/2 BBL.

 

ON CASK: ACTIVATE (PAPUA NEW GUINEA)

Coffee Porter - 5.8%
We've filled a cask with our upcoming batch of Activate, prior to its usual infusion with cold-brewed coffee, and instead dosed it directly with Papua New Guinea coffee beans, freshly roasted by our friends at Union Coffee Roasters (Ayer, MA).  Earthy and complex, with caramel notes.

5 oz. $3 | 13 oz. $6 | 16 oz. $7 

 

ACTIVATE (ETHIOPIA MOKAMBA)

Coffee Porter - 5.8%
We’ve taken a robust porter and infused it with locally roasted coffee from our friends at Union Coffee Roasters, in Ayer, MA. This batch features their freshly roasted Ethiopia Mokamba, described as having strong notes of blueberry and dark chocolate.

5 oz. $3 | 13 oz. $5 | 16 oz. $6  ♦    Growler Fills:  32 oz. $8 | 64 oz. $15

 

LUMINARY

Cream Ale – 5.6%
Crisp, and refreshing. A light-bodied ale, brewed with German Pilsner malt, organic brown rice, and German Opal hops. 

5 oz. $2 | 13 oz. $4 | 16 oz. $5    ♦   Growlers to-go: 32 oz. $7 | 64 oz. $13

 

EMILISATIE 

Session IPA - 4.7%
A session-strength India Pale Ale made with Amarillo, Cascade. and Meridian hops. Named for the 3 wives without whom Medusa Brewing Company would not have been possible. 

5 oz. $3 | 13 oz. $5 | 16 oz. $6  ♦    Growler Fills:  32 oz. $8 | 64 oz. $15

 

YVETTE

Belgian Blonde - 7.0%
This golden ale was fermented with a traditional Belgian Abbey strain lending classic esters of fruit and spice; we've hopped it entirely with Australian Summer to accentuate it with a subtle, refreshing citrus and melon notes.

5 oz. $3 | 14.75 oz. $6 ♦     Growler Fills:  32 oz. $8  | 64 oz. $15  

 

STEADY ABBOT

Patersbier - 4.2%
A traditional Belgian-style table beer, made with a blend of continental pilsner  and Maine-grown 2-row malts, with a touch of Belgian toasted malt. Light and dry, with classic Trappist esters.

5 oz. $2 | 14.75 oz. $5     ♦     Growler Fills:  32 oz. $7 | 64 oz. $13  

 

SQUIFFY VICAR

Best Bitter - 4.5%
A pale bitter built from Crisp Maris Otter and a subtle blend of biscuit, crystal, and aromatic malts. Hopped entirely with UK Bramling Cross for blackcurrant notes and a touch of spice.

5 oz. $2 | 13 oz. $4 | 16 oz. $5     ♦     Growler Fills:  32 oz. $7 | 64 oz. $13  

 

SIR TERRY

English Dark Mild - 4.2%
A traditional English session ale, mild in strength but not in flavor. Layers of toasty, biscuity malt with a gentle note of cocoa in the background. 

5 oz. $2 | 13 oz. $4 | 16 oz. $5     ♦     Growler Fills:  32 oz. $7 | 64 oz. $13  

 

TRANSCONTINENTAL

American Pale Ale - 5.4%
A light-bodied American-style pale ale featuring a geographically diverse range of hops: Citra from the US, Mandarina Bavaria and Hull Melon from Germany, and Vic Secret from Australia. 

5 oz. $3  | 13 oz. $5  | 16 oz. $6     ♦     Growler Fills:  32 oz. $8 | 64 oz. $15

 

GHOST LANTERN

Baltic Porter – 6.7%
Our tribute to the classic strong porters of the Baltic Sea region, forged from a base of German Pilsner, Munich, and chocolate malts, hopped with German Merkur, and fermented with a lager yeast.

5 oz. $3  | 13 oz. $5  | 16 oz. $6     ♦     Growler Fills:  32 oz. $8 | 64 oz. $15

 

RUCTION

American IPA - 6.7%
A bit of a departure from the current trend of intense citrus in the modern IPA, RUCTION utilizes Simcoe, Chinook, and Cascade impart distinctly piney, resinous, dank fruit flavors alongside a firm bitterness. 

5 oz. $3  | 13 oz. $5  | 16 oz. $6     ♦     Growler Fills:  SOLD OUT!

 

MOFFAT 120/-

Scotch Ale - 9.3%
The big brother to our popular Scottish-style ale Moffat 80/- has returned! This one's no session beer: all of the ingredients have been scaled up to deliver a malt-bomb with some serious legs.

5 oz. $3  | 12.5 oz. $6     ♦     Growler Fills:  32 oz. $9 | 64 oz. $17

 

NACHTLAGER

Schwarzbier – 5.4%
Our rendition of the famous dark lager style of Germany. Very smooth, with gentle roast and chocolate notes.

5 oz. $3  | 13 oz. $5  | 16 oz. $6     ♦     Growler Fills:  32 oz. $8 | 64 oz. $15

 

ONLY A NORTHERN BROWN

Northern English Brown Ale – 5.5%
A malt-forward easy drinker, blending English Maris Otter with Patagonian caramel malts. Gently hopped with UK Pilgrim and Bramling Cross.

5 oz. $2 | 13 oz. $4 | 16 oz. $5    ♦   Growlers to-go: 32 oz. $7 | 64 oz. $13

 

ON DECK

*** DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE!!!! ***

Laser Cat - Imperial IPA - 12/5

Kettle-soured Berliner Weisse - 12/5

Solo Project: Idaho 7 - Single Hop American Pale Ale - 12/12

Solo Project: Lemondrop - Single Hop American Pale Ale - 12/12

Baronet - English IPA - 12/16

Phaser Marmot - Imperial IPA - 12/19

Empyreal - Munich Helles - 12/19

Albatross - American IPA - 12/26

*** DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE!!!! ***

 

Planning a visit to Medusa?

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Directions & Parking

 

From the North – Follow I-495 S to MA-62 E in Berlin. Take exit 26 from I-495 S and follow MA-62 E (Main St.) through the rotary. Medusa will be on the right side across from the church.

From the South – Follow I-495 N to MA-85 Connector in Marlborough. Take exit 25A from I-495 N and follow MA-85 Connector and Washington St to Main St in Hudson. Medusa will be on the right side across from the church.

From the East – Follow I-90 W to Marlborough and take exit 11A for I-495 N. Take exit 25A from I-495 N and follow MA-85 Connector and Washington St to Main St in Hudson. Medusa will be on the right side across from the church.

From the West –  Follow I-90 E towards Worcester and take exit 10 for I-290 E Worcester/Auburn. Follow I-290 E to MA-85 Connector and Washington St to Main St in Hudson. Medusa will be on the right side across from the church.

Parking – Parking in Hudson is easy. On-street parking is ample, and a number of free municipal lots are available within walking distance of Medusa and the Downtown Business District. See the parking map for more details.

 
 

Click on the Hudson Downtown Parking Map for details about parking in Hudson.


TAPROOM POLICIES

 

BYOF – We utilize the Bring Your Own concept when it comes to food. Feel free to treat your visit like a picnic to the park, but with beer! There are many options available for take-out or delivery as well, so feel free to indulge in Hudson's culinary options during your visit to Medusa.

Kid Friendly – While Medusa is a kid friendly establishment, we ask that you use your best judgement when planning a visit with children. At 6pm, we begin to follow a 21+ policy.

NO DOGS – We previously attempted to maintain a "Dog Friendly" atmosphere in our taproom, but unfortunately a number of uncomfortable, unhealthy, and possibly dangerous experiences led us to end this offering.

NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL – While we do allow outside food to be brought in, we cannot allow alcoholic beverages of any kind to be brought into our brewery & taproom. This includes wine, beer, and spirits, and is against our licensing and permitting agreements.

Growlers – In accordance with MA state law, we do not currently fill any growlers that are not our own. We also do not allow filled growlers to be consumed on premise.

Reservations – We like to maintain a first-come first-serve plan when it comes to seating at Medusa; however, we can work with you for accommodating special events/occasions for large groups. Use our Contact page for further inquiry.


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