A gem in a wily forest

Located in Monson, MA. AKA "Out in the middle of the woods."

My visit to TreeHouse Brewing was purely coincidental in my trek across Massachusetts. As a referral from a bar shop local, I visited this rustic wooded micro brewery only to discover some amazing beers - and buying a whole case of beers. Limit of 3 bottles per but they were lenient on me =p. 

As you walk in, you hear bells ringing and announcers belting out names/ orders akin to a butcher shop - it seemed intimidating. Walls are filled with assorted empty beer bottles, artifacts, and musical instruments indicate that these guys do more than just business in here. After basking in the hut experience, I scribble down my order of beers and hand them to the announcer. Wait a few minutes and your growlers/bottles are freshly filled from the tap, ready to take home. These people are fun, familial, and friendly who happen to be serious about their beer. 

 Julius 2014

Julius 2014

  • Color- Cloudy orange with a finger foam that dissipates with a sizzle. 
  • Smell- Incredibly effervescent smell of citrus, particularly grapefruit and orange. (If you've tried the Stone Grapefruit Slam IPA, it's basically that on crack)
  • Taste- Incredible blend of IPA then citrus. Then IPA and more citrus. Bitter but refreshing.
  • Mouthfeel- Crisp carbonation reminds you of a summer drink on a hot day.
  • Overall- Incredibly fresh, given its only poured straight from the source. Sessionable, tasty, and citrus-y. 

Justin Tung

San Francisco, CA,

Justin Tung is a San Francisco resident, amateur homebrewer, and big beer lover. Often traveling for work grew a natural habit - an obsession - with exploring new regions and beers. The best way to understand a locality? Hang with a local and buy them a beer, hear their stories and the rest is history. This is the golden age of beer revolution and innovation. Fortune rewards the brave.