A new brewery that has been operational for months has officially opened its taproom for customers to come enjoy beers on-site. Barrel House Z — which is the work of Russ Heissner, who started his brewing career at Harpoon — opened the doors to its taproom on Wednesday, according to Boston Magazine.
Barrel House Z landed its facility on Woodrock Road off Washington Street in Weymouth last year, as previously reported, and began brewing shortly after securing final approval from the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission in June.
The brewery specializes in small-batch, barrel-aged beers, and there are a handful of core beers are in production. Heissner, who was Harpoon’s first-ever brewer, partnered with both Harpoon and Bully Boy Distillers in this new venture. Heissner’s goal, he previously told Eater, was to create a community-first brewery that specialized in small-scale production.
Heissner found the location, built out the space, brought in equipment, and now has a place where he can showcase the beers he has spent years developing, as well as local collaborations and a standing series with Bully Boy and Harpoon. The brewery has previously offered crowlers and mini-growlers to-go, but with the opening of the taproom, guests can have samples and full pours in-house.
The taproom hours at Barrel House Z are Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Customers can expect to find the brewery’s pilsner, Sunny & 79º; a rum-aged red rye beer called RR#23; and an imperial Irish red called Townie Strong, which has been aged in whiskey barrels. There will also be other beers from Heissner’s pilot pours selection, which will consistently rotate and change. The brewery also offers snacks, including a mac and cheese/empanada hybrid called the "macanada."
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