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Tree House Brewing Company

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BEER AVG
4.41/5
Based on:
91 Beers
14,575 Hads
Place Score: 100
Reviews: 51
Visits: 270
Avg: 4.7
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) 523-2367 | map
www.treehousebrew.com

Notes:
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: 51 | Visits: 270
Photo of Tblaisdell
5/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

If you don't live near Tree House and can't get their beer at a moments notice, you're missing out. Great staff; very friendly, helpful, and informative and most of all a blast to join for a good beer purchasing. Dean - you know what's up.

If you DO happen to live somewhere in the vicinity of 2 hours away or less, well then you just may have found the one place you will ever need to visit to purchase beer again! The beers these guys produce are not only top notch, but the are a bit further up the pole in a place where the notches can't be put - Out of this world good.

Seriously, as if it can't be driven home enough, I could drink nothing but Tree House Brewing beer for the rest of my life and be satisfied. Nothing I've had yet compares to their best brews.

Also, as a side note, the inside of the brewery is beautiful. This is one you really do NEED to check out.

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Photo of beerhunter_3
5/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

By far the best brewery in New England. I've been going to Tree House for two and a half years now and seeing how far they have come is awesome! The new retail and brewery is fantastic and exactly how I imagined the folks at TH would want it to be. I never mind waiting in line even if it is over an hour to get their amazing beers and I've never been disappointed by anything I've tasted. I remember my first trip to TH standing in line an hour before opening, outside the old red barn across the street from the current brewery, and once you step inside it was pure beer glory. The wood clad walls and warmth from the wood burning stove made the room seem like home. The bellowing call of 'we got a big big big tipppaaahhhh!' coming from Dean at the checkout line, almost making you feel obligated to leave a nice tip for all the hard work that was put into the glorious beers you will soon consume, and for the wonderful pour girl Lauren. But of course I never thought twice about not leaving a healthy tip. Looking up at the chalkboard with the current line up of available beers for growler fills and being happy to see that Julius, That's What She Said, Good Morning, and Sap were all on tap. What an epic line-up for my first Tree House experience. Looking back now I can't believe how lucky I was to heed the advice of a fellow friend who visited TH and decided to make a trip to Monson that random Thursday evening and experience the glory of Tree House. If you have not been there yet, make it a point in your beer consuming life to do whatever it takes to make it out to Tree House. You won't be disappointed.

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Photo of ESCO138
4.97/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Was worried about the long lines and if I would be able to score some cans, not only was their operation very efficient but they lowered the can pp amount so everyone would be able to score some cans of each of their releases. Great people, good music and world class beers.

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Photo of PsilohsaiBiN
5/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I've never had a bad beer from this brewery. Can't wait to go back...if you're into world class beer for a middle-class price, then this is the place for you.

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Photo of jhavs
4.76/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

They handle the crowds well, can line moves really quick. Cards for growler fills can take long, but that's the price you pay for great brews. No tastings or pours, but that's fine, keeps the lines moving. All the employees have been friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. Top notch operation. They keep their website, twitter, etc. updated so you can usually have an accurate idea of what will be available each day (depending on the crowds).

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Photo of nmaher
4.56/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Have had the good fortune to visit TH on multiple occasions and have experience both "can-only" service as well as combined days. The lines are usually long, even on a random Wednesday with no real premier releases but come prepared to wait and it's definitely worth it. Here's to hoping they're able to find a way to up production a bit so that an hours + wait doesn't mean 4 cans of something.

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Photo of Koldbeverage
5/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Great little place with great big beer. From their amazing IPAs to their smooth stouts, this place has something for everyone. Very friendly and helpful staff with a homey atmosphere.

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Photo of bfitzge2
4.93/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

This is essentially the optimal brewery experience, with the exception of the deservedly long lines. Friendly, engaging employees serving the best IPA's and stouts the country has to offer.

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Photo of Notserp107
5/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Very friendly staff and super helpful (if it's slow enough talk to Dean awesome guy). They come out and go up and down the line answering questions and explaining how to process your order once in the building. Grab a seat at the picnic tables and play some corn hole while you wait for you wait. Once inside you can see the whole productions facility which is very well lite and usually grab a beer right off the line. Last time I got Haze they were canning it and filling the flat boxes as you order it was awesome.

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Photo of atj11893
4.39/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

Always an amazing product produced by the folks at tree house. Only negative was the lengthy waiting line. And the jackass who was allowed the cut the entire can line without regard for his fellow man.

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Photo of Rhode17
4.7/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

I love this place. I want to give them all fives across the board, but being constructive, they have certain limitations of variety based on size and while all of the beers are great, some are merely amazing rather than exceptional.

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Photo of edward_boumil
4.66/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Overall despite how busy the place was I actually had a good time coming out to it. The vibe in the place is nice, the staff interactions were really funny (guy yelling famous "Big Tippah"!). Beer is top notch, best IPA in my opinion, and the look of the place is cool. Also the fact that the actually brewery itself is totally out in the open and exposed is cool to so you can peer at the huge tanks of God's nectar while you wait for your own taste.

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Photo of stew942
3.96/5  rDev -15.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3

Nice place, very fun atmosphere, people are great. The beer is in such high demand that they don't always have what you may want. Their website is excellent at presenting what will be for sale so you can know ahead of time. It's not exactly the easiest place to get to from where i live so knowing what's available ahead of time is critical.
Today I bought Julius while moments after it was canned. Literally, I watched the cans get filled, put into a flat box, and passed over to me. That's pretty cool.

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Photo of beermike1974
5/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

fantastically awesome place, the vibe here is fantastic. The smell smacks you in the face when you walk through the doors, their beer is absolutely magical! The people who fill your growlers are so nice and Dean is an absolute maniac in a good way. If you haven't been GO! You won't be disappointed

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Photo of Jlabs
4.58/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

The beers are top notch..the staff are extremely friendly, the smell in the brewery is like being in beer heaven!!..its a 4hr round trip for me to get to tree house, but ill deinitely be back! The hype is well deserved for this place

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Photo of ScottieD
5/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Fantastic experience. I have been going since the original location days, and I can't say enough about the service, quality, and overall experience at Tree House. It's a wonderful place, with friendly people, and amazing beer.

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Photo of scxcrunner
4.94/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Treehouse has quickly become one of my favorite breweries. Beautiful location, friendly staff, and awesome beer. Can line is very efficient but the growler line can get backed up. Get there early!

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Photo of jkane101
4.45/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 3

This is a great place, great people, great beer... but you better love IPA's as this seems to be the staple of their line-up with the occasional stout thrown in the mix! That said they are world class IPA's , to say the least

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Photo of captainsdaughter
5/5  rDev +6.4%
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 -10.2%
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 +2.8%
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 +6.4%
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 +6.4%
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 -13.2%
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 -1.1%
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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Tree House Brewing Company in Monson, MA
100 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.