Fact: On this month in 1933 the 18th Amendment (Prohibition) was repealed and a thirsty nation rejoiced. This December, celebrate repeal — and your constitutional right to make and drink your own beer — by visiting Barleycorn Craft Brew, a beer lover’s paradise in Natick where you “use their gear to brew your beer.” It’s a great place to go with friends and family, or to host a group or corporate event.
Barleycorn’s provides over 100 different craft beer recipes, along with the ingredients, instructions, and equipment to make them — you do the rest, and end up with six cases of beer. (You can also make wine or soda). It’s the ultimate fast, fun, and easy DIY.
HOW IT WORKS: Each batch of beer involves 2 two-hour sessions. First, you pick a recipe, measure and prepare ingredients, and add them to your kettle. Then, you flash-cool your beer and add yeast. Two or three weeks later, you come back to bottle your fermented beer, apply your custom label, and enjoy. It’s your own personal brewery.
Barleycorn’s has it all — recipes for light domestics, dark stouts, pale ales, New England and West Coast IPAs, brown ales, Scottish ales, porters, lagers, wheat beers, and Belgian ales. They even have recipes created just for them by renowned brewers like Sean Lawson (Lawson’s Finest Liquids) and Matt DeLuca (Castle Island), as well as their own versions of hard-to- find beers whose names… can’t be mentioned.
So grab a few buddies, head over, and meet the new owners, Wellesley’s own Fred Kelly and Tom Wilber. It will be a fun and tasty experience — guaranteed.
Order a Barleycorn’s gift card here. It’s the perfect gift for beer fans who think they have it all.