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: MONDAY, MAY 22, 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. 

 

 

LASER CAT

Imperial IPA - 8.0%

Plenty of dense citrus, tropical fruit, and herbal notes to assault your hop-loving senses. Dry-hopped with absurd amounts of Citra and Nugget.

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

 

ACTIVATE! (SUMATRA)

Coffee Porter - 6.7%

We’ve taken a cask of robust porter and infused it with locally roasted whole coffee beans from our friends at Union Coffee Roasters, in Ayer, MA. This batch features their freshly roasted Sumatra, described as floral and earth with notes of tobacco and cedar.

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

 

PROSPEROUS

American IPA - 6.8%

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

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 Mandarina Bavaria hops.

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

 

BLACK FLOWERS

Dark Saison - 6.7%

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

 

CONTINGENCY PLAN

American IPA - 7.3%

Because Medusa's customers have evidently conspired to drink up ALL the IPA, we've prepared this special blend to tide us over until we get caught up.  Combining our Imperial IPA OMEGA ALPHA with our American Pale Ale TRANSCONTINENTAL and our Hoppy Wheat CALYPSO FACTO, Contingency Plan now contains ten different hop varieties in one beer!

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

 

catégorie 2

Grisette - 4.0%

A light, crisp, sessionable ale with a pleasant citrus note derived from a traditional saison yeast strain. Hopped entirely with Tardif de Bourgogne, an elusive French hop variety with gentle herbal and flowery characteristics.

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

 

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

 


ON DECK

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

 

CASK: Laser Cat w/Ekuanot - Imperial IPA - 5/23

CASK: Laser Cat w/Cluster - Imperial IPA - 5/25

Magnum Opus - Maibock - 5/29

 

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

 

PLANNING A VISIT?

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

Directions & Parking

 

Got electric? We've got you covered. The lot directly behind our taproom has a 2-bay Chargepoint charging station compatible with most EVs!

 

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, the Town of Hudson does not allow alcoholic beverages of any kind to be brought into our taproom. This includes wine, beer, and spirits.

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.

Large Group or Event? – 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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