Harpoon Brewery

BEER AVG
3.73/5
Harpoon BreweryHarpoon Brewery
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

336 Ruth Carney Dr
Windsor, Vermont, 05089-9419
United States

(802) 674-5491 | map
harpoonbrewery.com

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PLACE STATS
Score:
93
Ratings:
104
Reviews:
40
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
5.45%
 
 
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of 2ellas
5/5  rDev +18.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

On the way in we walked past a roaring fire in a nice little outdoor fire pit set up with bunch of folks enjoying a beer around the fire. There was some sledding action off to the right. Looked like a few families enjoying the beautiful day in a beautiful setting. Into the building, there is a wall dedicated to new and old empties. Some whalez bro, some classics and some I'd never even heard of! Next you come upon the fully stocked retail section. You can buy what looks like the full line of harpoon hard goods, from glassware to shirts, hats, umbrellas etc. You can also buy singles, bombers, 4 packs, 6 packs, 12 packs and 24 packs of fresh, tasty Harpoon beers! You can also get growlers filled with whatever is on tap. The brewery is off to the right and some of it can be seen through retail shop. The brewery tour is pretty extensive with a history of harpoon, standard passing around of beer ingredients and then a tour of the inner workings. It's a good sized operation but they still leave room for smaller, experimental batches some of which get put on tap at the restaurant. Tour is done and we go eat. We got a great seat by the fireplace, had some awesome wings for an app and all of our meals were great. Not a huge menu but there is something for everyone and everything we got was delicious. There is a relaxed vibe in the restaurant, everything is clean, bright and in excellent condition qnd every member of the seemingly endless staff was very nice. Even my two 8 year old boys enjoyed our time there. There's so much more than the brewery tour here. It truly is a family destination and we'll definitely go back in the summer as it seemed like there was a bunch of stuff to do outside and in the area. An overall awesome experience for the entire family!

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Photo of Ecxeeder616
5/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of dmanc53
4.98/5  rDev +18%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of psweendogg
4.76/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of Wyatt_Sasser
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

I remember when this wasn't much more than a beer stand, and now its like a ski lodge restaurant. There's a bunch of other stuff at this pulloff as well to explore (more food, and shops) now. But the beer is what brings us back, not many Harpoon beers that I've disliked, and the food is good as well.

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of BeerTrooper606
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Doesn't get much better than this. Post success, high end big buildings. Food was great. You know the beer. Ice cream, VT product store. Great atmosphere, had a great time. Will be back.

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of jschwamb
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of JLK7299
4.73/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of beergrinations15
4.73/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.63/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of LDEFINIS
4.63/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

One of the best tours out there. Great place to visit if your up in Vermont.

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Photo of NJBeer265
4.61/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

My wife and I arrived at Harpoon when they opened at 10am Friday morning (I believe they have since changed to opening at 12). We were the first ones there so the staff were still taking down the chairs and putting on the tap handles. The selection was amazing as we had over 15 beers to select from. The UFO series was our favorite along with the Chocolate Stout and IPA. The staff was very attentive and friendly even as they were setting up.

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Photo of ProfessorHomer
4.58/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

I had the very fortuitous experience to visit this brewery as a "side trip". Even after sampling almost all their beer (almost!) over the past two years, I was never much of a Harpoon beer fan, but visiting this place in person absolutely changed my mind! Bravo!

Atmosphere: 4.5 huge bar, big, open eating space, efficient waitresses. But sit at the bar - between the beertenders and the fans you can really get into this place!

Quality: 4.5 I discovered two outstanding beers and also had their enormously complicated and successful big-beer Harpoon Leviathan. Outstanding! Yes, I did have some not-so-good beers, but I had three outstanding ones (and five more good ones).

Service: 5.0 being a beer snob and drinking Harpoon beers over the past two years, I thought I knew a lot about Harpoon beers. But they have so many beers, one can never know all there is. Even with two others Munich Dunkel fans sitting next to me, and with a knowledgeable waitress, and two long-time beertenders, we all still needed one of the brewers to come out where we all engaged in reminiscences of 100-barrell series long past. They went OUT OF THEIR WAY to work with me on historical beer tastes. BRAVO!

Selection: 5.0. With their entire Harpoon, UFO, 100-Barrell and Leviathan series beers, you will find an absolute diamond in the rough somewhere on tap. I found two!

Food: 4.5 - was very, very good. I went with the beertender's recommend soup, which exceed my expectations on a cold, drizzly day.

Value: HIGH. Prices are reasonable, service was very good, beer knowledge was outstanding, very friendly staff.

We loved the place! It did not hurt that we were there the day BEFORE their big Octoberfest shindig, but they were positively stocked-up with everything!

You MUST go this brewery. It is the best out of the 12 or so American breweries I have visited. Thank you Harpoon for a thoroughly enjoyable day. You have made me into a huge Harpoon fan!

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Photo of Marcusg10
4.57/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

What a great place! Clean and bright, situated in the green hills of Vermont so how can that not be a great thing. Visited with a friend, we had a beer sampler, tried a few other samples and filled a growler. Very friendly staff, nice souvenir store and of course terrific selection of their beers on tap. There is also a great cheese shop next door that anyone visiting the brewery should not miss, great selection and terrific friendly staff there as well.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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