Lord Hobo Brewing Company

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Lord Hobo Brewing CompanyLord Hobo Brewing Company
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3.97/5
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3,036 Ratings
Lord Hobo Brewing CompanyLord Hobo Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

5 Draper St
Woburn, Massachusetts, 01801-4521
United States

(781) 281-0809 | map
lordhobobrewing.com

Notes:
Hours

Mon - Thu: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Added by Todd on 04-22-2015

BEER STATS
Beers:
10
Reviews:
601
Ratings:
3,036
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
3.88/5
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
40
pDev:
11.86%
 
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Ratings: 40 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by VoxRationis:
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3.92/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

I was in the Boston metro and decided to stop by. For those planning to drive to the brewery, Nashua, the cross street, turns 90 degrees right just as it intersects with Draper St. If you go straight when you see the street sign, Lord Hobo comes up as a white building on the right. Tours are available.

The space is large, easily as much as 1000 square feet, with a concession area immediately on the left. The serving area consists of a long bar, which accommodates 12 to 15 patrons and a couple of dozen taps which sport perhaps half that munger of drink offerings. The day I visited there were 4 "guest taps," including Jack's Abbey's Craft House Lager.

Tastes are $2. Pints, growlers, and 4 packs are available for most beers and ales. Service was fairly quick, knowledgable and efficient. Signage consists of large chalk boards, which are pretty clear, but it sometimes helps to ask. I was there the day Pilot Series #18-02 debuted and it was, frankly, very good.

The remainder of the space consists of 8 to 12 long communal tables, which were packed on a Saturday afternoon. The crowd trended toward hipster (I say that only in a positive way) and vibe was very high energy and fun. The gent next to me at the bar struck up a friendly conversation, which is always nice.

Dogs are clearly welcome and there were 6 to 8 scattered about and behaving themselves extraordinarily well. Few kids, mostly in strollers. Enjoyable and well worth a visit. I plan to be back when I am in the area next.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Walty102
4.34/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

A short trip outside Boston, Lord Hobo is in Woburn, MA and has their main 6 beers on tap with maybe 6-8 others that rotate. All of the beers are very good, and is one of my favorite breweries in the area. The tap room is a large open floor with large tables, like an average beer hall. If there was an outside area, I was not aware of it which would be a great addition. The place is dog friendly, offers flights, single pours, etc. Overall one of my favorite breweries in Massachusetts and I will definitely continue to come back.

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Photo of nova73
3.23/5  rDev -16.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 1.5

Photo of Tmappin
3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of jwyrwa2421
3.55/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25

Photo of Samdaddy
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of Grizzarky
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Vibe here is sort of unique. No bar to sit at, just Barrels and kegs for tables and chairs scattered around an industrial feeling room. 5 beers on tap, all IPAs or hop forward pales, so not a huge variety but they were all excellent. Service was great, and to my surprise a flight of all their beers was free.
Overall all their beers are great and I would stop in anytime when inn the area, but I wouldn't go out of my way to visit here. Its pretty boring, I think as a brewery they are much more focused on their can distribution than tap room.

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Photo of JonnyCakes
4.44/5  rDev +14.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of KMcGrath
3.36/5  rDev -13.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3

Photo of tjcamm
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of yungzygote
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of MJSh3a08
3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Julesrules
5/5  rDev +28.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of HurryItsJacob
3.53/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3

Photo of Pbhenry
4.65/5  rDev +19.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Just got some Glorious from Lord Hobo. Very good. Galaxy hop strong and steady. No harshness nor phenols. Less strong then Consilation prize. Crushable.

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Photo of qcbrewer
3.64/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3

Photo of sbuchert
4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Tarps68
4.07/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

The brewery is five minutes from my house which is a plus. The vibe is laid back and the staff is pretty cool. I like the barrel tables and keg seats. They offer free samples of all four ales on tap. I liked the Consolation Prize the best which is only available at the brewery. You can buy a growler or buy some cans to take home. I got the growler and I am sure I will be back soon to refill.

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Photo of 2ellas
3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

Photo of tobydornton13
2.64/5  rDev -32%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.75 | service: 3 | selection: 2

Photo of SimcoeKid
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of StoutSnob40
4.11/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of smanson56
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of aw0rthington
4.42/5  rDev +13.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

Photo of gonzo000
3.51/5  rDev -9.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3

May have been an off night, but they only had 2 beers on tap. The 4 oz pours were free (guess this is the case early in the week, I went on a Monday). There was one man tending the taps and tending to dishes, which there seemed to not be enough of. Barrels for tables around the room. You can bring food in. Not a huge fan.

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Lord Hobo Brewing Company in Woburn, MA
Brewery rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 3,036 ratings