John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House
Active Beers: 191
Beer Ratings: 855
Beer Avg: 3.6
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Reviews by DrinkingDrake:
3.8/5 rDev +2.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
This is the only John Harvard's I have visited. It is usually pretty busy I think it is because it is in an outdoor mall/shopping center and right next to a giant shoe warehouse and a arts/crafts store. I don't know if It is coincidence or great planning. They always have a wide variety of styles and for some reason every time I go there it's the first day they are serving a new brew. Had an Imperial Belgian Stout the other day and it was very good. If I took notes probably a b+/a-. The food is pretty good and if you just want a burger and beer it isn't that pricey. The girlfriend loves the fall seasonal pumpkin spice where they dip the rim in some cinnamon sugar.
I like going here every month or so just to see whats new. Being a home-brewer I love seeing the whole brew system behind the bar.
12-24-2010 18:23:20 | More by DrinkingDrake
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4.33/5 rDev +16.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
If I'm going to drink in Framingham, this is really the only place to go. Prices and poor draft maintenance keep me from BBC.... and that's about it. Not too many options in the immediate area, though I still haven't been to the Framingham beer works due to the fact they were delayed in brewing on the premises
The beer is at the worst always true to style and a respectable representation of style and on occassion they hit one out of the park, some of their IPAs are worthy of more praise and the rotating cask selection has recently been a lot more experimentive and fun.
The service cannot be beat. I'm generally here on Sundays after work and it is usually the assistant brewer bartending, "Baggles". Always on top of everything, never waiting for a pour and is quite passionate about brew, the best attributes in a brewpub 'tender
Food is alright, typical american grill/pub style, but the cheap late night offerings are what give it a bump
Quality spot in a bit of no mans land for beer in Framingham.
08-06-2013 17:13:57 | More by GonzoHomebrewer
John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House in Framingham, MA
85 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.