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 Eurpean-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

 
 

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(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

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Draft List

LAST UPDATE: TUESDAY, AUGUST 23, 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.

 

 

SOLO PROJECT: ARIANA

Single Hop American Pale Ale – 5.0%
Another release in our series of single-hop Pale Ales features an experimental, new variety from the Hop Research Center in Huell, Germany.  For a German hop, Ariana has a number of unusual flavor characteristics, including delicate tropical fruit, peach, and pear.

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

 

BLACK FLOWERS

Dark Saison – 6.4%
Careful additions of coriander and whole star anise flowers to the kettle have yielded a smooth, silky character to this saison's traditional notes of fruit, spice, and pepper.  Modest amounts of intense crystal malt and German Carafa give this farmhouse ale its unconventionally darker hue.

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

 

SIR TERRY

English Dark Mild - 3.9%

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:  SOLD OUT!

 

LASER CAT

Imperial IPA – 8.0%
Plenty of dense citrus, tropical fruit, and herbal notes to assault your hop-loving senses. Double dry-hopped with absurd amounts of Citra and Nugget.

5 oz. $3  | 13 oz. $7     ♦     Growler Fills:  32 oz. $11 | 64 oz. $21

 

FREUDIAN SIP

Vienna Lager - 5.5%
This dark amber lager was brewied with German Pilsner, Vienna, and Munich malts, and hopped with German Merkur and Opal.  Clean, malty, and smooth.

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

 

DUBBEL ENTENDRE

Belgian Dubbel – 6.4%
A deep amber ale with dark fruit and caramel character.  A classic Trappist yeast strain accents this rich concoction.

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

 

PROSPEROUS

American IPA – 7.2%
This American IPA has a clean, dry body, and is packed with Cascade, Apollo, and Centennial hops for distinct herbal and citrus/grapefruit aromas. (LLAP.)

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

 

Zweihänder

Imperial IPA – 8.7%
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.

5 oz. $3  | 13 oz. $7     ♦     Growler Fills:  32 oz. $11 | 64 oz. $21

 

SAISON BOUCLIER

Saison – 6.2%
A more traditional approach to the classic farmhouse ale, featuring the French hop Bouclier.  Fruity but dry, with some herbal/peppery notes.

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

 

GOOD OMEN

Belgian Pale Ale – 5.5%
This light Belgian-style ale showcases fruity apple and pear-like esters of a classic Trappist yeast strain, supplemented by floral, spicy German Opal hops.

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

 

MAGNUM OPUS

Maibock - 7.0%
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

 

ANTIOCH

Belgian Quadrupel – 10.6%
A potent sipper with a profound dark fruit character of raisins, plums, and figs.  This hardy ale was built from a base of German pilsner malt, and gets its complex, caramel body from intense Patagonia crystal malts and heavily caramelized Belgian candi sugar. (Limit 2 full pours per customer.)  

5 oz. $3 | 10.5 oz. $7 ♦     Growler Fills:  32 oz. $11 | 64 oz. $21

 

TRANSCONTINENTAL

American Pale Ale – 5.4%
A light-bodied, citrusy 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

 

CONFECTOR

Foreign Export Stout aged on Cocoa Nibs– 6.1%
This rich, full bodied stout was fermented with our Yorkshire yeast strain and aged on roasted cocoa nibs from Ghana. Intense chocolate!

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

 

SOLO PROJECT: NUGGET

Single Hop American Pale Ale – 5.4%
Another release in our series of single-hop Pale Ales features the American hop Nugget, which exhibits a resiny, floral aroma and flavor. This time we've utilized 100% Massachusetts-grown Nugget from our friends at Four Star Farms in Northfield, MA.

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

 

SUMMER BOY

English Golden Bitter - 4.6%

This light-bodied, sessionable golden ale was brewed entirely from Crisp Maris Otter and hopped with UK Admiral and US Legacy hops. Delicately dry-hopped for a crisp, earthy finish.

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

 

MOFFAT 80/-

Scottish Export 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 Admiral for an eminently quaffable result.

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

 

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 Fills:  SOLD OUT!

 

BOCK SAMSON

Weizenbock – 7.2%
The final entry in our recent trilogy of German-style wheat ales, weizenbocks boast a more significant body and dark fruit character, coupled with the familiar yeast characteristics of banana and clove.

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

 

FERMETTE

Saison – 6.2%
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:  SOLD OUT!

 

 

Planning a visit Medusa?

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

Directions & Parking

 

Look for our sign in front of the main entrance!

 

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

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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.

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. Use our Contact page for further inquiry.