WELCOME TO OUR BREWERY & 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, APRIL 28, 2017

We do our best to keep this list updated on a daily basis.

 Beers may sell out throughout the day, so call ahead if you are visiting us for something specific. 

 

 

CASK SPECIAL: HIDDEN CITY W/AZACCA

American IPA - 6.9%

This hoppy concoction prominently features El Dorado hops, lending distinct tropical fruit character, while Citra and Mosaic provide a background of citrus and herbal notes. Dry hopped in the cask with Azacca hops for additional tropical character.

5 oz. $3 | 13 oz. $6 | 16 oz. $7

 

RANSOM NOTE

American Barleywine - 10.2%

Quite strong but rather smooth, this rich amber ale was aggressively hopped in the kettle with Apollo, Meridian, and El Dorado.  Firmly bitter, with Patagonian caramel malts in balance with a deceptively gentle alcohol heat.

5 oz. $3 | 10.5 oz. $6♦     Growler Fills:  32 oz. $11 | 64 oz. $21

 

DIABOLIST

Imperial IPL - 8.4%

The latest development in our series of hoppy lager experiments, Diabolist was brewed on a base of German Pilsner malt, Patagonian caramel malt and locally malted wheat.  We then generously hopped it with Mosaic, Mandarina Bavaria, Meridian, and Teamaker.

5 oz. $3 | 12 oz. $7    ♦     Growler Fills:  32 oz. $11 | 64 oz. $21

 

ALBATROSS!

American IPA - 7.0%

The latest in our series of IPAs hopped entirely with southern hemisphere varieties: This round features the white wine character of Nelson Sauvin (New Zealand), tropical fruit and pine from Vic Secret and an herbal background from Pride of Ringwood (both from Australia).

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

 

SOLO PROJECT: DENALI

Single Hop American Pale Ale - 5.4%

Another release in our series of single-hop Pale Ales features Denali. a newer experimental variety from Hopsteiner, grown in Yakima, Washington.  Features prominent notes of pineapple, pine, and citrus.

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

 

ACTIVATE! (BURUNDI)

Coffee Porter - 6.0%

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 Burundi described as having strong notes of red wine, cherry, and dark chocolate.

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

 

RUCTION

American IPA - 6.6%

A bit of a departure from the current trend of intense citrus in the modern IPA, Ruction utilizes Simcoe, Chinook, and Cascade to impart distinctly old-school pine, resin, and floral notes alongside a firm bitterness.

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

 

CALYPSO FACTO

Hoppy Wheat - 5.5%

A crisp and crushable ale mashed with a large percentage of locally grown malted wheat from Valley Malt in Hadley, MA.  Liberally dry-hopped with Calypso for notes of apple, pear, and stone fruit.

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

 

MERRIWEATHER

Extra Special Bitter  - 5.4%

Fermented with a yeast strain from Yorkshire, this well-balanced amber ale features Willamette and Pilgrim hops and Crisp Maris Otter malt from the UK. 

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

 

BLIGHTY

English Porter - 6.4%

A classic black ale with notes of coffee and chocolate. Our rendition of Head Brewer Keith Antul’s original collaboration with Wormtown Brewery, “Pro-Am Porter.”

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

 

FERMETTE

Hoppy Saison - 6.0%

Fermented with a traditional farmhouse yeast, our dry-hopped saison begins with citrusy, lemony notes from Sorachi Ace and Centennial hops, and then finishes clean and dry.

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

 

FREUDIAN SIP

Vienna Lager - 5.1%

This dark amber lager was brewed with German Pilsner, Vienna, and Munich malts, and hopped with German Merkur and Northern brewer. Clean, malty, and smooth.

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


ON DECK

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

 

Transcontinental - American Pale Ale - 5/1

Hidden City - American IPA - 5/1

Zweihander - Imperial IPA - 5/1

CASK: Merriweather - ESB - 5/2

CASK: Zweihander - Imperial IPA - 5/4

 

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

 

PLANNING A VISIT?

Here's some information that you might find helpful...

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 – All of our beer is initially available in growlers as well as draft. Check our Draft List for current growler availability. In accordance with MA state law, we do not currently fill any growlers that are not our own. We 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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