Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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Harpoon Brewery & Beer HallHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
BEER AVG
3.75/5
Based on:
73 Beers
7,286 Reviews
Place Score: 92
Reviews: 20
Visits: 173
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: n/a
Taps: 15
Bottles: --
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

306 Northern Ave
Boston, Massachusetts, 02210-2324
United States
phone: (617) 574-9551

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Reviews: 20 | Visits: 173
Reviews by mynie:
Photo of mynie
3.92/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Sometimes I forget about the massive variation in scale that exists within the craft beer world. Hanging around People's and Sun King and making frequent stops at Three Floyds and Millstream give me a certain idea of how big a brewery is supposed to be. Then I stumble across a place like this, located in a literal shipyard with a fleet of trucks waiting in front of a factory facade, and I remember just how much work and development goes into making a nationally recognized brand.

Years ago, when I first getting into good beer, Harpoon was the shit. It's one of those forgotten breweries, like Great Lakes and Victory, that used to be stylistic standard-bearers but have since gotten replaced several times over by the proliferation of local breweries. Go to a store now in any place that's not fucking horrible and 75% of the domestic craft selection will be from in-state. It makes sense; there's just that many breweries now. But they're all super expensive and most aren't that great. Once, not that long along, places like Harpoon helped build up the craft scene, and they did by widely distributed well-brewed, medium priced beer. They didn't have time to become EXTREME, because they were too busy being competent.

So here's the big, long, narrow, big, woody, tracklighted, big college bar brewery establishment thing that sits in the middle of an impressive brewing and shipping campus. The beers are Harpoon, which you've had. The service is friendly and the establishment is well worth touring. (1,511 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of bluehende
4/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

A nice spot with a beer hall feel. The one off beers were very good and the pretzels are awesome. .Growler fills were not very expensive for Boston. The bottle were for sale a bit cheaper than the local stores. (214 characters)

Photo of snowmoose
4.07/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of CNoj012
5/5  rDev +19.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of SlightlyGrey
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of WhitmansNiece
4.7/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Resuin
3.69/5  rDev -11.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of trevorpost
3.43/5  rDev -17.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Zstets
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

A little too pricy for me but I liked that they allowed me to try the limited batch beers for free
I also got TONS of sample glasses during the tour so I got to try tons of new beer I never had before!
The pretzel and cheese IPA saice were amazing! (248 characters)

Photo of Devman171
4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of JorgesThemeSwimming
4.56/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Clulater
4.79/5  rDev +14.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Photo of SanFranJake
3.63/5  rDev -13.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of TBonez477
4.14/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of snowmageddon
3.78/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of TimKastHarpoon
5/5  rDev +19.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of mkhartnett
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of kjkinsey
3.77/5  rDev -9.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of SveNss0N
3.92/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of sjrodriguez
3.44/5  rDev -17.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3

Photo of Texasfan549
3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of HopsHopenstein
3.85/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of American_Hawk
4/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of carney710
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Great experience at the brewery, also a great view of the city from the beer hall (81 characters)

Photo of 31Sam13
4/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

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Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall in Boston, MA
92 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.