Group of people drinking in a brewery taproom with beer cans in the background


Our Norwood taproom is open Tuesday through Sunday, pouring a variety of 18 different Castle Island beers and hard seltzers. We’ve got a ton of tasty treats courtesy of our friends at Bardo’s including their award-winning bar pizza, sandwiches, apps, and sweets. And make sure to hit the retail shop for beer-to-go, Castle Island merch and more.

Plan your next night out and scope out our events calendar for upcoming trivia, craft nights, live music and more. All are welcome, including families with kids, but entrance is restricted to those 21+ after 8pm daily.

Interested in hosting a private event inside a working production brewery? Check out our private events page for more info.

Due to health department regulations dogs are only allowed in our outdoor, seasonal beer garden (May – October), but unfortunately we cannot allow them inside our taproom. Of course, service animals are always welcome.

Drop us a line with any other questions.


True story: the word “Norwood” doesn’t appear in our original business plan.

When we set out to open Castle Island, we had our sights set on finding a location in Metro Boston. It took us a while to figure out that wasn’t going to happen – zoning, space constraints, and a high-rent real estate market were all working against us.

As we grew our search radius around the area, we eventually found a building in a small town called Norwood that met all the criteria we had for a brewery. We toured the building, liked what we saw, and were ultimately convinced by the sign that hung above the loading dock that read, “If you’re not proud of it, don’t ship it.” That sign still hangs there today.

Ever since then we’ve been beyond proud to call Norwood our home. A town of loyal, beer-loving locals, the community has welcomed us with open arms and we’ve been overjoyed to accept. We opened our doors here on December 11, 2015, an unseasonably warm and beautiful day, and celebrated the moment with a sign on our front door that encouraged our guests to “Be excellent to each other.” In the time since that day, we’ve hosted countless birthday parties, weddings, can car derbies, charity fundraisers, conferences, politicians, professional athletes, and – most importantly – Castle Island fans who come straight to the source for a pint of their preferred thirst quencher.

Inspired by West Coast breweries whose production floors become an integrated backdrop for the taproom, our Norwood facility puts you in sniffing distance of where the magic is made. We invite you to visit us and enjoy a beer in the ideal setting – the place where that beer was born.


Mon – Wed

4pm to 9pm


4pm to 10pm


2pm to 10pm


12pm to 10pm


12pm to 7pm

Beer Menu

Bardo's Food Menu


Beer To Go

View our menu of cases and growlers currently available for pickup.



Check out our events section to see what we're up to at the taproom and elsewhere.