Northampton Brewery

Northampton BreweryNorthampton Brewery
Northampton BreweryNorthampton Brewery
Brewery, Bar, Eatery

11 Brewster Court
Northampton, Massachusetts, 01060
United States

(413) 584-9903 | map
northamptonbrewery.com

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
3.78
Beers:
48
Reviews:
134
Ratings:
342
PLACE STATS
Average:
3.97
Reviews:
68
Ratings:
102
pDev:
9.32%
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Reviews by CHADMC3:
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CHADMC3 from Connecticut

4.18/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

This is a great place. We ended up stopping here because the Dirty Truth was not open at the time. We were pleasantly suprised. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, and very relaxed mixing some older architectual elements in a modern setting. There is a small lounge, outdoor areas, and dining area with a warm fireplace.

Everything we had here was pleasantly suprising. The service was great, both prompt and knowledgable. We tried the chowder (decent), nachos (also nice), and honey apricot wings(quite good). The prices were all about average for such a place.

There were at least 10-12 premise brewed beers on tap when we stopped. I had the Imperial Stout and my wife the Decadant Ale. Both were quite good (although I think I liked her's better).

We left very satisfied, and not at all disappointed that we missed the Dirty Truth.

Feb 22, 2010
More User Reviews:
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smb71481 from Vermont

4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Jan 06, 2020
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jlmontague from Connecticut

4.14/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Feb 16, 2019
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paleoplant from New York

3.64/5  rDev -8.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75

Sep 10, 2018
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GHow from Connecticut

4.81/5  rDev +21.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

First time visiting. Excellent bartender who catered to our questions starting with the kiosk parking. Sampled all on taps along with the new tap pilser courtesy of Donald the brewmister. Great food from the kitchen. Excellent beer and a high recommendation.

May 31, 2018
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Ecxeeder616 from Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

May 12, 2017
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mkyer from Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Apr 15, 2016
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Nichols33 from Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Feb 28, 2016
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connecticutpoet from Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Every time we head to Thorne's Marketplace we stop at Northampton Brewery. It's always hopping, and often they have live music on the weekend. We've had Celtic music serenade us at times.

The staff is friendly, they seat you fast, and the waitstaff is very helpful. The selection of beers is very good, both brewed there and guest beers on tap. The food is awesome, and there are even a few selections for vegetarians. Not quite as easy for vegans. They do some local sourcing.

If you're ever in the area, it's well worth a few hours to park, go to the brewery, then walk off the beers in the marketplace.

Feb 02, 2016
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smi69 from New York

3.99/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Jan 26, 2016
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rorjets from Connecticut

4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

I was working in the area, and decided to stop by. The brewery is adjacent to downtown Northampton, and has a municipal parking garage literally across the street, where the first hour is free, and it's only .50 an hour after that.

It was early afternoon on a Friday in January, and there was a decent crowd at the bar, and in the booths downstairs when I arrived. When the hostess finally got to me (a sign said 'wait to be seated', but there was no one at the hostess station for at least 5 minutes, which was kind of awkward) I asked if I could sit upstairs, as it was a bit dim for my taste in the bar area. She was very accommodating, and led me upstairs to a comfortable booth with much better light.

My waitress was right there for my order, and I decided to try a flight of IPAs - they had 4 IPAs on the beer selection menu, which had at least 10 of Northampton's beers on tap available that day. A fight was four 6 ounce servings for $10, which is good price. When they arrived, the waitress give me a written chart listing all the beers ordered - a really nice touch for a beer geek! I enjoyed them all, but the 'Mean Green' DIPA was exceptional. I ordered a second flight to have while I ate, and once again I was not disappointed, with the Red Ale and 'Deckbier' standing out.

As for the meal, I had the chili, which was reasonably priced and tasty. I would have appreciated a few more chunks of beef, which was quite tender, in the chili, but overall I was satisfied. For dessert I had an apple crisp which was delicious, and went well with 'Pomona', the one lambic style beer I ordered in my second flight.

This brewery has lots of interesting events going on, including a beer & cheese night, movie nights, and even a painting class that includes beer. There is a deck that must be a fun hangout when the weather permits. If I lived in the area I would definitely be a regular here, and will certainly drop by the next time I am in the Northampton region.

Jan 09, 2016
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AGust82 from Connecticut

4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Jan 04, 2016
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mklisz from New Hampshire

3.86/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Dec 02, 2015
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psweendogg from Connecticut

3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Nov 28, 2015
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Johnct from New York

3.73/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3

Decent food, fresh brewed beers that usually aren't much to write home about. But the vibe is awesome. Great place to hang out and try some local beer. Definitely recommended for a quick lunch

Oct 26, 2015
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Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Stopped here with a friend of mine on our way home from a VT trip. We stopped for a flight and some lunch. The service was good, the vibe was nice. The beers were ok, and the food was good.

Aug 10, 2015
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harsley from Massachusetts

3.68/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Aug 10, 2015
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LXIXME from New Mexico

3.61/5  rDev -9.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

May 31, 2015
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boredalready from Massachusetts

3.99/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Mar 22, 2015
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dwatulak from Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Mar 07, 2015
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Dicers from Colorado

4.11/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Dec 25, 2014
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kettleandcask from New York

4.31/5  rDev +8.6%

Dec 04, 2014
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LouZ from Washington

3/5  rDev -24.4%

Nov 25, 2014
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costanzo_mike from Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev -1.8%

Nov 08, 2014
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hoppymcgee from Maine

4/5  rDev +0.8%

Oct 13, 2014
Northampton Brewery in Northampton, MA
Brewery rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 342 ratings