Tree House Brewing Company

Tree House Brewing CompanyTree House Brewing Company
Tree House Brewing CompanyTree House Brewing Company
Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

129 Sturbridge Rd
Charlton, Massachusetts, 01507
United States

(413) 523-2367 | map

Notes: We offer retail sales of our fresh, carefully crafted beer to go in refillable swing-top bottles. We have peanuts. They are salty and delicious and free.
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Photo of WanderingUlysses
4.97/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Just know what you're getting into. Timing it to be "not crowded" seems near impossible on a weekend so just expect that.

Was there while in Providence for a concert. Got there at open, waited about 45 minutes in the can line while a friend grabbed us a seat at the bar. Great layout, can system of getting a card and selecting on that is nice. A more modern approach where users could select from their phone would be a solid update.

Peaceful but crowded. The two drink limit was appreciated, as it kept foot traffic moving. On this particular saturday morning, the can line was far more active and exhausting than the interior bar. Very excited patrons, great mix of locals and beer travelers.

World class. The grounds are beautiful, the parking and lines are marked well and easy to use. The open space and outdoor space are incredible.

Kind, courteous, fast, knowledgeable -- couldn't ask for anything more.

Had something like 21 different cans and 15-20 different drafts so selection was fantastic. Everything I tried was good, a lot of custom experimental rifts on their stalwarts at the bar.

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Photo of SierraNevallagash
4.43/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

I visited in late October on a birthday roadtrip. This was the crown jewel of the trip. I arrived quite late, around 5pm. There was no line to get in, but the lime for cans was maybe 10-15 people deep. Extremely efficient - you fill out a card with a can menu, wait on line, give your card to the staff when you're up, and they put your order together. I wasnt on line for more than 5 minutes. They also got the whole brewery to sing Happy Birthday when they saw my ID. Mortifying, but very kind.

Regarding cans: These guys are second-to-none. First off, they sell singles of everything, which is fantastic. Second, the prices are hard to beat. Many of their IPAs run between $3.25 and $4.00 per can, with some of the heavy hitters running about $5. Buy a single can of some local IPA at a shop, you could pay $6-$7.

Regarding the vibe: Man, this place is beautiful. Situated on a huge farm hill, in the middle of nowhere surrounded by trees, it is a very picturesque location. You really want to drink your beer outside here. There's a largw common area with hand-carved rustic wooden benches and tables made from slabs of trees. At night, the lighting is adequate, and they actually play real music. I recall some Genesis over the speakers. There is plenty of green grass to set a blanket on and sit down, or you can walk up the hill as well. There is a massive stone koi pond with healthy koi that are fun to watch. The taproom setting isn't huge, but it's very rustic, with plenty of table seating. The whole thing has a real forest lodge vibe. There's a large merch section as well, and easy, SUPER CLEAN restroom access, for when you decide to return the beer you borrowed. There was a short line for pours, maybe 8 people, but I've heard it can get lengthy. Prices aren't as impressive as they are for cans, which is to be expected.

Regarding selection: This os constantly rotating, but when I was there, there was an awesome selection of cans. Primarily IPAs, which is what it's always going to be at Tree House. Plenty of core beers, like Green, Julius, Alter Ego, Haze, as well as some variants, like Jjjulius, Aaalter Ego, Doubleganger, some rotationals like Hurricane, Sap, Super Treat, etc... And a few oddballs - a black ale, a porter, as well as several of their milk and coffee stouts. The tap list was great, and they had a few more limited options, like Very Hazy.

Overall: The vibe is great, the setting is incredible, the selection is fantastic, the prices are hard to beat, and the whole service setup is very efficient. The staff was very kind, and never did I feel like I overstayed my welcome, and on that particular day, it never got crowded. It's one of THE premier New England hoppy beer breweries, and a must visit. Worth it in every sense of the word. Wonderful place.

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Photo of Bgevans1
4.64/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

The "Disney World" of New England Brewery's. The atmosphere and excitement of all those visiting, and the service provided by their friendly staff, were only rivaled by the product we purchased and pours we enjoyed. Visit in the summer time when you can relax outside on the adirondack chairs they have provided. I was introduced to Tree House by a friend and return multiple times always bringing friends. The best!

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Photo of EMH73
4.5/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

An absolutely amazing tap room, humongous and crowded but very well organized. Sadly no flights but what an incredible assortment of awesome beers. Ample outdoor seating with propane heaters in the winter.

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Photo of jzeilinger
4.58/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

This was the first time visiting the new location and wow, whatta difference compared to the "old" location!! Ample outdoor seating with a pavilion, Adirondack style chairs, picnic tables, rocks to sit on - very cool and very inviting. Inside is very contempo meets rustic with a nice blend between the two. Wide open space with picnic table seating and a railing with chairs to rest your beers on while looking straight down into the brew house. And speaking of the brew house area, the floor was so clean you could probably eat off it. We were there on a Thursday for a can release and it was incredibly well organized and efficient. I wish I lived closer to this brewery, it gets alot of hype, but all well deserved. And BTW, there was a food truck in the parking lot but we didn't have any food.

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Photo of Beer_Guy_MA
4.43/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

One of my favorite spots. The lines are ALWAYS long for the can line, but if you go early when they open (maybe about 20 minutes ahead of open) you can get in and out rather efficiently. The Summer Time outdoor area is amazing. Kicking back in an Adirondack is just what the doctor ordered, Add good friends, good food trucks and great music .. perfection!

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Photo of Enforje
5/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Amazing place, but busy, can be very long lines, limited to 2 or 3 beers and then you are done, time to go. But quality is better than quantity. Amazing place to relax and enjoy a phenomenal few drinks.

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Photo of rbschult
4.86/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

This place is fantastic. I've only had the opportunity to visit the retail location once while several friends have supplied me with plenty of their libations. Visited 12/17/19 at the tail end of a stormy day. Gotta tell you... this is the time to visit. No lines meant in and out of the brewery with cans in hand within 10 minutes. The order sheets make everything very smooth. Just make sure you check your list against what they give you! With it being a manual process there are opportunities for mistakes as happened yesterday. No complaints though, they corrected it immediately with many "we're so sorrys." I had checked the can list the previous night and by the next day many of the items I had wanted were gone to be replaced with some other beers which peeved me, but it happens. Definitely enjoying the fruits of my long drive.

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Photo of hozersr
5/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Finally was able to visit this world class brewery in the fall of 2019 with my wife. Unbelievable place. Hit it at the right time. It was pouring down rain and there was no line,very fortunate. This brewery has to be on every beer lover's bucket list. .Best of all, it is totally dog friendly.

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Photo of Lucular
4.87/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Visited late on a Saturday and waited in line for all of about 5 minutes. It's amazing how quickly (and cheerfully) they filled my order of 1-4 cans of about 20 different beers. Unfortunately I wasn't able to stay for draft beer because the draft list is unbelievable.

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Photo of Dmbphoenix
4.89/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I expected a wait but it was perfect and worth it. This place is big and efficient. They sell by the can, hence the wait, but with a checklist to get you started, they really have this place humming! So glad I came. Also I love the open air central area that shows the brewery in action. Add the outdoor beautiful grounds to boot. Brought home 2 cases then went back to enjoy the patio with a pint in hand.

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Photo of Luckydog91
4.73/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Not much to say that hasn’t been said before.

The beers are obviously world class with a dizzying amount of options available on tap. Even on a Tuesday afternoon the parking lot was mostly full but everything is run like a well oiled machine and there’s plenty of room to spread out.

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.68/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

This was a special place, a beer destination for certain. Releases are handled efficiently, and though the lines are long, they are moving an incredible number of people through - I have seen it done a number of ways, and this was the most effective system I've experienced. The space itself is lovely, the options at the bar expansive and fun. I only wish I were local so I could be here more often.

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Photo of TheGent
4.29/5  rDev -8.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Just a beautiful and sprawling hill top facility that begs you to enjoy beers outdoors. I went in the beginning of May on a dreary day and was just in and out for cans.

The quality of the beers was very high.

I went on a Tuesday and arrived at the 2PM opening time. There was already a line back to the parking lot, and it took a fair amount of time to get in. But they have an assembly line like process once you get in for ordering and handing out cans. I think they do a pretty good job with can sales. The line for pours was excrutiatingly slow and I actually walked out with out a pour because I wanted to beat rush hour traffic heading back into Boston.

The selection was very good. A lot of IPA's, but that's what they are know for. Various stouts were available as well.

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Photo of ZipDipper
4.32/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Stopped by while visiting family in Massachusetts, and was glad we did! The location, facilities, and outdoor area were all amazing. It felt like a celebration the whole time! The dude selling me my beer was friendly, even if he did subtly drop some smack about Pliny the Elder when I mentioned I was from Northern California. I think he was just jealous because all the IPAs in New England are cloudy.

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Photo of CodyBasden
4.79/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Great vibe very open and a beautiful brewery, beer they make is outstanding and love how you can try the beers they sell on tap before buying them, the line when going to buy beer is usually very long which is expected because the beer is phenomenal but goes by very quickly and the selection of their beers is great there's always something new

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Photo of mothman
4.5/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Loved the old brewery and love the new place. More beers to drink on tap and more beers to go. They have a good system to get you through the line in a reasonable about of time. Lots of fun out here.

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Photo of Speyton
5/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Always outstanding selections and friendly staff. The place is pretty amazing now that they’ve got food trucks, draft pours most days, and great outdoor space.

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Photo of justinroy74
3.86/5  rDev -17.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

layout is not the best for the size of the brewery, only 2 pours are allowed with not the best variety, mostly IPA's and some Stouts. Better in the spring time when you can enjoy the outside and not feel so cramped inside.

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Photo of AstroT
5/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I go here often because I live close by, I've never had a bad experience even when it's miserably cold and the line is long. They probably should do something about somehow getting the customers inside the building to wait. Always a great place to take people visiting from out of town. Everyone is always pleased to be here.

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Photo of mccrackrlm
4.08/5  rDev -12.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Not an up to date review. I went there once. this was the original Tree House. Luckily, I had been able to get many different beers from there from other people making the trip. Actually, 14 different beers, that were all excellent. From what I hear and read, the new bigger better Tree House is much bigger and or better, though with the new place, even more people are going. As always, I believe this is the finest brewery and the example of what all other breweries should try to measure up to.

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Photo of BillBabbitt
4.69/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

One of my top 5 all time brewpubs. Great venue, well organized for the immense crowds, terrific beers. Summer or winter, this is a winning venue. Come early.

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Photo of Marika
4.79/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

A Hopheads dream... & they're no slouches when it comes to the porters and esp stouts. Best mouthfeel, juiciness, and tropical flavors in beer ever. Beautiful beers.

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Photo of msiegel04
5/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I have been here at least two dozen times as it is on the way to and from a road trip I make for work twice a month. I promise I am not a fan boy. Their service is easily a 5. Given demand, waits can be long but every staff member is always pleasant all the time. I wait significantly longer sometimes in much smaller tap rooms for beer. Their quality is always top notch. Since they started the expansion the amount of seating has really opened up. With all of the extra parking this place is going to be incredible in the warmer weather. I am really happy to watch their evolution even from when they first opened Charlton.

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Photo of Bazarbeerguy
5/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Hands down my favorite brewery and the staff is so friendly. I’m so lucky to live so close to be able to get any special release and the go to stand by. Every batch is top notch and the consistency is incredible. If you have the chance this is a must go Brewery, the lines ante long but worth the wait for the hardcore beer lover!

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Tree House Brewing Company in Charlton, MA
Brewery rating: 4.49 out of 5 with 52269 ratings