Welcome to Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project. Pretty Things is an idea, not a brewery. We’d like a brewery, but they cost too much! We are a small company based in Massachusetts. 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: the recipes, brewing and labels are all done by us. We think that’s why Pretty Things is a little bit magical.

The other reason Pretty Things is magical, is because of Jack D’Or. Jack 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.

Take a look below for news and updates. We also brew historical beers: visit old beers.com for info on those. Cheers from us to you!

Martha and Dann


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.

We made it to 5!

Full event details and sign up (to get cake!) on facebook We can’t really believe it, but Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project will turn five on December 1st. Five… read more.

Fun Times in Athol

Sometimes we walk into a bar and are pleasantly surprised. Sometimes we go and have more fun than we thought we would. But we’ve never been blown away by an… read more.

Jack D’Or brewday

It’s never too early to be drinking a brand shiny (well, gently glowing anyway) new batch of Jack D’Or! This is batch 63, packaging in the next few days and… read more.

Brewday at Adnams!

Pretty Things has had a wonderful day here in Southwold, England, brewing at the Adnams brewery. Today we brewed three batches of Jack D’Or, around 165UK BBL a pop, so… read more.

London!

Well, we’ve landed and wasted no time in getting some beers in. Yesterday we did some old favorites: Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese on Fleet St, and Princess Louise on Holborn,… read more.

Get your shovels ready…

Because we’re brewing Our Finest Regards today: one barley wine, two mashes, three mechanical oopsies and 28 Plato starting gravity even after a bit of liquoring back (our yeast doesn’t… read more.

Fieldmouse is coming!

Hi everyone, We are very excited to tell you that Fieldmouse’s Farewell is shipping from the brewery today, having hit bottles… today! (Perhaps we shouldn’t count our chickens before they’ve… read more.

Babayaga brew day

Martha starts the Babayaga brew day off with a smoke. Lots of fresh rosemary branches are set smoldering just outside the brewery and up through a bed of Maris Otter… read more.

Jack D’Or batch 60

Good Morning Everyone, we’re off to brew Jack D’Or batch 60. We couldn’t be happier, thanks to everyone who’s drunk batches 1-59!

SUMMER LAUNCH PARTY on August 4th

We’re launching TWO beers in ONE night, that’s right! Some of you seem to have a soft spot for that sweet bird we call Meadowlark IPA, so we’re bringing her… read more.

Happy July!

Happy July! Martha is the hop lady today… Guess what we’re brewing!!

Collaboration done, spooning achieved!

It was a great brewday! We made a pale wheat beer brewed with  New Zealand “Southern Cross” hops carried over in Sam’s checked baggage and linden flowers and leaves. Highlights:… read more.