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Harpoon Brewery

Not Rated.
Harpoon BreweryHarpoon Brewery

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 84
Beer Ratings: 18,346
Beer Avg: 3.65

Taps: / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

48 Ratings
Ratings: 48
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 9.15%
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

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

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @harpoon_brewery

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scottbrew4u

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

02-17-2014 22:33:28 | More by scottbrew4u
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kvnklingler

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

02-10-2014 18:11:35 | More by kvnklingler
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Marcusg10

Pennsylvania

4.57/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | $$

What a great place! Clean and bright, situated in the green hills of Vermont so how can that not be a great thing. Visited with a friend, we had a beer sampler, tried a few other samples and filled a growler. Very friendly staff, nice souvenir store and of course terrific selection of their beers on tap. There is also a great cheese shop next door that anyone visiting the brewery should not miss, great selection and terrific friendly staff there as well.

02-01-2014 23:12:56 | More by Marcusg10
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johnhkelm

California

4/5  rDev -6.1%

01-06-2014 04:30:55 | More by johnhkelm
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mntndw282

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

01-02-2014 01:38:52 | More by mntndw282
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slander

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$

Stop along the way, food and drink. Pick your Rte 5 exit, don’t they all wind you here crisscrossing back and forth across 91? A whole lot more goin’ on when I was up here with Trouble past. Must say, I’m curious to what it catamounts to…

Wrap around the outside garden penned and in, where you’re greeted by a dead soldier display; I’ve drank many of them. Many of the good ones, anyway. Opens into a shirt & shwag shop with a few hightops, and brew views through the wall of glass. Sure, I remember all this; but that’s about all. This whole room over there (me, pointing) wasn’t here when last I was.

‘L’ shaped wood laminate topped bar, with a vertical slat base, and squared foot bar; seating for a dozen and a half on hightop swivel chairs. Double bar towers hold 20 taps up front and on the length, plus a kegerator and a solo handpump on the end. The bar back wall length lists tap selections, ABV, IBU, and thorough descriptions with tasting qualifiers, and a ‘how to taste beer’ Harpoon guide further down. Logo neon affixed on the wall of blackboard play. Glassware of all sizes & shapes inlayed and shelved below.

A wall of glass up front looks over 9 oval tables in the outside pen. The people outside there are now being rained on; a good thing, maybe take a bite out of this heat. But yes, the triangular tapestry pieces above them do not protect. The front of the room is sectioned off by an 8 stool bar counter fore & aft, and a wood stove with a pair of raised roundys to each side. The wall alongside holds split wood shelving boxed. Across the room, 2 rows of 5 mix & match rectangular tables and a few hightops on the wall. And down on the end, a hightop banquet table and bar counter space stooled on the far wall below a, um, sprawling summer scene wrap around mural over slat wood lowers. Panel windows on the far wall, and black & white brewery prints in between along the lower parts of the mural. White lip over the bar with sunken baby spots, disc on cone flying saucer drop lighting in clusters and rows across the room, and horn lamps on the end. Black ductwork blended with the ceiling, and slat wood floors except for the tiled areas around the front wood stove. Harpoon handles mounted. Apparently, the UFO’ings are unfiltered offerings; I did not know that.

Currently, 14 beers (Ale, IPA, Black IPA, White IPA, Midsummer Fling, Summer Beer, Boston Irish Stout, UFO Pale Ale, UFO Hefe, UFO White, UFO Raspberry Hefe, 100 Barrel Series #37 - Rich & Don’s Rye IPA, 100 Barrel Series #46 - Hoppy Belgian Style Blonde, Levitation Series Imperial IPA), a house cider and root beer, and a single cask offering (Summer Ale with citra hops). I drank the 100 Barrel Series #46 - Hoppy Belgian Style Blonde (a bit saisony, but very lightly so), 100 Barrel Series #37 - Rich & Don’s Rye IPA (nice spicy ryeness, tasty), Black IPA (good bite, but lacking in the roast, does not suck), White IPA (too much orangeyness), Boston Irish Stout (on nitro, nice dryness), and the cask Summer Ale (nice citrussy yeah uh huh).

Well, they seemed to have stepped up their food game in the expansion; menu, please. I will have the Vermonter (a panini with smoked turkey, bacon, granny smith apples, red onion, cheddar, & spicy mustard), ‘cause I like all them things. It came with chips; I could have had slaw & a pickle, had I been on my game. It was a kickin’ panini; it may have saved my life. Condiments are housed in Harpoon six pack holders of course, of course, should you need ‘em.

You can do a self-guided brewery tour. Don’t drink the fizzy lifting bubbles lest you become disqualified from taking over the brewery. Bradtender knows his game, the beer, the history here, the Hill, and what’s Worthy. Happy lunch spot, and some good drink.

12-25-2013 00:25:41 | More by slander
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Duhast500

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

12-23-2013 03:26:33 | More by Duhast500
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boboyle

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

11-18-2013 01:56:36 | More by boboyle
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torimattschriver

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +17.4%

11-16-2013 22:48:12 | More by torimattschriver
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cnwillis31

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

11-10-2013 00:43:00 | More by cnwillis31
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