Down The Road Beer Co. made its first official mark on the Metro Boston Craft Beer market with the launch of its signature Pukwudgie Pale Ale in April, 2015. Down The Road Beer Co. brings a uniqueness to the Craft Beer market by bucking the trend in order to create the next craziest innovation. Instead, they focus on crafting high quality FRESH beer, LOCALLY brewed in MA, and INSPIRED by traditional brewing techniques and styles. Down The Road beers are currently sold throughout Eastern MA, including Cape Cod. The company has already sold its beer in 700 retail stores, bars, and restaurants and plans to open a taproom and brewery in Everett, MA in early 2017.


Meet The Brewer


Donovan Bailey

Donovan Bailey is the founder and head brewer of Down The Road Brewery. Donovan is a competitive homebrewer turned pro, and he has been making beer for over 20 years. A poorly kept secret, Donovan started brewing before he was legally allowed to drink with the assistance of his co-conspirator and encouraging dad, Wayne. Although "Big D" is the first to admit that his early batches were less than palatable, years of practice paired with a BS in Microbiology have upped Donovan’s brewing game considerably. 
 
After spending most of his 20s in the Army, Donovan Donovan toured the country winning gold medals in many homebrew competitions before making the commitment to leave his day job and jump into the deep end of the beer scene. In April 2015, Donovan broke the Massachusetts craft beer scene with his first batch of Pukwudgie American Pale Ale, and since then, Down The Road has grown by leaps and bounds to become one of the premier breweries in The Commonwealth. 

As a brewmaster, Donovan prefers more historic, European styles, but he never dogmatically cleaves to tradition, choosing instead to innovate and improvise. Informed by the past yet inspired by the present, this split between tradition and invention is the core of Down The Road beer. There is a commitment to balance and quality with all of his brews - never too bitter, sweet, boozy or dry, this is beer meant for drinking.

At the end of the day, Donovan is a guy who wants to share his passions with the world. He wants people of all walks to join him at Down The Road Brewery and take a break from real life to enjoy good drink and the company of friends. So when you visit, don’t hesitate to introduce yourself, give him some feedback and maybe challenge him to a game of pinball, because that’s what this entire crazy project is all about. 


Meet the Team