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 three-person company based in Somerville 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 Dann and Martha. We think that’s why Pretty Things is magical.

The other reason 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, Dann and Seth


The Bunnies Are Coming…

It’s been a snowy, chilly old time in the brewery of late. But we have 22 days until Spring, and brewing beer takes a month or so, and we’re optimists,… read more.

Lovely St Winefride is back!

Some of you may remember that we brewed a brown lager a couple of years ago. Well, we did it again! We brew this beer before Christmas, and it ferments… read more.

More Hoppiness from Pretty Things

Over the years we’ve made a little name for ourselves in the Boston-area for making malty, traditional and historic beers.  Lately we’ve added a few hoppy beers: Meadowlark IPA, a… read more.

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.

Welcome Fringe APA

  By now most of you know how our company is set-up right?  We are three people and we rent brewery space from Buzzard’s Bay Brewery in Westport, MA.  Martha… 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.