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Northampton Brewery

Not Rated.
Northampton BreweryNorthampton Brewery
BEER AVG
3.74/5
Based on:
47 Beers
272 Hads
Place Score: 89
Reviews: 65
Visits: 96
Avg: 3.96
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

11 Brewster Court
Northampton, Massachusetts, 01060
United States
phone: (413) 584-9903 | map
www.northamptonbrewery.com

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Reviews: 65 | Visits: 96
Reviews by mountdew1:
Photo of mountdew1
3.6/5  rDev -9.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Visited the Northampton Brewery as part of a Western MA brewpub crawl. It was a beautiful day outside so we opted to sit on the deck. Deck is well done, most of the seating is covered, and they have a mister going during very hot times. Great place to hang out and have a beer. Inside seems comfortable/relaxed as well. The food and beer both are decent, but not spectacular. For a brewpub sistered with Portsmouth, you would expect a bit more variety and flavor in their beers, but the ones I have tasted were pretty middle of the road. The food is tasty enough, but nothing outstanding. Reasonable mix of normal pub food with some vegetarian offerings thrown in. Service was good all around. Prompt refills, no delays in getting food or attention when required. Selection was average. As mentioned before, the beer selection was pretty ho hum, most of the self brewed were of the liter variety, with the only darker/more adventurous offering the Black Cat Stout. Prices were reasonable and in line with the food offerings. Most beers were available in 8, 12 or 16 oz pours, so you have choices if on a budget.

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More User Reviews:
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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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

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

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

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

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

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vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

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Northampton Brewery in Northampton, MA
89 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.