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Harpoon Brewery

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Harpoon BreweryHarpoon Brewery
BEER AVG
3.72/5
Based on:
77 Beers
7,333 Reviews
Place Score: 93
Reviews: 38
Visits: 88
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

336 Ruth Carney Dr
Windsor, Vermont, 05089-9419
United States
phone: (802) 674-5491

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Reviews: 38 | Visits: 88
Reviews by TheDeuce:
Photo of TheDeuce
4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Harpoon Brewery in Windsor Vermont.

Stopped here on the way back from Montreal to NYC for a lunch and a quick beer. I was driving so couldn’t have too much but did get a feel for it all.

Area in the back is the brewery in all of its glory, tours on specific days for $5 which includes a free glass. Didn’t have time so instead we went for food in the front taproom part. The décor is casual, large expansive bar with a bunch of small tables, also an outdoor patio area for the outdoor crowd. Too hot for that so we stayed inside and got some menus. There is also a commercial section that includes six packs, clothing, mugs and other swag. Swag seemed a little overpriced but whatever. They proudly had their rare beers on display here and that was really cool.

I love that Harpoon makes its own cider, my wife has a Celiac intolerance and can’t have beer. So the opportunity for her to have a craft pint with me was awesome. Good for them. I opted for the limited release Rye IPA beer. This beer is excellent and we toasted to good drinking.

We ordered food, splitting chicken wings for an appetizer. I got the Black Bean Burger and she got the Cobb Salad. All food was fresh and excellent. Our server was friendly and very helpful, couldn’t have asked for more.

Overall, a great time, I left with some Leviathan Bock and full from a good meal. I highly recommend this place as a stop. Well worth your time. (1,423 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of ChrisP802
4.05/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Vibe - very family oriented, which isn't a bad thing, but there will probably be some kids yelling around.
Quality - great, nice gift shop for clothing, glasses, extras
Service - they approach with smiles and treat you nicely
Selection - not bad at all. They have a handwritten board with their selected styles and always have a lot to choose from
Food - they have a decent menu, but every burger I've ever got was not how I wanted it. I guess better overcooked than under (474 characters)

Photo of DougC123
4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

The beer while not top of the heap, is still solid and the place is so enjoyable. I usually visit twice a year or so, and enjoy it every time. The other businesses in the Artisans Park are great also, lots to do and easy to kill a few hours before you know it. (262 characters)

Photo of jhavs
4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

This is a very nice facility. You can sit at the large bar, tables inside, tables outside, picnic tables in the "yard", Adirondack chairs around the fire pit, etc.

The food is good enough, suggest the Poutine when available.

Lots of space for kids to run around and play, volleyball net.

Offer some Harpoon beer/cider options that are not usually available at other places, and tours with tasting are available. Big gift shop with lots of swag. (449 characters)

Photo of LDEFINIS
4.63/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

One of the best tours out there. Great place to visit if your up in Vermont. (77 characters)

Photo of LXIXME
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of carney710
3.64/5  rDev -13.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Different vibe from the Boston one but that i totally expected, other than that it had great food and great beer selection (122 characters)

Photo of jeff1973
4/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of tbone1384
4.34/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of jmdrpi
3.96/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

ate lunch here and had some beers.

they have a ton of beers available, in a wide variety of styles. The ones I tried were good but not great.

Server was friendly and helpful, food was decent. (196 characters)

Photo of SiegeSpitfire
4/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Dicers
4/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of 2ellas
5/5  rDev +18.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

On the way in we walked past a roaring fire in a nice little outdoor fire pit set up with bunch of folks enjoying a beer around the fire. There was some sledding action off to the right. Looked like a few families enjoying the beautiful day in a beautiful setting. Into the building, there is a wall dedicated to new and old empties. Some whalez bro, some classics and some I'd never even heard of! Next you come upon the fully stocked retail section. You can buy what looks like the full line of harpoon hard goods, from glassware to shirts, hats, umbrellas etc. You can also buy singles, bombers, 4 packs, 6 packs, 12 packs and 24 packs of fresh, tasty Harpoon beers! You can also get growlers filled with whatever is on tap. The brewery is off to the right and some of it can be seen through retail shop. The brewery tour is pretty extensive with a history of harpoon, standard passing around of beer ingredients and then a tour of the inner workings. It's a good sized operation but they still leave room for smaller, experimental batches some of which get put on tap at the restaurant. Tour is done and we go eat. We got a great seat by the fireplace, had some awesome wings for an app and all of our meals were great. Not a huge menu but there is something for everyone and everything we got was delicious. There is a relaxed vibe in the restaurant, everything is clean, bright and in excellent condition qnd every member of the seemingly endless staff was very nice. Even my two 8 year old boys enjoyed our time there. There's so much more than the brewery tour here. It truly is a family destination and we'll definitely go back in the summer as it seemed like there was a bunch of stuff to do outside and in the area. An overall awesome experience for the entire family! (1,792 characters)

Photo of MLaVioletteJr
3.99/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of youbrewidrink
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of David63Olson
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of misternebbie
4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of TBonez477
4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Generic food, wide range of decent beers. (41 characters)

Photo of DanG3
4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Reillybrews
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of psweendogg
4.76/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of Joe_Grizzly
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of MattXT
4/5  rDev -5.2%

I enjoyed my tour of the facility and had a great lunch in the restaurant / taproom. The food is much better than the Boston location. (135 characters)

Photo of BGsWo22
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Great taproom set up (20 characters)

Photo of mrlatini
4/5  rDev -5.2%

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