Jack's Abby Brewing

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Jack's Abby BrewingJack's Abby Brewing
BEER AVG
4.02/5
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57 Beers
2,009 Reviews
Place Score: 95
Reviews: 16
Visits: 174
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

81 Morton St
Framingham, Massachusetts, 01702-7153
United States
phone: (508) 872-0900

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @jacksabby

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Place added by: morebeergood on 07-27-2011

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Reviews: 16 | Visits: 174
Photo of BeerEsquire
3.7/5  rDev -15.7%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Nice updated tap room, well staffed. Low ceiling and adjacent neighborhood leave something to be desired but once you get some quality, fresh beer lil seems to bother.

I stopped in the day before Independence Day and the guys were there til 8pm, just wish they had a limited run keg on to broaden my brewery experience. A couple bombers and the ever delicious Mass Rising made their way back to CT though. (409 characters)

Photo of Mikeymcglynnigan
4.84/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Awesome little place. Huge variety of beers available on tap, flights and samples available. Limited bottle
purchases available. Brewery tour was very cool. Mom and pop vibe, small batch barrel aged room and lab. Very cool. (223 characters)

Photo of kculrich
4.53/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5

My favorite brewery, my favorite beer line up! It's an hour and a half drive for me but I seem to do it every couple of weeks. (Keep track of what you've bought, though - last time, while they were holding my credit card, maybe I paid someone else's tab, maybe not, I don't know, but I ended up paying an extra forty bucks)! (324 characters)

Photo of brother_rebus
4.33/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

great beers on tap. friendly, inviting staff. decently wide selection of styles and options. taproom is pretty dull to be honest. at least they're moving soon. (160 characters)

Photo of millerbuffoon
4.2/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Cool tasting room. Good vibe, always good music playing. Rob and his team in the tasting room do a really nice job. There really has never been a line when I have been there, but I have gone early afternoon during the week. Beers are always really well crafted, and there is always something new available. Great place to visit! (333 characters)

Photo of Jeff_G
4.79/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Amazing brewery that is producing world class lagers. Lagers and lagers only. They were early on the hippy lager trend and continue to keep me coming back. Easily my favorite New England brewery. (195 characters)

Photo of cbutova
4.29/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

When I used to live in Worcester I visited both the old and new taproom several times; I wanna say probably 6-8 times in total between the two. As far as taprooms go in New England this is probably one of the best I have been to thus far. The area for tasting and samples was not exactly huge but enough to accommodate and I never felt cramped. They always seemingly had a one-off or several limited releases available for growler, sampling or to take home in bottles. Certainly one of the go-to beer destinations in MA as they brew some of the highest quality brew in the state (and it's all lagers!). (602 characters)

Photo of mynie
4.18/5  rDev -4.8%

Ahh... I just wrote up a big review and then it somehow didn't take. So here's the long and short:

The Good:
The beers are fantastic, as you probably already know if you live in New England. The tap selection is wide and there's almost always brewery-only bottles available, including sours and their BA variants of the Framinghammer Baltic Porter.

The Not-so-good:
It takes a long time to get to because Massachusetts is a nightmare to drive through. I'm only about 40 miles away and it took over an hour and a half. Also, while the place is decently decorated it doesn't have much of a lounge vibe to it. The building is old, but the taproom feels like a Home Depot setpiece, with lots of tracklighting and gleaming wood. That, and seating is either very limited or nonexistent. Also, we got there an hour before closing and the staff were all busy and a little curt.

The Verdict:
Worth the trip for the brewery-only beers, but don't expect a super fun brewery experience. The taproom is a place for buying beers and maybe sampling a pint; you aren't gonna have that much fun hanging out there. (1,110 characters)

Photo of KornWallace
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Just the friendliest staff I've met at a brewery to date. They greeted me, discussed what they had on tap and made suggestions, went over their bottle list, and gave me a brief history of their brewery. I didn't ask for any of it but since I came by myself to try out the brewery they were more then happy to talk.

One of the best barrel aged programs I've seen at a brewery, along with Allagash, and by far the premier lager brewery in the US. Fantastic selection of beers on tap and bottled. Pricing is moderate to high but I cannot complain.

They don't serve food. (572 characters)

Photo of skinny_mcginley
4/5  rDev -8.9%

Great beer and a great tour. The taproom is a little small but does big things. Growler fills and whatever is on tap is always so good. Very knowedgable staff. (160 characters)

Photo of WunderLlama
4.55/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

On a side street In an industrial part of Framingham resides Jacks Abby. Busy but not too crowded. Remember to wear closed toe shoes if taking the tour. Jumped on a tour that had just started and saw the two bright tanks: Frank the Tank and Joes Nanny. Proceeded to barrel aging room. Proceeded quickly to the tasting room.

Some samples are free and some cost a little. Tried the Framingham lager, coca nut Framinghammer Baltic porter (awesome) , mass rising ( great) and hopnius union. Four tasting glasses served in a cool carrier. Copper plated ceiling and whiskey barrels round out the decor. Growler fill station was in constant service.

Great visit. Informal yet very informative tour. Great lagers. Joined the growler club and I plan on filling up my growler card. (774 characters)

Photo of Andrew041180
4.44/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

I brought my brothers here over the weekend after a round of golf and they both loved it. I had been a few times before. We bought a round of Mass Rising and a couple pints of Jabby Brau. There is a steady flow of people coming and going, and while it's a small place, it never really felt crowded. No food, but plenty of different options and volumes for trying and bringing home their beer. Whether I'm stopping in for a quick visit or having a couple pints, I am always well-served here. (490 characters)

Photo of ari32
4.49/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

The place is small, but welcoming. Apparently, it used to be smaller... I don't know how they fit more than 15 customers in there back then. The lone server behind the bar was very nice and quick to fulfill any orders. The selection is rather large for both draft and bottles. The quality is pretty good, but I'm not the biggest fan of lagers. Still, I can get behind these guys. I luckily showed up the day after the Cherry Berliner Braun release, so I got my fill of that. Damn good beer. Definitely worth a visit if you're in the area. (538 characters)

Photo of jujigatame
4.22/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Made my second visit in as many weeks today. Both were between 4-5pm on a weekday so there were just a handful of people there buying or tasting. The guys working at the counter were very friendly and willing to answer any questions I had about the beers.

The space is nice but almost all standing room with just 5 stools at the counter. Not an issue when I went but on a weekend I imagine it could get kind of tight.

All of the current choices are clearly laid out on a chalkboard with various pricing options for samples, glasses, growlers, etc. There was quite a range on tap. Light, dark, maltly, hoppy, strong, sessionable, well known flagships and new small batch creations. It shouldn't be a problem for you to find one (or several) that you like.

Jack's Abby is doing great things with lagers and I feel fortunate that they are close enough for me to drop in sample at the source. Sometime soon I would like to do the tour and see the actual brewing operations. If you find yourself in the area during open hours you really should stop by to taste what's happening. (1,079 characters)

Photo of shehateme
4.44/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

The amazing beers Jacks Abby is putting out together with the fact it's less than an hour ride from my house and I've never had to stand in line makes this one of my favorite places . The new tasting room is a good place to try a few beers before making your selection for growler fills . This is my go to brewery and I love the fact that i don't have to plan my whole day around a trip to get beer . They also do a good job keeping their website up to date with what's on tap and it seems like someone there is constantly logged into beeradvocate and they do a great job of answering questions on this site . (609 characters)

Photo of wmtammickiii
4.48/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Try the Hopstitution series currently on #2 with #3 scheduled to come out on Wednesday, April 9th.

Battle of the Barrels 2014 edition was packed - The brewery was split into four teams that would compete for the best brew, given two barrels and $100 for ingrediants. The four brews were:

Glazed Over - Smoked Marzen aged with caramel, salt, and fenugreek

Chupaca Brau - Jabby Brau aged with tequila, thai chili peppers, galangal root, lemongrass, and agave nectar

Green Goose - Sunny Ridge aged cucumber, green tea, lemongrass, and gooseberries

Sunny & Tonic - Sunny Ridge aged with gin botanicals and quinine

Get there soon before they are gone! (652 characters)

Jack's Abby Brewing in Framingham, MA
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