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: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 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: DOUBLE ALBATROSS!!

Imperial IPA – 9.1%
A cask preview of a new Imperial IPA. We've taken the premise of our southern hemisphere-hopped Albatross series of IPAs, and boosted it to imperial strength.  Fermented with a yeast strain derived from Australia, and hopped 100% with Nelson Sauvin from New Zealand.

5 oz. $3 | 12 oz. $8

 

STOUT LAD

American Stout - 6.6%

Big bittersweet chocolate and roasted malt character, supported by a blend of Northern Brewer and Centennial hops. 

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

 

TRANSCONTINENTAL

American Pale Ale - 5.1%

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

 

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

 

HIDDEN CITY

American IPA - 6.7%

A hoppy concoction prominently featuring El Dorado hops, lending distinct tropical fruit character, while Mosaic and Citra provide a background of citrus and floral notes.

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

 

HOPBACKED Zweihänder

Imperial IPA – 8.1%
This two-fisted Imperial IPA has prodigious amounts of orange, tangerine, and melon character from the unusual German hop varieties Mandarina Bavaria and Hull Melon, as well as a touch of Citra. Additionally, we transferred this round hot out of the kettle through a hopback stuffed with whole flower Mandarina Bavaria hops!

5 oz. $3 | 13 oz. $8 ♦     Growlers to-go: 32 oz. $13 | 64 oz. $23

 

pépère

Mexican Chocolate Stout - 7.0%

A stout bolstered with Ecuadorian cocoa nibs, Korinjte cinnamon bark, and a blend of Habañero, Guajillo, and Ancho peppers. Coffee and chocolate notes up front, followed by a gentle spice and a touch of heat.

5 oz. $3 | 13 oz. $6 | 16 oz. $7 ♦     Growler Fills:  32 oz. $9 | 64 oz. $17

 

CHAPTERHOUSE

Belgian Tripel - 9.3%
This potent concoction was fermented with a classic Belgian Trappist yeast strain. Prominent fruity esters of pear and citrus, complimented by slightly floral and peppery notes. Big and sneaky, with a dry finish.

5 oz. $3 | 12 oz. $6     ♦     Growler Fills:  32 oz. $9  |  64 oz. $17

 

BULLROARER

Australian Sparkling Ale - 6.2%
Brewed entirely with Australian Pride of Ringwood hops, this strong pale ale's toasty, bready malt character and subtle fruitiness are accentuated by a yeast strain sourced from a popular brewery Down Under.

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

 

MOFFAT 80/-

Scottish 80-Shilling - 5.0%
A traditional Scottish-style amber ale, forged from a base of Maris Otter, layered with six different specialty malts from the UK, Canada, and Chile, and gently hopped with UK First Gold for an eminently quaffable result.

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

 

TRIBUTE ACT

California Common – 5.4%
An homage to the warm-fermented, historic lagers of California. Light amber in color with a touch of caramel and slight fruit esters, and hopped entirely with woody, earthy German Northern Brewer.

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

 

OLD CONFUSTIBLE

English Old Ale - 8.2%
A rich, amber, English-style beer with notable dark fruit/caramel/toffee character. An ale of deceptive strength, having mellowed considerably during an extended period of conditioning.

5 oz. $3 | 12 oz. $6     ♦     Growler Fills:  32 oz. $9  |  64 oz. $17

 

INVOLONTAIRE

Hoppy Belgian Amber - 7.3%
This Belgian-style curiosity features initial notes of raisin and toffee from additions of Patagonian crystal malts and caramelized Belgian candi sugar, finishing with a fruity hoppiness from a German Mandarina Bavaria and Hull Melon dry-hopping.

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

 

MAGNUM OPUS

Maibock - 6.5%

The quintessential strong pale lager style of Germany, built from Pilsner and Munich malts and hopped entirely with German Magnum.

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

 

ORDO LUPULUS

Hoppy Belgian - 7.2%
This pale, golden ale was fermented with a traditional Trappist yeast and then dry-hopped with Amarillo and Czech Saaz hops. Dry, with classic Belgian esters giving way to intensely floral and herbal hop characters. 

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

 

BARONET

English IPA - 6.4%
This modern interpretation of an English IPA features apricot notes from UK Admiral hops, while Willamette provides an earthy, floral background. Firmly bitter, with a subtle dose of caramel malts to provide more body and backbone than its American-style counterparts.

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


ON DECK

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

CASK: Citra Legacy w/Azacca - Rye IPA - 2/24/2017

Double Albatross! - Imperial IPA - 2/27/2017

Duchovni - Czech Pilsner - 2/27/2017

CASK: Luminary w/Belma - Cream Ale - 2/28/2017

CASK: TBA - 3/2/2017

 

3/4/2017: MEDUSA'S 2ND ANNIVERSARY PARTY!

*** LASER CAT returns! ***

*** RELEASE OF BOURBON-BARREL ARCHAISM IMPERIAL STOUT! ***

*** 2 CASKS and a RANDALL INFUSION! ***

*** OTHER BARREL-AGED SPECIALS! ***

 

*** 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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