Before beginning this itinerary, be sure to double-check alerts and schedules as they may be impacted by the Green Line Extension project. If you are traveling before September 29, Fitchburg trains will originate at Porter Station and not North Station, so start your trip here!
Stop #1Porter Station — Aeronaut Brewing Company
Arrive at North Station by 1 p.m. to grab the outbound 1405 Fitchburg train at 1:10 p.m. and ride one stop to Porter Station. From there, it’s an 18-minute walk or five-minute rideshare to the brewery.
Housed in a large industrial space, Aeronaut Brewing Company’s brewery and taproom features a rotating lineup of seasonal beers, as well as flagship brews like their “A Year With Dr. Nandu” IPA. Take your time enjoying a flight, playing a board game or chatting with other beer enthusiasts, and when you’re ready, head back to Porter Station before 3:40 p.m. and get ready for the next brewery.
Stop #2Fitchburg Station — River Styx Brewing
Journey back to the Porter Station stop early enough to catch the outbound 1407 Fitchburg train around 3:40 p.m. and ride to Fitchburg Station. Depart the station and enjoy either a nine-minute walk or three-minute rideshare to River Styx Brewing.
An independent brewery for just over a decade, River Styx Brewing is a great place to spend an afternoon. Visitors can take in the wall art, play a game of Shuffleboard, have some snacks or enjoy one of the many brews on their seasonally rotating tap list.
Stop #3Wachusett Station — Wachusett Brewing Company
Once at Wachusett, you can take in the retrofitted airstream trailer that houses their beer taps, enjoy a flight of seasonally rotating beers, grab a bite to eat from their full food menu or, weather permitting, enjoy the outdoor fire pit. If you’d like, you can even grab a growler of your favorite beer to take home with you (just make sure it stays closed until you get home!).
Enjoy all that Wachusett Brewing Company has to offer! Just be sure to get back to the Wachusett Station stop by 9:35 p.m. to grab the last train of the day, the inbound 1412 South Station train to Boston that comes through around 9:45 p.m.
Stop #1Natick Center Station — The Kells Beer Company Craft Brew
Arrive at South Station by 12:30 p.m. to give yourself enough time to catch the outbound 1507 Framingham/Worcester Line train at about 12:40 p.m. Once on board, you’ll ride 10 stops to the station at Natick Center and depart for a short three-minute walk to The Kells Beer Company.
Located just steps from the Boston Marathon course and the Natick Common, The Kells Beer Company is a great spot to meet up with friends new and old, enjoy handcrafted beer or, if you’re feeling up to it, experience brewing your own personalized batch of beer using a recipe from a collection The Kells Beer Company has built up over the past 20 years.
Once you’re finished, get back to the Natick Center Station by 2:52 p.m. to catch your next outbound train.
Stop #2West Natick Station — Exhibit ‘A’ Brewing Company / Jack’s Abby
Just a 14-minute walk from the station, you’ll reach Exhibit ‘A’ Brewing Company, which was named the Most Underrated Brewery in Massachusetts by Thrillist in 2019. Inside their taproom, you can enjoy a wide and rotating selection of brews to try in full, half or sample sizes, as well 16-ounce to-go cans (just make sure they stay closed until you make it home!).
After Exhibit A, take a 14-minute walk to reach our second area brewery: Jack’s Abby. If you’re hungry, this is a great spot to enjoy appetizers, pizzas or other bites, and if you’re thirsty, it’s a great place to sample from an expansive list of brews.
When you’ve had your fill at Jack’s Abby, take an 10-minute walk to the Framingham Station stop (please note, this is not the West Natick stop you last arrived at) to catch your next train. Make sure to arrive by 7 p.m.
Stop #3Worcester Station — Wormtown Brewery
From here, you’ll take a six-minute walk to arrive at the fourth taproom of the day: Wormtown Brewery. Brewing since 2010 and open in Worcester since 2015, Wormtown is a perfect spot to enjoy a flight of delicious, award-winning beers, hang out with friends or chat with other beer enthusiasts.
As the last stop of the day, you can hang out as long as you’d like, just be sure to arrive back at the Worcester/Union Station stop by 10:50 p.m. to catch the last train of the night — the inbound 1516 South Station train, which leaves at 11 p.m.
Stop #1Attleboro Station — Skyroc Brewery
Arrive at South Station by 12:55 p.m. to make sure you catch your first ride, the outbound 1807 Providence train, at around 1:05 p.m. Ride eight stops to Attleboro Station, then take an easy seven-minute stroll to Skyroc Brewery.
A local hidden gem, Skyroc Brewery offers a wide variety of delicious beers (we might be biased, but we recommend trying the Commuter Rail Pale Ale or Express Train Coffee Stout) as well as plenty of space to spread out and enjoy them. Bring in your own snacks, try a flight or enjoy game of Jenga, and when you’ve had your fill, head back to Attleboro Station to catch your next train by 3 p.m.
Stop #2Providence Station — Union Station Brewery / Trinity Brewhouse / Long Live Beerworks
First, head to Union Station Brewery, just a seven-minute walk from Providence Station, and if the weather permits, enjoy a beer on the patio. If you’re feeling hungry, this lively pub offers a full menu of signature food items and limited edition offerings.
Next take a five-minute walk from Union Station Brewery to reach Trinity Brewhouse. Established in 1995, this relaxed, wood-accented pub style space features beers brewed with water filtered from the Scituate Reservoir. If you’re still hungry, indulge in Trinity’s lunch, dinner or late-night menus.
Finally, if you’re feeling up to it, take a 27-minute walk to our third Providence stop, Long Live Beerworks. Focused on hop-forward craft beers, Long Live Beerworks is home to a constantly rotating lineup of beers, regular new releases, views of the brewery from the tasting room and the ability to grab a 32-ounce growler of your favorite beer to take home with you (just make sure it stays closed on the journey!).
When you’ve had your fill of all Providence has to offer, head back to the Providence Station stop by 9:50 p.m. so you don’t miss the last train back to Boston, the inbound 1818 South Station train that comes by around 10 p.m.
To complete this itinerary on days other than Saturday, be sure to check brewery hours ahead of time and find the correct train numbers, as well as full train schedules here. Also be sure to check for service alerts before beginning your day.