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Harpoon Brewery

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Harpoon BreweryHarpoon Brewery

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 84
Beer Ratings: 18,278
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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Dmbphoenix

New York

3.53/5  rDev -17.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5 | $$

Perfectly placed between exits on the way up to a ski trip. Great outside veranda and porch area, for playing cornhole or frisbee or just to run out and stretch your legs. Hit the spot for us as it was very family friendly.

THey offered toured for a few bucks and you get a stamped card. If you get a 2nd tour at their Boston location, you get an IPA HArpoon glass. Pretty diverse selection of bottles and at least a half dozen on tap.

10-17-2013 00:35:52 | More by Dmbphoenix
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Doug_Skipper

Vermont

4/5  rDev -6.1%

10-12-2013 01:19:53 | More by Doug_Skipper
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MedicMac

Connecticut

4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$

Awesome place to stop if driving up I-91. Great beer selection, awesome food that supports local farms, and amazing staff that are willing to answer any questions. Very relaxed setting. Awesome during fall with the changing of the leaves and a good fire going. Highly recommend the tours too.

10-10-2013 07:12:36 | More by MedicMac
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Fahz

New York

3.95/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$

I have been twice as a place to stop and grab a bite to eat while traveling. Food is alright but selection of Harpoon beers on tap and the atmosphere of the place mak it a place I will stop in again. I have yet to do the brewery tour but have enjoyed sampling stuff and getting growler fills. Each time the samples heavily influenced my growler fill. Harpoon and UFO aren't always in my fridge but worth a visit to grab a bite, sample a few different brews and get a growler fill.

09-25-2013 20:42:13 | More by Fahz
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3 | $$

The brewery is nestled in the green hills off of interstate 91. The atmosphere is excellent, fitting the rural area nicely. The quality of the beer was above average. They had multiple seasonals and series on top of the harpoon favorites. The service was excellent, perhaps the best I have received at a brewery, they were punctual and attentive. The food was average at best, the sandwiches were good but the cheeseburger appears to be a challenge for the cooks. Pricing was more than fair and overall was a good experience.

09-04-2013 13:30:19 | More by ZEB89
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Kcman91

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$

I went for the Championships of New England Barbecue event in July and the place was great. There were free tours with the price of admission to the event too. I am looking forward to coming back for their Octoberfest. Great food and laid back atmosphere. Definitely recommended.

08-08-2013 22:29:59 | More by Kcman91
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Mini4x

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$

Always stop here anytime I go to Burlington, usually on the way to the VT Brewers Festival. Food i always great, always something "off the menu' for beer. This year they had a cask pumpkin stout, July is a bit early for that but it was an amazing beer. Got a flight of IPA's and a fried clam po' boy and was well happy as a clam.

07-24-2013 02:01:01 | More by Mini4x
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NJBeer265

New Jersey

4.61/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | $$

My wife and I arrived at Harpoon when they opened at 10am Friday morning (I believe they have since changed to opening at 12). We were the first ones there so the staff were still taking down the chairs and putting on the tap handles. The selection was amazing as we had over 15 beers to select from. The UFO series was our favorite along with the Chocolate Stout and IPA. The staff was very attentive and friendly even as they were setting up.

05-22-2013 18:32:14 | More by NJBeer265
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Thorivan

Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$

As far as Harpoon is concerned I am somewhat a fan, but this particular brewery is so far my favorite. Held in Vermont the location is beautiful. You can see all of the storage houses outside once you arrive.

The brew tour is excellent with some of the loudest most energetic and animated tour guides out there. They are held almost every hour for a decent section of the day lasting about 45 minutes and only costing $5. They let you sample a decent selection of about 8 different beers ranging in flavor palates (Leviathan to Hefeweizen) and you get to keep the souvenir glass they give you to try their beers. They also pass around 2 bowls of beer grains, one light and one dark, to look at or taste.

Inside the main area there is a restaurant that extends to the outside porch. They have an excellent menu including, of course, a sample "paddle" of 6 different beers. Along side the restaurant is a fairly vast selection of merchandise including, but not limited to, shirts, bottle openers, glasses, even cycling jerseys.

As you leave (or enter) be sure not to miss their large collection of different beer bottles on display. Fairly big but I've seen bigger.

01-04-2013 18:46:29 | More by Thorivan
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tylerprince

Colorado

4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $

The Harpoon Brewery tour (Vermont, not Boston) is, to date, the best I’ve been on, and is worth the drive into the middle of nowhere. Our guide spent an hour and a half with the five of us, providing samples of green beer (soon to be the IPA) fresh off the tank, as well as giving us unlimited samples (HUGE selection) at the end of the tour. Despite being quite full after coming from the Long Trail Brewery, I had to spend some time sobering up after this tour before driving home. Their onion rings were delicious, and the restaurant/gift shop atmosphere quite cozy – we sat next to the fire pit and played Scrabble (provided by the brewery) until my driving faculties were restored. A great brewery with great beer, and a tour worth much more than the $5 they charge.

Beers tried from tap, at only the $5 tour charge: IPA, Leviathan Imperial IPA, Munich Dark, Winter Warmer, Chocolate Stout. All delicious.

11-30-2011 21:56:47 | More by tylerprince
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