Westfield River Brewing Company

Westfield River Brewing CompanyWestfield River Brewing Company
Westfield River Brewing CompanyWestfield River Brewing Company
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

707 College Hwy
Southwick, Massachusetts, 01077-9733
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Notes: We will hold brewery tours that include samples on Friday evenings and Saturday afternoons.

Following the tour, you will be able to purchase our products to take home in six packs or you can purchase a growler for $13-$14 (depending on style). Bring your growler back next visit and you can refill it for $3-$4!
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Ratings by newcastlemike:
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Rated by newcastlemike from Connecticut

3.28/5  rDev -15%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Jul 29, 2016
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Rated: 4.15 by grahuba from Connecticut

Nov 02, 2019
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Reviewed by GHow from Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25
Great rotating music every weekend. Great place for a social party with spouses and friends. Inside can accommodates a smaller event BUT outside tent rental is the a great deal for LARGE parties. They now serve a variety of food on premises that can rival all others in the area. Along with Sergio's great lineup of rotating beers it is the great atmosphere of an old Chuck's Steakhouse venue. Come enjoy.
Apr 04, 2018
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Reviewed by rorjets from Connecticut

4.38/5  rDev +13.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4
I arrived at the brewery on a mid-winter weekday afternoon, after the lunch hour and before the after-work & dinner crowd. I basically had it to myself, as there was just one couple in the place. The brew pub is in a comfortable old barn, which had been a dairy barn many years ago, and was converted to a Chuck's Steakhouse (a popular CT chain) in the late 60's or early '70's. The brewery took over the space around 2012. The interior reminds me of other Chuck's I had been in over the years, warm wood tones and comfortable booths, with a great fireplace in the center. It was cold enough that day for me to want to plant myself right next to the fire, which was crackling with warmth.

There were 10 beers on the menu, and I ordered a flight of 4 IPAs ($10 per flight of 4) to start. All were very good to excellent, with the Big Red Hoppy Barn really standing out. While sipping the IPAs I ordered a bowl of chili. It arrived promptly, and was also very good - Texas style, mostly meat. After that I ordered a more eclectic variety in my next flight - 2 stouts, both very interesting, one with chocolate & sea salt, one with cold-brewed coffee, vanilla beans and chocolate; a seasonal winter warmer called Snowy Silo, flavored with cinnamon and cranberries (loved this one); and a Belgian Ale, aged on peaches in a chardonnay barrel. A bit unusual, almost a sour, but not. I liked it for it's uniqueness, but it would not be an everyday beer for me.

I picked up a 4 pack of each of the other 2 beers I had not tried at the taproom. One is Farmhouse saison with orange peels; the other is English style ale called Big Red Barn, perhaps their most popular beer as it is the most reviewed. I hope to indulge in these this week, All the beers served at the taproom are available in 4 packs of 16 oz tallboy cans, equivalent to a growler in volume. They also fill growlers as well.

There is live music offered on several nights. I would love to come back some evening to check it out. There are also brewery tours. I definitely plan to return to when the place would be more lively than a late afternoon on a winter weekday.
Jan 28, 2017
Rated: 3.81 by zotzot from Vermont

Aug 13, 2016
Reviewed by PEESHALEODEJANARO from New York

3.28/5  rDev -15%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.25
My wife and I were up in this area for an Autism walk and on our way back to Springfield we decided to stop on a whim. Old barn converted into brew pub. New England country vibe. Real low key...get some wings with the boys / lazy Sunday type of joint. They have a home brew supply shop with an gal who seemed pretty knowledgeable. Just getting into home brewing, so I liked poking around. The restaurant was quiet but picked up as it came to dinner time. Some outdoor seating, but as the sun was going down we opted to stay inside. We hung for 3 hours or so and enjoyed our meal and beers. Older gentlemen was greeting guest and checking on us. Food was ok...beer was ok too. Would stop in if in the area again.
Jan 07, 2016
Rated: 3.71 by psweendogg from Connecticut

Nov 28, 2015
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Rated by Baldrich27

4.46/5  rDev +15.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5
Great place and good atmosphere, staff were also great. Can't wait to go back!!
Mar 20, 2015
Rated: 4.23 by Dicers from California

Mar 16, 2015
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Reviewed by Boto from Connecticut

3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
Stopped here the other day, as they finally opened. It is located in the old Chuck’s Steakhouse building. They did a good job by utilizing the old Chuck’s decor: it still has the look and feel of an old rustic barn. Tried quite a few of the beers, and they all were decent. There is food available, but it is limited. We didn’t try any on our visit.
Dec 03, 2014
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Reviewed by Rideguy64 from New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
The ambiance of this place is very welcoming. A large fireplace sits in the room casting warmth about. I wish I could say the same about the beer, but you need to go and check it out just the same.
Nov 29, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by pisano from Massachusetts

Oct 30, 2014
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Reviewed by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

4/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25
Large red barn and equally large parking lot with a view of the hopyard. Entry on right side lead through short foyer into a timber post and beam framed dining/ bar area that has the feel of a rustic country lodge. Bar is on the right and seat about 12 with additional table seating about the room. 10 assorted beers on tap, I particularly like their stout. Very personable bartender who seems always up for a little tour and update on the brewery's future plans. Menu is typical pub grub, tasty and reasonably priced. Great place to have lunch and a beer or two.
Sep 14, 2014
Westfield River Brewing Company in Southwick, MA
Brewery rating: 3.4 out of 5 with 153 ratings