Carve through the uncertainty and chaos to discover handcrafted ale's true bearing...

We continually rotate the brewing schedule and offer a vast array of styles and variations.   

Scroll below for descriptions on a few of our rotational and popular limited batch offerings.

Our "Limited Batch" ales are specialty ales brewed depending on the season or brewers inspirations. They include but are not limited too; Altbier, Barelywine, Belgian's, Black Pepper Porter, Blonde Ale, Brown Ale, Chocolate Oatmeal Stout, Coffee Porter, Dampfbier, Double Porter, ESB, Heather Ale, Holiday Ale, Gose, Gruit Ale, Kottbusser, Oatmeal Stout, Porter, Russian Imperial Stout, RyePA, Sasion/Farmhouse, Smoked Gose, Springline, Summer Ale, Winter Warmer, and Wheatwine to name a few.

Our newest project the "Uncharted Series" is a variation of American Pale Ale's, India Pale Ale's, and Double IPA's. Which include Give-Way Vessel Double IPA, Dead Ahead Double IPA, Mosaic Double IPA, The Navigator APA, Cocked Hat Double IPA, NEAP Extra Pale Ale, as well as others being added monthly.

The possibilities are endless!

The Brewery

The brewery is located at 122 Western Ave in Lowell, MA. The taproom is open for 16oz pours, bottle sales, growler fills and merchandise sales on Thursday's 4PM - 9PM, Friday's 5-9PM, and The 1st Saturday of every month during open studios. For the latest information, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or check out our RELEASE UPDATES page.

Planning a visit to the brewery? If so, you can find us directly under the large "Western Ave Studios" sign... you can't miss it. Upon entering the brewery you'll be greeted by someone from our team.  If your are interested in the 2 minute tour just ask we'll happily show you our operation.  We invite all to hangout, enjoy our beers, chat with us and our other guests. During good the weather months our outdoor beer garden is open for additional seating and backyard games such as Cornhole and Kan Jam. We love meeting new people and seeing familiar faces.  All are welcome however you must be 21 years of age to enjoy the beer. The taproom is pooch and Kid friendly as long as both play well with others.

Our taproom is also available for private events and social gatherings. For rates email us at

GPS Directions: Intersection of School St & Western Ave


Release/Event Updates


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Tap Locations

Our handcrafted ales may also be found at these fine establishments and occasionally others.  We suggest calling in advance to check what's on tap.  If you would like to see our handcrafted ales on tap at your favorite craft beer bar or restaurant feel free to send us an email and we'll do our best to make it happen.

Tremonte Pizzeria
 112  Middle Street
 Lowell, MA  
 (978) 453-1110

Eyeful Beauty

33B Middle Street
Lowell, MA
(978) 710-5775


Retail Locations

Bottles and growler fills can be purchased at the brewery during taproom hours. Can't make it during open hours?  Check out any of these local outlets.  We recommend calling in advance for current stock. 

Pepperell Beverage
2 Tarbell Street
Pepperell, MA

Craft Beer Cellar
142 Littleton Road
Westford, MA 01886
(978) 577-6443

Alpine Butcher
963 Chelmsford Street
Lowell, MA 01852

The Liquor Shop
1215 Bridge St, 
Lowell, MA  01850
(978) 441-3030

Lincoln Liquors
199 Boston Road
Billerica, MA

Andover Liquors
209 N. Main Street
Andover, MA

Turnpike Market
509 Middlesex Turnpike
Billerica, MA

Concord Cheese Shop
29 Walden Street
Concord, MA

Vinal Square Craft Beer
11 Vinal Square
N. Chelmsford, MA


About Us

Navigation Brewing Company is a production nano-brewery with taproom dedicated to brewing quality handcrafted ales.



Bob Johnson, Head Brewer/CEO
Bob loves brewing.  He spends a great deal of time researching and constructing new recipes as well as redefining and resurrecting long lost styles.  He also enjoys spending time with his wife, his Buddy Dudes “aka” grandkids, his daughters, family and friends by the backyard pool or on the beach in Maine.

PJ Mercier, Brewer/CMO
If PJ isn't at the brewery, he is hanging out with his wife and their four children or lost in the woods. He also enjoys skiing, the outdoors, and the pioneer ways of life. 

The Navigation Brewing Co. Crew
Our crew is made up of an awesome and helpful group of staff and volunteers that does everything from attend events, assist with production and man the taproom.