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The Tap Brewing Company

Not Rated.
The Tap Brewing CompanyThe Tap Brewing Company
BA SCORE
92
outstanding

72 Ratings
Ratings: 72
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 7.79%
Active Beers: 29
Beer Ratings: 989
Beer Avg: 3.66
Taps: 8
Bottles: 0
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

100 Washington Street
Haverhill, Massachusetts, 01832
United States
phone: (978) 374-1117

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @tapbrewingco

Notes:
Brewpub & production brewery, formerly called Haverhill Brewery & The Tap.

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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +6.6%

I was pleased to be able to visit The Tap with friends on a recent trip to Portsmouth Brewery for Kate the Great day. We decided to stop here as our first location on the way up north from PA. the place is easy enough to find and we were seated immediately after entering.

The place is reminiscent of old saloons with long wooden bar and antiques scattered here and there. They have murals on the inside walls to recall the drinking experience of yesteryear. We were seated and a table of about 12 or more sat next to us apparently there for a tour. They have bread and fresh popped popcorn in an old style popcorn machine for sampling. -the Brewhouse is visible at the end of the bar and the place has an open welcoming atmosphere.

The quality of brews was apparent from the get go- Smoked pils and a vary good list of choices ranging from American, Belgian, English and German styles. I found the food to better than average in every way - the Pulled pork sandwich was succulent and I would dare to say it might be the best I have had. The food was served fresh and the order was accurate. The service was pretty standard in my view, we noted the waiter had trouble staying on task at one point, but we got everything we ordered and the bill was right so I won't knock them down too far.

I thought the place was a decent value for what you get. I wish I could have spent a bit longer, but we had other destinations in mind - onward and upward! I really recommend trying this place out as they have a solid selection - Ascension Belgian IPA, Smoked Pils, Homerun Pale, Haver ale cream ale and Leatherlips IPA are all very good not to mention Snowbound and Tappist 8 which I liked as well.

03-04-2010 18:11:05 | More by Slatetank
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vonnerbeer

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

08-08-2014 20:53:25 | More by vonnerbeer
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Speedbump


3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

08-03-2014 20:31:32 | More by Speedbump
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Mothergoose03

Michigan

3.58/5  rDev -12.9%

This was stop #4 for my wife and I on a 9-day East Coast pub crawl and a family visit. The brewery is located in an old brick building in the busy downtown retail area. A nice-looking patio on the sidewalk was inviting, but we chose to eat and enjoy the beers inside. The interior has a nice pub vibe to it, especially with an old-time mural on one full wall of the dining area.

A ‘miscommunication’ between the hostess and the serving staff left us having to flag down a server after a 5-minute wait so that we could order beer and food (and the place wasn’t very busy), and then our first two dinner selections were not available (one they were out of, and one that was no longer served although it’s still listed on the menu), but we got over that after our beer selection was served. There were 9 beers available, and we ordered a sampler flight of 5 of them. Each of them was brewed well above the standard characteristics for their respective style, and our scoring system ended up giving them a B grade overall. The Thunder Paws Pale Ale was the one that we liked best, but all of them were enjoyable.

Despite the unavailability issues with our dinner orders, the food earned its way back into our good graces. It was well prepared, so kudos go to the kitchen staff as well as the brewer. If we’re ever back in this area we’d definitely stop here again.

07-07-2014 19:18:27 | More by Mothergoose03
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mbonugli

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

06-18-2014 01:48:31 | More by mbonugli
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.7%

04-20-2014 17:05:14 | More by Rekrule
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Drpfpbuck

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.7%

03-04-2014 03:47:33 | More by Drpfpbuck
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

01-01-2014 16:53:17 | More by Jason
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Peter1977

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

12-25-2013 03:46:41 | More by Peter1977
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Duhast500

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

12-23-2013 03:19:53 | More by Duhast500
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The Tap Brewing Company in Haverhill, MA
92 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.