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Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

Not Rated.
Harpoon Brewery & Beer HallHarpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 84
Beer Ratings: 18,374
Beer Avg: 3.65

Taps: 15 / Bottles:
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
BA SCORE
95
world-class

53 Ratings
Ratings: 53
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 8.78%
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar ]

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

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @harpoon_brewery

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mynie

Indiana

3.92/5  rDev -9.5%
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.

10-24-2013 18:07:42 | More by mynie
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Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall in Boston, MA
95 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.