The Tap Brewing Company
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Reviews by drewbage:
4.1/5 rDev -0.2%
Sampled during the 2004 Belgian Beer Festival.
Taking the train from North Station across the scenic route of out of Boston across the Merrimack River Valley and the old textile towns of Massachussetts is a peaceful way to spend the morning before dealing with a full day of BAs. :)
After finally introducing myself to AKSmoked and OldFrothing (after limping the long way down the platform.) we arrived at the old storefront of the Tap.
The tap consists of two big rooms (one half bar/brewery, one full resturant space). Dann sat with a large table of BA's and talked us through a bunch of topics and then led us on a tour of the facility.
Food was a tasty pub grub type menu. (I had a pulled BBQ quesadilla) The beer of course was supreb and I heartily recommend enjoying the mild. (Also during warmer times, I would enjoy the new giant deck that overlooks the river valley and its bridges.)
11-15-2004 07:46:07 | More by drewbage
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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
The Tap Brewing Company in Haverhill, MA
92 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.