Harpoon Brewery | Boston, Massachusetts
Places > United States > Massachusetts > Boston

Harpoon Brewery
Good based on 37 ratings
Type: Brewery (see listing)

306 Northern Ave.
Boston, Massachusetts United States 02210 [ print map ]
617 574 9551

harpoonbrewery.com | facebook | twitter | beer menu

Hours: Sun-Wed 1100-1900; Thurs-Sat 1100-2300

Mayor: bellco33 (1) | Taps: 11 |

Harpoon Brewery

Create a free account for these features:
Edit This Place | Add Event Here

Beer Available At Harpoon Brewery (arranged by most recent)
Harpoon Boston Irish Stout 34, Harpoon Chocolate Stout 95, Harpoon Beyond the Pale Ale , Harpoon Westie IPA , Harpoon Pineapple KŲlsch , Harpoon Grateful Harvest Cranberry Ale 32, Harpoon Summer Beer 31, Harpoon Dark 76, Harpoon Ale 42, Harpoon Black Forest 89, Harpoon Leviathan IPA 98, Harpoon Imperial Pumpkin 75, Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #05 - Alt Ale 67, Harpoon Gingerbread Dunkelweisse 46, Harpoon UFO Big Squeeze Shandy 34, Harpoon UFO Raspberry (R.A.Z) Hefeweizen 27, Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #50 - Kettle Cup 2014 Citra Victorious 83, Harpoon The Long Thaw White IPA 91, Harpoon UFO White 45, Harpoon IPA 67
More Beers Available Here
add beers to this location Sign in to add beer    |    Sign in to edit availabile beers    |    Print Shelftags    |    Customize Shelftags

37 reviews for Harpoon Brewery
 Ambiance  71%
 Service  75%
 Selection  71%
 Food  67%
 Value  78%
 Overall  74%
 Rating  82%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Joel  (15) Massachusetts | December 29, 2014
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Tonkun  (67) New Jersey | August 7, 2014
Came here on a Thursday afternoon. Became a bit crowded after 2:30. Servers are friendly and knowledgeable. Wish they had descriptions of their beers to hand out. Food is pretzels only but with various dips and taste options. They were good. Beer is a bit on a pricy side but decent. Good selection
JK  (305) St. Louis Park, Minnesota | July 6, 2014
The tour was full so I sat in the brew house for a few rounds. This is onw of the largest selections I have seen at a brewery anywhere.giant pretzels in a variety of flavors for food. Not enough wait staff which means a long wait for a beer but they were friendly enough. Lots of beer and merchandise for sale. One complaint is for the unreasonable prices, almost $15 for two beers which is ridiculous when drinking at the brewery. Other than that, this is a good place even if a long walk from downtown.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
catface5326  (4) virginia beach, Virginia | April 23, 2014
one of best brew tours i have been on. awesome selection and all beers are great.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 11/20
Leighton  (673) London, England | February 28, 2014
A large, sterile-feeling brewery tasting cavern. You can get pre-set tasting flights, which is OK. But other than that you canít buy anything smaller than a pint, which was weird and annoying. Prices are perhaps a little on the high side for a brewery tasting room. Another beef I have with this place is that their growler filling system sucks. They fill gallon growlers with the screw-on tops; but the cap doesnít screw on tightly and my beer was foaming out for the next few hours. When I cracked the beer less than 24 hours later it was almost entirely flat. Pretty poor from such a large brewery who should really know what to do with a growler. An OK place to go if you want a few one-off Harpoon ticks but other than that thereís not much attraction to this place.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
cratez  (256) Toronto, Ontario | December 16, 2013
When I visited: Mid-September 2013. What I had: Harpoon UFO Pumpkin and IPA for me; UFO Hefeweizen for my partner. What I liked: Fun, no frills beer hall atmosphere, mixed crowd minds their own, expansive retail store, respectable range of styles on offer, cask available, fair prices. What I disliked: Took a while to get the attention of the bartender; they brew good, balanced beers that are on target for the style, but none of the beers are particularly unique or outstanding in quality. Would I go back? Sure. This place is worth hitting before a Red Sox game (they offer a shuttle service to Fenway Park) or to snag a couple drinks before lunch or dinner at Yankee Lobster (next door). Overall Rating: 76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
devman171  (149) Annapolis , Maryland | July 10, 2013
went here a few years ago, i did a tour and tasting. We were the last ones, and got samples for a couple hours... got tipsy on their leviathan series.. good times.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 12/20
sonnycheeba  (176) Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland | May 8, 2013
Cool looking place with a very large tasting room and nice views of the water and city. Donít doubt there are great workers there, but our service was horrible. Server didnít know anything about the beers on tap and only told us about half of what was actually available for order. Took the tour and the two young tour hosts were the worst Iíve ever seen. They were so bad, we turned around and left the tour while it was in progress because we couldnít stand their lack of beer knowledge and horrible jokes any longer. Those two guys alone make me never want to come back. Plenty of house beers to try with plenty of brewery exclusives on tap. Food offerings is limited to just jumbo pretzels, but they were good. Place has a lot of potential, guess itís just a matter of the people you interface with when you go.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
high_on_hops  (23) Burlingame, California | April 7, 2013
This place has one of the nicest tap rooms of any brewery Iíve been to. I was there on a Friday night at 7:00 and there was plenty of seating. One side of the room looks into a huge portion of their brewery and the other side is giant windows facing downtown Boston. The tap selection is pretty decent and features a wide range of their beers. They offer pretty good pretzels with a choice of 5 dipping sauces, but no other food.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 12/20
Boudicca  (805) London, England | March 17, 2013
Harpoon has a tap room overlooking the brewery with free tastings held there on weekdays at 2pm and 4pm. They also do tours and tastings at the weekend. The brewery is on an industrial estate by the docks. Itís a bit of a trek but, if you donít want to walk, the silver line bus (route SL2) stops right outside. The entrance to the tasting room was tucked away around the side but I gather that the new beer hall and visitor centre has been opened since my visit, so that may all have changed. I enjoyed the tasting. We were offered several glasses of various beers, with an informative talk before each serving. I learnt a few new things too; for example, that coriander is a main ingredient in Coca Cola and that Harpoon have their own proprietary Vermont yeast which is kept in a bunker in Colorado. (Visited 25 October 2012).

<< first< prev1-10next >last >>
What's Your Opinion?
Add your review

Checked In

Proximity Map

View Proximity Map
Print Travel Map

Proper Glassware
Real Ales
Edit Info | Add an Event  
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50