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Northampton Brewery

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BEER AVG
3.73/5
BEER STATS
Beers:
48
Reviews:
124
Ratings:
288
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
89
Reviews:
66
Ratings:
99
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
7.58%
 
 
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Northampton BreweryNorthampton Brewery
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

11 Brewster Court
Northampton, Massachusetts, 01060
United States

(413) 584-9903 | map
www.northamptonbrewery.com

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Reviews: 66 | Ratings: 99
Reviews by madmanjf:
Photo of madmanjf
3.8/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

trip 4 of 4 .... not a bad way to end a beer trip to a new area. This place is walking distance from Dirty Truth, which is exactly what I did.

Saturday evening .... it was fairly busy and I sat at the bar for some beers and eats.

I was disappointed that my favorite stye was on the board and not available ... Pale Ale .... how do you run out of this? Not sure if it's poor planning or not.

I went with a Flight tasting .... overall, everything was a good fit into each style.

My friend got a sandwich, but I went with an entree. I think he got more food on his plate than I did, but whatever. My plate just looked skimpy compared to his and mine was $7 more.

Note to the kitchen, if I want my salad dressing on the side, I'll ask for it that way. Please don't expect someone to toss a mesculin salad on a small plate ... it's just stupid. That's why I sent it back for a toss :)

Despite my bickering here, I would go back for a 2nd visit ... if for nothing else, but to try their Pale Ale ... my favorite style which they had on the board but were out of. (Yes, I know I mentioned that already, but I felt it was worth repeating).

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More User Reviews:
Photo of CTbrew32
4.38/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Vibe- The indoor area is nice, but the outdoor deck is definitely the biggest draw. Staggered deck setup with three levels and it has a treefort fort feel being covered by a few trees.

Service- Service was solid.

Selection- Offerings limited to what the brewery produces, but considering the quality of the beer thats more than enough.

Food- The food is definitely high quality. The green mountain burger stands up there with the best burgers I've ever had.

Quality- The food was high quality, the vibe was great, and the beer was a big surprise. Was expecting the beers to be good, but a few were excellent including blue boots, mean grean, esb, and the pils. Also, its awesome that they had to these to go in cans or bombers. Definitely going back here.

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Photo of mkyer
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Nichols33
3.88/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of connecticutpoet
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Every time we head to Thorne's Marketplace we stop at Northampton Brewery. It's always hopping, and often they have live music on the weekend. We've had Celtic music serenade us at times.

The staff is friendly, they seat you fast, and the waitstaff is very helpful. The selection of beers is very good, both brewed there and guest beers on tap. The food is awesome, and there are even a few selections for vegetarians. Not quite as easy for vegans. They do some local sourcing.

If you're ever in the area, it's well worth a few hours to park, go to the brewery, then walk off the beers in the marketplace.

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Photo of smi69
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of rorjets
4.08/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

I was working in the area, and decided to stop by. The brewery is adjacent to downtown Northampton, and has a municipal parking garage literally across the street, where the first hour is free, and it's only .50 an hour after that.

It was early afternoon on a Friday in January, and there was a decent crowd at the bar, and in the booths downstairs when I arrived. When the hostess finally got to me (a sign said 'wait to be seated', but there was no one at the hostess station for at least 5 minutes, which was kind of awkward) I asked if I could sit upstairs, as it was a bit dim for my taste in the bar area. She was very accommodating, and led me upstairs to a comfortable booth with much better light.

My waitress was right there for my order, and I decided to try a flight of IPAs - they had 4 IPAs on the beer selection menu, which had at least 10 of Northampton's beers on tap available that day. A fight was four 6 ounce servings for $10, which is good price. When they arrived, the waitress give me a written chart listing all the beers ordered - a really nice touch for a beer geek! I enjoyed them all, but the 'Mean Green' DIPA was exceptional. I ordered a second flight to have while I ate, and once again I was not disappointed, with the Red Ale and 'Deckbier' standing out.

As for the meal, I had the chili, which was reasonably priced and tasty. I would have appreciated a few more chunks of beef, which was quite tender, in the chili, but overall I was satisfied. For dessert I had an apple crisp which was delicious, and went well with 'Pomona', the one lambic style beer I ordered in my second flight.

This brewery has lots of interesting events going on, including a beer & cheese night, movie nights, and even a painting class that includes beer. There is a deck that must be a fun hangout when the weather permits. If I lived in the area I would definitely be a regular here, and will certainly drop by the next time I am in the Northampton region.

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Photo of AGust82
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of mklisz
3.86/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of psweendogg
3.92/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of blisscent
4/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Johnct
3.73/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3

Decent food, fresh brewed beers that usually aren't much to write home about. But the vibe is awesome. Great place to hang out and try some local beer. Definitely recommended for a quick lunch

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Photo of Knapp85
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of harsley
3.68/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Photo of LXIXME
3.61/5  rDev -8.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of boredalready
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of dwatulak
3.88/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Dicers
4.11/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of kettleandcask
4.31/5  rDev +8.8%

Photo of LouZ
3/5  rDev -24.2%

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3.9/5  rDev -1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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Northampton Brewery in Northampton, MA
89 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.