About 3cross

Our 5,500 square foot space in the basement of 26 Cambridge Street houses a spacious taproom, our "brewing nook" and lots of space for expansion. Our focus is on serving our community and we want to be known as a local, Worcester brewery. Our taproom will always come first and it's unlikely that you'll ever see 3cross beer sold too far from Worcester.

Our name references the classic spoke lacing pattern for a biycle wheel and you'll find elements of bicycle lore and culture throughout the brewery. Since we're cyclists as well as beer lovers, we aim to make 3cross the ideal place to end your next ride. Of course, we also aim to be the perfect place for anyone to enjoy a fresh, local beer.

Upcoming Events

Thursday Night Ride

May 25th 6-8pm

Join us every Thursday for a casual road ride beginning and ending here at 3cross! 15-20 miles at a conversational pace on mostly quiet roads. Helmets required, lights encouraged. Earn your beer!

One Love Cafe

May 26th 6-9pm

One Love Cafe puts on a pop-up restaurant in our taproom every second and fourth Friday of the month. Swing by for a beer and some delicious Jamaican fare. Vegan and vegetarian options available!

James Keyes

May 27th 6-9pm

With little more than an acoustic guitar and his low growl of a voice, James Keyes has been plying his trade for years in the taverns and bar rooms of New England. His music is a modern version of an old tradition steeped in folk and blues, and on hearing his songs you'll be taken to another time in American history when songwriters traveled the country by thumbing rides and hopping trains, playing for beers and whatever folks could afford to throw in the hat.

Figs & Pigs

June 2nd 6-9pm

Figs & Pigs will be offering up tacos made from fresh, seasonal ingredients here in the taproom for your gustatory pleasure. Beer and tacos, what could be better?

One Love Cafe

June 9th 6-9pm

One Love Cafe puts on a pop-up restaurant in our taproom every second and fourth Friday of the month. Swing by for a beer and some delicious Jamaican fare. Vegan and vegetarian options available!

Wooden Noodles

June 16th 6-9pm

Wooden Noodles serves hearty bowls of traditional ramen. Fresh made noodles and local ingredients served in slow simmered broths. Vegan and vegetarian options will be available. Noodles!

Zack Slik

June 17th 6-9pm

Zack Slik brings you good old-time back-porch Americana roots music. Switching between mandolin, 5-string banjo, and guitar, accompanying himself with harmonica and a stomping foot. Sticking close to tradition, Zack cultivates old tunes adding his own arrangements to some well seasoned classics as well as performing original material hand carved from the same tree. It is music set to get your feet a tappin', your smile wide and your mind in another place in time.

Jon Bonner

June 24th 6-9pm

Worcester's own Jon Bonner lays down a gravelly, full-throated brand of country-blues that's both cathartic and engaging.

on tap

beer

embro

A nice creamy milk stout, layered with dark chocolate, vanilla and a hint of cinnamon and chile. 4.9% abv, 50 liters available

grifo

Dark, roasted malt character gets overwhelmed by a huge, piney hop presence in this black IPA. 6.6% abv, less than 50 liters available

Wiggo

Sir Bradley Wiggins was the first British rider to win the Tour de France and is the current holder of the hour record. We’d like to think he would enjoy a pint of this beer named in his honor. A rich, full malt body with notes of chocolate, toffee and currants makes this an easy-drinking, but exceptionally flavorful beer. 3.1% abv, 50 liters available

cadence

A rich and complex malt character evokes chocolate, currants and dark toast in this dangerously drinkable porter. 5.9% abv, 290 liters available

single-speed w/ Ekuanot

Like a single-speed bike, our flagship pale ale is a stripped down beer showcasing a single hop. A well rounded malt bill is complemented by additions of the featured hop throughout the brewing process. In this edition, Ekuanot hops contributes a blast of papaya and melon. 5.2% abv, 150 liters available

l'enfer du nord

L'Enfer du Nord. The Hell of the North. The Queen of the Classics. Whatever you call it, Paris-Roubaix is one of cycling's oldest and toughest races. This inky black imperial stout is loaded with dark kilned malts for great notes of chocolate and coffee, bittered with a generous helping of pure hop resin and finished off with plenty of citrusy American hops. 9.8% abv, 140 liters available

shut up hops! 2017

Brewed every year for co-owner Jess' birthday, this one'll change from year to year, but you're always guaranteed a sublimely hoppy experience. This year's edition is a double IPA with over-the-top tropical fruit flavors and aromas. 8% abv, 140 liters available

holeshot

3, 2, 1, SPRINT! While taking the holeshot doesn’t guarantee a win, it certainly doesn’t hurt. This American pale ale boasts a generous addition of Ethiopian Yirgacheffe coffee beans, roasted here in Worcester by Acoustic Java, which play counterpoint to bright citrus notes from West Coast hops. 5.2% abv, 410 liters available

not beer

KrafTea Kombucha

Cranberry

Ginger Lime

Concord Grape

Apricot Mango

Kombucha is an ancient elixir made by the fermentation of tea and sugar to create a refreshing probiotic drink. A healthy dose of yeast and bacteria transform the all-organic ingredients into a tasty tart and sweet beverage.

fountain sodas

Ginger

Our housemade soda syrups are made from fresh ingredients and organic sugar. We mix them to order by the glass in traditional soda fountain style.

What to Expect

Ordering

We offer beer in 125mL tasters and full pours to drink here, as well as 750mL and 2L growlers to bring home with you. Our selection of beer is a constant rotation and you'll rarely see the same lineup on two subsequent visits. When you get here we suggest ordering a sample flight of the beers we currently have on tap. Once you've had a chance to taste, perhaps put an order in for some growlers to go and a pint to savor while you're waiting for your order to be filled. Your growlers will be waiting for you at the register whenever you're ready to depart.

Seating

We have some seating available at the bar for those visiting in ones and twos and tables around the corner for those in larger parties. We do our best to make it back to the tables to clear your empties and take additional orders, but when things get busy your best bet is to come order at the bar.

Food

We don't serve food in our taproom. Our focus is on making the best beer we possibly can. However, you are more than welcome to bring food with you to nosh on while you're here. There are a number of restaurants to order from within a small radius of our location, there's a full supermarket within easy walking distance and we invite food trucks to park in our lot from time to time.

Parking

Being a bike themed brewery we hope that you'll ride down to 3cross whenever possible. We have plenty of places to stash your bike inside. We have a good-sized parking lot available for those of you driving, but it does fill up when it gets busy. There is also limited on-street parking, but please be considerate of our neighbors.

Find Our Brews

Find 3cross brews on draught or in bottles at these fine establishments in the Worcester area.
draught beer draught kombucha bottled beer bottled kombucha

BirchTree Bread Company

138 Green St #5
Worcester, MA
birchtreebreadcompany.com
Draught BeerDraught Kombucha

The Boynton Restaurant & Spirits

117 Highland St
Worcester, MA
boyntonrestaurant.com
Draught Beer

Brew City

104 Shrewsbury St
Worcester, MA
brew-city.com
Bottled Kombucha

Bull Mansion

55 Pearl St
Worcester, MA
bullmansion.com
Bottled Kombucha

deadhorse hill

281 Main St
Worcester, MA
deadhorsehill.com
Draught Beer

Ed Hyder's Mediterranean Marketplace

408 Pleasant St
Worcester, MA
edhyders.com
Bottled Kombucha

Idylwilde Farms

366 Central St
Acton, MA
idylwildefarm.com
Bottled Kombucha

The Living Earth

232 Chandler St
Worcester, MA
lefoods.com
Bottled Kombucha

Mass Liquors

392 Chandler St
Worcester, MA
massliquors.com
Bottled BeerBottled Kombucha

Rapscallion

195 Arnold Rd
Fiskdale, MA
drinkrapscallion.com
Bottled Kombucha

Sweet

72 Shrewsbury St
Worcester, MA
sweetworcester.com
Bottled Kombucha

The Thirsty Lab

206 Worcester Rd
Princeton, MA
thethirstylab.net
Bottled Kombucha

The Vin Bin - Marlborough

91 Main St
Marlborough, MA
thevinbin.com
Bottled Kombucha

Hours

Sunday - Wednesday - closed
Thursday - 5pm - 9pm
Friday - 5pm - 9pm
Saturday - 5pm - 9pm

Getting Here

Our taproom is located in the basement of 26 Cambridge Street, at the rear of the building. Our parking lot and entrance are located on Knowlton Avenue. For those of you who've been in Worcester a while, we're in the space that was home to Playoff Entertainment. We're admittedly a little hard to find, but promise that it's worth the effort!

Get in touch!

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3cross Brewing Company
26 Cambridge Street
Worcester, MA 01603
(508) 615-8195
d...@3crossbrewing.com
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