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The Best Local Craft Beverages for a New England Vacation

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The Best Local Craft Beverages for a New England Vacation


Photo of Two Craft Beverages (Wine) at our Concord Restaurant.

Arguably the best part about going on vacation is immersing yourself in the local culture by sampling some of the fare enjoyed by those who reside in your destination of choice. With its many historical sites, buildings, and attractions, it’s no wonder that Concord, MA, has long been established as an excellent tourist location for those engaging in a quintessential New England vacation. One way to really get a sense of where you are visiting is to go on a self-guided tour that showcases the area’s most exceptional craft beverages.

Not only will you uncover local flavors, but you’ll also be able to take in some of the most iconic sites along the way. To help acclimate you to the craft beverage scene in Concord, MA, we put together a list consisting of one winery, brewery, and cidery that should all be visited by anyone who considers themselves a libations connoisseur. 

Local Craft Beverages near Concord, MA

While it wouldn’t be hard to do a quick Google search for craft beverages near Concord, MA, there’s something to be said about making a pointed effort to find the best wines, brews, and ciders. Thankfully, the area has a diverse and eclectic selection that ensures you’ll find something you’ll like.

New England Craft Beverages

Located in Bolton, MA, the Nashoba Winery offers a wine shop, picnic area, and curbside pick up. In addition to the winery, Nashoba also has both a distillery, brewery, and an orchard where guests can pick apples and peaches, depending on the season and availability.

If homemade artisanal ciders are your beverage of choice, look no further than Pony Shack Cider in Boxborough, MA. Since 2015, Pony Shack has provided hand-pressed hard ciders to the greater Boston area and offers tastings by reservation.

Finally, Saltbox Kitchen, Concord’s only craft brewery, has a rotational seasonal selection of beers made with organic ingredients. With taps open Monday through Saturday, visitors can grab a craft beverage by the pint, four-beer flights, or a grab-and-go growler. 

The Best Massachusetts Hotel near Boston

Concord’s Colonial Inn, in the heart of downtown Concord, MA, has a luxurious assortment of guest rooms, boasting an exquisite level of period details, as no two rooms are the same. A seemingly endless array of amenities, on-site salon services, and gourmet dining options are the main reasons you may never wish to stay at another Massachusetts hotel when visiting the Boston area. For more information on how we may serve as your home away from home during your New England vacation, please visit us online or call 800-370-9200.