We'll be closing at 7:30 on Friday, October 6th for a private event. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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

One Love Cafe

September 22nd 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!

Carlos Odria

September 23rd 6-9pm

Carlos Odria is a guitarist, composer, and scholar. His music embodies a blend of Latin American folk music, Spanish flamenco, jazz, and Afro-Peruvian rhythms, among other influences. Originally from Lima, Peru, Carlos moved to the United States in the early 2000s and has been an active performer since his arrival.

Matt Robert

September 30th 6-9pm

Matt Robert has been playing live music throughout New England since the mid 1980s. His current solo show features acoustic guitar, mandolin, harmonica, and occasional banjo on an eclectic batch of originals and covers.

Sole Mio Mobile Pizza

October 7th 6-9pm

Wood Fired Pizza made right in front of you. Our red oven gets red hot and cooks your pizza in quick fashion. Join us for a night of pizza and beer!! Vegetarian options available!

Matt Soper

October 7th 6-9pm

Matt Soper is known for his ability to marry infectious hooks with musical integrity and has always prided himself on catching the attention of both mainstream music lovers and music connoisseurs alike. His voice draws you in, his instrumental prowess keeps you interested, and his songwriting encourages you back for more.

Andrew O'Keeffe

November 4th 6-9pm

A soulful, folk singer/songwriter, Andrew O'Keeffe heads up a trio, currently based in Cambridge, MA. The group focuses on music that is engaging, truthful, poetic, and resonates deeply with audiences and listeners. O’Keeffe captures a sound that draws on blues influences and concentrates on thoughtful lyricism.

Secret Sage

November 11th 6-9pm

Secret Sage is a fresh and earthy acoustic group from central MA whose lively rhythmic tunes are sure to get you moving! These four utilize a wide range of musical styles, from reggae to traditional folk, playing a variety of acoustic and percussive instruments, including (but not limited to) guitar, bass, mandolin, djembe, saxophone, violin, cajon, accordion and even some kazoo! This group brings forth a set filled with spirited and quirky originals with funky covers thrown in. The band exudes fun and positive vibrations, guaranteed to make you smile at least once.

Too Tight Jug Band

November 18th 6-9pm

Jug band music evolved in the 1920's and 30's, and was designed from the beginning to attract crowds at medicine shows and street corners. It is still some of the most engaging music you could hope to hear. The Too Tight Jug Band pays tribute to this form and to the great musicians who invented it.

on tap

beer

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, less than 50 liters available

dry-hopped petite sour

4% abv, less than 50 liters available

single-speed with Azacca

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, Azacca hops lend a big punch of mango and pineapple. 5.2% abv, less than 50 liters available

batch #210: Hellesbock

This beer is a bit of an experiment. Sometimes we like to just ride off the front and see if it sticks. Whether this one manages to capture a stage win or gets reeled in by the peloton remains to be seen, but enjoy the ride while it lasts! This particular batch is a pale German-style lager, packed with malt flavor and just enough hops to provide some balance. 7.5% abv, less than 50 liters available

whirlwind

Named in honor of Major Taylor, the "Worcester Whirlwind", this is our interpretation of the traditional Belgian witbier style. With Maine grown wheat, fresh orange and grapefruit zest, coriander seed, chamomille and grains of paradise this is definitely a summertime quencher and perfect to slake your thirst after a good ride. 4.8% abv, 250 liters available

ronde

A tour. A loop. A Ronde. A ride that takes you on the dirt less traveled. With big elevation, this won't be your fastest ride, but it will be the one you can't stop talking about. And afterward? Well, a simple blonde ale with a bold addition of apricot. That sounds about perfect. 5% abv, 300 liters available

just ryeding along

We swear, we were just riding along and all of a sudden a bag of Maine grown flaked rye appeared out of nowhere and fell into the mash tun! Can we get this warrantied? No? Well, that's alright, the dry, spicy kick from the rye is a nice complement to the old school West Coast hops in this pale ale. 5% abv, 270 liters available

slipstream

Just tuck yourself in behind that wheel. Get out of the wind. You deserve it! You took your pull, right? Now, relax in the slipstream for a bit and have a beer. A blend of Belgian farmhouse yeasts give this saison delicate notes of fruit and funk, which fade away to a bone-dry finish. 5.9% abv, 290 liters available

off-camber

Careful. Don't rip that corner too fast. It's a bit off-camber and you might end up in the woods. Like that tricky turn, this IPA is likely to send you off-track if you're not expecting it. American hops and a Belgian saison yeast collide to produce a beer full of tropical fruit flavors and aromas. 7% abv, 440 liters available

on deck

brevet

Repeat after me: A brevet is not a race. This does not mean a brevet is easy. Roads, the weather, mechanicals, even your own body can work against you. But you can do this. You can go the distance. You can learn to like IPAs.You may already like IPAs. This IPA is meant to be approachable, but not watered down. Huge notes of orange, mango and pine resin dominate, but bitterness is restrained. Flavorful, but not aggressive. Workmanlike, not flashy. 6.7% abv

single-speed with Citra

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, Citra hops add a blast of citrus and pine resin. 5.2% abv

not beer

KrafTea Kombucha

Ginger Lime

Blueberry Lemon

Cranberry

Spiced Pear

Black Cherry

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

Lemon-Lime

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

Austin Liquors

370 Park Ave
Worcester, MA
austinliquors.com
Bottled Beer

Austin Liquors

117 Gold Star Blvd
Worcester, MA
austinliquors.com
Bottled Beer

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

Bull Mansion

55 Pearl St
Worcester, MA
bullmansion.com
Draught Beer

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 BeerBottled Kombucha

Mass Liquors

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

Peppercorns

455 Park Ave
Worcester, MA
epeppercorns.com
Draught Beer

Rapscallion

195 Arnold Rd
Fiskdale, MA
drinkrapscallion.com
Bottled Kombucha

The Thirsty Lab

206 Worcester Rd
Princeton, MA
thethirstylab.net
Bottled Kombucha

The Vin Bin

91 Main St
Marlborough, MA
thevinbin.com
Bottled Kombucha

Mountainside Market

23 Hubbardston Rd
Princeton, MA
mountainsidemarket.com
Bottled Kombucha

Hours

Monday - Tuesday - closed
Wednesday - 5pm - 9pm
Thursday - 5pm - 9pm
Friday - 12pm - 10pm
Saturday - 12pm - 10pm
Sunday - 12pm - 6pm

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
4 Knowlton Ave
(26 Cambridge Street)
Worcester, MA 01603
(508) 615-8195
d...@3crossbrewing.com
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