slides: The Top 10 Draft Beer Selections in Worcester
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
"People love seasonal beers because it puts you in the mood to embrace the cold weather and just enjoy the season. The winter seasonals warm you up. It's kind of a tradition. Some people like eggnog, while others look forward to a winter stout or lager," said Pamela Martin, a bartender at the Compass Tavern. "If people know you have a selection of seasonal beers, they stay a little bit longer after dinner."
Consistent favorites in the city include Wormtown's Wintah Ale, Harpoon Winter Warmer, Sam Adams Winter Lager, and Wachusett Winter Ale. Places like the Boynton, Armsby Abbey, Brew City and the Dive Bar, have unique and potent craft seasonal beers including Troegs Mad Elf Belgian Strong Ale, Smuttynose Smistletoe, and Berkshire Holidale.
In Worcester, there are plenty of great places to have a cold beer. However, some stand out more than the others.
Here's a look at the top ten places in Worcester to get a great draft beer:
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3. Armsby Abbey
# of Beers on Tap: 22
Seasonal Best-Sellers: Smuttynose Smistletoe, St. Bernardus Christmas Ale, Victory Winter Cheers, Gouden Carolous Noel
Address: 144 Main Street, Worcester
Hours: Monday – Thursday 11:30 AM – Midnight (Kitchen till 10PM)
Friday 11:30 AM – Midnight (Kitchen till 11PM)
Saturday 10:00 AM – Midnight (Kitchen till 11PM)
Sunday 10:00 AM – Midnight (Kitchen till 10PM)
21+ after 6:00 PM Daily
4. Brew City
# of Beers on Tap: 40
Seasonal Best-Sellers:Berkshire Holidale, Anchor Steam Christmas, Southern Tier 2XMAS, Wachusett Winter Ale
Address: 104 Shrewsbury Street, Worcester
Hours: Monday -Thursday 11:30am - 11:00pm
Friday - Saturday 11:30am - 12:00am
Sunday 12:00pm - 11:00pm
6. Smokestack Urban Barbeque
# of Beers on Tap: 24
Seasonal Best-Sellers: Harpoon Winter Warmer, Troegs Blizzard of Hops Winter IPA
Address: 139 Green Street, Worcester
Hours: Sunday 12-8
Monday -Thursday 4:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday -Saturday 12 p.m. -10 p.m.
Thursday - Saturday 4:30 p.m.- 12 a.m.
7. The Compass Tavern
# of Beers on Tap: 20
Seasonal Best-Sellers: Leinenkugel Snowdrift Vanilla Porter, Wachusett Winter Ale, Sam Adams Winter Lager
Address: 90 Harding Street, Worcester
Hours: Monday-Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Friday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.
8. O'Connors Restaurant and Bar
# of Beers on Tap: 24
Seasonal Best-Sellers: Berkshire Cabin Fever, Sierra Nevada Celebration, Sam Adams Winter Lager
Address: 1160 West Boylston Street, Worcester
Monday - Tuesday 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Wednesday 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Thursday - Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
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