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Jack's Abby Brewing

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Jack's Abby BrewingJack's Abby Brewing
BEER AVG
3.99/5
Based on:
44 Beers
13,126 Ratings
Place Score: 100
Ratings: 139
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
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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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!).

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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.

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5/5  rDev +9.2%

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100 out of 100 based on 139 ratings.