Hopsters Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.68/5
Good
121 Ratings
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Homebrew, Beer-to-go

292 Centre St
Newton, Massachusetts, 02458
United States

(617) 916-0752 | map
hopsters.net

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Added by HopstersBrew on 05-23-2014

BEER STATS
Beers:
29
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
121
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.02/5
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
24
pDev:
10.45%
 
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Ratings: 24 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by alienlifeforcecube:
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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Photo of DrewSnyc667
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of HurryItsJacob
3.71/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of morebeergood
3.87/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of BFCarr
4.06/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Visited the Tuesday after Memorial Day. They make their own on premises and there were a couple of guys bottling their brews in bottles and crowlers. Nice and friendly with a knowledge staff. Food is real good too. Good selection of beer types with IPA's, stouts, Belgians, porters all on tap. A few guest taps as well. Walking distance from my hotel, certainly worth a trip.

After reading some of the reviews of their beers on BA is was hesitant to try it, but I had seven of their offerings (three pints and a flight of four) and all were good. None were great, but all were easy to drink and true to the style.

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Photo of smcolw
3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Located at Newton Corner, this is a mix between a brewpub and a beer bar. It was quite hopping for a Sunday night (before the Boston Marathon).

The place is sunny in the late afternoon sun. The food is served very hot, and it is very traditional. A good meal easily served. The service is attentive and informed, although the beers are fairly predictable.

The beer selection is decent with a combination of house brews and New England brews.

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Photo of riy3rd
4.34/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of witts2000
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

They sometimes have a great beer selection. It is hard to know though, since it is only posted in the actual space. They used to post a picture of the beer wall on twitter but that has gone away. I think the owners focus is on his new liquor store in the Boston Public Market.

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Photo of acurtis
3.91/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of huuvola
3.98/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 1

Decent place with a good mix of house brews and guest beers. The bar area is quite small, but it was quiet and uncrowded when we stopped by on a Saturday afternoon. Service was friendly and the beer list seemed well chosen (a good mix of styles and breweries represented).

The only negative was the food. We ordered a pretzel to start and it was an oily (buttery), bland, dry mess. Served with a watery mustard and a nasty "bacon jam," it just wasn't good. Compared to Deep Ellum, which serves a great pretzel, it was a letdown.

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Photo of bschymik
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

I recommend this place highly. Brewing, staff, food, ambiance, beer. We will return.

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Photo of WoostaBia
4/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of SveNss0N
3.98/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of Newport_beerguy
4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Space is tight here if most of the kettles are used by groups, but a nice little setup. My wife got an appointment for brewing for my birthday, and I chose the black IPA. Servers were ready with beer and charcuterie in between the steeping and hop additions. If I was local to Newton it would be a nice place to hang out for a beer even without brewing my own.

The Comet IPA was decent but a little too strong on the hefe malt for my taste. My wife and another person in our group loved the Down Boy barrel aged (Bully Boy) stout. For guest beers, I had a Clown Shoes Hoppy Feet 2.0, and an Idle Hands lager.

Hope my beer turns out well, will be back in 2 weeks to bottle. You can name your beer and design labels accordingly as well.

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Photo of Jason
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of LutherBrau
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of tegelaar
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of MarkD
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

A bit small. but the beer was really good. My new favorite brew pub.

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Photo of Dizzy242
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of mklisz
3.63/5  rDev -9.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3

Photo of StaindProject86
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of pisano
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of EnronCFO
2.5/5  rDev -37.8%

Photo of YeastInception
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Hopsters Brewing Company in Newton, MA
Brewery rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 121 ratings