Northampton Brewery

BEER AVG
3.72/5
Northampton BreweryNorthampton Brewery
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

11 Brewster Court
Northampton, Massachusetts, 01060
United States

(413) 584-9903 | map
northamptonbrewery.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
46
Reviews:
125
Ratings:
310
PLACE STATS
Score:
89
Reviews:
65
Ratings:
99
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
7.32%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
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Reviews: 65 | Ratings: 99
Reviews by Flashy:
Photo of Flashy
4.36/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Went here as part of a beer mini vacation for which it is well suited. The Dirty Truth didn't open for a couple of hours. Took the family for pizza (real pizza as opposed to Vermont pizza). Then while the family was occupied at the great dollar store and eating world class ice cream I ran across the street and was greeted by one strange looking building, which looks like it was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. It was chilly and rainy, the down stairs bar was dark. Went up to the deck, which would be awesome (had it not been rainy and chilly). I was impressed that they had some outside guest beers and went for an Element, which I never saw on tap before. And then had their retro lager which was probably the best I've had a brew pub. Did not eat, only had two beers (while the family was otherwise occupied)- but I will be back.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of CTbrew32
4.38/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of mkyer
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Nichols33
3.88/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of connecticutpoet
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
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.

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Photo of smi69
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of rorjets
4.08/5  rDev +3%
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.

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Photo of AGust82
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of mklisz
3.86/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of psweendogg
3.92/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of blisscent
4/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Johnct
3.73/5  rDev -5.8%
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

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Photo of Knapp85
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of harsley
3.68/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Photo of LXIXME
3.61/5  rDev -8.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of boredalready
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of dwatulak
3.88/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Dicers
4.11/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of kettleandcask
4.31/5  rDev +8.8%

Photo of LouZ
3/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of costanzo_mike
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of hoppymcgee
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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Northampton Brewery in Northampton, MA
3.72 out of 5 based on 310 ratings.
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