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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Ratings by cgwami:
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Rated by cgwami from Canada (MB)

4.83/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Mar 26, 2016
More User Ratings:
Rated: 4.33 by vincechan from Canada (ON)

Aug 22, 2022
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Reviewed by TheDoctor from Canada (QC)

5/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Reviewing the Deerfield location.

Wow! Like Disneyland or something. A sprawling, well-thought-out facility with everything you could possibly need or want. The way the tasting room aspect of it is set up took me aback at first cause I wasn't sure what to expect but was well planned and I see why it would be super useful for them (and the surrounding community) in not letting everybody get absolutely shit-canned. To get down to it, I would say: location--ok, set-up--awesome, beer--stupendous, food--no idea, package--otherwordly. Just a perfect (or as near as possible) setup in almost every aspect.
Aug 14, 2022
Rated: 4.83 by MjamesL from Pennsylvania

Jul 13, 2022
Rated: 5 by khoff5 from Connecticut

Jun 10, 2022
Rated: 5 by BeerMe8 from Florida

Jun 08, 2022
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Reviewed by JJKBeerLvr from Pennsylvania

4.72/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75
Visited on May 19, 2022, with my wife. We were immediately greeted by an employee and welcomed in. He also gave us a 1 sentence overview of the difference areas. This was nicely finished inside a large, building, with a good selection of beers on sale from taps. The environment is casual with various seating options inside as well as outside. Inside there was 2 bars with taps, and a various seating areas. There were various areas to sit outside, but it was raining when we were there, so we only visited the inside. Brew barrels are adjacent to the taproom and clearly visible. The staff was very friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful.

Huge variety of beer for sale, with two sets of taps for many different beers on tap (I did not count the number). There were also many people visiting to buy beer to go. They have a very fast group of employees filling orders. Note that all orders must be made online and you cannot play an order with the cashier. I bought a couple stouts and 4 different IPAs.

We did not try any food, so cannot comment on that.

The facility is large size and modern, with the outside areas nicely integrated. It was obvious that the owners spent a lot of money to build out the facility. I was surprised at how many people were there on a Thursday lunchtime, and the large parking lot was half full. About half of the people were just buying beer to go.

This is a great place. Nice vibe, good service, and great beer. I live 4 hours away, but will stop by on my next visit to MA.
May 30, 2022
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Reviewed by NCSapiens from Indiana

4.67/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75
Really nice, large space with indoor and outdoor seating options. Went on a Thursday morning, so it wasn’t busy at all. The upside was ease of getting drinks. The downside was a lack of vibe. Online ticket ordering was a bit cumbersome, but worked fine on a non-busy day. Lots of picnic benches inside and out, along with single chairs outside and a few high tables inside. Beer quality and selection is awesome. But they only let you order three drinks, which seems one or two beers shy of ideal on a non-busy day. And no flights. A couple food trucks were setting up, but not really a place to go for food per se. Servers were engaging and kind. But the cue system made it hard to ask any meaningful questions about what to try given the limited knowledge of this outsider and lack of samples. Overall seems an exceptional place to stock up in cans and to try some world class standards and rare variants.
May 05, 2022
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Reviewed by Tommo from Massachusetts

4.45/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5
So the new Treehouse in Charlton is a huge upgrade, but i dont really stick around. I love that you can come on a Saturday afternoon, get a HUGE variety of cans that are truly amazing with almost no wait, this is so well done its incredible. The overall scene though is a bit much for me with lots of families and long lines for drafts. So i love it, but i dont really hang out here
Mar 29, 2022
Rated: 4.73 by Darren53 from Connecticut

Mar 03, 2022
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Reviewed by Pivopijak from Washington

4.56/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75
In between towns. Big, new and imposing building, on a hillside. The parking lot is large and there are employees ferrying customers to their vehicles, with golf carts, with multiple flats of 16 ounce cans, to be deposited into waiting coolers in the back of the customer's vehicles. This place, like Hill Farmstead, is clearly a beer pilgrimage destination! On the walkway to the entrance, an employee at a podium, finds out if you are for tap beer only, packaged beer only or both. If you are getting only packaged beer, you are directed to the far entrance, and you have to order, then pay for you beer to go, first, then wait in that area, until they call your name and it's all loaded into cardboard flat(s). They put a music festival type wrist band on me and made a mark with a felt pen mark on it, since I was doing both options. First, it's to the back of a fairly long line, for some fresh at the brewery, draft beer. It's good that there is at least some length to the line, as you have to log to their site or application, on your smart phone and peruse the current tap menu and purchase electronic drink tickets. No tasting flights and beer pours are put into translucent plastic cups. Unless the weather or temperature are not amenable, most everyone goes outside and for good reason, the open window wall is where you are at the tap bar. At the tap bar, they have at least 10 of their beers available on tap. For instance, I got a Julius, which is one of their main beers, but it had fresh peaches in it and was available there, on tap, it was a winner. There are many picnic tables under a carport style roof. Next to those tables are many chairs, spread around via concrete paths, meandering through an ornamental garden. Very well organized and it could have been chaotic due to the amount of patrons.
Nov 12, 2021
Rated: 4.44 by Mickt465 from New Hampshire

Oct 30, 2021
Rated: 4.94 by 322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania

Oct 08, 2021
Rated: 3.86 by Noelito76 from New York

Sep 19, 2021
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Reviewed by Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas from Texas

4.6/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75
Great spot but its time to ditch the covid protocol and get back to business as usual.

Merch is online only. World-class IPAs served in dumb plastic cups. And, disjointed order-online-wear-a-bracelet ordering process.

Just get back to being a brewery serving great beer.
Jul 09, 2021
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Reviewed by mdfb79 from New York

4.86/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5
New location is one of the best breweries I’ve been to; great layout and huge. Crazy good beers and selection, wish I could go here every weekend. Highly recommended.
Jun 14, 2021
Rated: 5 by GGGrizz from Massachusetts

Apr 02, 2021
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Reviewed by CTBrewReview from Connecticut

5/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Corona may have been a good thing for Tree House from a customer perspective. Even when I am in my car waiting I can multi-task and do work whereas when I was standing in line it was very hard to do. Shorter waits in my car and if they can get the people process more efficient when it opens up it would only make the experience more stellar.
Apr 01, 2021
Rated: 5 by sunnytropic from New York

Feb 10, 2021
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Reviewed by Ajtucker350 from Virginia

3.93/5  rDev -16%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 4
Man, thoroughly unimpressed with TH! Such amazing beers but the service is very rough. I know they have a ton of people coming through but not very personable and employees make you feel as if you are burdening them. Great IPA and stout selection but if you want something outside of those this isn’t the place for you.
Feb 05, 2021
Rated: 4.64 by Weirdwell from Nebraska

Feb 02, 2021
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Rated by EddieDog from New York

4.97/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
Imagine going to a Toyota factory and you get to test the drive cars there. That's both a good and bad way to describe it.
Jan 14, 2021
Rated: 4.73 by MAR2814 from Massachusetts

Jan 14, 2021
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Reviewed by NJ908Jimmy from New Jersey

4.63/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75
Love coming here, even post covid. Super efficient for pick ups. Pre-covid, super chill vibe, pooches all around, everyone happy and helpful. Always an awesome draft selection (on select days) and that SMELL!!! Awesome all around.
Jan 06, 2021
Rated: 4.72 by Unitspin from Massachusetts

Dec 28, 2020
Rated: 4.3 by Jonnybgood from Massachusetts

Dec 26, 2020
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Reviewed by DD420 from Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
All breweries should strive to grow like this one has!!! Selection has grown to enormous volumes and variations. Considering a handful of years ago you were lucky to get 6 beers for your 90 minute wait. Pre-covid, this was a destination where you could grab a couple of pours while you enjoyed the beautiful outdoor scenery from one of the many various location to chill and enjoy your beverage. Great music vibe, warm fires during the winter, awesome food trucks, great customers who are all there to enjoy themselves. We all have one thing in common, we love TREE HOUSE!!! I hope to enjoy this location soon and the new ones coming in 2021 & beyond.
Nov 10, 2020
Rated: 4.4 by Griffith from Connecticut

Nov 01, 2020
Rated: 4.85 by brewdoc9 from Pennsylvania

Oct 24, 2020
Rated: 4.13 by Rappaman from Massachusetts

Oct 21, 2020
Rated: 5 by AlvinLin from New York

Sep 14, 2020
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Rated by MRKlaus from New Jersey

5/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
The best beer I have ever tasted
Sep 09, 2020
Rated: 4.54 by jera1350 from Minnesota

Aug 11, 2020
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Reviewed by shawver74 from North Carolina

4.97/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
This place and brewery are for real. 9 of top 100 beers in USA should say enough. Curbside was a buzz kill, but part of the 2020 summer road trip journey.
Jun 23, 2020
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Reviewed by WanderingUlysses from Pennsylvania

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.
Apr 28, 2020
Rated: 4.46 by Cuthbert from Massachusetts

Apr 25, 2020
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Reviewed by SierraNevallagash from Maine

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.
Apr 08, 2020
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Reviewed by Bgevans1 from Massachusetts

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!
Apr 04, 2020
Rated: 4.48 by mpmcguire11 from Rhode Island

Mar 20, 2020
Rated: 4.34 by beersampler6 from Michigan

Mar 10, 2020
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