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Tree House Brewing Company

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Tree House Brewing CompanyTree House Brewing Company
Based on:
84 Beers
9,935 Hads
Place Score: 98
Reviews: 32
Visits: 183
Avg: 4.52
pDev: n/a
Taps: 5
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

160 E Hill Rd
Monson, Massachusetts, 01057
United States
phone: (413) 949-1891

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @treehousebrewco

Place added by: DigitalNate on 03-28-2012

We offer retail sales of our fresh, carefully crafted beer to go in refillable swing-top bottles. We have peanuts. They are salty and delicious and free.
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Reviews: 32 | Visits: 183
Photo of captainsdaughter
5/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Love everything about this brewery. Live about 2 hours away from Monson and it is well worth the drive. The staff is extremely friendly and patient given the hectic mob of people there from before the brewery even opens till it closes. The beer is in a category all by itself. Honestly since trying their beer I have not been able to drink beer from anyone else, it simply pale in comparison. Alter Ego, Julius, Lights On, Curiosity 21, Double Shot Burundi Buckeye, Eureka w/Citra, every beer purchased there has such a distinct, defining taste that gives the beer character that I have yet to find in any other brewery's beer. Hats off to the brewers and the staff, I wish beer lovers like me all around the country could experience such phenomenal brews. Cheers

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Photo of smakawhat
4.22/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

A bit of a mystery to figure out where to park, however it becomes evident once you notice the teeming and large crowds.

real nice indoor wooden space, with warm pine like colors and accents. Just came for a few cans which were great tasting brews. Staff are also extremely friendly and patient considering some of the antics of the beer customers here that I witnessed.

Selection is pretty good there's a variety here too. However, the popularity as you may know is a big issue in making an effort to get the beer. Came on opening week on a Thursday arriving maybe 20 minutes after they opened and there was still a long line.

If you are willing to put up with that then you'll enjoy yourself, otherwise it kills the vibe.

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Photo of SDRedDevil
4.83/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Drove out early on a Thursday, had but Julius and Haze cans available which was amazing, Arrived a little before 3 and was one of the first 10 ppl in line. Amazing location with tons of green space. Could have amazing potential if they ever chose to expand. Got to hang out and chat with some really cool locals. By opening line was a couple hundred long. They know how to handle crowds, very organized....in and out in 20 minutes. Would have liked samples but I understand that's hard when that busy. Great experience overall would love to return one day...

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Photo of RichD
5/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I've been going to Tree House since they were operated out of a glorified shed in a backyard in Brimfield.

It's been great to see them grow into the facility that they're in now. The current location is still under construction with a koi pond being the latest addition to the grounds. The facility is housed with metal siding and the inside is all wood. There is the growler station to the left upon entering and a half wall the separates the can line from the growler line (which is the same line for the most part.) They did a great job capturing the feel of the two locations before it.

When it comes to quality, Tree House beers are among the best in the United States, if not the world. There will always be at least 2 great hoppy offerings on tap with a rotating list of stouts and lagers. There are also at least 2-3 different can offerings which are ready as soon as the label is slapped on. Talk about getting the freshest beer possible. I've had some canned beers that were canned at 4pm and they're in my possession at 5pm.

As for service, the crew at Tree House are always courteous, friendly, and willing to talk any chance they get. Lauren is the resident growler filler (and head brewer, Nate's wife) and she really keeps order behind the bar and is a reason why they can fill 50-60 orders (4-5 growlers per order) in an hour. Dean is the biggest character of the bunch. He's become the face of Tree House, there are literally Tree House shirts with his face on them.

In closing, a combination of great beer, a nice vibe, a great staff, and supremely efficient operations, Tree House is one of the best breweries that I've been to. And I've been to most of the top rated breweries in New England. Many breweries can learn a few things from how Tree House operates.

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Photo of s35keith
5/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Hop head heaven! If you are in the area you need to go. Wait times can be long, but it has diminished a lot since they started canning. And with beers like "Julius" and "Good Morning" it is always worth the wait.

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Photo of jonesjere
4.08/5  rDev -9.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.25

Stopped handing out numbers shortly behind us. Didn't explain that there were separate growler and can lines to majority of people. No signage to help people out.
People lined themselves up correctly for the most part on their own

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Photo of BranfordBound
4.65/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Went last night on a whim, took awhile to drive up there from where I was, but was worth it. Pulled into a half-filled parking lot and went inside. The tap area seems really nice, all wood covered. I walked over to the can area and got my fill, I told a lady named Ellen that was working there it was my first time and she gave me the low down on everything. Got cans, got samples, and walked away with a growler of double shot. Must have been a slow Friday since the whole thing took 20 minutes. Great place, great people, great beer. Nothing needs to change.

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Photo of JGLittle
5/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Been going since Brimfield and it has been incredible to see them grow. Just waiting for them to really get the canning line kicking. Crowds are getting crazy, but there is a good reason for that.

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Photo of Stoutmeister
4.69/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Excellent beer but only 3 to choose from when I was there, hence the lower rating. At least the samples are free - take note Hill Farmstead. I know beer brewing is a business but since when have you had to pay to taste a beer? I digress, the beers were all excellent and the staff knew their beers and were keen to talk to everyone making you feel at home. I'll be back. After all, I have to refill the growlwers I bought.

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Photo of EggsBenny
4.86/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

This place is soo cool. The system is a little funky in that you can get cans immediately and then you fill out a card for growler and bomber fills and have to wait awhile, but you can tell the employees are working hard to get it done fast. The beer is soo good and the employees are friendly and the vibe is awesome. Keep up the good work.

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Photo of Shwilly_Vanilli
5/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I wish I could give an even higher rating for service. The Treehouse crew are the best at what they do. The beer is world-class, of course, but it's just one part of the overall amazing Treehouse experience.

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Photo of Rivian211
5/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I've been going to tree house for a year and I've never a
Had a bad beer or a bad experience. Very good welcoming people who remember their customers and make everyone feel happy to be there. The best brewery in the world in my opinion

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Photo of Guzzle_McBrew
5/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

My home away from home. TreeHouse puts heart into their beers, service, ambiance and interpersonal interaction. They have a deep understanding of the styles of beer they make and a finger on the pulse of what's going on in beer.

Over the course of my continued [and often overzealous] patronage I have learned a lot from the guys there. I feel like I am a part of something special when I go there. I have gained a huge appreciation for the passion for quality beer Nate and Brenden have, and it is evident in their production processes. Tree House is family. Conceptually it is comprised of several great families and friends making and serving some of the best beer going together. They work and have worked so hard for this dream-Trust the people who are living it.

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Photo of JamesStreet
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Got there a half hour early but didn't realize that I was late. LOL Pretty cool little place tucked in the hills of southwestern MASS. Really impressed with the way the staff handled the onslaught of people. I was able to fill 2L growlers of Julius, Haze, Curiosity 20, and That's What She Said. Great vibe going on in the place. The girls and guys behind the bar filling growlers did an awesome job amidst the chaos. Great beer, great people, great place. Would definitely visit again if I'm lucky enough to be in the area.

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Photo of HeavensGoblet
4.59/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Beer is top top top notch. All brewery employees are very friendly. Due to rapidly increasing popularity, this place can be a zoo (plan to be there AT LEAST 90 minutes just to fill a few growlers), but that is to no fault of the employees. There has never been a subpar beer brewed here; every offering is strong, with some offerings rivaling the best on the planet.

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Photo of MotherofMimi
4.86/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

This place has some of the best tasting beers I have ever had. Julius will forever go down as my favorite beer! I tried Green finally and that was awesome. Both nice and crisp, hint of floral flavors and super happy smelling. Absolutely delicious!!

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Photo of Somber
4.39/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

Tree House is an exceptional brewery. The facilities are a decent place to visit and they are always making improvements to make them better. Some of my favorite beer I've ever had. The facilities aren't the best of the breweries I've visited and definitely not the worst, but here, it's all about the beer. The selection changes all the time and you're rolling the dice as to what you're going to get, but it'll always be very VERY good.

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Photo of orcrist_cleaver
4.26/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

70 ppl deep lines, 2013 era fear the beard t-shirts, and boom boxes. This is the generic picture of the Tree House compound at opening. Brainwashed by some of the best hopped beers in south of Vermont and north of Connecticut. Truly, the vibe is friendly and welcoming. Everyone here understands the importance of passion that it takes to craft good beer.

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Photo of Sandalwood
4.75/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

First time going, they were kind and explained the process. Most of the regulars there were nice too. I arrived a little before closing and was still able to get my order in. I would liked to have gotten more cans, but I understand why they have limits. Beer was great.

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Photo of happyreefer
4.86/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Great people in a very friendly and warm atmosphere. Every time I go I wind up chatting with someone I haven't met before. If I had to come up with an issue it would be the long wait time but I am hoping that will be taken care of as this wonderful brewery grows. Keep up the good work!

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Photo of Nickcal
4.86/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Outstanding place with outstanding beer. Only problem I have, which isn't even a big deal, is I wish I could enter and leave with my beer under 20 mins. Got there about 6 and didn't leave until 7:30 on a Thursday. Like I said, really not worth mentioning because there beer is out of this world. But I do hope one day the service will be faster. Also plenty of entertainment going on to pass the time when Dean is there.

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Photo of Hop_God
4.93/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

I love this place more than words can describe! Everything they do is amazing. Nate and the gang are friendly, inviting and truly love what they do. What more could you ask for.

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Photo of Chuck_IPA_Mathus
4.2/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 3

man the beer is of course HIGH Quality and delicious. The wait is ridiculous. not the breweries fault just so many people are trying to get their hands on tree house beers that they show up in line at noon for a brewery that opens at 5 PM.. really?? people dont work anymore? LOL.. service is hands down awesome, everyone is friendly, the selection on a weekly basis is light and would love to see more frequent runs of MY favorite beers. LOL.. (SAP, Green) Hint hint.. thanks guys keep up the good work

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Photo of Phillip13
4.93/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

A must do place for any beer drinker to visit. It is a very well run brewery with a friendly and helpful staff. It is a experience that is well worth the time.

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Photo of darkandhoppy
4.93/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

my absolute go to. the Tree House crew is the hardest working group of folks I've ever seen. Everyone there makes it look so easy, so fun, but make no mistake, theyre always working hard for you! The best collective effort I've ever seen

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Tree House Brewing Company in Monson, MA
98 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.