Medusa Brewing Company

Medusa Brewing CompanyMedusa Brewing Company
Medusa Brewing CompanyMedusa Brewing Company
Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

111 Main St
Hudson, Massachusetts, 01749-2210
United States

(978) 310-1933 | map

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Rated: 4.5 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

Nov 13, 2021
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Rated by misterfun54 from New Jersey

3.79/5  rDev -9.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3
website did not reflect the current offerings - two that I wanted weren't available, disappointing as they were my favorite styles
Feb 10, 2020
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Reviewed by egrandfield from Massachusetts

4.66/5  rDev +11.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75
Went there for a few pours in mid-October 2019. Good live music, great on tap selection, and decent selection of beers to go. In the hidden gem of Hudson, the brewery is a fall foliage-filled car ride away from Boston. Definitely worth the visit.
Oct 14, 2019
Rated: 4.55 by Tim00712 from Massachusetts

Apr 30, 2019
Rated: 4.01 by Samf921 from Massachusetts

Mar 20, 2019
Rated: 3.79 by TrilliumFan from Massachusetts

Jan 21, 2019
Rated: 3.78 by gbiello from Massachusetts

Dec 02, 2018
Rated: 3.74 by crobinso from Colorado

Nov 10, 2018
Rated: 4.51 by Rubezahl from Pennsylvania

Jul 08, 2018
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Reviewed by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4
Rockin' taproom! I was there on a Thursday evening and a joint was jumpin'. Deceivingly large taproom with L-shaped bar that seats 20-25 people with additional rail seating and a maybe a dozen tables spread about the place. Brewhouse is in the rear behind glass. A dozen assorted styles of craft on tap, the 2 I had were excellent. Service was pretty fast even though there was quite a crowd. The live music was very cool also.
Jun 01, 2018
Rated: 4.42 by Pinkylives from Massachusetts

May 11, 2018
Rated: 4.53 by Kramd_inn from Massachusetts

Apr 24, 2018
Rated: 4.46 by Pickngrin from Massachusetts

Dec 27, 2017
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Rated by Steveviola from Massachusetts

4.72/5  rDev +13.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5
Great hang out, proud to call this my local brewpub!
Oct 12, 2017
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Reviewed by fitzy84 from Massachusetts

4.07/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4
I visited Hudson, MA over the weekend and decided to drop in to this brewery. Its location is very convenient and an easy walk from various parking locations off the main street. The place looks humble and like any storefront on the main drag. When you enter, you enter a surprisingly large space with a long, L-shaped bar area, a small area to one's right with a few tables, and then probably a dozen or so tables to one's right. Loud, alternative rock music played across the brewery. You could see the brewery behind glass near the end of the bar area.

I arrived early afternoon so I was really one of the few people in there. Even so, I was greeted happily by the two workers at the bar when I entered. I asked for a sampler flight where I ordered Activate! (Costa Rica), Ransom Note, Prosperous, and Contingency Plan. The bartender was extremely friendly to me and, if I did not bury myself in my phone, I probably could have had some good conversations with the workers.

Selection seemed pretty good. I forgot how much they had on tap, but it seemed like quite a large amount of tap lines for their beers. I did not order food, but they advertised that pretzels and cheeses could be served.

Overall, I really enjoyed the beers I had and I thought the bar atmosphere was welcoming and potentially sociable, especially at night I bet in the town of Hudson.
May 22, 2017
Rated: 4.47 by mkyer from Connecticut

Feb 20, 2017
Rated: 3.84 by sbuchert from Massachusetts

Feb 15, 2017
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Reviewed by SunDevilBeer from Massachusetts

3.73/5  rDev -10.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75
Cool spot in downtown Hudson. Typical bar on the side, brewery in the back set up, but very inviting as a tap room setting.

Service a tad slow since it was busy and only one server, but she was friendly enough (if not very helpful with describing the various IPA styles).

Tried a sampler of the hop-forward beers on tap at the time, was not disappointed. Many of them were representative of the new "New England" style of hazy juice bombs. Not something I look for all the time, but a nice treat.

Worth a stop if you're in the area.
Nov 15, 2016
Rated: 3.63 by pfhanlon from Massachusetts

Nov 14, 2016
Rated: 4.13 by colby600 from Connecticut

Oct 30, 2016
Rated: 3.53 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Sep 04, 2016
Rated: 4 by ScaryEd from New Hampshire

Jul 20, 2016
Rated: 3.86 by Nubza from Massachusetts

Jun 29, 2016
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Reviewed by parris from Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +19.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Great brewery, great vibe, great beer.

They've got about a dozen beers on, the hoppy stuff is worth driving for, the other styles are great too.

Staff is really down to earth. They allow outside food, even have recommendations on the menu.
Jun 05, 2016
Rated: 4.28 by Dicers from California

May 23, 2016
Rated: 3.85 by frekky from Massachusetts

Apr 18, 2016
Rated by JOSHRINARD from Massachusetts

4.97/5  rDev +19.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Medusa is worth the trip from Boston.
Apr 10, 2016
Rated: 4.75 by Buddance from Massachusetts

Apr 03, 2016
Rated: 4.87 by JFolster from Massachusetts

Mar 24, 2016
Rated: 4 by seakayak from Massachusetts

Mar 06, 2016
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Reviewed by RummyRedbeard from Colorado

4.29/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75
Went sometime last summer while visiting friends in the area. The folks working the booth left a great impression on me at ACBF '15 and the name stuck with me (as many don't after a beer fest -- the fact that I bought a shirt helped a little...) So the whole area is an old factory town that is being rebuilt, so it has a hell of a historical look but at the same time upcoming and modern. The brewery is a cool, coffee shop looking place; very spacious with plenty of seating, a decent sized bar, and big windows to see the brewing equipment. There were a few things sold out when we were there but we ended up with growlers of a stout, IPA and red ale, all of which were satisfactory to say the least. Sweet spot in a small town, check it out!
Mar 04, 2016
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Reviewed by hudsonvalleyslim from Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
My first visit tonight, on a Thursday evening, busy but not crowded. Excellent service, serious hustling folks filling flights and pints. I had a flight and a coupla pints. The flight was Luminary, Sir Terry, Activate & Only a Northern Brown. (play on the Beatles tune.) All were really good. The Solo Project Cascade was superb. And Hidden City IPA was solid. Brought home a growler of Baronet English IPA which is tasting fine as we speak.

First impression, and they've only been around for a year: this is an excellent English-style brewery.
Mar 04, 2016
Rated: 3.85 by mklisz from New Hampshire

Jan 13, 2016
Rated: 3.87 by FrankShirley from Massachusetts

Dec 21, 2015
Rated: 4.2 by Nomis from Massachusetts

Nov 24, 2015
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Reviewed by AndoIPA from Massachusetts

4.71/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5
Excellent place. Big space so you never feel cramped. Great selection of amazing beers on tap. Family friendly, brought my kids here from 6-9:30 on a Sat night and had a great time. No food menu, except pretzle but Food can be brought in and there is a fantastic brick oven pizza place a block away called Rail Trail. They have a bunch of board games for customers to play. Try their Laser Cat or Citra, both awesome. Great live music when I was there. We loved it, definitely going back.
Nov 08, 2015
Rated: 4.07 by gonzo000 from Massachusetts

Nov 03, 2015
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Reviewed by brewmeister1984 from Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev -8.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.25
First off, I think this place has great potential and they are producing some solid beers. To put this place over the top though, they really need to find bartenders who actually like beer and like to talk about beer. Went there on a Sunday and you could tell that the bartender's only care was to get out of there and go home. If you don't love your job, get a new one. Again, great place, solid brews....hire knowledgeable and passionate staff.
Aug 24, 2015
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Reviewed by OffHeGoes from Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5
Really liked the feel of the modern taproom and beer selection at the brewery, but our service was very slow at one of the tables. It was a Saturday night, but the place was not overflowing, and I would have expected better. The beers ranged from average to very good, and I would go back again to try some different beers.
Jul 20, 2015
Rated: 4.11 by Soresport from Massachusetts

Jul 03, 2015
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