Welcome to Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project. Pretty Things is an idea, not a brewery. We are a two-person company based in Somerville, MA. Twice a week (or so), we brew our beers at Buzzards Bay Brewery in Westport, MA. We bring you beers that are truly of our own making.

Jack D’Or, our flagship beer, is the mournful grain of barley you can see to the left. He is the soul of beer, nature’s magician, creating sugar from starch and bringing together the Pretty Things. One of the most joyful transformations in nature, better than any rabbit from a hat, beer is the result.
Cheers from us to you!

Martha and Dann

Bocky Bier hitting shelves now.

    What? Who? What?  The answer to all these questions is “YES”! Allow us to introduce you to the best friend of Pretty Things, Jim “Bocky” Barnes. He was… read more.

“Le Cose Bella” in Tuscany

It’s rare that we get the opportunity to take our beers to a completely new audience, but when we were invited to pour our beers at the Villagio Della Birra… read more.

The Fieldmouse is back!

Yes, it’s late summer. Not fall yet, no siree bob, but summer is full-on and blooming. The harvest is ripening and it’s that time of year when people start to… read more.

There’s No Place Like There

I’m here to tell you about our latest brewing collaboration effort (number four if you’re counting).  Can you name the previous three?  If you can name the first three and be… read more.

Pretty Things Beer & Taco Project

Join Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project for our first ever “BEER & TACO” Project at VeeVee in Jamaica Plain, Tuesday, April 22nd. 4 beers, 4 tacos – try a… read more.

Animated Grampus

Here’s another great animated label from Trevor Carmick of Beer Labels in Motion. Fun!  

Launch event this Saturday!

Hello, just in case you hadn’t noticed our endless posts, tweets etc… We’re launching TWO new beers this Saturday March 8th, with Ron Pattinson, beer historian from Amsterdam. Come along… read more.

Collaboration with Roosters in Yorkshire

Martha and I are recently back from England, Yorkshire specifically, where we brewed a historically inspired, malty dark ale with Brewer Ol Fozard and crew at Roosters Brewery.  In its… read more.

New Year’s Eve, 2013

Hello to you, fellow beer drinking humans! It is New Year’s Eve. Tomorrow we will all be embarking together on a brand new year, for which the name “2014” has… read more.

Barbapapa is alive!

Check out this shiny new animated label from Trevor Carmick of Beer Labels in Motion. Cool huh?!

Night in Amsterdam with Ron

Had a great night out in Amsterdam catching up with Ron Pattinson and cooking up plans for our next historical beer. Fun times! We started at de Prael and then… read more.

Obscuro Luxuria

There’s no doubt that we already make a strongish stout.  Do you remember?  It’s called Babayaga after the witch-like folk character for eastern Europe.  Not to be confusing or anything,… read more.

Inspiration in Austin

Something crazy happened to the weather. It was 82 degrees here yesterday and in the 30’s when we arrived at Jester King at 1:30. Arriving at one of our favorite… read more.