This past Friday Melissa and I took a trip to Plymouth, MA for a Mayflower Brewery visit. The brewery has been in operation since 2008 and last year brewed 7500 barrels. There room for growth with the existing space they have, although my host for the afternoon, retail manager Sarah Richardson, let me know that Mayflower is taking expansions slow and meticulously as to not grow too quickly.
The operation includes 20 staff, including head brewer Ryan Gwozdz and assistant brewer Paul Coyne.
During my visit I got a chance to see the bottling machine in action. Check out the sweet videos I took!
Mayflower focuses on brewing classic beer styles to perfection. The IPA is their best seller and they are most renown for their porter.
Mayflower was bottling 12 packs of IPA for the first time ever. I was surprised to see that they were hand-packaging the bottles. I was equally surprised to hear that they were still doing a lot of self-distribution.
Mayflower IPA right off the line.
The operation includes a retail store/tasting room. Guests can try samples, flights of samples or order full pints. Hours for the tasting room can be found on
This was another great visit to a Massachusetts brewery. There are a handful of breweries in and around Plymouth. If you’re in the area, I would recommend including Mayflower in your travel itinerary.
Retail Manager Sarah Richardson